Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
As with most r.e.m. purchases, I adore this plumping gloss. Unlike previous reviewers, I found these to be slick and not sticky in the least. As for plumping, there seems to be moderate boost in fullness, along with a cooling feel. It feels amazing. I am obsessed with the Chuckie shade. It appears to be lavender in the tube, but is a cool mauve with a blue shift on the lip. Jelly Sandals appears as white in the tube, but is a pale pink with a blue shift on the lips. Both are sufficiently opaque to shade the lips, but transparent enough to look like gloss. This will replace my go-to afterglow gloss. Well done, r.e.m.
Let me start out by saying that I *wanted* to really like this. But, there were too many things that were not quite right that all together make this a bad lipgloss. If any one element (-ish) of the following issues had been changed, my review would be very different.
- it is *super* opaque
- it is THICK
- the color is not flattering
- it comes in a squeeze tube (NOT a doe-foot applicator)
Had this been a sheer gloss, then this could have worked really well in the squeeze tube, and this color would have been fine. Had this been a different color, the thickness and opaqueness would have worked (though it still would need the applicator changed).
As you may have been able to guess, I ended up using this as a topper with a dark lip liner, which looked okay. But without a topper, it is extremely streaky - I could not get a smooth and seamless application for the life of me. And, the color was SO bad for me that adding another color with a liner was necessary.
As for the plumping, the gloss was definitely minty, but I didn't see any difference in my lip size (then again, that is not something I look for in a gloss, so it could just be that I am not attuned to this type of change in my lips).
Overall, if you want to try out the lipgloss, I would recommend one of the sheerer options and pass on any of the opaque colors unless you can test them in person and determine that the color will indeed work for you.
Natasha from Iowa
I really was excited to get this. I love the shade and it is cute! But the packaging is not it..was disappointed on that one. It just feels so cheap and honestly gave me like 13 year old lip gloss vibes. I love the shade and the wear I just hate the packaging.
D from Cleveland, Ohio
I like these glosses, theyre not sticky and are a bit hydrating but they do sting a little from the plumping. Only worn it twice so idk the after affects if it still continues to burn. They do smell a bit like vanilla. I got the shades 7 rings and needy, however 7 rings is missing a good chunk of product compared to the other shade I got. You can definitely tell because its pretty transparent. I wouldnt care that much if that space was there for a reason and all all of the glosses are like that but in comparison to my other full one and other ones I see online it's questionable quality control? Good thing I like needy better as I have a fuller bottle of it.
Irma from Tx
This is a very nice lipgloss! It doesn't feel sticky and has a nice scent:)
KC from San Jose, CA
not only does it create luscious, full lips, but it's also non-sticky. my go to < 3
C from Chicago Illinois
I got it and it smells like peppermint but its a really small tube. I expected it to be bigger
MishyMash from Marysville, WA
Hannah from New York, NY
I've been using the plumping glosses since they came out last January, and I'm honestly obsessed. As a disclaimer, I never purchased any of the glittery glosses, so I can't speak on those. I love the pigment of these glosses, I think it's the perfect medium between sheer and super full coverage color. As someone that is super sensitive to textures, I actually really liked how this gloss feels. It's a tiny bit stickier than I would've wanted, but it's also much less sticky than other glosses I've tried in the past. It also feels very smooth on the lips and lasts a while before I need fo reapply. Definitely recommend.
Diana from Michigan
It is so sticky and feels like a cheap lip gloss.
GnG from CA
Uneven, sticky application.. plumping effect is minimal.. formulation and packing not practical nor worth the price. There are much better lip glosses for the price tag. Love Ari, but REM needs an overhaul. :(
Addi 🤍☁️ from Orlando Fl
I literally love this gloss so much, its pretty & plumping😍 One of the most gorg glosses I own. Hands down 10000/10
Mic14 from Palm Springs
My friends… this is what we have been asking for! I got Pink Razor and its quite literally what is shown on here. Its this perfect milky pink. My lips are plumped, my upper lip exists because of this gloss. Ariana killed it with this one
Lauren from San Antonio, Tx
It's my go to lip gloss and the color i got is my color but better ! Makes me feel really pretty
Jared from Il
The best lipgloss
E from Irvine, California
I LOVE THIS. The colors are all so beautiful and i love the formula but i really dislike the packaging, i can barely get anything out of the tube.
Needy from Deltona, Florida
This product reallt plumped my lips and made them feel so smooth!!
Zuly from Miami,Fl
Its not too sticky, shine is beautiful, and its smaller than expected but i dont mind bc it fits in all my small purses. Im not a fan of the package it feels like if i squish too hard it will explode
Kate from Orlando, FL
I have used plumping glosses before and so I was super excited to try this out. I saw the shade scrunchie recommended on YouTube and because it's a great neutral I purchased it. Holy cow this burns so bad, I had to wipe it off. There are lots of great products, and normally I love R.E.M., but this is NOT it.
ali from myrtle beach, sc
i honestly love this lip gloss and im definitely planning on buying more
Linda from Philadelphia
I use this gloss over matte lipsticks and it jazzes up the look.
sylv from arizona
ive tried so many lip glosses and none last, shine, and have as much pigment as this. ive gotten 6 shades now and im in love with this gloss
Alyssa from Pittsburgh, PA
I purchased this in the color "Scrunchie." I love the gloss itself. The color is very flattering and the tingling effect is nice, even if I didn't notice any visible plumping. The packaging, however, is less than ideal. The tube isn't very easy to squeeze and it's a pain to get product out after it's not full. This makes for awkward application. With a different style tube, I'd rate it 5 stars.
RG from Phoenix, AZ
Had high hopes for this one as I loved the color but, the feeling of the gloss was way too sticky/tacky on my lips and didn't like the burning of the plumping ingredient. I used other plumping glosses like Buxom without any issue but, this product, whatever is used for that plumping ingredient didn't feel great on my lips. Returned product. Bought it in two colors initially due to my high hopes of it working out - returned both.
sara from rockford
the lable rubbed off not even 24 hours after i bought the product also the tube is so so difficult to get even rhe smalled amount of product off it seperated after me having it for not even 3 days the plump isnt plumping and overall the lip gloss is just bad
bconverse00 from Atlanta
Literally such a cute gloss. very plumpy which i love