If you watch a lot of YouTube videos then you'll no doubt have heard the hype surrounding NYX Butter Glosses. I've recently been using the shade Angel Food Cake and wanted to share my thoughts.
On first impressions, I liked the packaging, which is a relatively compact tube. I appreciated that the dusty mauve pink colour of the opaque tube reflects the colour of the gloss inside, making it easy to find the desired shade in a crowded makeup collection such as mine. The doe foot applicator allows for a controlled, precision application.
When I first pulled the applicator out of the tube, the relatively thick formula looked as though it might be gloopy but I needn't have worried. The gloss applied evenly and once on the lips, felt smooth & with just enough slip to be comfortable, although I don't feel that it offered hydrating benefits. I was pleased that it wasn't sticky (as I hate sticky formulas).
The colour of shade Angel Food Cake is a pretty & wearbable dusty mid-toned pink which is ideal for year-round wear. I feel that it would suit a wide variety of skin tones. The finish is more pigmented than most glosses I've tried but it's not as opaque as a liquid lipstick.
The sweet vanilla bakery scent won't be to everyone's liking but personally, I enjoyed it & didn't find it to be overpowering. I didn't notice the scent once the gloss had been applied.
NYX Butter Gloss isn't transfer proof, however, it lasted on my lips for in excess of two hours without the need to reapply, which I feel is impressive for a gloss (especially one without a sticky formula).
NYX Butter Gloss is a great, affordable gloss at just £5 a tube, that I feel is deserving of the hype.