Lip Lingerie Gloss
NYX’s Lip Lingerie Gloss comes in a variety of sheer-neutral lip shades and has a cushiony-smooth texture to top things off. The only thing holding it back from our top rating is the prominence of fragrance in the formula because it poses a risk of irritation.
Among its high notes, we love how Lip Lingerie Gloss can be applied to bare lips or over lipstick to enhance the color without overpowering it. The glossy finish feels plush—not sticky or goopy. It also comes in a clear shade for anyone who loves a shiny topcoat.
We’re less jazzed about the aforementioned fragrance ingredients in the formula—it’s enough to taste and smell, which risks irritating the skin on your lips (see More Info). We have to lower the rating for that, but we’re hoping NYX reformulates in the future to make this gloss fragrance free, because otherwise it’s great!
- Comes in a variety of sheer-neutral shades that enhance lip color.
- Glossy finish feels plush—not sticky or goopy.
- Contains fragrance ingredients that can irritate the skin on your lips.
Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes a chronic sensitizing reaction on skin and lips.
This reaction in turn leads to all kinds of problems, including disrupting skin’s barrier, worsening dryness, increasing or triggering redness, depleting vital substances in skin’s surface, and generally preventing skin from looking healthy, smooth, and hydrated. Fragrance free is always the best way to go for all skin types.
A surprising fact: Even though you can’t always see or feel the negative effects of fragrant ingredients on skin, the damage will still be taking place, even if it’s not evident on the surface. Research has demonstrated that you don’t need to see or feel the effects of irritation for your skin to be suffering. Much like the effects from cumulative sun damage, the negative impact and the visible damage from fragrance may not become apparent for a long time.
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Chemical Immunology and Allergy, March 2012, pages 77–80
Experimental Dermatology, October 2009, pages 821–832
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2008, pages 191–202
International Journal of Toxicology, Volume 27, 2008, Supplement, pages 1–43
Food and Chemical Toxicology, February 2008, pages 446–475
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, pages 789–798
Reveal gorgeous nude lips and knockout shine with NYX Professional Makeup's Lip Lingerie Gloss. This lustrous collection of plush neutrals is destined to become your go-to gloss from this point forward. Wear these glistening nudes alone or layered over their matching Matte Lipsticks for texture-shifting effects.
This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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