NYC New York Color Lipshine in Midtown Mulberry
Today El Hub found out about my affair.
It had been going on since way back in 2006. That’s when I met the Sally Hansen Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatments while cruising the aisles at Walgreens one afternoon for a pick-me-up after a really tough day.
There they were, non-sticky and pigmented, with a wear time that lasted for hours and hours…
What can I say? It just happened. When I saw they were a mere $6, I was willing to throw everything away. They were the closest thing to drugstore lipgloss nirvana I had ever seen.
But I’m not going to say I would have done it all again. No way. What I should have done is hold out for the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshines I met last week.
Like the Sally Lip Treaments, they’re light and non-sticky with lots of rich color, but they’re an even more incredible bargain at $2.49 a pop!
Since the last experience I had with an NYC gloss was less than stellar, I expected Brighton Beach Peach (a shimmery golden peach), Midtown Mulberry (a creamy berry) and Big Apple Spice (a pearly bronze) to let me down. They’re the three Lipshine shades I recently tried (out of the 10 available).
Thankfully, it didn’t work out that way at all.
From top to bottom: Midtown Mulberry, Brighton Beach Peach and Big Apple Spice
Wands from the left: Brighton Beach Peach, Big Apple Spice and Midtown Mulberry
Swatches from the left: Brighton Beach Peach, Big Apple Spice and Midtown Mulberry
Big Apple Spice
Brighton Beach Peach
Pigment varies among the colors. These three range from sheer to medium to full coverage, so the line probably has a little something for everyone.
The three I tried have a (faint) yummy caramel flavor and scent, both of which fade after about 10 minutes on my lips, and they’re hydrating as all heck.
And have I mentioned how long they last? We’re talking hours, even through a meal.
For what it’s worth, Tabs says he also likes the brand. He says NYC New York Color doesn’t test on animals, MEOW!
PRICE: $2.49 each; 10 colors to choose from
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
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Did you happen to hop on Google today? They had some cool artwork to honor children’s book writer Roger Hargreaves, probably best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books, which my younger brother and I both loved. I remember him begging me to read Mr. Chatterbox to him over and over again.
Speaking of children’s books, I just found out that another one of my childhood faves, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, written by Richard & Florence Atwater, has been made into a movie that comes out next month.
I’m not one of Jim Carrey’s biggest fans, but I’m looking forward to the movie. In second grade, I re-read the book so many times that I broke the spine of my copy.
I just hope they don’t do that thing where they make the animals’ lips move like a human’s because it FREAKS. ME. OUT! I’ll take a regular old dog or cat with a simple voiceover like in Homeward Bound any day.
On the subject of children’s books, though, what were some of your favorites as a child?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,