Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: NYX Butter Gloss.

NYX is one of those drugstore brands I'm usually pleasantly surprised by. The price points are good, they have interesting products and I don't think I've ever bought an NYX item I hated.

(Hang on while I search the blog to make sure this is true.)

It's true! Okay. I like all things NYX and still think this little pencil is awesome in case you were wondering. Ahem.

Red Velvet
So, I was wandering through Target like I do and trying not to buy things because I'm not supposed to when I happened upon a display of this NYX Butter Gloss stuff and two of the colors were randomly marked down so I felt it was my duty to buy one of them. I got the Red Velvet even though Devil's Food Cake is generally the kind of color I go for. Hey, for $3.50 I can afford a mistake. But it wasn't! Red Velvet is a perfect cherry-red. Subtle it's not, but it brightens up my whole face when I wear it. (On my lips, I mean. I didn't smear it all over my face. Brightening!) The official description gives me second-hand embarrassment:

Buttery soft and silky smooth, the scrumptious new NYX Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious.

But I have to admit, this gloss feels high-end and it costs less than $5. You can't beat that. I'm not going to lie and say it's not sticky (I mean, fuck it, it's lip gloss. It should be a little sticky or it won't stay put.) but it's kind of buttery and soft at the same time. It's nicely pigmented so it doesn't disappear immediately and is glossy without being super-shiny. The scent is kind of food-y vanilla-y but not overpowering or obnoxious.

Devil's Food Cake

I went back the next day and bought Devil's Food Cake which is a really intense berry-wine color, just like I like. I probably have ten different lipsticks/glosses/balms in this color family but you know what? Who cares. Buy what you like! Maybe in more than one color! But definitely still the color you already own! 

1 comment:

  1. I received one in my latest Ipsy bag and it's great. I really love NYX products, especially the ones I find at Nordstrom Rack, so I'm glad I have this. It's sweet but not cloying and doesn't feather at all.