Nyx Butter Glosses are a favorite of so many, but I have just recently become a fan. I first tried NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie just last month and liked it enough to order a few more shades when they had their 30% off Spring Sale. Today I pulled out one of their new shades in Devil's Food Cake for a day out shopping. We had a rainstorm last night and today was very cold and windy, making it the perfect day to wear this vampy, plum shade.
NYX Butter Glosses have in my opinion a very cute presentation. The tube is one-color and in the shade of the product, so it is easy to know which color is which. They have a sweet cupcake-like scent that can be bothersome if you do not like sweeter scents, I know this because my daughter actually returned an Xtreme Lip Cream because she could not stand the scent. However, I enjoy the smell and think it's one of the things that make Butter Glosses a pleasure to wear. When it came to the color itself, I found NYX Butter Gloss in Devil's Food Cake (a dark plum/berry shade) that I found more difficult to apply than Cherry Pie. The color is very pretty and it is right up my alley since I am a fan of deeper, more vampy lip shades. But getting an even application of the color on my lips was a little hard.
This particular Butter Gloss is one that you have to be more careful with when applying. Because the color is deeper you have to apply in even strokes and even going slowly you will see how color will gather in certain spots more than others. In person it does not show up as much as in these photos, so it wasn't so bad I could not wear it. I just with the color would be more even.
The actual color pay off is not bad at all. You can apply one coat for a softer shade or build it up for a stronger finish. As always I prefer to build up my color as much as possible.
Lasting power was just about two hours for me. At the third hour I was surprised to look in the mirror and see that though I had some gloss left on my lips, most of the color had disappeared. If I'm not mistaken it was the same for Cherry Pie. But this is pretty much the norm when it comes to lip gloss and because the tube is small and light, it is not a problem to take it out and reapply. NYX Butter Glosses cost $5 online or at Target and because I have always purchased them during a NYX sale, I have only paid $3-$3.50 for them, which makes them a very good deal. If you are a lip gloss fan, who does not mind sweet scents and you have not yet checked them out, I suggest you give at least one a try. There are 22 beautiful shades to pick from and in different ranges, so you should be able to find more than one that will really suit you. I have a few more I will be swatching for you in the next weeks, so stay tuned for that!