At the beginning of quarantine, back when we all naively thought we would be spending two weeks at home and then resuming our normal lives, I downloaded Tik Tok. Honestly, it was one of the best decisions that I made in 2020. It quickly became one of my favorite apps to consume content on. Whether it’s hilarious or informative, it keeps me entertained for hours—it has also inspired me to make a purchase or two (or 20). When I saw two new NYX products circulating on the app, I knew I had to try them for myself. Here’s my honest review of the Shine Loud Liquid Lipstick and Brow Glue Instant Styler.
NYX SHINE LOUD LIQUID LIPSTICK
NYX is not the first brand to come out with a lipstick that is “sealed in place” by a glossy top coat and purports to be transfer proof. They did, however, launch theirs at the best time you could possibly launch a transfer proof product: when we all wear masks 24/7. This reminded me a lot of the Younique product that made its rounds a few years ago, which honestly made me not want to try it because I have a deep disdain for all MLM brands. I went ahead and tried it anyway.
The first step is to apply the liquid lipstick and wait 90 seconds before applying the glossy top coat. While you wait, the liquid lipstick dries down. During that process, it becomes insanely sticky. Like, it reminds me of liquid rubber or latex or something. I touched my lips together and thought they might not ever come apart again. It’s intense.
After waiting the full 90 sections, you go in with the glossy top coat. I was impressed by the gloss. It’s not sticky and it’s very shiny — almost wet looking (which I, personally, am a big fan of). The product does what it says it does! Once the top coat is applied, the liquid lipstick isn’t going anywhere. I have currently had it on my lips for over 12 hours and it’s still going strong. It settled into my lip lines a lines and did come off the inside of my lips, leaving me with the faintest hint of butthole lips (I’m sorry to use that terminology, but if you’re familiar with liquid lipstick, you know what I mean!).
Overall, I am really impressed. If you’re tired of your lip products staining or smudging the inside of your masks, this is a great option to pick up.
Overall rating: 10/10
NYX BROW GLUE INSTANT STYLER
If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall that a few weeks ago I made a Reel showing how to use Got2B Glued Spiking Glue on your brows to give you a laminated effect without the commitment or the cost. This product is a great alternative. It’s more money for way less product, but it comes with its own spooly and is a much more appropriate amount of product for two little eyebrows.
I went ahead and filled my brows in like I normally would with my Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil. Then I went in with the NYX product and brushed all the hairs up to create a fuller, fluffier brow. I was a little skeptical, but the product lasted all day and didn’t leave any kind of weird cast or tint to my brows. If you’re wanting to try the fluffy brow trend but don’t want to be bothered to try soap brows (which can be messy and has a bit of a learning curve), don’t want to fork over the money for lamination (which is kind of expensive), or just want to dip your toes in for fun, this is a great product to try out.
Overall rating: 10/10
The new NYX Cosmetics products that I tried, the Shine Loud Liquick Lipstick and the Brow Glue, are both great products. They live up to the claims, perform surprisingly well and, at that price point, can’t be beat. If you’re in the market for some new makeup, I think you’ll enjoy these.