Today, I will review for you one of the best and most affordable glosses in the market in my opinion. It’s the NYX butter gloss in the shade “Apple Strudel.” NYX “butter” range has been raved about ever since it launched in the market. The range consist of butter lip balms, butter lipsticks and butter gloss of course.
Add a little more sweetness to your lips with a touch of any of NYX Cosmetic’s Butter lip glosses available in 12 scrumptious colors! Get that creamy medium coverage on your lips without that sticky sensation. It’s perfect for every sweet tooth! Softens and conditions lips while giving a hint of color and gloss. (0.23 oz.)
How To Use:
Apply directly to lips with spatula applicator. Or wear over lipstick to add softness and shine.
Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Beeswax, Ceresin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan, Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Red 6 Na Salt (CI 15850), D&C Red 7 Ca Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red 28 Al Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake (CI 15985:1), FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake (CI 19140:1).
My Experience with NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Apple Strudel:
I love products from NYX. I find this brand to be highly affordable yet they have such high-quality products. Ever since their butter range came out, it seems like that’s what all beauty bloggers seem to be talking about. I have tried a butter lip balm in the shade “Brownie” from NYX and have loved it so much that I decided to try a butter gloss this time around. I have to say I am very much impressed with this product and must say it totally lived up to the hype.
All the butter glosses come in a standard opaque gloss tube and the color of the tube represents the color of the gloss itself. Though it may not always be an accurate representation of the color, but it does help to find a particular shade quickly amongst a clutter of glosses.
The shade “Apple Strudel” is a milky peach color. It is not super pigmented yet it is not sheer. It falls somewhere in between. I feel like it does give enough color to my lips, especially it being a lighter shade. The darker shade will of course be more pigmented, but I do feel like they may not hide pigmented lips completely. This shade may be tricky to work with on its own for medium/dark skin beauties as it may have a tendency to make your face look dead if paired with the wrong skin tone, but in that case, I feel like this would work best layered on top of a pink lipstick which is how I usually love to wear. It can work on its own too for light skin tones and will look best paired with a dark/smokey eye.
The gloss itself is on the thicker side. It does glide very smooth like butter and coats my lips evenly. It does not settle in fine lines on my lips. My lips do feel very hydrated and moisturized with this gloss on which is a boon for people who occasionally suffer from dry and chapped lips. It does impart a very shiny look to the lips yet it does not feel too sticky or slippery on the lips. This is probably the most comfortable gloss I have ever used and I love the feel and look of this on my lips. I usually am not a gloss girl because I do not like the stickiness aspect of it, but ever since using this, I tend to reach for this more and more every time.
The shine on my lips looks fresh for about 3-4 hours after which the shine does seem to wear down, but I can still see a hint of color on my lips. It does transfer but not too much. It also will survive through minimal snacking but not through a full meal. In total, the wear time of this would be around 4-5 hours on me which is quite good for a gloss. It does not leave a tint after it fades.
It does have a sweet fruity vanilla scent which I like and do not find bothersome.
In the LOTD, I am wearing Apple Strudel on my bare lips.
Pros of NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Apple Strudel:
- Affordable and easily available.
- Super comfortable on the lips.
- Not too sticky or slippery.
- High shine.
- Good staying power.
- Sweet fragrance.
- Sturdy and cute packaging.
- Keeps lips moisturized and hydrated.
- Does not settle or accentuate fine lines and dryness.
- Available in many shades.
Cons of NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Apple Strudel:
- This particular shade may tend to make your face look washed out if paired with the wrong skin tone. I feel like it looks most flattering with a lipstick underneath for some colour.