Monday 6 January 2014

Big Bold NYC

Confession: I am not one of those girls who LOVES makeup. Yes, I like makeup and I like trying different products and brands but I do not experiment with makeup. I don't even wear makeup on a daily basis.

When it comes to makeup, lip products (stick, gloss, balm, etc) are my product of choice. I have also been told by numerous people that if nothing else, I should at least wear mascara on a daily basis because I have such nice (natural) lashes. 

So, when I received my Maple VoxBox from Influenster, and saw it contained mascara and a plumping lip gloss from NYC Colour, I was pretty happy.

Let's start with the lip gloss...I really wanted to love this product. The colour was Big City Blush, which I loved. It's a very subtle colour and perfect for me. I also thought that it had a nice glossy finish but the gloss is a bit 'sticky'. It's not super sticky, but sticker than what I normally use/like.

This product is a lip plumper and I don't feel it plumped my lips. I didn't notice a different and my family/friends didn't either. My lips did become plumper, it wasn't enough for people to notice. Like other lip plumpers, it does aggravate your lips, which is what causes your lips to plump. I have used lip plumpers before so I was expecting the burning feeling. However, after applying this product, my lips burned for at least 30 minutes. In my opinion, that is too long; especially since there was no noticeable plumping of my lips. And it was really uncomfortable.

From the before/after pictures above, you can see the gloss/colour but my lips are the same size.
My sister was also nice enough to try this product...her lips also burned for a long period of time and there was no noticeable plumping of her lips either.

Sadly, as much as I wanted to like this product, I can't. I don't think I will ever use this product again and I definitely do not recommend it.

I fared MUCH better with the mascara! The mascara was a curl mascara. I liked the shape of the wand, it was so easy to apply. There was no clumping, which is a HUGE bonus. 

I applied one coat to my top lashes only and you can definitely see a difference.

I really loved this fact, there wasn't anything I didn't love about it! I will be purchasing this in the future and I do recommend it!

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I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.

1 comment:

  1. I dont understand lip plumping products...I mean, do they ever work?!?