NYC Cosmetics: Under $20 Makeovers

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NYC Cosmetics makeup review

I know that I'm not the only one that sees the NYC Cosmetics display at the store and wonders how the products are. In the last few months I've heard from friends, family and other bloggers that there are a lot of hidden gems in this brand. When they asked if I'd mind reviewing a few of their products I was really excited to try out the products!

NYC Cosmetics Expert Last Lipstick Swatch and Review

NYC Cosmetics Expert Last Lipstick
I had three of the Expert Last Lipsticks, in Forever Fuchsia, Coralista, Traffic Jam. These lipsticks are really pigmented, but they apply very smoothly and they feel hydrating. Almost like you're applying a balm. They easily last 4 hours on me (with sipping a drink) without any fading.

NYC Cosmetics City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Review and Swatch

NYC Cosmetics City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color
These big lippie pencils are labelled Intense Lip Color, though I thought they were a bit less pigmented than the lipsticks. They really were similar to other tinted lip balm pencils from brands like CoverGirl, Clinique and Revlon, but more pigmented. I guess that's where the "intense" part comes in. It's super hydrating and I love how much color you get from the balm.

NYC Cosmetics Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara Review

NYC Cosmetics Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara
All of my before and after pics turned out surprisingly blurry for this one (though, I am wearing this mascara below), and I have to say that I'm very happy with this mascara. It promises big, voluminous lashes and it does a good job of that. The brush has molded plastic bristles, and they not only grab every little lash but also make it very easy to separate your lashes and prevent clumps. The curl lasts all day, I didn't have any smudging or flaking.

NYC Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner Review

NYC Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
I'm usually a liquid liner pen fan, not a brush girl. Brushes are usually too flexible, and I have a really hard time getting a straight line. The bristles on this brush are a little bit stiffer and shorter than other liquid eyeliners, so they will apply the liner right where you want it to go. The liner is really pigmented and you only need to go over the line one time, which made my results even better! I had no smudging or fading after wearing this liner all day, it is definitely a great liner!

Here I am today, I'm wearing the Liquid Eyeliner, Big Bold Volume Mascara and the Expert Last Lipstick in Coralista. I need to point out that I'm never the orange/coral lippie girl, so I didn't think that the orange lip spring trend was one I would be wearing. Even I look decent in this coral, I think it would work for pretty much everyone! And, yes, it is under $3!

Learn A New Look and Get A $1 NYC Coupon
NYC Cosmetics has created 5 looks (for under $20), and you can watch how to recreate them yourself! After you’ve watched the video, you’ll be eligible to download a coupon for $1 off any NYC New York Color product.

15 Minute Beauty readers can also enter for a chance to win all the products featured in one of the five looks! You must be over 18 years old and in the US to win.

#NewYorkColorMakeover (Week Two)

NYC Cosmetics, 5 Looks uner $20
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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.


Lisa said...

Great picks! Looks very pretty on!! :)


Christine Mikesell said...

Thanks Lisa! I'm never the coral/orange girl, but this is the shade that everyone can wear. I wasn't sure that I'd be able to participate in that whole "orange lippies are the big thing for spring" trend, but now I can!

Justina Gemignani said...

Wow this was such a beautiful look on you!

Cindi O said...

That orange lip looks great on you. I am going to have to try these out. I have some NYC lipsticks and I really like them. I am going to get these. I love how pretty that orange is on your and I want the pink one too.

Anonymous said...

This is a great brand,especially for the price.I have tried a few of their mascaras and never been disappointed,The nail polishes are very nice too.This brand needs more love.You look beautiful in this photo!

Arielle Thibodeaux said...

Coralista is a beautiful shade on you!

Alice Manfrida said...

I just got one of the Twistable Intense Lip crayons and I really like it. NYC also does great nail polish.

thepaintedrogue said...

Woo! Liking the look of that Traffic Jam swatch! :-D You're also rocking that orange lipstick (I, too, have a bit of the orangephobia...) :-)

terrymhp said...

I'm not a fan of most orange lipsticks, which are too garish to my eye, but this one looks really pretty on you- a great find.
I might even try it myself. ;-)

Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

You look gorgeous! I love that lipstick shade on you!

Mary said...

Bummer. This widget does not like Chrome. Not a happy match.

Kaley Were said...

How are you liking the mascara throughout the day? I've always been tempted to try their products, but have never known anyone to use them so I've always been hesitant. You look beautiful!

Cindi O said...

I have quite a few NYC products and have been happy with the results and performance of all. Their polish line is really good too and priced from less than a dollar to less than two dollars. My favorite polishes are NYC Skyline Blue, Prospect Park Bloom and Big Money. The blush color wheel mosaic face powder palette that came out in the spring collection is the one I reach for the most this spring/summer and I wish I had purchased two of them since it was LE.

JJ Jspot101 said...

NYC is a brand I always overlook. After reading this ... I might give them a try!

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