**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.
|Apple Plum Pie(359)|
|Apple Blueberry Pie (357)|
|Big Apple Red|
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.