Disclosure: All products were purchased by me.
I spotted N.Y.C. Expert Last Lip Color in a Rite-Aid display a couple of weeks ago. I believe these are new product because they had "NEW" stickers on them.
I picked five shades:
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I like how the tube is the same color as the lipstick. The cap is clear and fits very tightly unlike their duo lipstick caps.
The name and number of the shade is on the bottom of the tube.
Swatches in order:
I wore one color a day to really test them out.
It's a iridescent fuschia with a bit of frost. Beware.
A creamy, berry mauve shade.
A creamy, warm nude.
A creamy cool, bright pink.
A bright slightly, orange-y red.
Let's talk...shall we?
These N.Y.C. Expert Last Lip Colors were disappointing. Out of five shades, I only like two, Creamy Caramel and Berry Me. Both perfect shades for my skin tone. Creamy Caramel has holy grail possibilities too! It's the perfect nude!
The other three, I had different problems with. Traffic Jam was too orange-y and too glossy for my taste. Forever Fuchsia was a spotty mess on lips, it literally sat in every crack and cranny on my lips. It didn't go on very smooth at all. The iridescence in Blue Rose took me out! lol! I don't like iridescent shades on my lips.
The overall texture of the lip colors is a cross between a shiny and a creamy finish depending what shade you get. It's definitely $2 worth of quality. Plus, the "longwearing, stays up to 6 hours" claim...none of colors held up even after eating or drinking within a 6 hr period. They don't even stain the lips.
It's going to be very tempting to load up on these shades because the packaging is cute and the colors are bright but beware because they vary in color and quality on what you may get.