Today I wanted to bring a review on a lip gloss that I had a chance to try from the drugstore (and extremely affordable) brand, NYC. I like a lot of NYC products, it's actually one of those brands that I first got into because it was so affordable to a young teenager like myself (at the time). Today's gloss is the NYC Plumping Lipgloss in 467 Pleasantly Plump Pink. **I was sent this gloss to try out and after playing around with it for a few days, I've developed an opinion regarding it.
The official NYC website advertises this gloss as the following:
So how did the gloss match up to the claims? Let's delve into it!
Claim: Get voluminous lips in one effortless stroke/ 50% more volume to your lips
Reality: This gloss does make your lips look more voluminous, it fills in those lines and just makes them look plump. the 50% claim is a bit false because if my lips really did go up 50%, I'd be lookin like Angelina Jolie. For the actual "plumping effect" I'd have to say it's slim to none. There is a light minty feeling, but the best way to describe it is if you took a tiny TINY bite of sweet mint gum. (random association I know)
Claim: 4 hours shine
|Top Left: Gloss with flash Bottom Left: No flash. Top Right: Sunny day no flash|
Additional Comments: While the shade I got was really pretty, the smell of this gloss is something I can't get over. This gloss has a sickly-floral-old-lady-violet-mint smell. Not only does the smell affect you, but it just gets into your mouth and you taste it too. I tried several times to wear this gloss, but I just can't deal with the smell. It's bad enough that I wouldn't want to kiss my fiance while wearing it.
Final Call: I would say, that with so many other glosses available even in the NYC line, I would pass on this particular gloss ONLY because of the smell. I can deal with a lot of different fragrances, but when it comes to lip products and scents, I am particular and this is one scent and taste I can't deal with.
Have you tried this gloss?
What did you think about it?
**I was sent this gloss complimentary of Influenster, yet it does not affect my opinion of said product.