When it comes to drugstore lip gloss, NYX has yet to disappoint me! The Intense Butter Glosses are very thick, opaque and pigmented, making them long wearing and comfortable. I have a few shades, but this is a newer addition to my collection, and my new favorite easy lip. Because these are so glossy, they can slip around a bit, so I always suggest putting down a layer of lip liner underneath. I love to pair this with the MAC lip pencil in Hover.
When applied alone, this usually stays vibrant and smooth for a good two hours, which is crazy for a lip gloss. Over a lip liner it fades much more naturally, so I don’t have to constantly reapply.
I am always intimidated by opaque nude glosses, but this is much more flattering than I expected. This warm nude/tan is perfect for fair to medium skin tones. This looks best (on me) paired with a gold highlight and very minimal, matte eyes with big lashes. This color is also perfect for patting on the center of the lips combined with a darker gloss, this makes the lips look fuller and smoother.
Falling in love with a drugstore product is always so satisfying, especially when you get to the price tag. For 6 bucks, these glosses are easy to collect and hoard, and I am always picking up new ones.
The bottom line: if you want thick, opaque, glossy color on the cheap side, give this product a shot!