I really wanted to love the new HIP Color Presso lipglosses from L’Oreal Paris. I really did. Unfortunately, I can’t think of one reason to recommend this product to all of you.

The concept is great…a duo of glosses that blend together to create an infinite array of shades. But a cool concept can’t redeem a mediocre product. First of all, the odd packaging feels and looks cheap…and it’s got this little loop at the top that I just don’t get. It’s as if L’Oreal designed it so that you could put it on your key ring…or hang it on your Christmas Tree.

Secondly, you have to squeeze the lipgloss chambers to dispense the product onto the applicator; I was expecting a dial or button…so having to squeeze the two tubes simultaneously just upped the cheap factor. Finally, the color (I have Snazzy) was just okay. Nothing to write home about. In fact, I kinda loathed the honeydew melon half of the twosome. So if I continue to use my Color Presso, I’ll probably just end up wearing the other shade by itself. Furthermore, Color Presso costs $13. Personally, I wouldn’t pay half that for this lipgloss.

The product smells and wears exactly like HIP Jelly Balms, which I absolutely adore. So do yourself a favor – if you were contemplating a Color Presso purchase, just buy a Jelly Balm instead.

4 Comments on HIP Color Presso: Spoiled Pretty Is Not ImPressed

  1. dwj
    February 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM (10 years ago)

    It’s $13?! That’s enough to make me walk away from it. I thought the drugstore stuff was supposed to be inexpensive?!

  2. KimmyDarling
    February 13, 2009 at 6:14 PM (10 years ago)

    You know, I saw this in CVS the other day, and was SHOCKED at how cheap the packaging was. I agree that it’s a compelling idea, but they executed it so poorly that I walked away from the display thinking so much less of L’Oreal because of it. (And actually muttered to myself, “no woman designed that.”)

    Like you suggested, I’ll stick to my Jelly Balm.

  3. Phyrra
    February 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM (10 years ago)

    For that amount of money, I’ll just spend a bit more and get another MAC lipglass.

    Thanks for letting us know this is a bust.

  4. PrissyGreen
    February 14, 2009 at 2:28 AM (10 years ago)

    they sent me one of these in the kit I won… I thought it looked like a kids make up tool. and i am almost sure the color is the same as yours. I haven’t tried it. I knew the colors wouldn’t work on me. my teeth are white as snow but those colors always make me teeth look like a dog peed on my white snow.

    😎 thanks for the great honest review!