Hey all! It's been awhile and I've recently acquired a few things that I want to review for you. However, I want to post this first because I find it interesting and I am kind of obsessing now. First some life updates though. I spent the last semester living in my sorority house (my first time living away from home, woo hoo!) Now I'm moved back into my house and making quite a bit more money at work (since it's summer) and can start buying product again (probably a bad thing). Also we FINALLY got a Sephora (in JC Penney but it's a Sephora) so that is super exciting. I wish they had a full selection but hey, I'll take what I can get. My local boutique has also had a really great sale table going recently too so I'm in make-up heaven.
Now on to a quick summary of this post. If you look up at the picture above you will see a bunch of different glosses from different manufacturers and places. They just look like a pretty random assortment, but I have strategically organized them. If you would believe it, the gloss is organized left to right from smallest to largest sizes. I'm going to talk about the size and cost effectiveness of each gloss in this post. It's really not something that I've considered before. I was just thinking to myself how large the Buxom lip glosses are when I decided to compare the size to another gloss that appeared to be smaller. I was shocked that the smaller gloss was significantly larger in volume than the Buxom gloss. Thus this began and I think it will change the way I purchase gloss in the future.
The value of the gloss will be calculated on what the price would be of 10 mL and rated from there.
The BareMinerals gloss to the right of it retails for $15 and would be $36 for 10 mL. This can be purchased from BareMinerals.com.
The tiny Becca Beach tint to the right of that came in a set of two from Sephora for $16 but it doesn't count because it's not full size, just there to show how big 4.2 mL REALLY is.
What ended up being clear to me was that this next type of gloss packs the most into their tubes. And let's face it, the squeezy tubes are SO much easier to apply on the go!
In the end all of this just lead to an overwhelming sense that I've been duped. Packaging adds unnecessary mass and trickery to products. Obviously this value is solely based on price per mL, but it should be something we as consumers consider along with color, quality, and other factors when buying product. Squeezy tubes have the greatest size and the best value for high end beauty items (although they may not seem like it).
Just thought it would be an interesting post, let me know what you think! Anything you want to see on this blog? Leave it in a comment and I'll try to make it happen. Your wish is my command.