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Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: NYC Limited Edition Kiss Gloss in Spring Meadow

Last week I showed you the new NYC Spring 2013 collections, which include this pretty mint green lipgloss. I found the display at Rite Aid over the weekend and picked up Spring Meadow, so keep reading to see if this one's worth the hunt!

NYC Limited Edition Kiss Gloss in Spring Meadow
(retail: $2.99, 0.31 oz)






As you can see, this gloss is a lovely mint green color with very fine green glitter.

 Standard slant-tip applicator

When first squeezed, you can definitely see the green tint to this gloss:


But once you spread it across the skin, it quickly become clear and only the very fine green glitter is visible:


I must have tried 20 times to photograph this gloss on my lips, but the green glitter (which is visible in person) doesn't show up in my photos. In real life, you CAN see the green glitter, and it produces a very subtle, but pretty effect on the lips. HOWEVER, the green tint of this gloss actually becomes clear once applied. I have to apply a ridiculously thick and impractical coat in order to see even a hint of green tint on my lips.

The formula of Kiss Glosses is nice. The don't feel heavy or sticky on the lips and provide some nice shine. Staying power is average (I can get about an hour of wear with most tube lipglosses of this nature and this one's no different) and the glitter stays put without migrating.

If you've never tried an NYC Kiss Gloss before, they have a fruity fragrance and flavor that reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum.

FINAL VERDICT: Don't run around town looking for this one. The idea of a green gloss is intriguing but, once on the lips, this gloss produces nothing more than very fine green glitter in a clear base. It's pretty when on the lips, but it doesn't deliver the color you see in the tube.

Have you purchased anything from the NYC Spring 2013 collections? Please check back soon for more reviews--I purchased several items from these collections that I'll be sharing with you soon.

The products featured in this post were purchased with personal funds. For more information, click here.

21 COMMENTS:

  1. Aw man, I really wanted this one to be green! I recently had the same experience with the L'Oreal Versailles Romance Collection- the blue balm was totally clear. I wish drugstores would start making the colors look like they do in the tube! I get all excited when I see crazy colors, but I always get clear.. wahh

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    1. Me too! :(

      And yep, I've heard from several people that the blue balm in that collection reads clear on the lips. Such a bummer....

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    2. I have the lilac one and the blue one. The lilac one wasn't quite as lilac as I was hoping. So, I layer the blue over the lilac and its perfect!
      I have tried it over other pinkish balms with the same effect. So I have to add my 2 cents and say that while the blue by itself doesn't have much impact, layered over other colors it does change their color :-)

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  2. I have a green gloss, that I probably should trash because its old, but its so unique. Its Loreal Colour Juice in Flowing Sands and it shows up a mossy light green with chromy glitter in it. I saw this NYC collection last week but skipped it.

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  3. Ugh, the minty green color in the tube looks so pretty! But Imma pass on it after your review. Thanks, G.

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  4. Have you tried green gloss over red lipstick? I hear it's supposed to accentuate the red even more and make it look prettier since it's a complimenting color.

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    1. Yep...it doesn't do anything to the base color. :(

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  5. I bought the LE shadow trios (very pretty color combinations for Spring), and the LE shimmer dusts. I like the new HD shadows, but they are light pigmentation, and need a base to look their best. The formula is nice though, smooth, blend well, no fallout, include matte and shimmer, and good wearable color combinations. Good everyday or work shadows.

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  6. Too bad I dont have any Rite Aides in Mn I really would like to get the other glosses

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  7. If you really want green lip gloss you're going to have to spend more. Brands at drugstores won't release colors like that because they won't sell big, well at least they don't think so. I'm pretty sure Illamasqua has a green gloss and I know Lime Crime has a mint lipstick. I wish drug store brands would take more risk. It's a shame this is so clear.

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    1. Yup and OCC lip tars come in green and blue also

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    2. Agreed. I have some Lip Tars myself.

      What's funny is that, in the 80s and even early 90s, drugstore brands made blue, white and yellow lip colors that actually showed up on the lips. So I guess I've never given up hope that they'll do this again...maybe someday!

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  8. Aww I was so excited when I heard mint lip gloss :( What a shame!

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  9. I saw a green gloss (among other pastels) for 99 cents at Sally's

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    1. You're the second reader to mention these! I think I need to get my booty over to sally! Lol!

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  10. I really wanted this one at first! I was hoping the color would have a hint of green, but if since it doesn't, I probably won't waste the money!

    XO
    aly

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  11. I wish these would have a hint of color; they'd be more fun that way.

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  12. it's pretty in the tube. I guess call me plain or call me boring but I wouldn't want green lips anyhow. I guess if people want that, go for the Lime Crime lipsticks.

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