Monday, December 23, 2013

Shine This Season With These Festive Fall/Winter 2013 NYC New York Color Lip Products! (Review)--Photos + SWATCHES!

Disclaimer:  This post is based on free products provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.
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NYC New York Color

A great way to get ready for holiday parties is with tempting lips.  After all, you need them to be as enticing as possible since you never know who and where you might be under the mistletoe with.  

NYC New York Color sent me some hot recommendations of their various lines to get you prepped in style with the most trendy shades of the season.  Ranging from deep plums to vibrant reds to shocking hot pinks, these are the colors to you get noticed!

To give you some inspiration, I photographed the eight products you may want to pick up.  Starting on the left and working to the right is: City Duet 2- in-1 Lipstick in (#423 The Hot Pinks); City Proof 8 Hr Lip Glosses (#452 Perpetually Hot Pink and #454 Round the Clock Ruby); Smooch Proof 16 HR Lip Stains (#494 Smooch Proof, #497 Rock on Ruby and #495 Endless Spice), and the Big Bold Plumping Lip Glosses (#475 Plumped Plum and #471 Supersized Red on the far right).

The Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss has a bigger sponge and really packed intense shine in a comfortable formula.  I didn't notice much plumping, but loved the warmth and glistening power of this plum laced with brown in #475.  The red in #471 is warm as well with a trace of orange to punch it up.  It retails for $3.99 a tube and does wear very nicely for hours without letting you down or escaping from your lip line.

What do you think of me in #475 Plumped Plum?
Here I am modeling #471 Supersized Red.
The City Duet 2-in-1 Lipstick is fun to create new looks with because it has two sides of different color.  One half of #423 is a bold fuchsia and the other is a cool lilac-pink.  Just changing the way you apply each side can darken or lighten for endless possibilities for $2.99.

How do you like me in #423 The Hot Pinks?
Smooch Proof 16 Hr Lip Stain can help you out of a bind after those kisses keep coming.  This is highly pigmented color in pen form that stays put for hours on end even through mistletoe, food, and drinks.  The tip is easy enough to line with before filling in the color.  However, you might want to top it off with some lip balm or gloss to hydrate your lips.  Color wise #495 is a beautiful red-brown, #497 is a deeper red than #494. These lip stains retail for $4.99 each.

Here I am wearing #495 Endless Spice.
Take a look at #497 Rock on Ruby.
Check out #494 Smooch Proof above.
City Proof 8 Hr Lip Gloss is awesome all around for the texture, feel, color, and incredible wear.  #454 is a rich deep red infused with pink while #452 is a hot pink.  This gloss retails for $3.49 a piece.

Above I have on #454 Perpetually Hot Pink.

Here is #497 Rock the Clock Ruby that I am wearing.

I do think NYC New York Color makes fabulous affordable lip products.  Check them out when shopping because if never hurts to be mistletoe ready!

Disclaimer:  Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*