tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl

Hi guys! Today I’m reviewing the tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl ($15) and I have a few thoughts on the Prisma Glosses in general. I apologize for not having box pictures, I think SO threw out my box accidentally. Second, I’d like to preface this review by saying I am strongly, strongly biased against lipglosses and basically never wear them. This is because a) I’m afraid of magnifying the UV rays entering my lips and b) I don’t like how most glosses feel or pool up on my lips. That being said, I just had to buy one of these glosses… they’re just TOO CUTE.

tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl

After swatching the entire line of glosses on the back of my hand (I’m not kidding and I probably hate swatching lipgloss more than anything else in the world), I chose to buy Devil Girl which is described as a sheer red orange. I really wanted to love Strawberry Latte, but I knew it would show up basically clear on my lips.

So, that’s the weird thing about these glosses. Every single color is described as “sheer” something, but in most of the glosses tokidoki took it to the extreme. I couldn’t tell the difference between Strawberry Latte and Ciao Ciao on the back of my hand (clear) and Samba, Rondine Love and L.A. Gun pretty much looked exactly like each other (barely tinted pink). On the other hand, Bullets, Arlecchino, Diamante, Burger, Ninja Dog, SANDy and Adios had what I would normally call sheer pigmentation in that they were different on the back of my hand and would probably noticeably change the color of my lips but not by much. I felt Rocketeer, Monkey Pirate, Donutella and Devil Girl were the most pigmented of the line, and honestly they’re not bad in pigmentation at all. They’re not opaque by any means, but I have no problem getting Devil Girl to show up on my medium pigmented lips and it’s pigmented enough that I could see myself wearing it alone as a lip color. So, for everyone who dismissed the glosses outright (like I almost did) after swatching only a couple, fear not – there are actually 6-8 different colors in the line, depending on the pigmentation of your lips. Still pretty sad, LOL, but at least it’s something!

tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl label, Devil Girl figure wand cap side view & top view.

Each gloss comes in a sturdy rectangular plastic tube emblazoned with the tokidoki logo and topped with a sequins “snowglobe” of the character it’s named after. The packaging feels sturdy and well made but the plastic does hold fingerprints and can get scratched up. I think I’ve only had Devil Girl in my purse for two days and it’s already got a couple tiny scratches – not that noticeable, but still!

I have to admit the character snowglobe was the whole reason I wanted to buy one of these glosses. Like I said, I really wanted Strawberry Latte and was bummed when I saw it wouldn’t show up on me at all. The Devil Girl character is pretty cute though and I love the sequins, which are shaped like little hearts and crossbones. The sequins will move from one side to the other over the plastic insert that holds the character, so if too much builds up on one side you can just tilt it towards you and tap at it to collect sequins on the other side.

Notably, the gloss has a plastic spatula type wand which is fairly rare in the US, I think. I personally am not really sold on this applicator since I don’t think it applies the gloss very evenly at all, but luckily the Prisma glosses are self-leveling enough that this doesn’t matter.

tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl tube & wand (spatula type) tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl swatch

The gloss itself is medium weight, not particularly sticky and fairly moisturizing. One of the main reasons I dislike gloss is because many formulas tend to be thick and tacky and pool up unevenly on my lips. I’m happy to report that Devil Girl (and I’m guessing the sheerer shades will be even less of a problem) sits quite evenly on my lips and doesn’t bleed. It also softens my lip flakes enough that I can rub my lips together and not feel compelled to pick at them (another reason I usually hate gloss, because I am OCD). I don’t think I’ve ever worn Devil Girl long enough to have it wear down, but I had no problem getting 3 hours of wear with it over lipstick (but I don’t talk or rub my lips together, etc much at all normally so I find most lip products wear longer on me than on others). All the Prisma glosses have a slightly sweet taste and are supposed to smell like blueberries. They’re scented quite strongly and smell like artificial blueberry candy. The scent doesn’t bother me, personally.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a FOTD with this product yet as I rarely ever wear lip gloss during the day. I’ll try to take a picture of it some morning before I switch to some other lipstick. I am wearing it right now though, and it looks really pretty with NARS Torrid blush.

If you have medium pigmented lips like me and like glossy, medium-tinted lipglosses that smell like candy, I recommend checking out Devil Girl and Rocketeer. If you have practically no pigmentation in your lips, you can check out some of the other colors too. Otherwise I’d say skip these.

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24 Responses to “tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl”

  1. sarah says:

    wow, sucks that most of them are SOOO unpigmented, hahah! glad you went through and swatched them all — yes i agree, i totally hate swatching lipglosses. sticky sticky sticky!
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..MAC Originality NP =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    I know right?! They could have been sooooo awesome! And I’m still gutted that Strawberry Latte is practically clear. T_T;

    I thought about taking pictures of my swatches but honestly, so many look exactly the same I couldn’t remember the names after a few minutes and I couldn’t stand to have so much stickiness on my hand for any longer LOL.

    Devil Girl and Rocketeer are really pretty though, and have the pigmentation of say … a good MAC lustre or 1 layer of a LM stickgloss.

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  2. whoaa no way you did a gloss review :) the packaging for this gloss is so adorable, too bad you don’t have the box anymore. I actually wear gloss a lot these days because the Revlon Super Lustrous are one of the few things that leave my lips soft after they rub off/I don’t have to wipe off, reapply lipbalm, and then reapply on top., plus they aren’t sticky or tacky on my lips. But once again, they do have chemical spf so that’s probably a no-go for you. About lipglosses magnifying UV rays, I’ve heard different views on that. Some people say that in order to do that they’d have to be floating off your lips i.e. not direcly on them in order to magnify the rays. I’m not a science expert, so I really wouldn’t know though. I will have to try those LM lippies you love someday
    .-= makeup morsels´s last blog ..EOTD: Weekend Fun =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    LOL. I have a few more coming up too, I’m sure. =)

    I’m still trying to find the time to sit down and write that post! And one in response to that article about bacteria in makeup testers and all the ridiculously melodramatic reposts of it. I think what people say about the lipgloss having to float off your lips is BS though. If one material redirects rays it will regardless of whether it’s touching the material next to it or if there’s a space in between (think about lining up different kinds of glass). I do agree a lot depends on the index of refraction to determine whether the first material will redirect the rays more or less into the second… but I have no idea how to measure the index of refraction of lipgloss, unfortunately.

    And just so you know, SPF is measured using 2mg/cm^2 of product (roughly equals 1/4 tsp for the average sized face). A recent study concluded that most commercial lip products with SPF are basically worthless in their UV protection because no one can possibly wear enough to get the rated protection. I don’t think that makes all lip protectants useless (and I think matte lipsticks are probably some of the best) but it’s definitely something to think about, especially if glossiness can actually increase sun damage.

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  3. Lulu says:

    i tried some of those lipglosses too, i love how interesting their spatula like applicator tip is, but i’ve never tried one of those on my lips before. of course, the packaging is so cute and that would probably have been my only reason to get those lipglosses since I heard they are not pigmented. But i resisted because I still had tons of lip products to finish :T I am glad I didn’t miss out too much though!
    .-= Lulu´s last blog ..Getting to know you! =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Yea, the spatula is ok. I think I personally prefer a longer brush applicator and I think the spatula would work better for a thinner, more pigmented gloss. & ITA. The pigmented ones are nice, but most of them are just clear. =/

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  4. Jess says:

    Can’t wait for your fotd with it! Looks like a cute strawberry color – yummy!
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..R E V I E W : Sisley Neck Cream + Goodies from Shainghainese Dumpling =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Hahaha, I’ll be sure to get on it in the next couple of days! It is a really cute strawberry color. =)

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  5. You own lipgloss?! :P Looking forward to your FOTD! :)

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    Catherine responds:

    LOL. I have a whole drawer full! =P I don’t know why either, I never wear it! I will say though, I adore lipgloss packaging for some reason. I am always so tempted to buy lipgloss!! I think it’s because the tubes are clear so you can see the color inside.

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  6. Linda says:

    Nice review! I’m pretty picky about putting stuff on my lips period. Just bc it has to be moisturizing, smell good, feel good on my lips, and etc… Typically I don’t wear lip products aside from lip balm/chapstick. lol But I do have some lippies that just sit in my closet. hahaha The tops of the tokidoki lipglosses are sooo cute!
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Purple Nails =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    You’re welcome. =)

    I’m just like you! That’s why I basically only wear Laura Mercier Stickglosses and Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimiteds on a daily basis. Nothing else comes close to how those two feel.

    But yes… I am a total sucker for cute packaging. ^^;;

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  7. Dina (XYYan) says:

    Can’t wait to see it on your FOTD :)
    .-= Dina (XYYan)´s last blog ..Food: Homemade Dumpling =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Haha, I’ll post one soon, promise! :D

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  8. Nikki says:

    awww you are one gloss person and I’m seriously a lipstick person nowadays :D
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..AMW Reports: Evening of Indulgence with Pureology =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    LOL. Nono. I have a whole drawer of glosses but I never wear them. I wear the Laura Mercier Stickglosses and Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimiteds on a daily basis. I’m not sure why I even own gloss though I’m always so tempted to buy them because you can see the color in the tube.

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  9. blu3 says:

    the packaging IS really cute! i found it so disappointing though that Sephora seems to have failed on almost all the products. And the ones that are somewhat ok (I kinda want the luminizer :P) are overpriced in Canada. Oh well more reason to keep my $$ for something else :D
    .-= blu3´s last blog ..Purple x MAC =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Aren’t they freaking adorable?! I really wish all the colors were pigmented enough to show up! I think the tokidoki line is hit and miss just like all other brands. I’ve been really happy with all the products I’ve gotten from it so far… but I also thought their starting selection was a little weird, you know? I hope they expand the line with nice blushes and lipsticks. And more brushes!

    The Luminosa powder is really pretty! I really like both powders I have from the line. The bronzer is probably my favorite, still. I’m sorry about the jacked up prices in Canada though. (And OMG I cringe just thinking about prices in Australia O_O;).

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  10. nyca says:

    I want this! Sooo cute! :)

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    Catherine responds:

    Hehehe, the packaging of the glosses are SUPER cute.

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  11. fuz says:

    It looks glassy and cute!! And the red doesn’t look too daunting either.
    .-= fuz´s last blog ..OL’s Best Friend : Vichy Thermal Spa Water =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    It is a really glossy gloss and yea, none of the colors are scary at all. Even the most pigmented ones are on the sheer side, but not totally clear either. =)

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  12. mayaari says:

    looks like you found one of the more pigmented gems in the gloss group! I returned the ones I’d ordered a while ago (one of the SAs saw me returning it and gawked because she said it was too cute NOT to keep) because they were really sheer, and I don’t really layer gloss on top of lipstick – it’s one or the other, if I can even remember to swipe some on before I go out! The color does look really nice though – can’t wait to see pics of you wearing it :)
    .-= mayaari´s last blog ..Old Photos & Getting to Know You Tag =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Yea! I really had to sit there and swatch all the glosses though. Almost all of them wouldn’t show up on me. =/ And hahaha, there’s no use in owning something cute if you can’t use it! I’m a single lip color kind of girl too. Way too complicated to touch up otherwise, imo.

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