NYC Liquid Lip Shine

The Universe is trying to change my opinion about lip gloss.

In general, I am anti-lip gloss. I haven’t used lip gloss since high school, and my forays were short-lived. Lip gloss, in my experience, is sticky, wears off in the center, goops up, and smells bad. Besides, I’m a lipstick girl. If you’ve ever seen the TV movie or read the book Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy, the protagonist talks about lipstick being for bold women. I’ve always been that woman. From my senior year in high school I was wearing dark wine and raising shades, progressing to blood red.

I definitely didn’t think that I would like NYC Liquid Lip Shine when it came with my VoxBox from Influenster. They sent me a full-size sample to try out, so I had to give it a go.

First of all, the color is just about the opposite of anything I’d pick. It’s called Nude York City. It is, as advertised, nude. However, it has a nice peach cast to it that make it warm.

It does not fit any of my preconceived notions of lip gloss, either. The texture is fantastic; it didn’t gunk up at all. It lasted fr a decent amount of time, and it’s beautifully shiny and lush. Plus, it’s a great drugstore product; the quality is better than some of the higher-end products I’ve gotten samples of.

The only thing I don’t understand is that they say it has a “3-D Effect”. Aren’t lips 3-D to start with? I’ve never put anything on my lips and complained about the “disappointing 2-D effect”. Lips aren’t flat. But that’s just me being nitpicky.

I love the gloss put over a warm peachy lipstick shade for extra depth and gloss. NYC Liquid Lip Shine has joined my list of beauty products to try again.

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