Sunday, March 31, 2013

NYC Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss: A Review

Big City Blush, Pumped Up Purple, Coral To The Max

I think like most of you lovely ladies out there, I'm feeling some spring fever coming over me! I'm loving all of the bright and fun new spring lines hitting the stores and I must admit, I've been going a little crazy at the drugstores lately...but what else is new!

NYC has really been pumping out some new lip products lately so I picked up a few of their new Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss line and gave them a twirl...

Here's what I thought...

The Shades...

*All shades contain a small amount of silver shimmer*

#468 Big City Blush
 light pink
very sheer on the lips
great for those little/no makeup days

#474 Pumped Up Purple
muted purple/mauve shade
nicely pigmented
unique twist on an everyday neutral lip
love this shade

#472 Coral To The Max
bright coral shade
adds a bright wash of coral color to the lips, without being over the top
nice way to incorporate coral into your everyday look

Size Comparison: NYC Big Bold Gloss & a typical Revlon lipgloss

As you can see, these glosses are quite a bit bigger than your typical lip gloss...and the same goes for the applicator, its HUGE. When you pull this mega doe foot wand from the tube, it comes out with a ridiculously large amount of gloss on it so you must wipe the excess product off before you apply it to your lips or I'm not will get lip gloss all over your face...and look like a shiny clown.

The Review...

I'm loving the feel of these glosses. They are smooth, comfortable, and moisturizing on the lips...and not the least bit sticky. Only problem is....if you're looking for plumping're not going to find it here. They did not have any of that tingle or sting that is typical of these kind of plumping glosses. For some, that's a good thing. Not everyone loves that feeling on their lips (I don't mind either way) but unfortunately without it, you're really not going to notice any sort of lip plumping action going on.

Bottom line...
Do they plump? No.
Are they nice glosses? Yes.
They are smooth, pigmented, and feel great on the lips. So for just a couple of bucks a can't beat 'em!

Would I repurchase?
Yes. And with several more colors in the line...I might have to!


  1. Nice Review.I love Big City Blush, Pumped Up Purple, Coral To The Max .Good product

  2. I really liked my NYC gloss from my VoxBox, too!