THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST LIP PRODUCT BESIDES REGULAR LIPSTICK THAT I’VE EVER TRIED!
I’m sooooooo happy with it.
It’s called “NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color”.
- It’s cheap. I bought mine for $2.99 each (South Ferry Berry & Gramercy Park Plum). That price just makes my little heart sing!
- The color payoff is fantastic and it’s buildable so depending on how much you use you can make it look like whatever you want along the lipstain to lipstick spectrum.
- The best part is the texture. I love lipstick for it’s relatively moisture rich yet dry finish. To clarify, I don’t mean that lipstick dries out my lips. I hate it when any product dries out my lips which is why I hate lipstains but I also hate lip gloss. Lip gloss just feels gross to me (it feels like a have a sticky, gooey mess on my lips), I never feel like the moisture actually sinks into my lips at all unlike lipstick does, it comes off so easily as compared to lipstick (I usually get that lipstain-esque look even after the lipstick comes off a little and I love that but there’s none of that with lip gloss), I have long hair and I hate it when it gets stuck in the lip gloss and it gets on my face (it’s a hot mess), & I’ve never gotten the kind of color payoff that I want from lip gloss. (I have to put on so much to get half the color I want. It’s probably because I’m darker skinned meaning that my lips are a darker color than the average American woman’s so what would work on them doesn’t really work on me in the same way but I digress.)
- It seems to be a bit more moisturizing that any of the lipsticks I’ve used thus far.
- The finish can be anywhere from matte to satin-y depending on how much you use.
- It’s a little hard to use because of the shape of the actual product. I’m used to using lipstick and they seem a lot more intuitive because they’re shaped like lips whereas this is shaped like a crayon. It was a bit difficult to get defined edges but I think it’d be fine if the point was a little sharper. I used the sides of the crayon for the majority of my lips but I’d recommend using a brush to get defined edges with this product.