Aug 15, 2012

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

I've had these glosses for a while now, but they got pushed to the back of my lipgloss drawer, and I completely forgot about them! (Don't you hate it when that happens) I've been wearing lip gloss a ton lately, and I decided to pull these out and try them out again. 

I really appreciate the fact that these lipglosses are true to the color shown in the tube. The bright ones really are that bright, it's amazing. But, there's one serious downside to these glosses that makes me never want to use them. Ever. 

Claims: Our signature Mega Shine Lip Gloss delivers shine, moisture and softness and envelops lips with glistening color. The finish is both creamy and steamy and ensures knockout glamour. A blend of mineral and lanolin oils helps protect the pout. Available in 64 almost sinful lip gloss shades.

Polybutene, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil,Microcrystalline wax, Lanolin oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, IsopropylPalmitate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Perfume,Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Carbonate,Butylparaben, and B.H.T. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499),Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI 19140) , D&C RedNo.6 (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 7 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.17 (CI26100) , D&C Red No.28 (CI 45410), D&C Red No.34 (CI 15880),D&C Red No. 36 (CI 12085), or Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007).

Price: $5.50 for 0.53 fluid ounces 

Here are the swatches from left to right: Dolly Pink, LALA, and Pink Frost 

Finishes: They all have different finishes. Dolly Pink is a cream, LALA is a sparkle, and Pink frost is obviously a frost, haha. My favorite lipgloss finish is the cream. I just love how bright the creams can be, and I feel like you only need the tiniest amount for nice color payoff. The sparkles are pretty, and the glitter doesn't feel gritty. The frosts, however, sit into every little line of the lips, and make your mouth look gross. Maybe it's just me being picky, but I really dislike frosts in general. 

Scent: Okay, these have the nastiest smell, and that's why I never use them. Even though the colors are pretty, I just can't do it. It's almost like how cherry cough syrup smells, it's seriously overpowering. I wish I would've known that before buying these, because I would've never bought them. I hate hate hate super scented lipgloss! Especially when it doesn't even smell yummy.. 

  • over 64 different shades/finishes
  • isn't too sticky/has good staying power
  • cute packaging

  • kind of pricey for a lipgloss..
  • smells like cherry cough syrup (ew)
  • tastes like cherry cough syrup (double ew) 
I really want to like these lipglosses, but I don't. (If that makes sense). What I mean is, overall they are good quality, but I just can't tolerate the horrible overpowering cherry cough syrup smell. If that doesn't bother you, I think that you would like these. They have nice color payoff, feel smooth on the lips, and have good staying power. If it wasn't for that one little problem I would recommend these. I think that when it comes to NYX, I'll be sticking with the Round Lipsticks and Jumbo Lip Pencils. 

Has anybody else tried these? 


  1. Sad too hear that...i was looking forward for these lip gloss. But lip gloss with taste give me tummy ace...

  2. I haven't tried them but I've seen a couple of reviews on them before & from what I can tell, they do seem pretty good! My favourite colour of the three you've reviewed, is the Dolly Pink. It really stands out, does it stay true to its colour on the lips or does it dim down slightly?

    Cherry cough syrup...ew! :(

    Char xxxx

    1. Yes, the color does stay true on the lips, even for me and mine are pigmented! I really do like them, but I'm just annoyed by the smell. I noticed that the frosty shade tends to sink into the lines of the lips though.

      Thanks for the comment :)

  3. The colours are lovely, shame you didnt get on with them- I hate it when lip products have a horrible taste it's so off putting. Im your newest follower :) x

  4. Such pretty colours... it it weird that I think I would like the cherry cough syryp smell? xoxo
    nikkilou loves

    1. Haha, that's not weird! I know a lot of people who like how cherry cough syryp smells and tastes, but not me!

  5. I have to agree with you!!!! I love the colours! but I hateeee the scent! I wouldn't have bought them if i knew they have that scent!!! ><

    1. I know what you mean! I wish the store had testers out, because now I'm stuck with three of them! Ha..

  6. the smell doesn't bother me at all. i hardly even notice it. love these glosses.. i have three shades but dolly pink is my favorite.

    1. Lucky! I wish that I wasn't sensitive to the smell of products, but I totally am.. too bad because I really like everything else about them.


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