The keychain has two loops that you can attach these two mini lip glosses to. The shades are Bamboo Pink and Stellar Plum. Bamboo Pink is more of a pale pink beige with shimmer and Stellar Plum is a kind of brown plum also with shimmer. I was curious as to how similar the Bamboo Pink gloss might be to the Bamboo Pink lipstick which ironically, I was about to throw out. Don't get me wrong. It's a perfectly nice frosted brownish pink shade but I've had it for years and it doesn't get much use. I guess it's kind of good that it's still here so I can swatch it next to the gloss.
|Left: Bamboo Pink, Right: Stellar Plum|
|From left: Bamboo Pink Lipstick, Bamboo Pink Gloss, Stellar Plum Gloss|
The Bamboo Pink lipstick looks nothing like the Bamboo Pink gloss. But it looks really nice on top of the lipstick. It lightens and brightens the color a little and diffuses some of the frost. If you notice that the swatch is a little uneven in color, darker at the top and progressively lighter as it moves down, it's not your imagination. I guess the pigments aren't distributed very evenly. But it's not a big deal when applied.
|Bamboo Pink Lipstick with Bamboo Pink Gloss (Flash Photo)|
Both Bamboo Pink and Stellar Plum are very wearable although if I had to wear it alone, I think I like the Stellar Plum shade better because it has more color. Both stay true to the long last glosswear formula and the little keychain makes it handy to carry around.