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Review of e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

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e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

Today I want to talk to you about the new e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry.  I reviewed the original e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator when it was brand new way back in 2012.  It’s a good product, though I was never a big fan of the taste, which reminded me of artificial sweetener.  Recently, e.l.f. released two new flavors of Lip Exfoliators for a total of three.  The two new flavors are Mint Maniac and Sweet Cherry.  If you’ve been following for awhile, then you know that I am firmly against mint on your lips because it is an irritant and completely counter-productive to lip health.  There was no way that I was going to pick up Mint Maniac.  I chose Sweet Cherry instead.  Let’s take a look.

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

In case you are unfamiliar, here is what e.l.f. says about their Lip Exfoliators: “Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. Apply to clean, damp lips and massage in a circular motion to exfoliate.  Follow with a lip balm or gloss to condition.” The e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator is, in essence, a sugar scrub in a tube.  E.l.f. changed the Exfoliator packaging a  little with these new flavors, but not by much.  The only real difference is that the new flavors have a clear space at the bottom to show off the color of the Exfoliator.  Otherwise. the packaging is the same lipstick tube design that housed the original.  The bullet swivels up and down just like a lipstick.  That’s the part that I really love about the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator- that it is designed like a lipstick.  Lip scrubs that are in jar form can be kind of a pain to use.  They can be a little messy.  But the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliators are super easy and convenient to use.  They are essentially mess-free and travel friendly.  With a simple wipe of a tissue to clean away any excess granules you are done- no muss no fuss.  It literally could not be easier.

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry

In my opinion, Sweet Cheery is an improvement over the original exfoliator.  Though Sweet Cherry is by no means a natural flavor, it tastes less chemically than the original.  It smells like candy, and almost (but not quite) tastes like candy.  I try not to taste my exfoliator at all, but sometimes it is inevitable.  I can’t really say that I like the Sweet Cherry flavor, but I like it better than the original by far.  The formula of the new flavors is a little different than the original.  Sweet Cherry is just as moisturizing as the original formula, but the granules are smaller than the original, so it is less abrasive.  As far as which one is better, it is really a matter of preference.  Some people like an exfoliator with large granules for a a hard-core exfoliation.  Others find those exfoliators too abrasive and almost painful.  I like both formulas, but I think that I prefer the new, less abrasive formula more.

I still think that the original e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator is a good product.  If you personally hate fruity candy scents and tastes, then you should definitely stick to the original.  But for me, I think that the next time I purchase a Lip Exfoliator, it will be the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Sweet Cherry.  I like the new formula and I prefer the taste to the original one.  I think e.l.f. did a good job on it.  It is definitely worth checking out.  You can find the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliators here on e.l.f.’s website.  They may be available in some stores, but it varies regionally.  The Lip Exfoliators are $3 each, which is a great price.  Have you tried any of the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliators?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos

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Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos

I picked up a few of these Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos from Sephora for the Holidays, and I wanted to swatch them for you in case you were interested in them too.  I have been impressed with the limited exposure that I have had to Bite Beauty products.  I find that these Luminous Crème Lipstick duos are very comfortable on the lips, and beautifully pigmented.  I do have one full sized Luminous Crème Lipstick in Shiraz that was a gift, but the line runs a little expensive for my taste.  That’s why I jumped on these Mix and Mingle Duos.  I can explore more shades in the line for a fraction of the cost.

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos

There are six Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos available this year, and I chose three of them.  The three duos that I chose are in the shades:

  • Latte/Cortado: This coffee themed duo features Latte, a warm nude, and Cortado, a nude pink.
  • Holly/Tannin: Holly is a bright, warm red while Tannin is a deeper, more Christmas red.
  • Mulberry/Scarlet: Mulberry is a deep berry shade and Scarlet is a dark red wine shade that is just a touch sheer.
Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duo Swatches

Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duo Swatches

The swatches are from left to right: Latte, Cortado, Holly, Tannin, Mulberry, and Scarlet.  These duos are small, .05 oz on each side, two-thirds of a full size Luminous Crème Lipstick.  However, they are also only $14 instead of the $24 that a full size will set you back. I am someone who likes to experiment, so I never get through an entire tube of lipstick anyway.  The Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Duos are perfect for me, and I am so glad that I got them.  These duos are just here for the Holidays, and they are going fast.  If you see that a duo you wanted is sold out online, don’t despair.  It may still be available in your local store.  I definitely recommend giving them a try.

New E.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm Review

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e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

Today I want to talk about the new e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms.  These new balms came out in late October, and e.l.f. originally released four shades for $2.00 each.  I got three out of the four.  Not long after that, e.l.f. released four more shades for a total of eight.  I went ahead and snagged a couple more on a free shipping deal, so now I have five out of the eight shades available.  I guess after explaining that, it is no surprise for me to say that I like these e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms, but the formula was not at all what I expected.  Let’s take a look.

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

E.l.f. describes these new Lip Kiss Balms as follows: “This beautifully tinted lip balm helps create baby soft lips so you can always be kissable! Each color provides a sheer tint of coverage for a lovely and luscious lip effect. Infused with Vitamin A & E, Grape Seed Oil, and Jojoba Oil to help nourish, protect, and moisturize lips. The silky smooth formula glides on lips for lasting comfort while the minty flavor keeps lips feeling fresh.”  Honestly, I think e.l.f. is way off with this description.  The Lip Kiss Balms don’t act like standard tinted lip balms, in my opinion.  I feel like the Lip Kiss Balms are a cross between a cream lipstick and a tinted lip balm.  They have a lot pf pigmentation and they are not as moisturizing as my other lip balms.  I expected them to have  lot more slip than they do because of the word “balm” in their name.

When I first applied the Lip Kiss Balms they were stiffer than I expected.  They do warm up on the lips, however, and sink in.  There is a noticeable minty smell and taste, and they do have a slight tingle upon application.  I have mentioned many times how much I disapprove of mint in lip products.  Mint is an irritant, and I am not a fan.  Luckily the tingle is slight and short lived.  After the first minute or so the minty tingle is gone along with the scent.  The taste lingers a little longer, but no more than five minutes.  After the balms warm up on your skin, they feel very comfortable.  I don’t think they are as moisturizing as the lip balms that I like to use on a regular basis, but they are moisturizing for a lip product with as much color as they have.  Certain shades are more opaque than others, and you can certainly build up to a very bold look with some of them.  The lighter shades tend to be more sheer, but all of them have decent color payoff.  I picked up a pretty good selection of shades.

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

  • Bare Kiss is a sheer, warm nude shade that is a little lighter than my natural lip color.  It is more typical of a tinted lip balm.
  • XO Red is a pink-toned red shade that is as pigmented as a lipstick.  When I heard “tinted lip balm” I did not expect this, and I think that term is misleading in a shade like this one.  It is a very pretty shade, but definitely not one that you can slap on without a mirror.
  • Berry Sweet is a sheer berry shade with plum undertones.  This shade can be sheered out like in the lip swatch below, or it can be built up for a stronger look.
  • Kissing Coral is a bold orange-toned coral shade.  There is a lot of color with this shade, and it is the only one that I have with actual shimmer particles included.  Again, the term “tinted lip balm” seems inappropriate for this shade.
  • Smoochy Spice is a sheer pinky mauve shade.  It is similar to Bare Kiss, but pinker and cooler in tone.  This shade is more typical of a tinted lip balm, and it is pretty much the same color as my lips.

Here are some lip swatches:

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

Here is a swatch on my hand.  Left to right and then top to bottom we have Bare Kiss, XO Red, Berry Sweet, Kissing Coral, and Smoochy Spice.  The e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms last about two hours on me before I feel that I need to re-apply.  Because they have typical lip balm type packaging and design, they have a wide flat head.  It can be hard to get a precise application with the bolder colors.

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms

While I think that the e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balms are a bit misleading, I do ultimately like them.  They are not the same as reaching for a Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment or even a Maybelline Baby Lips, but they are comfortable to wear and they look nice.  They are also dirt cheap.  At $2 each, they are a bargain.  If you can get over the troublesome application and mintiness, I think you would really enjoy them.  Once they warm up on my lips they feel great.  If the mint is not a deal breaker, go ahead and give them a try.  I believe that right now they are only available at eyeslipsface.com, but keep checking your local Targets and the drugstores that sell e.l.f.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick Review and Swatches

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Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Today I have two of the new Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks to show you.  I don’t usually use Almay, and I am pretty sure that these are the first Almay Lip products that I have tried, but I love lip butters so I had to try them out.  The Butter Kiss Lipsticks launched for Spring 2015.  There are twelve shades in the line designed to coordinate with your skin tone.  What Almay means by this is that they have considered three different skin tones: Light, Light-Medium, and Medium (I guess anyone darker than Medium is SOL as far as Almay is concerned) and created corresponding Butter Kiss Lipsticks in four shade categories: Pink, Red, Nude, and Berry.  What they ended up with are twelve shades with names like Pink Light, Red Light-Medium, Berry Medium, and so on.  The system is pretty gimmicky in my opinion, and I doubt that people are actually sticking only to the shades recommended for their skin tones.  So, let’s ignore the “Smart Shade” aspect for now, and let’s focus on the product itself.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

One thing that I love about the Butter Kiss Lipsticks is that they swivel all the way down into the tube so that there is no threat of nicking the lipstick with the cap.  (Don’t you HATE that?)  The packaging is pretty much identical in size and shape to the Revlon Lip Butters.  The only difference to the Revlon version is that the cap is clear and smooth on the Almay Butter Kiss Lipsticks and the tube color corresponds to the shade.  They have a sweet bakery kind of smell like vanilla or cookies.  It is wholly unnecessary, but not unpleasant.  I do not detect any sort of taste with the Butter Kiss Lipsticks.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Nude Medium

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Nude Medium

As far as formula is concerned, I find the Almay Butter Kiss Lipsticks very similar to the Revlon Lip Butters.  They are just a tad bit more creamy than the Revlon Lip Butters, but not as creamy as the Maybelline Color Whispers, if that helps.  The Butter Kiss Lipsticks are a buttery, balmy type of lipstick.  They start out feeling pretty thick on your lips, but as they melt with your body heat, they thin out a bit and feel creamy and moisturizing.  They retain a certain amount of stickiness which helps the color last a little bit longer than similar products, but may not be the most pleasant experience for those who are sensitive to such things.  They are definitely not long-lasting, so be sure to keep the Butter Kiss Lipstick handy when you are out.  I can go about three hours before I need to re-apply, less if I am eating or drinking.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Berry Medium

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Berry Medium

The Butter Kiss Lipsticks have varying pigmentation with some shades landing more on the sheer side and others that are almost opaque.  I chose two of the darkest shades, Nude Medium and Berry Medium, because I don’t like the way I look in light lip colors.  Neither are actually dark.  Nude Medium has decent opacity, though your natural lip will show through a little bit.  It is a medium warm-toned nude shade that suits me very well.  I am a huge fan of shades like this, and I think that they flatter a wide variety of skin tones.  Berry Medium is more sheer.  It is a pink-toned berry color that looks very similar to my natural lip color, only brighter.  Again, it is a universal type shade that will flatter almost anyone, no matter what their skin tone may be.  Here is a swatch of the two shades, Nude Medium is on the left and Berry Medium is on the right.

L-R: Nude Medium and Berry Medium

L-R: Nude Medium and Berry Medium

While not exactly groundbreaking, the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks are very nice lip products, and I think most of you would really enjoy them.  I do want to take a moment, though, to talk about the limited shade selection.  I am frustrated and really bothered by Almay’s exclusive selection of “skin tones” for their Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick line.  It’s offensive that they didn’t include a Dark skin category.  And of course I know that women with dark skin can use the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks and may really enjoy some of the shades, but that’s not really the point, is it?  It is hard enough for African American women to find makeup that works for them without dealing with such deliberate exclusivity from a mainstream brand.  It is far past the time for all major brands to carry a variety of shades that work for all skin tones, from the fairest to the darkest.  It’s not like there isn’t a market for it.  Come on, Almay, wake up and welcome to 2015.

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Anyway, the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks have a nice  formula, though a bit sticky for my taste.  They are definitely worth a try, especially since Almay is still 40% off at Ulta through tomorrow.  My preference is still the Maybelline Color Whispers (also 40% off), but the Butter Kiss Lipsticks are a decent option.  They leave your lips soft and supple and are a good addition to the butter lipstick trend.

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks

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NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick

The internet has been a buzz for the last month over the new NYX High Voltage Lipsticks.  That being the case, today I wanted to give you my review of the formula, and my thoughts on some of the less common shades in the line.  Here is what NYX has to say about them: “Amp up your look with our High Voltage lipstick! Each of the 22 dramatic shades is infused with vibrant color with a super-rich finish!”  I noticed a lot of pinks and corals in the lineup, but since the High Voltage Lipsticks are being promoted for their high-impact color, I wanted to try some of the more unusual shades, and ones that I don’t have ten dupes for in my collection.  Let’s take a look.
NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Free Spirit

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Free Spirit

The NYX High Voltage Lipsticks come in long, slender tubes with a clear plastic cap.  The packaging is nothing to write home about.  I like that you can see the actual shade before you buy, but that’s the only good thing about the packaging.  It looks cheap, and I had an issue with the cap coming off of the lipstick in my bag.  I know that these lipsticks are only $6 each, but NYX could have put a little more effort in the packaging, if nothing else than to make sure that the caps were secure.  The product does not quite screw all the way down into the packaging, so be careful opening and closing as to avoid nicks.  There is just the faintest sweet scent of vanilla or cookies, but no discernible taste.  I find the formula kind of inconsistent, so I will talk about each shade individually.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Free Spirit

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Free Spirit

The first NYX High Voltage Lipstick I chose was Free Spirit.  It is a bright, vibrant orange shade.  The pigmentation of these High Voltage Lipsticks is fantastic.  The vibrancy of Free Spirit is quite obvious and easy to achieve with very little layering.  The High Voltage Lipsticks have a smooth, creamy formula, but they do not perform the same.  Though I thought Free Spirit was a gorgeous color, I did not like the way it settles into my lip lines and emphasized my flaws.  It made the texture of my lips look uneven and unattractive.  I do not like how Free Spirit wears at all, and it will be going back.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine

Speaking of how they wear, I thought that the High Voltage Lipsticks are very comfortable on the lips.  I don’t find them drying at all, and they feel very lightweight.  Staying power is so-so.  They do not stand up to eating and drinking, so you will definitely have to re-apply throughout the day.  If you are not drinking or talking very much, you can probably get three or so out of them.  On the upside, the darker colors do stain a little and they seem to wear pretty evenly.  You are going to want to keep them handy, though.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine is the complete opposite of Free Spirit, and I love this shade.  It is a simply luscious deep wine color, and it wears beautifully.  Unlike Free Spirit, it does not emphasize my lip lines or uneven texture.  It is so smooth and creamy, and makes my lips look amazing.  This is a shade that highlights how pigmented the NYX High Voltage Lipsticks are.  This is just one layer of Wine & Dine for this super rich and intense color pay-off.  I can’t say enough good things about this shade, and I highly recommend Wine & Dine.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk

The final NYX High Voltage Lipstick I chose was Dirty Talk.  I am a product of the 90’s, and I used to love, love, love wearing dark brown lipstick.  I simply could not help myself when I saw Dirty Talk.  It is a warm chocolate brown, that is an updated and more modern version of that 90’s lip that I loved.  But I have to say that the jury is still out on this shade.  On one hand, it is just as creamy and pigmented as Wine & Dine, which I like very much.  However, it shares some of the same flaws as Free Spirit in that it emphasizes my lip lines.  It’s not quite as harsh and judgmental as Free Spirit, but I still think it is an issue.  Dirty Talk falls somewhere in the middle of the quality spectrum between Free Spirit and Wine & Dine.  I really want to love this shade, but I am still not sure, even after a couple weeks.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk

So, there you have it.  NYX High Voltage Lipsticks have a lot of good qualities, but I find the formula pretty inconsistent from shade to shade.  I definitely think that they are worth trying, but you need to do your homework first and make sure that the shade you want has a smooth and forgiving formula.  One thing is for sure; the NYX High Voltage Lipsticks are intensely pigmented and a lot of fun to play with.  Have you tried the NYX High Voltage Lipsticks yet?  What were your thoughts?  What shades have you tried, and do you have any suggestions?  Let’s talk about them in the comment below.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow

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NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow

Today I have the new NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow to show you.  The NYX Intense Butter Glosses are part of the new Spring 2015 lineup, and there are there are 12 new shades.  The formula is just as creamy and hydrating on the lips as the original Butter Glosses.  The original Butter Glosses have great pigmentation, but they are not opaque.  Even the deep shades will have a certain transparency or sheer quality to them.  That is where the Intense Butter Glosses differ from the originals.  These 12 new shades are packed with pigment, and you get an opaque application with only one swipe of the wand.  They are fantastic!

NYX Intense Butter Gloss applicator wand

NYX Intense Butter Gloss applicator wand

The NYX Intense Butter Glosses have a long, flat applicator wand.  I have a really hard time getting a precise application with this wand, which can be an issue because the glosses are so pigmented.  Using a lip brush may be extremely helpful if you want a crisp line.  You can also use a lip liner underneath to help get a clean edge if you so desire.  Neither are necessary, though, as I do not find that the Butter Glosses (Intense or original) feather or migrate into fine lines.  There is a tiny bit of tackiness when first applied that helps the color last for hours.  The Glosses aren’t sticky, though, and I find them so comfortable that I forget that I am even wearing them.  The Intense Butter Glosses have the same sugar cookie scent that the original Butter Glosses have, but no discernible taste.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow

I purchased the shade Toasted Marshmallow, which is a purple toned mauve.  The swatch on my lips is a light, one-swipe application.  You can see that the color is completely opaque.  If I were to build up the color even more it will lean more on the purple side.  Toasted Marshmallow is a gorgeous color.  It is bold, without being overpowering.  Even though it is not a bright shade, it still really made my lips pop.  The smooth, creamy formula doesn’t accentuate my lip lines, and Toasted Marshmallow is a great choice for aging lips.  I love it.  NYX Intense Butter Glosses are a win in my book.  You can find them at Ulta stores, or online at ulta.com or nyxcosmetics.com, and they retail for $6 each.  I am not the biggest fan of lipgloss in general, but the NYX Intense Butter Glosses formula is definitely worth a go.

NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

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NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

While at Target last week, I went ahead and picked up the NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set that was released for the Holidays and want to show it to you while there is still time to get it for yourself.  You may remember last month when I showed you a bunch of NYX Holiday 2014 sets that are available at Ulta.  Well, some of them have made their way to Target, and the NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set is one of them.  Here is what NYX says about the Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set: “Bask in decadence with three lustrous dessert shades from NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipgloss Pure Decadence Set! Whatever you’re in the mood for, these sweets serve up sheer to medium coverage in three luscious shades: Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Devil’s Food Cake.”

NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set

If you have not tried NYX Butter Glosses for yourself, you really should give them a shot.  The formula is creamy and very hydrating on the lips.  I don’t think that they are sticky, but there is a tiny bit of tackiness that helps the color last for hours.  They feel so comfortable that you may forget that you are even wearing them.  The glosses have great pigmentation, but they are not opaque.  Even the deep shades will have a certain transparency or sheer quality to them.  They can be built up, though, so you actually get a pretty nice shade range based on how thin or thickly you apply the product.  I find that extremely helpful with shades like Devil’s Food Cake that look pretty intense in the tube, but turn out quite wearable in reality.  The Butter Glosses have a sugar cookie scent, but no discernible taste.

NYX Butter Gloss wand applicator

NYX Butter Gloss wand applicator

NYX Butter Glosses have a traditional doe foot applicator.  There isn’t a very steep angle at all to the tip, which for me means a less precise application.  I do not find that they feather or migrate, but getting a precise lip line is very difficult.  Using a lip liner underneath can help with that, allowing for a clean edge if you so desire.  The lighter shades can have issues with streaking (which is often the case, no matter the brand) but the medium and dark shades are generally streak free and have a very even application.  I am not a big lip gloss fan, but the NYX Butter Glosses are a great find.

L-R: Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Devil’s Food Cake

L-R: Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Devil’s Food Cake

The NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set contains three shades: Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Devil’s Food Cake.  Red Velvet is a bright cherry red.  A thin application will pull a little pink, but regular or thick application will give you a lovely Christmas Red look.  Tiramisu is a pink-toned nude.  This shade is a little lighter than my natural lip color, and not really a great shade on me.  It’s lovely for those who love a nude or natural look, though, and would also layer very well over another lip color.  Devil’s Food Cake is a simply gorgeous deep berry shade.  Though it can be built up for a dark, vampy lip, it can also be sheered out for a very wearable berry lip.  Devil’s Food Cake has wonderful staying power, and even after it fades your lips are left with what looks like a light berry stain.

The NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set is a really good collection and is priced at just under $10.  The Butter Gloss formula is a winner, and this shade selection is beautiful and perfect for this time of year.  I am especially going to get a lot of use out of Red Velvet and Devil’s Food Cake.  The NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set is sold out on Ulta’s website, but you can still find it in some Ulta stores and Target stores.  I found mine at Target.  Be sure to call before you go to see if your local store has the set in stock.  If the NYX Pure Decadence Butter Gloss Set is a little too dark for your taste, there is also the Sugar Rush Butter Gloss set for those who like lighter and brighter shades.  Keep in mind that the sets are Holiday releases and Limited Edition.  You can find the individual shades as part of the regular NYX Butter Gloss line.