I did a small makeup haul last week. No fancy stuff, all budget, of course. I ended up buying a lot of lip products this time, which I will be reviewing for all you pretty ladies, in the near future. Today I’ll be reviewing for you a product from this haul, NYX Brush On Gloss in the shade Red Lips.
Rs 300 for 7.5ml
Catch the sensuous sheer gloss, non-tacky, fruity/cherry scent that is nice to use alone or over lipsticks. The NYX BG 102 make-up brush applicator makes it easy to use by absorbing just the right amounts of liquid and cream products, thus giving a flawless shine on your lips.
Mineral Oil, Lanoline Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearalkoniun Hectorite, Diisostearyl Malate, Proplyene Carbonate,, Mica, Sorbitan Sesquilleate, Butylparaben, Polyethylene Terephthaiate
May Contain: Synthetic FLourophlogopite, Carmine D&C red#7, Tin Oxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77891, CI19140, CI42090, CI45410, CI15850, CI77492.
My Experience with NYX Brush On Gloss in the Shade Red Lips:
The gloss comes in a rectangular PET tube with a long pyramid shaped black fibre cap. The container is transparent. The applicator attached to the cap is a brush, the kind like nail paint applicators. The lip gloss has a fruity smell, but of an artificial kind. In the tube, the gloss appears to be blood red, with very subtle shimmer. I tried applying it on by lips with the brush applicator provided, but the result was non-uniform, streaky, uneven application. I picked up a doe foot applicator from an old lip gloss that I had exhausted. Only then was I able to spread the gloss evenly.
It is a moisturizing formula of very thin consistency, even runnier than the formula of Street Wear lip glosses. The colour is a nice blood red with a hint of very subtle shimmer. Since it is very runny, it won’t hide any pigmentation at all. In fact it just bleeds away from the lips. After minutes of application, the pigments settle down on the crease of the lips, making it look very unsightly. The staying power is horrible. The rich red colour will barely show for a couple of minutes before starting to fade away, leaving a line of gloss along the outline of the lips. Maybe application of a lip liner will help with this problem. But I don’t have patience with them. I wish it had a better texture because I loved the colour. I don’t see myself using this gloss either by itself or over a lipstick. I won’t recommend it to anyone.
Pros of NYX Brush On Gloss in the Shade Red Lips:
• Nice red colour.
• Not sticky.
Cons of NYX Brush On Gloss in the Shade Red Lips:
• The pigmentation is not all that good.
• The brush applicator is very difficult to work with.
• The pigments of the gloss start to accumulate in the creases within minutes of application.
• Staying power is very low.
• The formula is very thin almost watery, nothing like the Diamond Sparkle lip glosses.
• The gloss is very sheer, not at all fit for pigmented lips.
Will I Repurchase NYX Brush On Gloss in the Shade Red Lips?
No. As much as I adore NYX products, this one is a dud. I will not bother myself with the other shades of this range simply for the fact that they have a brush applicator.
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