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.
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.
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.