NYX is a brand not widely available in the UK, and up until a couple of weekends ago, I had never even seen a NYX stand in the UK. However, I was aware that in a select few NEXT’s are NYX stands and guess what!? I found one, in possibly the biggest NEXT and NEXT Home I have seen ever, (it had its own Costs!) This was in the Gemini Retail Park in Warrington, (it also had the nicest Boots ever too!) Anyway whilst I was there I picked up a blogger favourite; their Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige, I have heard Ingrid or MissGlamorazzi talk about it many a time, so thought it had to be the one I picked up.
I think I’ll start with the packaging. Surprisingly I really like this, it isn’t as basic as it first appears to be; the cuboid with rounded edges may not be new however NYX have crafted it really nicely. The lid is of the shiny black twisting variety, with the added embellishment of a bow diagonally on the end of the tube. The part that holds the product is coloured the same as the product inside, (I don’t think that the tube is see through however, I could easily be wrong.) I like the packaging as it is wipe clean unlike some brands meaning it is ideal to travel with. It also is quite slim and sturdy, meaning it is ideal for slipping into a handbag or school bag for top ups throughout the day.
As for the product itself it smells amazing, whilst sat here writing this post I cannot stop myself from opening the tube and smelling the strong fake cherry smell. I honestly love it! I think that maybe some people will shy away from the product because of the overpowering smell but if you can get over that I imagine most people can find a place in their collection for this gloss.
Beige is a very strange name for the light pinky nude colour that it is. I would have gone for Pink Beige at a push highlighting the fact that it is a nudey pink, calling it Beige makes me think it is a paint colour which doesn’t sound too appealing to put on your lips really. I have honestly fallen in love with the consistency of this too. Although it is a shiny gloss it isn’t too sticky, this does mean it’s not the longest wearing gloss but it lasts longer than the Benefit glosses I have tried. Going back to the consistency it is slightly buttery almost, (is that how you’d describe it?) Anyway however you would describe it, it glides beautifully onto the lips. The way it glides onto the lips is helped by the wand. At first glance it seems to be an ordinary doe foot applicator like most other glosses, but if you look closer it is slightly curved helping you apply it easily to the lips. I really like this as it is also quite flexible so I can get the corners of my lips with out going wrong which is something I manage to do a lot.
For me I think this lip gloss would look best on pale skin tones as it would stand out nicely against pale skin like mine, I also think wearing a similar blush could look nice. For the rest of the face I would go for minimal makeup, neutral eyes etc. But if you can get your hands on this, I would seriously suggest it!
At £6 it was not the least expensive lip gloss I have ever bought, however, so far it has been worth every penny. I think I would like to try some of the Butter Glosses next as I would love to compare them to this and also the Collection Lip Creams too! Have you tried any NYX products, what are your thoughts on them?