I was familiar with the NYC New York Color brand before testing the product through Influenster, but I had never tried the Liquid Lipshine before. The brand offers "products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 to $4.99." I shop at drugstores for cosmetics a lot, so I have no problem with buying a lip gloss that costs less than $5; the listed price is $2.49 for one tube. These glosses come in a broad range of shades (10 total, some of which are pictured above). The Liquid Lipshine contains pure pigments that create a 3-D gloss effect on your lips. Vitamin E provides shine and a moisturizing feel, and the formula is non-sticky, shiny, and soft. They are available at stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, etc.
Each Holiday VoxBox contained the same shade: Nude York City. I really liked testing this out because I had been thinking about purchasing a nude lip color, and this gave me the perfect opportunity! The first thing I noticed about the gloss is that it smells really good; the scent reminded me of a vanilla cupcake. The shade matches the color of my skin pretty closely, so it basically looks like a sheer gloss on my lips. It really is the perfect "nude" shade for me. I also appreciate that the gloss lives up to the "non-sticky" claim on its label. It feels like it really moisturizes my lips and absorbs into them, as opposed to just sitting on top of them and feeling gooey.
Bottom Line: The NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine gets a thumbs up from me. They are super affordable, easily accessible, and work well. Anyone looking for a quality gloss that won't break the bank will really enjoy these. I want to get a red shade next.
*Disclaimer: I received the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine for free as a part of Influenster's VoxBox program in exchange for writing a review and promoting the product through social media. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions are entirely my own.