Hi there, my darlings! Goodness...the Canadian winter is never-ending...and so dreary! Being a nocturnal creature, I never really understood the effect on mood from lack of sunlight or seasonal affective disorder until I moved here. I may not need as much sun as the next person but all this gloominess and just piles of stuff falling from the sky on a daily basis really begins to tell on a person's mood. So, I'm trying anything I can to cheer myself up and bring myself out of the doldrums. Today's post is one such attempt. When the skies are gray and your mood is grayer, it may be time to call upon your inner goddess. What better way to do that than with a little cosmetic help! And I might have found the perfect. rainy day saviors in the Almay Goddess Glosses. Take a peek!

GODDESS GLOSS ($9.99 USD/$13.31 CAD)

A spectrum of prismatic lip glosses with holographic effects. Designed to be worn solo, mixed or layered.

  • Gives lips a holographic, iridescent glow 
  • Lips feel moisturized and smooth, never sticky 
  • Made with pomegranate, grape and raspberry oils 
  • As always, hypoallergenic & fragrance free 

Pro Tips!
  • Rock it solo for an iridescent glow on lips 
  • Mix & match shades to create infinite ombré looks 
  • Layer over lipstick for a transformative holographic effect

Available in 12 sheer, easy to wear, high-shine shades :

  • Angelic
  • Cosmic
  • Dreamy
  • Enchanted
  • Ethereal
  • Fairy
  • Flame
  • Gilded
  • Halo
  • Magic
  • Mystic
  • Rainbow

Now, time and again, I've mentioned to you all how I'm NOT a fan of glosses. I never like the feel or the pigmentation. That being said, I LOVE these!  Not only are a couple of them beautifully pigmented (check out Magic and Rainbow, in particular) but quite a few have a shimmer and/or iridescence that I haven't seen outside of the indie nail polish world! Mesmerizing, to say the least!

As for formula, well, they are glosses so there is a bit of the tackiness associated with a gloss. But, I have used one (Dreamy) over a super matte liquid lipstick and not only did it keep my lips hydrated on a super chilly day but the stickiness wasn't bothersome. Now, that's saying something! So, if you're like me and do not do glosses, try these over a particularly drying matte--you'll get the wow factor of the iridescence in these while still having the pigmentation and coverage of a matte. I know I'll be reaching for a few of these during these frigid Winter days!

Swatched in alphabetical order

So there you have it, my darlings! You can grab these gorgeous glosses in select retailers and drugstores across the US AND Canada, such as Ulta and Walmart.

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Are you a fan of glosses? What do you think of these? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. These are absolutely beautiful lip glosses!

  2. The metallic shades look like perfect toppers! Very nice color range too

  3. Love your swatches, these look so shiny!

  4. The last time I was in CVS I was surprised to see a special display for Almay. It never seems to get much attention but these pretty shades should be seen and appreciated.

  5. Your swatches are so pretty! I love a good lip gloss and I'm so happy that shiny lips are BACK!

  6. I love lip gloss, especially over lipstick.

  7. These look really pretty, and I love the packaging! I’ll keep a lookout at my local drugstore.


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