February 23, 2015

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Review & Swatches

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NYX Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss
($5.99) is a new formulated version of NYX Butter Gloss which is launching in 12 shades for Spring 2015.

I thought the texture of NYX Butter Gloss was divine! It was buttery, moist, light, and quite lovely all around. However, I thought the shades weren’t very flattering on my skin tone. Many of the shades in the range just didn’t look good on my skin tone.

Fast forward and this spring the Butter Lipgloss range gets a revamp in new louder, bolder shades.

Take a look!

I have to warn you! NYX Intense Butter Gloss has been getting some huge raves but I do think these are a completely different textured lipgloss formula in comparison to the old version. They are thicker, they are more pigmented, and they actually lack the beautifully buttery texture of the originals. I was a little disappointed they didn’t have that same light buttery texture of the originals.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Swatches

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Swatches (Tres Leches, Spice Cake, Apple Crisp, Banana Split, Funnel Delight, Orangesicle)

NYX Intense Butter Lipgloss swatches

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Swatches (Banana Split, Funnel Delight, Orangesicle, Sorbet)

NYX Intense Butter lipglosses swatch

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Swatches (Tres Leches, Spice Cake, Apple Crisp, Banana Split)

On that note I will say these are nicely formulated in their own right as well and have a longer wear, more pigmentation, and a comfortable texture that’s very, very nice but just NOT as nice as the original formula. Sorry, I just want to stress that they feel so much different compared to the original Butter Gloss texture.

Now…

The good news.

These are creamy that meet in the middle of thick and thin. So another words they aren’t TOO thick nor are they too thin. They are lightweight, comfortable to wear, not sticky, not tacky, and have a very, very light flavor (not sure exactly what the flavor is though, I can’t put my finger on it!). Some of the shades seemed thicker than others and a little difficult to spread like the shade Apple Crisp where as others were a bit thinner and applied easier. It seemed like the darker shades were the creamier, thicker formulas and the lighter shades were a little thinner. All the shades whether dark or light offered opaque color on a single pass with a nice hint of shine. The doe foot applicator slicks full color onto lips which you can leave at a single pass or build for incredible intensity. The pigmentation is one of the greatest things about these glosses! It’s intense, bold, and very vibrant. Some of the paler shades weren’t wearable for me as they are just a little to white based and give me a bad case of zombie lips. The darker shades though are beautiful and very wearable for a variety of skin tones.

Another benefit of this gloss is how long they wear at around four to five hours. On top of the long wear you’ll find they have a really nice, comfortable feel on lips. They don’t suck moisture from my lips and they feel very lightweight so you barely feel like you have gloss on at all!

NYX Spice Cake Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss spice cake

NYX Spice Cake Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Apple Crisp Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss apple crisp

NYX Apple Crisp Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Banana Split Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss banana split

NYX Banana Split Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Funnel Delight Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss funnel delight

NYX Funnel Delight Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Tres Leches Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss tres leches

NYX Tres Leches Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Orangesicle Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss orangesicle

NYX Orangesicle Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Sorbet Intense Butter Gloss

NYX Intense Butter Gloss sorbet

NYX Sorbet Intense Butter Gloss

There are a few quirks with the formula. I find you have to pass the applicator over your lips a few times for the best finish as the color seems to creep into natural lip lines and looks a bit uneven and patchy. I also feel the formula will accentuate drier lips so you’ll want to exfoliate prior to application!

All in all NYX Intense Butter Gloss is a really nice gloss with plenty of pigment. I wouldn’t go into a purchase expecting anything like the original formula though as that might set you up for disappointment! These have a few quirks but you’ll likely love them none the less.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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