I can't believe a month has already flown by since I picked these up in a BOGO sale at ULTA (the same time I nabbed their super disappointing Eye Shadow Base) but I'm finally getting around to doing a proper review of these glosses!
These, especially the shade "Beige", tend to get a LOT of hype in the blogosphere and on YouTube; do they live up to high expectations or were these as much of a let down as NYX's Eye Shadow Base?
Take the jump to find out!!
I hate to be a debbie downer but I was pretty disappointed in the performance of these glosses.
HOWEVER, I have to say that the anticlimax was absolutely due to the hype that people give these glosses; if they hadn't been so utterly hyped then I'm sure I would have been more pleased with these so do bear that in mind.
The packaging is simple and cute, like most NYX products are housed in, and the gloss itself smells like artificial cherries (which I could see people either loving or hating). Thankfully there isn't a strange taste that comes with the scent though as these are, in my opinion, utterly tasteless.
Left - Beige, Right - Sugar Pie
Here's where the disappointment set in.
With a name like "Mega Shine" I expected these to be, to state the obvious, ultra shiny. However, I found that these were no more glossy than other drug store lip glosses and the pigmentation was utterly lacking.
Based on the hand swatches I know that seems contradictory to say, but once you see these on my lips you'll see why I feel they're lacking in the pigment department.
Also, while we're on the subject of pigment, I have to tell you that I found these extremely hard to apply; the applicator doesn't pick up much product so it takes me around 6-10 dips into the tube to coat my lips evenly.
You can tell that these absolutely have enough pigmentation to provide the lips with color but what I find wrong with the pigment is that it settles into the lines of the lips (which you can see in the photos above).
This is utterly unflattering (if you ask me) and thus I would have to wear these with a lipstick underneath to mask the color patchiness.
That aside, these aren't BAD lip glosses by any stretch of the means. They just didn't live up to the hype that they receive and thus I felt let down.
So long as you're willing to work with these glosses and don't mind their quirks then you'll probably get along with the NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses just swimmingly. I just personally own other drug store lip glosses that perform exceedingly better so I can't see myself reaching for these on even a semi-regular basis.
even Galileo, who's usually all up in my business when I'm taking blog photos, found these to be a bit of a snooze.
Oh well; you win some you lose some I guess!!
Have you tried the NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
What's your favorite drug store lip gloss?
xoxo - Cassie