Wearing N.Y.C. New York Color Ultra Last Lipstick in Sugar Plum
I seriously cannot believe these NYC New York Color Ultra Last LipWear lipsticks are just $2. TWO DOLLARS!
Like Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck, (I think) these are worth way more than their price implies. I’m talkin’ hidden drugstore gems.
I didn’t expect much from the three tubes I bought on a whim last weekend, but what a pleasant surprise. Opaque, pretty colors, a smooth texture, a hydrating formula and a high-shine finish? WOW!
Wear time’s been pretty good (about five hours), and they’ve been able to withstand
gin-n-juice sips of water, but they don’t really tolerate meals.
Tabs gives ‘em two paws way up for being both drugstore AND cruelty-free, and I give them two thumbs up for not having an (ob)noxious taste or scent (I’m talking to YOU, NYX Beautiful).
To top it all off, they come in 20 shades! The perfectly named Berry Rich is my favorite of the three I got. It makes lips sing sonnets paired with purple eye looks.
But here’s the thing…the bullet’s gotta go. It doesn’t screw all the way down, so the sticks jut out of the tubes; consequently, I keep nicking the sides of the bullets when I put the caps back on, grrr…
The caps also feel kinda flimsy, too, but maybe that’s a trade-off for a $2 tube. I keep expecting one to pop open in my purse… Ms. Kate Spade would not be down with that.
N.Y.C. New York Color Ultra Last Lipsticks from left: Berry Rich, Sugar Plum and Caramel
Swatches from left: Sugar Plum, Berry Rich and Caramel
Bargain hunting beauties, broke college students (been there!) and low-cost lipstick lovers — you might want to give these a try on your next trip to the drugstore to buy toilet paper and grapes — wait, that’s me.
PRICE: $2 each; 20 shades to choose from
AVAILABILITY: At most drugstores and online.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
In completely unrelated yet sufficiently scintillating news…
Ryan Reynolds’ abs just snagged People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive award! See, Ryan! I knew you could do it, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,