Happy Monday everyone! For those of you that survived the massive crowds in store on Friday, I hope you got all the savings you were looking for. ❤ I was too stuffed from Thanksgiving to drag myself to the mall; instead of fighting over the last striped sweater at H&M, I was busy dreaming about decorating the Christmas tree. That’s right, the best holiday of all is now upon us! Even though I’ve silently been celebrating Christmas since the beginning of November, it’s finally socially acceptable to celebrate this joyous season. Time to break out the ornaments, wrapping paper, and hot chocolate! 😀 Now it’s time for a review:
If you’re one of those higher-end makeup lovers that believe anything less than $10 must be awful quality, hold that thought and pick up a gloss. NYX Butter Gloss is a cult-classic item, one that nearly every makeup junkie owns. Well, almost everyone…These two are my first ones! They’re super affordable, sweetly scented, and slightly sticky. NYX Butter Glosses may only be $5, but they are better quality than some $20 ones you’ll find at Sephora. The pigmentation is on the sheerer side and the texture is just perfection. Nice and smooth with minimal stickiness, what could be better? The only problem I have with this lippie is that it applies a little streaky. Raspberry Tart (the purple one) definitely takes some time to get just right, as the pigment tends to gather around my lipline.
Merengue is a pretty baby pink with a decent wear time, around 4 hours. This shade is on the lighter side, it reminds me of MAC’s Pink Friday lipstick but in gloss form. Overall: B+.
Raspberry Tart is a bright berry purple that has 3-3 1/2 hour wear time. I had a little trouble applying this shade, as the streakiness was frustrating to deal with. After getting everything looking great it wore fairly well, although I was dreading the time when I’d have to reapply it. Overall: A solid C.
Despite that issue, I’m really fond of these glosses. They’re perfect for gifting, have the cutest names (bakery treats!), are reasonably priced, and there are a wide array of shades available. You can find these at Ulta, certain Target and drugstore locations, certain fashion chains (Charlotte Russe, Ashley Fox, etc.), and their website here. 🙂