Okay, so these were a ‘trick buy’ during my makeup ban (as detailed here) but I’m almost not sorry because these are fantastic. The NYX Butter Glosses have been celebrated pretty much everywhere. I wasn’t a big fan of many of NYX lip products, including the round lipsticks (hit or miss for me) and the soft matte lip creams, so I don’t know why I was so drawn to these.
Anyway, I got two: Apple Strudel and Maple Blondie. They look pretty similar, but Apple Strudel is peachier while Maple Blondie is a touch pinker. These were the colors that attracted me the most. I’m not a HUGE fan of super saturated glosses, so these were kind of perfect.
Swatched, you can see that they are sort of milky, but that doesn’t translate on the lips as opaquely as the swatches. They are a cinch to put on and spread out and the sweet vanilla-esque scent isn’t as overwhelming as the SMLC’s.
Wearing Maple Blondie:
These are freaking amazing; they aren’t tacky or heavy or uncomfortable to wear. They wear off evenly, too, again unlike the Soft Matte Lip Creams, which are pretty good except for their tendency to leave a ring of color around your lips as the day goes on. They are not long-wearing, however, but I’m happy to reapply.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased. I’d love to get more colors of these butter glosses. This formula is definitely up there for me.
NYX Cosmetics is cruelty-free. These are available online, as well as in some SM Department Stores and SM Malls.