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Friday, July 27, 2012

Rediscovered Goodness 1: NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Sponge Cake and Plum

TGIF everyone!! 

First of all, I've jumped on the bandwagon and got Instagram. My username is iamgrape1119 <--how creative. Please follow me if you'd like nothing but pure awesomeness! :)

Now I had just received all the stuff I left in CO, so as I was going through boxes of stuff (most of which contain makeup, but what else is new). I found a lot, and I mean A LOT, of goodies I had forgotten about. As I restarted using them, I never really understood how I had forgotten about these gems in the first place. So this will be a series of Rediscovered Goodness as well as a series called New Found Love. Please stay tuned. 

First items featured are NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Sponge Cake and Plum. 

Sponge Cake (left) Plum (right)
Sponge Cake (top) Plum (bottom)
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Plain, simple, and economical. While they might not be the classiest looking containers out there, it's pretty sturdy and you get a lot of bang for your buck. They come with a sponge tip applicator that makes application a breeze. Once in a while I'd get one that has gloss that gets stuck in the top and gets all goopy, but other than that, it's been smooth sailing. 

Pigmentation/Colors: 5 out of 5
These puppies are PIGMENTED! What you see is what you get.  Depending on the color/formulas you choose, they range from shimmery, creamy, glittery, and sheer. The choices are massive! I love it. 

Plum is the mauvey/rosey color with gold and silver shimmer. Very my-lips-but-better. 

Sponge Cake is has a bronzey rose undertone with gold shimmer. It's a dead ringer to MAC VG6 lipgloss in my opinion. 
Lasting power: 2 out of 5
The lasting power isn't the best, about 2 hrs on me. It's a gloss though, so what do you expect? :/ 

Texture: 5 out of 5
Amazing! Not too think and not too thin, just perfectly creamy. You don't feel the glitters/shimmers, and your lips will be perfectly moisturized. These are one of the few lip products that DON'T dry out my lips. 

Conclusion: 4.5 out of 5
I hoard these glosses like they are going out of style. They are inexpensive, well made, and have a expansive color selection. I love them! Now if only they could get rid of the cherry cough medicine smell... *daydreams*

Coming up next: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation review. 

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Tao

3 comments:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

YAY i love NYX glosses!

Anonymous said...

Tao! Glad to see you posting! I have 2 creamy ones like these. They leak and get messy around the bottle neck so I am not using them much. Brought them out and used them today becoz of u!

Looking forward to more new love and rediscovered love posts of you! No sign of revlon whipped foundation here though.

Following u on instagram! I m jacqlibra!

Did u get my email? If not I shall resend... :S

Cheers,
Jacq

Cleese said...

great review! i love the sponge cake color! NYX never fails to put out great products!