My childhood is ruined thanks to the Jem trailer but at least I have NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte to look forward to.
When I heard on Reddit several hundred years ago that they were doing a Jem live action movie I proceeded to run around the room in circles of excitement. I spent my childhood (and yeah, much of my adulthood) watching and rewatching the Jem cartoon! I had the dolls (How freaking cool were the dolls? The could kick Barbie’s a$$! They were HUGE!), I had the Rock Backstager with Speaker (which I betrayed Jem with by using it with my Barbies), I had the Rockin’ Roadster (Love the commercial where Jem ditches Kimber for Rio! So much for sisters before misters!), and yes, I even had the Glitter ‘n Gold Roadster.
Imagine my dismay after watching the movie trailer. Where are the Misfits? Why is Molly Ringwald Jem’s mom, aunt, keeper!? Where’s Starlight House? Where’s the truly outrageous music?
Excuse me why I pacify myself with $1.99 budget friendly lipstick from NYC because I need at least one awesome item in my life after this hot mess!
NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte ($1.99) are a permanent satiny matte lipstick that recently launched at drugstores in five shade selections. This are a cute beauty budget pick up if you want a little cheap makeup thrill. At $2 bucks each you can’t beat the price!
NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte Swatches (Velvety Fuchsia and Pure Coral)
Each lipstick comes in a small chubby little barrel with that holds 0.11 oz of lipstick. Major pet peeve, these don’t swivel down fully so you have to be careful when removing and replacing the cap less you take a huge chunk out of the lipstick. Grrr! I dislike packaging like this so much!
Although promoted as a satiny matte I actually feel like these have a little bit of a lip balm texture. They have a slightly balmy consistency on lips with a smooth, even application that feels very comfortable and lightweight with a pop of vibrant color. To me the formula feels like a glorified lip balm with mega pigmentation. They aren’t hydrating or moisturizing but they aren’t dry either and they sit on lips very lightly with plenty of bright, fun color. The wear is around four hours on my drier lips. Speaking of dry lips I didn’t feel color clung to drier areas nor did it fall into my natural lip lines, I liked the smooth finish on these plus they aren’t a formula that migrates of feathers.
NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte (Pure Coral)
NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte (Velvety Fuchsia)
They do have one quirk which is the flavor and fragrance. They kinda smell and taste like plastic doll parts haha…kinda strawberry plastic.
Well, Jem is no longer truly outrageous but at least these little lipsticks are! If you want a Summer budget lipstick I’d say NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte is worth a pick up and there’s plenty of money left over to purchase movie tickets because you know, even if the trailer blows, curiosity killed the cat so you know my butt is going to be the first one to the theater to see this hot mess for myself!