Yesterday I wore one of NYX’s new $6 while eating a piece of intensely buttered brown bread at The Cheesecake Factory.
(You know their brown bread, right? Man, I LOVE that stuff.)
I usually go easy on the butter because, you know, I figure I’ll just have to run it off eventually, but they brought out two hot loaves, and I thought, “Gee…I’m eating intensely buttered bread while wearing Intense Butter Gloss.”
So I ate a lot. 🙂
Color me weird, but things like that bring me great joy. It’s all about the little things, you know? You gotta get your kicks where you can.
Anywho, these really do feel like butter on my lips — like I spread a thick, creamy layer of fresh churned butter (made by happy cows, of course) on my kisser.
I keep thinking that I’m going to have to do some cardio if I keep wearing them, badum tish!
They’re a brand new line, and NYX rolled out 12 intensely pigmented shades for spring.
So far I’ve tried three of the shades — a red called Apple Crisp, a hot pink called Funnel Delight and a nude called Tres Leches — and I think the red one and the hot pink are hella impressive. Vivid (so intense that your natural lip color will be buried under an avalanche of pigment), opaque, full-coverage, and they apply smoothly, too.
But for me, the nude was the real test, because I have naturally pigmented lips, and a lot of the time I have to jump through hoops to get nude shades to show up, but not this time. No concealer on my lips, no lip liner beforehand — nothing. Just my lips and the gloss. That’s it.
These also last a pretty long while — from 4-5 hours if I’m just hanging out at the mall playing hooky and buying shoes, but throw a meal into the mix and things change. In other words, if you’ll be eating heaps of buttered brown bread at The Cheesecake Factory while wearing these, you’ll have to reapply after the meal.
Additional bullet points for the official makeup record:
- Scent/flavor: They smell and taste faintly of butter cream frosting (yum). I don’t think it’s obnoxious at all.
- Applicator: Hell, yes to the flocked doe-foot, which really helps get the gloss all the way to the edges and corners of the lips.
- Texture: They have a creamy, non-sticky, moderately thick formula.
And did I mention that you won’t have to promise your first born kitten to a shady warlock with a hunchback in order to put one of these in your purse? Because they’re only $6.
SIX DOLLA-DOLLA-BILLS, Y’ALL. Let us all dance upon a hilltop at dawn with flowers in our hair and pray that the makeup goddesses do a BOGO at Ulta ASAP.
PRICE: $6 each
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,