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Review of N.Y.C. Lipstick

Doing Drugstore: A Cheap, Flattering Pretty in Pink Lip

For Halloween, I was supposed to be the crafty prom dress-sewing Molly Ringwald from Pretty in PInk, but plans fell through. Although I was kinda bummed, at least I'm all set for Halloween 2009, right? When I was browsing for the perfect shade of lipstick to complete my '80s ensemble, I also didn't want to break the bank in the process. So when I came across N.Y.C, I was a little skeptical, but the price was right.

I made a quick purchase of the brand's Ultra Last Lip Wear in Mauve Gold (412B) ($1.99), and wouldn't you know? It's now one of my new go-to shades.

Is it long-wearing? No. Do I think it would be flattering to many? You bet. While the shade's name might suggest purple tones, this one is more of a pink, but not in bubblegum kind of way. With a hint of gold glimmer and a touch of neutral brown, this cheapie lip color is great on its own, or layered under a nude liner. To see part of my costume and a clip from my favorite part of the movie,


I'll see ya next year, Halloween costume:

A clip from my favorite part of the movie, where Molly Ringwald does a little creative designing and sewing to create the ultimate '80s dress:

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glampop20 glampop20 8 years
Too funny... I just went to CVS today and I got a NYC lipstick in garnet and an eye shadow roll on. I love buying cheap drugstore cosmetics as a pick me up to a bad day/week. They always make me feel better.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Man, James Spader can play a royal Buttnugget with the best of them! I prefer short-term lip color too, the long-lasting stuff just leaves me super-chapped.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
I love NYC! :) Besides not lasting very long they are fantaastic. Sheer Red is my HG lipstick.
shazzam shazzam 8 years
i agree, i love those lipsticks, i bought 3 for my grandma who id always see put chapstick on, then her [very unflattering color btw] lipstick.... so since the color was so hideous i wanted to buy her some new lipstick anywho, but i wanted to find her a 2 in 1 lipcolor that also moisturizes and when i tried this on it was perfect, very moisterizing. not sticky though. and she loved it.
emalove emalove 8 years
That shade reminds me a lot of MAC's "O" lipstick, which is quite possibly my favorite lipstick shade ever. And what a great costume idea...Pretty in Pink is one of my all-time favorite movies.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
Cute costume sugar. I was SUPPOSED to be cleopatra for halloween, but all those plans fell through too, so I guess we at least have our costumes for next year all ready right?
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
i don't like long lasting either. it's very drying on my lips. i rather have one thats more moisturizing so i can just reapply.
lscrabtr lscrabtr 8 years
That's an amazing costume. As for the comment that Molly Ringwald is "just plain ugly" ... Women get enough body-snarking as it is. Why pick on a perfectly cute Ringwald whose character in Pretty in Pink represented outcasts for a generation?
missyd missyd 8 years
Jessiebanana I thought I was weird for not wanting long lasting as well!!!! When I eat, I want to TAKE my lipstick off. I dont want it tolast through. And, I find the long lasting ones dry. I like to take off and re-appy my lipstick multiple multiple times throughout the day
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I don't like my lip color to last. Is that just me? I remember when those long lasting lipsticks came out. I was like 7 and I couldn't get over how bizarre it sounded, it was like car paint for you mouth :scared:. Anyways my lips are dry enough and any lip gloss or stick is going to have to double as chap stick, so I have no problem with reapplying.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I like the nail polishes from NYC :-)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Where did you ever find that dress!
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I used to be all about NYC lippies.. but then I discovered Revlon ColorStay. :)
sadieb sadieb 8 years
Ok I admit it I am a closet N.Y.C. fan and used my "Sugar Plum" 418B lipstick this morning.(A little more plum than the mauve) Sure, it lasts about a half hour but the color is so awesome!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
She is just plain ugly.
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