Today I’m reviewing the NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in shades Natural and Tea Rose. I was looking for some easy to wear soft neutrals and having heard so much about the Mega Shine glosses, decided to give these 2 shades a try.
Price : US $5 (Rs 300)
My take on the Product
The Mega Shine lip glosses come in simple tube packaging with a slanted sponge tip applicator. I particularly like the bow at the top of the packaging – it adds a cute touch. The texture of these lip glosses is quite creamy and they apply very smoothly on the lips. The pigmentation varies across the range – Tea Rose (soft rose pink) imparts enough color to even out the lips but doesn’t mask the lips completely. Natural (nude beige) on the other hand feels a little thicker and more opaque. I feel they toe the line when it comes to being sticky, I’d describe them as being very mildly sticky. I like that aren’t super-shiny and feel fairly comfortable on the lips, they feel like a cross between glosses and lip creams to me. The staying power is a touch better than an average non-sticky gloss. They do survive snacks and light drinks, staying about 3-3.5 hours on my lips. Overall, I think these are quite nice and I like the basic, easy to wear shades I have. The only I don’t like is perhaps the smell – it smells artificial and unpleasant to me.
Compared to some of the other NYX glosses I’ve tried – Round Lip gloss and Butter Gloss, these feel a little thicker and creamier and somehow not as hydrating as the other 2 which have a more juicier (and non-sticky) formula.
Rating : 4/5
Tea Rose is a milky rose pink – a very flattering and natural pink for medium to deep complexions. Just adds enough color to give a healthy look to the face. Highly recommended! I think its a little deeper than Beige which is also a hot-selling pink from this range.
Natural is a nude beige – its more opaque than Tea Rose and almost erases my natural lip color and could wash me out if not paired with a generous dose of blusher on the cheeks. It pairs quite nicely with smokey eyes though. This is a really useful shade to tone down a lip color – just add it on top of a darker lip color to make the color less vibrant and more wearable.
Here’s how these shades look on me (worn alone with any lipstick/liner) –
Wearing Tea Rose –
Wearing Natural –