NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color ($2.99) is a new chubby lip pencil balm that NYC New York Color Cosmetics launched for Spring 2014 12 shades.
I only tried one of these so far but didn’t really love the shade…..so I may need to grab up a few more to test further.
Update: I revised my review because the shade I originally tried really didn’t give me a feel for the product so I purchased a new shade CVS recently and decided to update my thoughts!
Here’s some of my thoughts!
For one thing NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color are cheap as chips at $3.99 each. Outside of Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain you’re not going to get a more budget friendly chubby pencil so I’m loving this price!
NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Parsons Pink
NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Swatches
This is a balm-y tinted chubby pencil that adds color to lips in a twist up pencil that doesn’t require sharpening. They are scented with a sweet, fruity taste that not everyone will love! I didn’t mind the fragrance or the flavor as it seemed to disappear quite quickly. The single shade I tried was very, very frosty so I hope all the shades don’t run this way because that would be a deal breaker for me. The formula has a smooth, easy glide with a slightly slick feel and a sheen finish. It wears comfortably but isn’t exactly lightweight so it makes itself known on lips. The color had more frost than actual color which disappointed me so that’s why I’d ideally like to try a few more shades before writing these off completely. I like the texture overall, it was just the shade that messed things up for me here.
Update: Ok, so initially the shade I tried reminded me of an eyeshadow. It was just frost overload! I picked up the shade Roosevelt Island Red and I’m happy to report I had a much better experience. I think the formula is considerably thinner than what we are seeing from brands like Revlon, Tarte, and Clinique. It’s a like less balm-y and has a nice slick feel on my drier lips. It’s very light and most comparable to the new NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippies which could prove a good thing as these are a bit cheaper at $2.99 each versus NYX’s $6 price tag. The color is quite opaque but it has a sheer feel on lips. It wears for around two hours before it shows signs of fading. I wouldn’t call it hydrating through the wear but it isn’t dry and feels virtually weightless on. The color has absolutely no shimmer or sparkle of any kind which was a relief after my initial review! Overall, I’d say these were a fairly nice pencil especially at this price tag. If you aren’t keen on the heavier texture of some of the newer chubby pencil balms you might enjoy this lighter texture!
NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Roosevelt Island Red
NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Swatches (Roosevelt Island Red)
They seem lighter and less balm-y than Clinique’s version but a bit heavier than other drugstore chubby pencils I’ve personally tried.
Consider this review a little incomplete until I try a few more shades of NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color! As I said above the texture seems good but the color kinda threw me off slightly here.
Anyone try them?
Expect a recap of these soon!