May 30, 2013

I Wish These Came In Better Shades

NYX Butter Gloss

I freaking love NYX Butter Gloss but I wish the shades were more forgivable! Some of these colors make me look like evil dead girl.

Tried ’em?


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  • Georgie

    It would be nice if they came in some shades that weren’t white based. I can’t imagine any of those shades apart from the red would suit me either.

  • malinda jane

    I have them in peaches and cream and peach cobbler. I’m lucky when it comes to lip colours because I can pull off just about any shade because I’m so porcelain pale, except anything that’s like super super light.

    • the Muse

      malinda so jealous! these are def shades that will work incredible with super fair skin 😀

  • Zadidoll

    I have a few and love them. Works better if you line your lips then apply the gloss over the lined lips. My issue is that while I love the butter gloss if you eat or drink anything you have to reapply and I typically forget to carry one with me when I got out so I end up with naked lips.

  • Anne

    I have the same problem with these! I LOVE the formula but the colors are not my jam. I have one (Apple Strudel) and it’s a great product but the color is just OK. I know I would buy the crap out of these if the shade range was better.

  • Mel

    I LOVE these butter glosses. I must say that as a WOC (woman of color) I am always happy to try out new NYX products, because they are usually very pigmented. With my caramel skintone and pigmented lips, its a breath of fresh air to put something on and actually see more than a light wash of tint! Sorry you had such trouble with them!

    • the Muse

      great formula right mel? 😀 oh no worries…! It’s just my lips I guess, I end up look like a zombie with paler shades like this

  • beautybabbling

    I know! These sounded so great when I saw they were coming out, but when I started seeing the shades, I got really sad. I can’t do milky colors. Like you, they make me look dead. Ugh! There’s 1 or 2 colors I could maybe pick up, but that’s it. *sigh*

    • the Muse

      same here 🙁 I mean anyone who can do shades like this is damn lucky, they are DAMN hard to pull off!

  • pockykami

    I just ordered some through cherry culture. Buying in store makes me nervous since they aren’t sealed. I hope they work out. I heard the smell is really nice.

  • Caroline

    Agreed! I have two shades (Meringue and…something else? LOL) and they both give me those weird, purple lips. Not the best look. But they smell sooooooooo good!!

    • the Muse

      sigh 🙁 same here…not only purple but some are super mod pink shades :-/

  • mkdallas

    I have to say that I think these are the bomb diggety! They were a recent discovery and although the shades are mostly duds for me, Tiramisu is about the best nude gloss I’ve ever found. Definitely not concealer lips with this one! It’s a mostly opaque, warm toned peach-infused pinky beige. Although it looks muddy in the tube, it’s really pretty on the lips. Muse, we have similiar coloring and I suggest you try this shade. I’ve seen pics of you in similiar shades on your blog and I think it would look great on you. They also last a looong time and aren’t sticky at all. I do wish they would make some shades that are less neon.

    • the Muse

      hi dallas 😀 def tried it and it is a nice shade 😀 thanks for the rec! I agree most of the shades were duds for me too but there is a shade or two here well worth it ;D

  • Tori

    I definitely fell in love with these and bought just about all the shades I could find in my Ulta… The formula is amazing, and the scent isn’t overwhelmingly gross like most other lip products I’ve encountered. Fortunately, I’m super pale, so they’re a little more forgiving as far as colors go. Though some ARE still too pale, even for me.

  • sheila

    i have peach cobbler, meringue and strawberry parfait. since i’m asian, and my skin tone is yellow, most colors just don’t suit me. i look like a dead girl, or a zombie. wish they produce shades for warmer skin tone