NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Lip Balm ($2.29) is a fairly new sheer lip balm that NYC launched for Spring/Summer 2016. Totally a nostalgic moment but remember the New York Color Cosmetics Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms? Those just randomly popped into my head at the moment.
But yeah, let’s chat the new NYC Color Cosmetics Show Time Lip Balms!
NYC Color Cosmetics Show Time Lip Balms are available in six shade selections and each comes housed in plastic barrel which holds 0.11 oz of product. I must rant that the lip balms don’t swivel completely down. This is a fault with many of NYC Color Cosmetics lip products in my opinion as when I replace the cap I have to be careful not to take a chunk of the lip balm with it. Please, guys, won’t you fix this in future lipstick and lip balm releases? K, thanks!
The formula is a thin, slightly slick texture that applies smooth and evenly on my drier lips with a hint of moisture and shine. It’s actually a formula I love for simple touch ups through the day as I’m not really one for reapplying my lipstick and lipgloss once it wears away. I just find it easier to slick on some sort of tinted lip balm as a touch up. These fit the bill perfectly as they add a hint of sheer color and a nice bit of shine to my lips. I wouldn’t say they were terribly moisturizing but they do provide a hint of light moisture which makes them very comfortable to wear. The wear time varies from shade to shade but I get around three hours of sheer color and about two of shine. One thing I didn’t like was the taste and smell which reminded me of cardboard. I’m not really sure what flavor they were going for here but it just reminded me of cardboard.
If you don’t mind the flavor, NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Lip Balm provide nice shine, sheer color, and a comfortable wear not to mention the very inexpensive price tag.
NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Lip Balm is available now at walmart.com.
Do share your thoughts on the formula!