NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss ($3.99) is a collection of 12 shades new for Spring 2013. The first thing I noticed is how fat the tubes are! I chose two shades to try, Extra Large Latte and Coral To The Max.
When I opened the first tube and pulled out the wand, I was shocked!! The applicator wand is ridiculously large. I would actually be embarrassed to use it in public, it’s that big! And the smell, yuck! They have a disgusting baby powdery floral scent but no taste, thank goodness!
Since these are a plumping lip gloss, I was worried they would have a painful sting to them but they don’t. They do make your lips tingle slightly for a second but nothing too bad and it wears away quickly. I do not see any difference in my lips though when I wear these.
I liked the color range that was available and the two I picked are nice. Extra Large Latte is a light milk chocolate nude while Coral To The Max is a light pink shade. These lip glosses apply nice and smooth and did not feel sticky at all.
I have to say I dislike these very much. Besides the awkward applicator, I just can’t get past the scent. It is so strong and stinky that I want it nowhere near my face. I’d have to give these a big thumbs down which is disappointing because I usually like NYC lip glosses. Unfortunately these NYC Big Bold Plumping lip glosses are going straight back to the store!