Monday, 10 December 2012

Review + Swatches: NYC Glossy Lipbalm - Appleicious Pink

I recently heard about these fab new lipbalms from others here in the blogging world and I must say, they did tickle my fancy! So when I was given the opportunity to review one I jumped right on it, and I'm very glad I did as I'm a big fan and have been carrying it around ever since I got it! Anyway shall we get on with the review?

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 




The Basics
This product is a new release from NYC, costing just £2.49, for a reasonable 3.5g of product. The packaging is on the cheaper side, but that doesn't really bother me to be honest as the product inside is what counts, especially at such a value price. As far as I know there's at least 4 shades available, possibly more! They are available from Semichem (link)




The Formula
These have quite a light texture to them, definitely not waxy and not really what I'd call greasy either - but maybe a touch. Being called Appleicious it wouldn't be complete without a lovely apple scent, which for those interested, you can't taste! I wouldn't say it's the most moisturizing product, but it's reasonable. However since it's in an easy format and gives some colour too the lips too. 




Colour & Finish 
Talking of the colour it's a glossy pink shade. The pigmentation is also pretty good, which was a nice surprise as often tinted balms can be quite sheer. But this one is great for a glossy, buildable finish. Winner! 




The Good - cheap, buildable, smells like apples, not in a tub so you can use it with dirty hands! 

The Not so Good - packaging looks a little cheap (but remember it is cheap!). 

Would I repurchase? Oh definitely! 

Price & Availability - £2.49, Semichem

Definitely has the seal of approval from me, it does make me crave apples though! I'm starting to see it as a similar product to the Sleek Pout Polishes - but one you don't have to stick your fingers in! Have you tried these yet? Hannah 

Disclaimer: This product was provided for review however that has no effect on the review. My loyalty is to you guys and I aim to keep that with my honesty! 


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10 comments:

  1. These look really cute! I'll have to look into them. I imagine they're sold at my local drugstore, but to be honest I've never looked at the NYC products there!

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    1. You should, they have some quite nice stuff actually!

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  2. hey dear..i have it i am loving this if u have time chk out my review on blog here..http://cutepinksandpurples.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/applelicious-glossy-lip-balm-by-nyc.html

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  3. I'm tempted but I don't think I can justify another balm. Have enough to last a life time!

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  4. eeee! Thanks for reviewing these, hadn't heard about them! Apple scented stuff is my fave, and these look so pretty :)

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    1. You're more than welcome, I hope you enjoy their appley goodness if you pick one up!

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  5. This looks so cute luv the little apple in the centre of the stick! R these available at superdrug? Thanks for keeping us up to date with all the new prodz Hannah xxx

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I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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