For some reason I just haven't been up to blogging lately; it has nothing to do with a lack of products (I'm set for the next, oh I don't know, five years at least) but more so because I haven't felt up to writing. Not sure why but I'm blaming the sluggish heat putting a (literal) damper on my wit and charm (I'm really not as egotistical as that makes me sound... or based off of the fact that I post pictures of my face for the internet to oggle... I'm not building myself a very strong case here am I?).
Either way, considering I mentioned these NYX butter glosses (specifically "Apple Strudel") in my Best & Worst of Beauty: May '13 video (around the 11:10 mark if you don't want to listen to all of my rambling and general flailing) I figured it was about darn time I did a proper post on these beauties since I've been wearing them constantly for about a month now!
Take the jump if you want to read all about 'em :)
I remember when I first heard about the upcoming release of 'butter glosses' how excited I was for them to hit Ulta (and/or wherever else NYX products are sold; I only know about Ulta though!).
A butter gloss...? What the heck is a butter gloss?
Either way, I knew I like butter (I wish I had the photo my mom has of me in my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slippers and 12 headbands [some kids wore undies on their head, I, being the original that I am, had a thing with layering up the headbands] standing in front of the fridge one night sucking on a stick of butter... I wish I was kidding... but I'm kind of proud) and gloss can be alright when done well so I knew at least one of these would be in my collection soon.
You're still probably wondering what a butter gloss is though, huh? My childhood shenanigans didn't really explain that too well; my apologies.
Butter glosses are, in my eyes, a thick cream gloss with the staying power of a well-made drugstore lipstick. On me, these last around 5-6 hours without feeling the need to reapply or touchup. They apply opaque (well, as opaque as a gloss can get) in two coats, aren't sticky, and don't fade in a patchy-lip-liner-looking way (you know what I'm talking about, right?). And, true to NYX soft matte lip creams and Xtreme lip creams, they have the delightful smell of vanilla cupcakes.
"Apple Strudel" is, by FAR, my favorite lip product at the moment. It adds just enough color to feed my naked-face-insecurities (especially since I've been avoiding eye makeup recently #callmelazy #it'strue #it'ssummer) and looks perfect with basically anything I feel like wearing that day (which, with the current heat and lack of AC at the workplace, isn't a whole heck of a lot).
"Strawberry Parfait" is a beautiful mauve-y berry color that goes on surprisingly (but flatteringly) sheer compared to the wham-pow color of the packaging. It's also a bit of a thicker consistency making the lips look more plush and glossy compared to "Apple Strudel"; I don't mind the differences between the two colors but it just goes to show that not all of the NYX butter glosses are created equal in terms of consistency. However they are, in my experience, absolutely identical in performance and create a beautiful wash of color and shine to the lips.
Here they are kind of 'side-by-side' so you can see the type of color and finish they give to the lips. To reiterate from earlier: these are long-lasting, opaque (by gloss standards), not sticky, and basically all-out gorgeous. I am so absolutely thrilled with the NYX butter glosses and am happy to share the love with you all because I know I'm going to be sharing the love with myself more in the future (that sentence comes off wrong no matter how I type it so I hope you can deal); I can't wait to pick up more (all) of the colors in the future!!
Have you tried the NYX butter glosses?
Love 'em? Hate 'em (say it ain't so!!)?
What are your favorite NYX products?
xoxo - Cassie