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Considering my love of all things makeup it’s obvious that I was more than thrilled to see a lip product included in my Infuenster Holiday 2012 VoxBox. This was my first experience with any New York Color (NYC) branded products so I really didn’t know what to expect or what level of quality their products tend to have. I received NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City 582, which as the name states is a nude colored gloss with sparkle. According to the NYC website this gloss line uses pure pigments to give it a 3D-effect shine. It’s supposed to have a creamy and soft texture while being non-sticky. Vitamin E is the key ingredient in the formula that is supposed to provide shine while leaving lips feeling moisturized. The real question is if this bargain priced gloss lives up to the marketing spill!
The first thing I noticed when applying this gloss is the somewhat strong sugary vanilla scent it has (think MAC lip glass scent only stronger). The scent didn’t bother me but for those that aren’t fond of strong fragrances on their lip products or this particular aroma there may be an issue. The scent does eventually die down but it does linger for awhile. The gloss itself is applied with a long doe-foot applicator that is very flexible. It applies sheer but with enough coloring to be noticeable. It’s not too thick but it’s also not watery. The claim of it being non-sticky is true. Compared to some of the MAC lip glass formulas NYC Liquid Lipshine is definitely not sticky and is a noticeably thinner formula. Although there is definitely a noticeable sparkle effect of this gloss there isn’t a gritty feel to it like there tends to be with glosses loaded with glitter. Overall, this gloss feels very much like a creamy lip balm formula giving you an instant feeling of moisturizing.
When wearing this gloss alone I was able to get 3.5 hours of wear without needing to reapply. This may be less if you include eating and drinking (which I did not do with exception of some light water drinking). When removing this gloss I noticed that my lips were indeed moisturized and soft. The only negative effect was that a bit of sparkle was left on my lips, but this was not a deal breaker.
I also layered this gloss on top of an OCC Lip Tar (Pretty Boy). Although it did not tone down the color of that lip tar it did give it a nice shine. Sparkle was not noticeable but this may have been due to the choice of color I used. In general, I believe this particular gloss would be perfect to add shine to any complimentary lip stick without a ton of sparkle.
Final Verdict? NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City is a great nude lip gloss at an excellent price. It lives up to the claims that NYC makes which is a refreshing plus. I would definitely recommend this gloss to anyone that craves lip color WITH moisturizing benefits.
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