Need a touch of cushiony sweetness in the daily grind? Enter – the new NYC New York Color Cosmetics Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms that promise to deliver color, shine and moisture in one single swipe! Available in 10 shades, these new fruity lip balms have been formulated with a trio of shea butter, jojoba and avocado oil to keep your pout smooth and kissable.
Each balm has a swivel up design with a transparent plastic cap on top that makes it easy to peek at the color inside. These glide onto lips super smoothly while providing instant moisture and a nice tint of color plus shine. The formula has a lightweight feel on lips with a fruity apple scent/flavor that’s a bit too strong for me but thankfully fades after some time. The pigmentation is actually pretty good for a lip balm and the color also stays put for about two hours while the moisture lasts even longer keeping my lips comfortably soft and hydrated.
I tried two shades – Pink Lady and Big Apple Red. As you can see in the swatches below, the color is on the sheer side but easily noticeable, which is something I prefer in a lip balm. And how cute is that apple-shaped moisturizing core in the centre? Both are pretty colors but my fav is Big Apple Red that’s perfect when I want a subtle red flush on my lips!
At just $2.99 each, NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms are a fantastic little budget beauty buy…..next time you’re at your drugstore, I highly suggest snagging one (or two) of these!
Disclosure: This review features a sample product sent for consideration by PR and reflects my honest opinion as always!