NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color Review

#405 Blue Rose is my first lipstick from this brand. One good thing about picking up a cheap and affordable lipstick is that you can experiment with new shades without feeling guilty. It is especially fun to try wild colors that you thought would never suit you.

NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color

Product Description:
Time for a Color Shock Therapy. Girls, this is NEW YORK CITY! It’s time to inject a color that lasts into your city life! Just like a cab speeding up 5th Avenue, with New York Color’s Expert Last lipstick, your look goes from 0 to 60 in seconds. Your lips instantly show your style to the outside world and they’ll stay this way for up to 6 beautiful hours.


Wears up to 6 hours, Long lasting shine, Amplified color, Velvety and glamorous finish, Doesn’t feather or bleed.

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Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Peg-4 Diheptanoate, Peg-8 Beeswax, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Silica, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’Abeille, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Tocopheryl , Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Propylparaben, Serica /Silk Powder/Poudre De Soie, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

My Experience with NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color:

This lipstick comes in a semi opaque tube. The lipstick was sealed with a plastic mentioning its ingredients when I bought it. The lid of the NYC Expert Last Lip Color range is transparent. Hence, the lid shows the color of the lipstick inside clearly. The fuchsia mauve bottom implies the shade of the lipstick you have bought. The packaging makes it possible to locate it easily from the stash. The brand name is name written on both the cap and the body of the lipstick. Also, the number and shade of the lipstick is mentioned on the bottom sticker. The shelf life of the product is not mentioned.

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The lipstick does not go inside the tube completely, when you twist it down. Therefore, every time I close it, I think that I might break its top. Although the packaging is quite sturdy and cool, but if it falls from a height, then its transparent cap might get scratches. The packaging is presentable and does not look like a cheap product at all. Though, it shuts with a click, but once when I carried it in my bag, I found the lid open.

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#405 Blue Rose is a welcome change for me from my red and pink color lipsticks. It is an absolutely gorgeous shade and it suits all skin tones. You can wear this color to a restaurant for lunch date, as well as to any upcoming festival. This shade will surely draw attention wherever you go, but not in a negative way.

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#405 Blue Rose is a bright purple fuchsia colour with blue undertones. I must tell you that the shade is much brighter and purple than it looks in the lip swatch. No matter how many times I clicked the pictures under different light, I failed to get the exact color on my lips. Though, the hand swatch is just fine and shows the exact shade.

One advantage of wearing such a shade is that it makes your teeth look white than it actually is. I feel very happy for the way it brightens up my face. It acts as a mood lifting color for me on a dull day. I am going to wear it quite a few times in the coming days.

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#405 Blue Rose has a candy like fragrance, which disappears after application. It glides easily on the lip and does not make it feel dry. The finish does not feel heavy or uncomfortable on the lips. It is decently pigmented, but you can never go wrong or overdo even after multiple swipes with this bold shade.

Although it does not last for 6 hours as claimed by the brand, but still the staying power is quite good. It will stay for 3 to 3.5 hours, if you do not eat anything in between. You can further increase the staying power by applying a nude lip liner beneath. The lipstick fades away completely, when you have had a full meal.

Overall, I am happy with this lipstick and its color.

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Pros of NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color:

  • Beautiful, unique shade.
  • Suitable for day as well as night.
  • Will suit any skin tone.
  • Brightens up the face.
  • Decent pigmentation.
  • Light and smooth finish.
  • Does not make lips dry.
  • Mild candy fragrance, which goes away on application.
  • Does not settle into fine lines.
  • Does not leave any funny unwanted stain behind.
  • Affordable price.

Cons of NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color:

  • Fails to deliver 6 hours of staying power as claimed.
  • Presence of propyl parabens in the ingredients list.
  • Does get transferred onto mugs.
  • Needs careful handling, as it might break if it falls.
  • Not travel friendly. You will need to carry it in a separate makeup pouch to be safe.

IMBB Rating:

I am deducting 0.5 for the false 6 hours claim. I was not expecting it at this price, but I am strictly against false claims and another -0.5, because it is not parben free.

Would I Recommend or Repurchase NYC #405 Blue Rose Expert Last Lip Color?
Yes to both! Break free from the red or pink shade and embrace this unique purple fuchsia shade. I am looking forward to try more shades from this range.

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