Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review: NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses

I'm more of a lipstick girl, so when a lipgloss manages to impress me, it really says something about the quality of the product. And NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses really make me sway and abandon a drawer full of beautiful lippies!

NYX Mega Shine lipglosses are a bit sticky, smooth and pigmented glosses packaged in an adorably simple tube with a little bow on the cap. They come with a slanted doe foot applicator which makes applying the gloss easy and accurate, which is especially important for darker shades. Due to the slight stickiness, they have a very decent staying power - on me they last for 2-3 hours. The gloss smells exactly like cherry candy; maybe not the most sophisticated of smells, but rather pleasant and not overpowering.

L-R: Beige, Dolly Pink, African Queen, Garnet

I'm pretty sure there's a number of glosses on the market that perform exactly the same as NYX glosses; what I'm not so sure about is whether they do all that for the same price tag. I purchased mine on eBay for $8.40 + $2 shipping. It's less than $3.50 for a gloss! Add to it a beautiful range of shades with both cream and shimmery finishes, and it's a win-win in my book.

Some lip swatches for you...

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige (LG129): a nudey yellow-based pink, cream finish

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Dolly Pink (LG136): a vibrant cool-toned fuschia, cream finish

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in African Queen (LG115): a deeper purple fuschia with fine blue shimmer

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Garnet (LG139): dark cool-toned raspberry, cream finish

If you're thinking of trying just one shade, I strongly recommend African Queen: it's so beautiful and unique with the blue shimmer and a great introductory shade if you're looking for a purplish lip color. All in all, I love these glosses and I'm already planning to get some more shades!

Have you tried NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses? What are your favorite shades?


  1. I love these glosses--particularly the scent! My most-used are Natural and Perfect (I think that's what it's called), but I'm always looking for this new updated packaging with the bow on top :) It's much cuter than their old packaging. What a deal!

  2. I really like African Queen for some reason.
    Not usually one of my go to shades, but I think it looks nice!

  3. @fantastic: I soo want Natural, it such a gorgeous carammel shade... The bow is super cute! x

    @Estee: It's my favorite of the bunch and looks really interesting on the lip, but not too over the top. I wore it on Valentine's Day and Mr wasn't scared :)

  4. I've got Dolly Pink and African Queen on the way (though they seem to have renamed it 'American Queen'!). I absolutely love the cherry smell! Garnet is gorgeous on you!

  5. @Lillian: LOL at renaming the product 'American Queen' :) Thank you, lovely! x

  6. Dolly Pink is just gorgeous!Love it!

  7. just reading your blog and had to tell you never to grow your hair back, you look amazing with short hair :)

  8. I have only one of these gloss, it's the shade Lala, and it's one of my favorite gloss ever! The scent is delicious, it lasts forever and it's super pigmented and beautifully stains the lips.

    Beige looks gorgeous! x

  9. @Marina: It's amazingly pigmented for a gloss!

    @Fantasticna: Thank you, girl! Not growing it back any time soon :) x

    @GABY: I'll have to check Lala out, thanks for the recommendation!

  10. I'm not a lip gloss fan, but I do like these. I have about half a dozen of them, my favourites are Gold Pink and Sugar Pie.

  11. I love these too!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  12. oh woooow these look amaaaazing

  13. hi your lips loo amazing but i want to ask something why nyx don't have this color in their website NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Garnet (LG139)