Just in case you were wondering, if you wear one of the new $5 NYX Butter Glosses while eating cinnamon walnut French toast with a heaping scoop of butter, you will not — I REPEAT! — will not experience butter overload.
(As if there were such a thing.)
On my lips, each of these 12 new moisturizing, non-sticky lip glosses feel all smooth and slick like little sticks of butter…but they don’t taste or smell like butter (whew!)
Nope, more like brown sugar and vanilla, yum!
I’ve had mixed luck with NYX lip product flavors and scents in the past, know what I mean?
Not these though. As far as my nose and palate are concerned, NYX nailed these. On a sensory level, these Butter Glosses represent probably the best experience I’ve ever had from the line. Both the brown sugar and vanilla notes are faint, too, just barely there, and dissipate quickly after 1-2 minutes.
One swipe from the doe-foot applicator leaves behind a sheer layer of color and satiny shine, while a second layer ups the coverage to medium.
Either way, these don’t last all that long on my lips. Most of the time I get about an hour.
Despite a couple of quibbles I have with these, I like ’em, in large part because I think they feel like the fabulous $22 Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, WHICH I LOVE! — with the biggest differences between them being price, and how long they last on my lips (I think the Clarins Lip Perfectors last longer).
The Butter Glosses can also appear a little patchy at first, where the Lip Perfectors appear smooth and even without any extra effort.
To help the Butter Glosses along, I’ll pat the gloss down with a finger, and press my lips together to smooth things out.
It’s a little extra effort, but not a biggie considering the awesome $5 price.
PRICE: $5 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Wednesday randomness: a teeny, tiny pineapple
I’m not quite sure what to do with this tiny pineapple…
Should I even bother hacking into it?
It’s from the potted pineapple plant my in-laws brought over last Thanksgiving as a gift (yes, strange). The plant’s been sitting on a hutch in my living room since then, and truth be told, I’m amazed it hung on this long. Novato’s not exactly the tropics, after all…as evident by the fact that the tiny pineapple has now fallen off the plant.
Poor thing… Part of me wants to eat it, but there’s hardly anything there.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,