Tuesday, May 27, 2014

$2[ -ish..] Makeup: NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Rivington Rose

Have you ever felt frustrated after buying a product that was raved by bloggers/vloggers and wondered if its you or if its the product or if its just your luck in getting a bad egg? 

If so, nice to meet you, cos that sometimes happens to me. When I bought this gloss after checking out so many reviews, some by acclaimed bloggers, I was under the impression that this is superbly pigmented, and non-sticky. Instead..ah, well..let me not spill the whole stuff here.

Have you heard the gossip? There’s a new gloss in town! NYC New York Color Liquid Lip Shine is getting headlines with seriously high-drama color at a seriously low price. Pure pigments give a 3-D effect that’s off-the-charts glossy. Tons of hot new shades, from preppy nudes to bold statement hues – all for less than your weekly fashion magazine.
Price: $2.49

My Review:

My translation against what NYC claims:
- seriously high-drama color : What? Really? I don't think I have seen any High Drama color in this range. I am pretty sure, there are no shocking pinks or Violets...... 

- Pure pigments give a 3-D effect that’s off-the-charts glossy: Translated to -"Expect lots of shimmer and glossy finish to give the lips a shine" No idea what Pure Pigments mean!

So rounding up, all NYC claims is - they have a decent shade range of glossy lippies. 
Which is good, cos that is exactly what they deliver.

These lippies are often at sale, so you can get them at around $2. I have not yet tried a non-shimmery gloss from this range, but most of em look shimmery. So, just in case this shade is an odd-one-out , I  am not going to review this range as a whole, just this particular shade.

Rivington Rose is a dusty rose-y peachy shade with lots of shimmer in it. To get the peach tones, you have to have nude non-pigmented lips. On my lips the pinkish tones are more prominent, so it comes off as a dusty rose shade. The shimmers look nice and not at all OTT. I am not in general a fan of shimmery glosses, but in this lip gloss, the shimmers don't stay back and clutter your lips once the color begins to fade.
See how my natural lip color peeks through very easily? And people call it highly pigmented!

Application is a breeze with the doe foot applicator, though its a tad bit too long for my preference. The gloss has a very candy or toffee-ish scent but no taste. I cant pinpoint the exact scent but I don't mind it as its not too strong.

In spite of what I read in blog-world, these are not super pigmented. They are averagely pigmented, but not enough to deserve being called "highly pigmented". The color applies Semi-sheer as you can see.

What I don't really care about this gloss is its weird stickiness. This is not sticky as in like  "glue-on-lips" sticky. It kinda drips.. I don't know how to explain, check the pic. Its very weird cos in the pic I'd only 1-2 layer of product which I think is decent enough. Reminds me of Phoebe and her Sticky shoes song! :)

I'm sorry if this grosses you out, but I'd to show the pic..

Other than that, packaging is so so, staying power is also so so [1-2 hours max!] and I think thats about it.

Overall: Nothing to rave about, nothing to complain too much. For the price, these are decent. They give a good shine, a glossy feel and have a nice range of standard colors.
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