NYX Lip Lingerie Gloss ($7.50) is a new lipgloss version of Lip Lingerie that gives color with a glossy finish versus the original long-wearing matte finish.
As you may know for Spring 2018 NYX launched three finishes in the popular Lip Lingerie Collection. The original formula started out life as a long-wearing matte liquid lipstick which is now available in this gloss formula as well as a shimmer and glitter version.
I’m not a fan log long-wear lipstick nor do I like mattes so I was pretty happy to see new finishes particularly a glossy version. At a glance I have to admit these instantly reminded me of Kylie Cosmetics Gloss. In some ways, the formulas even feel a bit the same as well as the colors although, NYX’s version seems a little thinner in consistency.
I’ve already reviewed the glitter version which I disliked so when I hauled out the glosses I wasn’t expected much but was delightfully surprised how much I enjoy them however, I did have one issue.
NYX Lip Lingerie Gloss is really quite a lovely formulation. These around in a round barrel which holds 0.11 oz of product and are marked at $7.50 each but I’m sure during sales at Ulta and such you’ll be able to score them for even less. I haven’t personally seen the displays for myself but I can imagine it is going to cause a lot of confusion if they display these together as entire line is built across the same shade selection just with different finishes. Even when I stored them in my drawer I was confused which was shimmer, which glitter, and which a gloss! I couldn’t do a quick grab but had to lean in and read the label to make sure I had the correct finish I wanted. We’ve discussed how NYX seems to have so many versions of the same product under a different name. For example, at this point they must have at least 10 different long-wear liquid lipsticks they launched that all seem identical to me under a new name. In this case, it’s not so much the formulas or finishes are the same but the packaging and shades are.
Speaking of shade selections that was one of my major complaints with this collection. I think the idea of Lip Lingerie was to create a line of wearable nudes but in reality a lot of the shades offered either aren’t nude or aren’t flattering on me. For example, I picked up Butter and had some hope it would be a nice nude but in reality it’s this nude greige. None the less, the formula is incredible! I just wish the shades selection were a little more wearable for me.
The texture of the gloss is lightly creamy with an easy glide on my lips. Once applied it felt very plush and quite shiny but not sticky nor tacky. The color is opaque on a single application and anything but sheer which I loved as too many lipglosses apply with zero pigment but this applied with excellent color pay off. The glossiness was just perfect and lasted quite nice for the first 2 hours of the 5 hour wear time. I didn’t have problems with the color moving on my lips and it felt pleasantly moist. There is some sort light cherry-ish flavor and fragrance but nothing too offensive.
All in all, I love this formula but I’d love to see a bigger shade range in it. That was the only area I felt was lacking. We all know NYX does so love to launch a product in a wide variety of colors so why not expand upon this great formula and create more shades in it?
NYX Lip Lingerie Gloss is available now at ulta.com.