Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks
First picture: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks in Fuchsia-Ristic, Nudist, Plum Jam
Second picture, left to right: Swatches of Pucker Gloss Sticks in Fuchsia-Ristic, Nudist, Plum Jam
Let’s first look at Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks, a fairly new product available in the three shades Fuchsia-Ristic (a vibrant pink with vanilla flavor), Nudist (a natural pink beige shade with vanilla flavor), and Plum Jam (a burgundy berry with vanilla flavor). The product is described as a “a super moisturizing lip crayon that glides on effortlessly and wraps lips in a luscious wash of creamy color,” and it is supposed to deliver “plump,” “fuller,” and “more luxurious-looking lips, without the tingle of most plumping glosses.”
Additionally, the product is supposed to stay put, with “no smudging or bleeding.” And finally, according to Soap & Glory’s “research results,” “96% of testers felt their lips were more moisturized after use,” “88% of testers agreed their lips had an instant glossy finish,” and “86% of testers found their lips looked fuller after use.”
These sticks come in pencil-like plastic packaging, and twist up from the bottom; there’s no sharpening necessary, which is great because that means no wasted product, either. And although the shades seem a bit different from their descriptions in the tube, on the lips, they certainly transform; Fuchsia-Ristic, for example, seems orange in the tube but transforms into a bold pink. Ultimately, that’s the nicest thing about this product: the shades are quite pigmented and long-lasting, and using two swipes of each shade got me solid color for three to four hours. Also good is that the product doesn’t feel heavy or cumbersome on, and when it fades, it leaves a pleasant stain that sticks around for another hour or so.
But actual plumping? Nope, I didn’t experience that with any of the three shades. Good color, good wear-time, good texture—plumping, however, never happened. Personally, I’m fine with that, because I’m not interested in that kind of look. Given, though, that this is a major promise for the product, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t experience anything at all.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a great everyday gloss, then Sexy Mother Pucker is a solid choice. Although the three shades are limited, nude, pink, and berry purple are good options to cover you from day to night, and the packaging is designed well—toss it in your bag and go. If you’re worried about how severe the plumping could be for you, I would take advantage of the testers at a Sephora location to see how your lips react to the gloss; perhaps mine just reject that effect.
VERDICT: A-. Sexy Mother Pucker is, for me, an A-level gloss, but because it fails to deliver that plumping effect, I have to knock it down a bit on principle. Nevertheless, it’s still a worthwhile choice.
AVAILABILITY: $16 each at Sephora.com and Sephora store locations.