I was lucky enough to win Sarah's 500 follower giveaway a while ago which was filled with a bunch of drugstore products, which reviews of have only just started to filter onto the blog (more to come!). Thank you so much Sarah! The pack included quite a few lip products, including a couple of glosses from NYX. These were actually the first NYX products I'd ever tried so I was very excited to have them!
The NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Beige is a hot product in the beauty world. I'll get the obligatory "it's not beige, it's pink!" comment out of the way, it is indeed pink with an ill-suited, unimaginative name. I was very excited to try this as I hear so much about it, both colour wise and formula wise. It's boasted as being a superiorly shiny, smooth, pigmented and non-sticky gloss that ticks all of the boxes. I feel that my tube must be defective though, as as soon as I lifted the doe-foot from the tube, I saw the string of gloss - which can usually be associated with a thick, sticky formula. My particular tube's formula is indeed very thick, sticky and in all honesty uncomfortable on the lips. I haven't even bothered to wear it out. It's one of those that's so sticky that it's hard to remove and leaves a gross residue on the lips. It's bearable upon initial application but eventually grows thick, gathering in places and clinging to dry bits that I swear weren't there when I first applied! I know mine is probably a dud tube as I went and swatched these in a Target and they felt much thinner and non-sticky on my hand. I'm pretty sad that mine is a dud tube but I may possibly pick some of these up in the future as I'm still curious about their amazing formula. Also this has a very sweet cherry lolly smell, which I personally dislike.
The colour Beige is a lovely wearable, neutral pink which pulls slightly cool on my lips. I really like it and it actually makes a really good match for Essence All About Cupcake. I'm sure if I could stand the formula, I would be reaching for this daily! The pigmentation is really nice, giving a tint of colour to the lips. I imagine with brighter colours, the gloss would be bolder.
The NYX Butter Glosses have become a recent hit and were in many a blogger/vlogger's 2013 Favourites - including mine! First of all, the name 'butter' in a lip product is just so appealing to me for some reason. The description on the tube is adorable too. Despite the Mega Shine being a fail for me, this guy hit it right out of the park. I'm not exactly sure if this gloss is supposed to be moisturising at all but it definitely feels lovely on the lips. It's extremely smooth with a thickness akin to the MAC Cremesheen lip glosses - but no stickiness at all. It more so feels balmy on the lips but still has a creamy shine to it. It doesn't accentuate any dryness, and it wears extremely well, staying just how it was when first applied for about four hours with no eating! It's certainly one of the best gloss formulas I've encountered. It does have a nice, light sweet smell which I know a lot of people love most about these glosses. It's definitely not as strong as the cherry in the Mega Shine gloss which I do appreciate.
Peaches and Cream is a really pretty pinky-peach which on my lips looks a tad more like a warm pink. The shade is soft yet still bright giving a youthful look to the lips and face. The pigmentation actually really surprised me and it packs a bit of a punch! I would say it's a bit more pigmented than the Mega Shine and can be worn alone or over another product.
|Peaches and Cream, Beige|
I would definitely be interested in trying some more shades from both ranges - I definitely don't discount the whole Mega Shine range on account of one dud tube. I'm hoping the butter lip balms and lipsticks make their way to Australia too as they sound absolutely lovely!
Have you tried either of these products? What other lippies do you like from NYX?