January 8, 2018

NYX Glazed & Confused Eye Gloss Still Trying to Make Eye Gloss a Thing

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Ahh eye gloss! It comes, it goes, but it never truly becomes a trend does it? It tries so very, very hard but the fad just never catches on. Maybe just maybe this year we’ll finally see the makeup world embracing a glossy eye look.

If you’re wanting to try it out for yourself this new NYX Glazed & Confused Eye Gloss might do the trick and hey, they even have a red shade. Hells yes! Sign me up! Although, I’m ever so slightly confused about the formula as it looks like more of a cream versus a gloss but hey, who am I to bitch about re-living my Pearl Jam grungy fantasies.

Apply it all over your eyes for a quick, easy grunge look or pair it up with your favorite eyeshadows to get a glossy, shiny look! NYX has it available in some safe shades like black and brown but they also have a few daring ones like red. I’m sorry am I fixating on red? I just have a thing for red eyeshadow.

NYX Glazed & Confused Eye Gloss is available now at ulta.com.

What do you think?

Are we set for an eye gloss trend?

I have my doubts. Too many brands have tried to make this happen and it never did. WE MIGHT be headed into more grunge looks though. Tarte tried to make grunge happen with all those Tartetist Naughty Nudes Creamy Matte Lip Paints they introduced last year.

We’ll see how this plays out.


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  • K8

    I cracked up at the “still trying to make eye gloss a thing” Truer words were never spoken! It just never sticks around long enough to be a real trend, and/or something I can make time for!

    • Isabella Muse

      preach! There’s always some brand trying to make it happen and nothing comes of it. And agreed, eyes glosses need a lot of TLC to look right!

  • Kish

    I love the look, but it’s so hard to achieve for more than a few minutes. They never seem to set, so the second you touch your eye, it’s all over the place. I did cave and buy the Butter London holiday set once it went on clearance at Ulta for $11. It’s got 4 colors. But I haven’t worn them yet. Gonna try this week and see how it goes. These do look more like a cream, which could be interesting.

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! Great for photo shoots but impossible to keep that glossiness wearing for eight hours or more.

    • kellly

      The Butter London stuff is great. It “dries” and it’s buildable and has a beautiful shine. I have Oil Slick and I love it. I tried to get that set but my Ulta was sold out.

  • Jane

    I love the look of eyegloss, but unfortunately for the look, I need to blink, and blinking is the death of eye gloss.

  • Annie

    For those of us with hooded eyes, eye gloss has never been a thing. What’s the point of it being colored or glittery if it’s hiding in your folds? Might as well just slap Vaseline on my lids for the same invisible moist sensation at a fraction of the cost!

    • Jane

      Second that for the deep set eyes! I’ll be back here, blinking with added friction.

  • Jay

    I think eye gloss is best left to the pros lol because I don’t see myself making it wearable. But on a glitzy perfume ad in a magazine? Or a Kate Moss-esque smoking hot ad for some grungy Rimmel eyeliner? Perfection. It’s such an interesting product!

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! It’s really a look that can be worn for a shoot but not for an eight hour day! I love the idea of it and even how it looks on but it’s not practical!

  • Amanda

    The reason why eye glosses never work out is because they always slip around and collect in the crease, no matter how dry the person’s eyes are. I *wish* it could work, but it just never does.

  • Maria

    Eye gloss looks nice on the models in magazines. I am not a model and I would look pathetic with it on. It would be messy, I would not be able to wear mascara with it. I do not think eyeshadow base would work either.

  • Magenta Wilde

    I have long loved the look of eye gloss but it’s never worked. I had bought some kind of creamy Revlon shadows ages ago (like the late 1990s) and hoped for this cool glossy look and it just creased. Every single creamy shadow does that, so gloss has me imagining the same effect but worse.
    Have you tried the new NYX lippies, the powder ones, Muse? I swatched in Ulta and was intrigued — they feel nice and velvety and have beautiful pigmentation, but they also seemed like they would wear off in a hot second.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m actually testing now ;-D should have thoughts on them up shortly! 😀

  • Christina D.

    Not even remotely interested in this BUT love love love Pearl Jam!

  • kellly

    I have deep set eyes and am always looking for shine, reflection, sparkle, anything that will make my eyes look less like my face is a skull. So I’m going to give this gloss a try because I’ve always loved a glossy eyelid look. I hope it won’t get all smeary and I’m also going to wait to see if it ever appears at my Ulta store. I always like to see stuff “in person” instead of just ordering it online, but if I have to resort to that, I’m tempted. If only someone could come up with something shiny and glossy that stays put, I’d be a customer for life.

  • Jaz

    I never really took the gloss lid as some exclusive thing?? I’m a noob at makeup, but I managed to maintain the look to my liking. Maybe I’m just nuts haha. But I really like the grunge look. It goes well with my lack of expressed emotions. 🙂