Sometimes you just want to believe a drugstore hype! I waited till the hype died down the Nyx Butter Glosses and went ahead with the purchase anyway. I blame eBay for giving me an amazing deal.
I picked out three shades –
Tiramisu : Pale pink and toffee kind of shade, it’s a little too light for me. I’m wearing it by itself below but I generally wear a darker lip pencil underneath so it’ll suit me better. Although it is quite pigmented, since it’s lighter than my lip colour, it can look patchy.
Strawberry Parfait : This lilac fuchsia shade is very sheer but that’s what makes it work. I feel like it wouldn’t suit me at all if it was more opaque since the colour is so cool toned and light. I actually enjoy wearing this on it’s own.
Peach Cobbler : This is a stunning coral shade that leans more orange, this one I would recommend purely for the colour. With two coats you can get a full opaque look.
While I like the colours I picked, formula wise I’m not 100% happy. The (huge) range varies a lot in terms of opacity and pigmentation, it’s more noticeable on darker lips. It’s very easy to apply and feels very smooth, it’s not sticky at all. They’re very glossy and don’t settle into lines. But these are just too heavy on the lips for my liking. This may not be a con for everyone since it might last longer but for me I hate it when I feel a heavy lip product on me.
These are very moisturising throughout the 3-4 hour wear. They will come off if you eat/drink but that’s standard for a lip gloss. Also, these do not stain, I know some people might prefer that.
I like the packaging, it corresponds to the actual shade which is nice to pick out. You get 8ml of product for $5. I guess for the price, you can’t really complain much but I do regret buying these, it’s definitely not something I needed. I think as a basic lip gloss, these are a great option, it’s just not what I like in terms of lip glosses.
Also, if you’re curious great examples of lightweight lip glosses I like are the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors, Chanel Levres Scintillantes, Maybelline Hi Shine and Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine.