I recently purchased another lip gloss from ***NYX Cosmetics***, this time from the Pump It Up lip plumper line. I have a couple of lip glosses that are plumpers and, truly, I don’t care so much about the plumping aspect of it, mostly because I don’t personally see any difference in size when using these products. I have to admit, I don’t enjoy the sensation either.
So why did I buy it? For the color of course! This shade is an almost foiled finish with a perfect balance of peach and gold tones. It’s not exactly a shimmer, it’s not really metallic, somewhere in between. Definitely not glittery or frosted.
The color, against my skin, which is only just slightly tanned, makes it appear glowing and healthy. I imagine it would be gorgeous on a wide range of skin tones saving for the darkest beauties where this may look washed out.
As to the intensity of tingling one would expect from any lip plumper, this one, in relation to others that I’ve tried(including one that I had to wipe off my lips immediately), is really quite tame. It feels more warm and tingly, not at all like someone is pricking my lips all over with a hot needle.
Wear time is a little longer than you would expect from a gloss that isn’t sticky, 2.5-3 hours. I attribute that to the almost metallic finish, which tends to leave behind a hint of the color as the glossy aspect wears away.
I also enjoyed that I could give one pass of the gloss and get a sheer lock, give a second pass and build the color evenly. Three would be overkill. No feathering, no bleeding. Holy good quality for cheap moola!
For $5.50, this is an affordable addition to the Bronzed Goddess looks I’ve been favoring this season.
Would you wear a plumper and deal with the tingling to get the color you want? Are you embracing your Bronzed Goddess this season?