This being my first review, let me introduce myself as Nicekp. I am so glad to be a part of you all and I am looking forward to a wonderful time here. I love reading reviews especially if it is for some product that I am looking out for which makes it all the more exciting. There have been a couple of reviews that I have come across on MABH that have helped me in deciding to either buy or not buy a particular product.
What better way to start a New Year by reviewing one of my favorite products, a lip product. I simply love lip products. You can have so many and still there would always be that one colour that is still missing from your vanity :) I plead guilty of this. Today I am reviewing a lip gloss for you all.
It is a lip gloss from the brand NYX. I was on the lookout for sometime now for a true red lip gloss that would be a little easy on the pocket too. And, that is when I came across ‘Golden Red’ by NYX on one of the popular online stores. I also picked up two other shades along with this one for which the reviews should soon follow this one. However, it was only after checking out some reviews for it online, youtube etc. that I decided to get it. So, lets see how it fares in my report card!
Rs 148 for 2.5 ml. Its originally priced at 175/- but I got it at a discount from an online store.
The shade number is 04 and its called Golden Red.
Glide the lip gloss applicator over the lips for glossy lips! ;)
3 years from the date of manufacture.
My Take on NYX 04 Golden Red:
Packaging: It did not come in any container or box but the gloss in itself is in a plastic tube as seen in the picture. One can make out the colour from the tube itself. It is a pretty sturdy packaging and so must be travel friendly though I am yet to try that out. The packaging is recyclable too. The applicator too is nice and easy to use and is not difficult to pull out of the tube.
Colour, Consistency & Texture: The colour is a bronze golden red with plenty of shine (glossiness) to it and absolutely no shimmer. Thus living up to its name of being a gloss. The texture is neither too creamy nor too runny. It is just right! The fragrance too is mild and fruity and sweet but not the one that can give you a headache. Citrusy I think?
Pigmentation: The colour pay off is amazing. It is a nice light red colour with golden effect. With just one swipe you get can a decent amount of colour onto the lips. It is not drying at all and at the same time not heavy on the lips. The staying power too is also similar to any other lip gloss of about 3 to 4 hours without any meal involved. After which it’ll only tend to fade away leaving a slight glossy look.
How it works: My lips basically are unevenly colored. The upper lip being pigmented. So, finding colours that would mask this uneven pigmentation is a trick in itself. Moreover, I am wheatish and have extremely dry skin that has issues in Chennai’s winter too. But, I have always loved red lips and this has never deterred me from buying red lip products. However I was dissatisfied by it all and that’s when I thought of giving lip glosses a try. I came across this one by NYX by chance and was excited that it was on a discount too. I picked it up immediately and thank God, I don’t have any regrets :) With just a single swipe you can get a good amount of colour on your lips and it stays put. Plus it is cruelty free and hypo allergic as the product claims.
The only thing that bothered me was that it is still not my ‘true red’ for which the hunt still continues. I am aware of some other brands that have true red lip glosses but I am on the lookout for a pocket friendly one too.
- First and foremost, the price!!
- It is available online on most sites.
- The color pay off is amazing. True to its name. One swipe will do its job for a light reddish glossy effect.
- It is absolutely no sticky.
- It has no shimmers, plain gloss and shine.
- Tastes fruity, citrus-like I think??
- The staying power of around 3 to 4 hours is pretty decent too.
- Light in texture but not drying on the lips.
- Eco friendly, hypo allergic and cruelty free.
- None for the product as such but not my ‘true red’.
Do I Recommend?:
I would absolutely recommend this to anybody who is on the lookout for a pocket friendly red lip gloss unless they want a true red like me. There is nothing I do not like about this product for me to not recommend it to any body. And, being easy on the pocket for such a good quality product it is a definite YES from me.
Would I Repurchase?:
I would not repurchase the same colour but, others in this range I would definitely pick up. I actually picked up two more and would review them soon if interested. You can comment on that below. The other two shades are ‘Queen of Africa’ and ‘Chocolate Mousse’.