Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm

**I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. **

Let me first say, I LOVE NYC products. From the lip glosses, all the way down to the fingernail polishes. So, I was really excited to have an opportunity to try the Big Apple Red. In fact, I liked these so much, I bought 4 more after writing this review(See pictures below). Now, with a name like Applelicious, one would think, “Wow, a flavored lip balm.” But you would be wrong, as it doesn’t have an apple flavor or even an apple scent.  It doesn’t have a chemical-like smell but, the scent is quite pleasant.


No Gloss
Apple Plum Pie(359)
Apple Blueberry Pie (357)
Chocolate Apple(352)
Big Apple Red
Garnet Gala(358)

As you can tell from these pictures, some are quite similar. All of these, except the Big Apple Red, have a slight shimmer in them.
It’s a twist to use lip balm, kind of like regular lipstick. It has two layers: The red on the outside and the white colored apple shaped layer in the center. I’m guessing the outside layer is to provide the color, while the heart-shaped layer provides the moisture. 
It does leave a glossy shine once applied. With key ingredients being Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Avocado Oil you can tell it moisturizes with a slight tint and not sticky at all(Think tinted chap-stick). The color is sheer, so the more you apply the more color you get. I actually would prefer to wear this over their lip gloss (I have tons of them, by the way ;-D). Been using this for two weeks now and have found that once applied in the morning, it feels a little less moisturizing at the end of the day, but leaves a slight tint. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this a 9.