NYC New York Color Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss, I Question Your Taste

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NYC New York Color Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss in Plaza Punch

Just another shiny drugstore gloss? Not hardly. These NYC New York Color Extreme Glider Lip Glosses feel way more expensive than they should for $3 each. Smooth, thin and slick on my lips, they could almost pass for melted butter if it wasn’t for one little thing…


Butter tastes good. πŸ™‚

I’ve tried three of the 10 shades, and all of them taste and smell like a strong blend of children’s cough syrup and fruit punch concentrate; luckily, it dissipates after a few minutes of wear.

Coverage varies widely among the colors, with some of them, like Downtown Brown and Metro Mauve, applying so sheer that I can barely see any pigment on my lips, while others, like Plaza Punch, have plenty of pigment to spare.

The three I have contain glitter, which looks kinda chunky in the tube, so I expected them to feel gritty, but they don’t. In fact, they could probably pass for MAC Lipgelées (LOVE) if not for the flavor and scent…

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nyc new york color extreme lip glider lip gloss swatches
Swatches from left: Downtown Brown, Plaza Punch and Metro Mauve

nyc new york color extreme lip glider lip gloss downtown brown
Downtown Brown

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Plaza Punch

nyc new york color extreme lip glider lip gloss metro mauve
Metro Mauve

Metro Mauve


I get about two hours of wear time from these, which isn’t bad considering the price. If you like smooth, non-sticky, glittery glosses that won’t break the bank (and can get over the questionable combination of flavor and scent), consider giving these Extreme Lip Gliders a try.

AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores (I found them at Target)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Yikes! It’s 11 already? Where did my Monday go? I think it’s time for this tire kitten to hit the haaaaay! See you soon. Sleep well. πŸ™‚


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  1. Ashley says:

    Whenever I hear a gloss has a bad taste to it, I automatically make the “yuck face” where one eye winks shut & my whole face puckers.
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  2. plaza punch & metro mauve are gorgeous!

    “butter tastes good.” that’s something paula deen or ina garten would say!

    …and now i’m hungry :p
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  3. Nikolas says:

    Karen πŸ™‚ Those look SO gorgeous!!! I’ve never really looked into NYC but I will for sure be checking these out πŸ™‚

  4. Omg metro mauve is so prettyyy. I really like the nude-ish colors.. Especially during the winter i don’t like to wear lipsticks. So i alwaya skip on to my nude lips with vaseline or a pretty nude lipgloss like these!

  5. Rads says:

    They look really cute though!
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  6. kana says:

    i love the colors and the packaging is very cute too! πŸ™‚ i am definitely grabbing a couple of them!

  7. gio says:

    Plaza Punch looks gorgeous! Too bad it tastes and smell bad! πŸ™
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  8. Ruchita says:

    For $3, I would probably give this a try. I like the Metro Mauve color the best. I’d probably keep this at my desk at work as a back-up gloss.

  9. knownever says:

    i hate a shitty scented lip product. rimmel makes some great lipsticks but that terrible melon scent makes them almost unusable.

    • Karen says:

      I don’t mind scented things as long as they don’t smell totally artificial. Have you smelled the NYX ones? Now those I can’t hang with.

      • knownever says:

        ahh it’s just bad taste that you’re bothered by? i’ve never tried ti nyx lipsticks. i have a few of their glosses which i really really didn’t like for formula reasons

  10. Tiffany says:

    Plaza punch looks great! I will probably give it a try for 3 bucks. My target doesn’t carry NYC though πŸ™

  11. Kerry says:

    Despite the bad taste, I’ll probably give Plaza Punch a try. Too bad they don’t taste like butter…I love butter. Paula Deen and I would be good friends. πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      So you’ll probably laugh, but I never quite got the allure of butter until I had really salty French butter last year. After that first hunk on some fresh bread…



      • Kerry says:

        Haha. That’s my favorite way to have butter. There’s a farmstand near my house that sells butter made by some Amish people. I can only get it during the summer, and it’s the best butter I’ve ever had.
        I need to go make dinner. I think I’ll have bread & butter, lol

  12. Kim says:

    These look awesome, especially for $3! Despite the funky smell/taste, this is quite a coup for NYC! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      The more I explore the brand the more I like them. Did you know their products are cruelty free?

      • Kim says:

        No, I didn’t. I only knew that they were owned by Del Labs (same people who own the Lacross impelement/Sally Hansen lines and Corn Silk). I never paid too much attention but thought the NYC stuff was mostly cheap-and-cheerful. I’m reconsidering after this!

  13. snoopysteph says:

    I can’t stand slanted tip applicators so these will be a skip for me. Pretty colors, though!

    • Karen says:

      I don’t mind them so much when they’re narrow like these. It’s the wide ones that give me some trubs…

      Anywho, how’s your week going so far?

      • snoopysteph says:

        I always get that “spillover” of gloss over the tip’s edge when I apply it directly to my lips. If I squeeze some onto my fingertip it’s not so bad but I generally don’t like doing that either.

        Week is going ok – it’s snowing like crazy outside & it’s not supposed to stop until 8pm! How’s yours?

        PS: My birrrrrrthday is Sunday! πŸ˜€ Going to have some “girl time” Saturday night to celebrate.

  14. Nina says:

    gorgeous! and given how cheap it is, i can live with the wear time!

  15. Chris25 says:

    I am a sucker for brown shades, so I may spring for Downtown Brown. The trouble for me is that glosses look really pretty, but I buy them, never wear them, and then transfer them to my pro kit. It seems that I like the idea of lip gloss more than I like actually wearing them.
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  16. Stephanie says:

    2 hours is long for 3 dollars! I like them.. just not the package.

  17. My favourite is Plaza Punch. Looks good enough to eat (on second thoughts, maybe not). recently posted … The Best Pigment Pot Eyeshadows

  18. vanessa says:

    I bought one of these and did not like it. .its a cheap product so i wont be buying again..

  19. Jenn says:

    I just got one and I really like it, China Town Cherry. I actually like the scent, reminds me of Jolly Rancher candies πŸ˜€ I think I’ll swipe up Riveside Rouge, Plaza Punch and maybe Metro Mauve. For $3-$4CND it’s a nice, cheap thrill (though I also think the quality far surpasses the price tag)

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