Venomous Cosmetics 2013 Collection Lip Poison Swatches and Review

Today I have five of the lip poisons to swatch and review from the limited edition 2013 Collection. I'll have the four loose eyeshadows and one pressed eyeshadow from the collection to swatch and review in a separate post. These will be available until February 18th. The website is a bit messed up at the moment but the product listings for the 2013 Collection items are working! 

venomous cosmetics 2013 lip poisons swatches collage

I know the product pictures on the site aren't the best so here are some closeup baggie pictures of the colors. The colors look extremely intense in the product shot but you can see in the swatches that they sheer out.
venomous cosmetics 2013 lip poisons collage

Where to purchase: Venomous Cosmetics

Price: Three minis are $10.00 with 3.5mL for each and full sizes are $6.00 for 7.8mL

Cruelty Free? They are cruelty-free.

Packaging: The minis and full size glosses are packaged in cylindrical plastic tubes with silver accents and a doefoot applicator.

My Thoughts on the Formula/Wear Time:

These are described as "semi-opaque shimmers" and are glosses packed with various colors of flakie glitter and regular glitter. Glamorous and Memorable Moments were probably the most opaque out of the five I had (moderately opaque) because the lip gloss base is fairly tinted whereas the other glosses had lightly tinted bases. Resolutions and Champagne Bubbles were the sheerest and Glistening was in between, not too sheer or too opaque which is good since it's not a typical color.  I'd wear Glistening and Resolutions over other colors, Champagne Bubbles can be worn over other colors and on its own, and Glamorous and Memorable Moments would great on its own since the base is nicely tinted.

I know you might be concerned that the lip poisons will feel gritty or chunky because of the high amount of glitter in them but they weren't at all, I couldn't even feel the glitter. The formula is tacky enough so that the glitter sticks and the consistency was perfect so it didn't feel heavy on the lips. I also find them to be moisturizing, my lips feel quite soft after wearing them. Wear time for the lip poisons was about five hours without any glitter migration.


As always, all swatch pictures taken in natural daylight (not direct sunlight). I applied the glosses with my fingers.

Champagne Bubbles (Sorry, I mislabeled it as Champagne Kisses!)

Venomous Cosmetics Champagne Bubbles Lip Poison

Champagne Bubbles: "Clear base with mid-tone pink flakie and holographic sparkles" Of the five, this is my favorite for wearing on its own. It's subtle to be sure but I love the holographic glitter and pink flakies.


Venomous Cosmetics Glamorous Lip Poison

Glamorous: "Bright berry red gloss with red and purple sparkles" Not completely opaque but still a beautiful berry color. The purple sparkle really shines in the middle of the bottom lip.


Venomous Cosmetics Glistening Lip Poison

Glistening: "Clear base packed with silver flakie glitter and holographic sparkles" The silver looks scary in the packaging but it sheers out well. There is a distinct silver look to your lips when you wear it and though sheer here, it does build up to good opacity (if you're into the Tin-Man look).

Memorable Moments

Venomous Cosmetics Memorable Moments Lip Poison

Memorable Moments: "Magenta-purple gloss packed with pink flakies and red sparkles" The base for this is slightly less pigmented than Glamorous so it'd still be great for layering but looks great on its own.


Venomous Cosmetics Resolutions Lip Poison

Resolutions: "Lightly tinted purple packed with red toned purple flakies and red and purple sparkles" I'll admit that I was hoping that this would be more opaque but it would still make a great layering gloss.


Champagne Bubbles and Glamorous are my favorite from the collection. Are there any colors catching your eye?

Disclaimer: I was sent these products for review. This is my honest review and all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing my review. The link in this post to their website is not an affiliate link!


  1. Glamorous looks amazing... <3


  2. Glistening & Glamour are so pretty!

  3. I've purchased Glamorous and look forward to using it!


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