Thursday, January 28, 2010

NYC Cosmetics Review

The lovely people at Superdrug sent me over some NYC (New York Color) make up samples to test out. I have tried 4 out of the 5 products so far and I am very impressed. I have yet to try the Sparkle Eyedust as I think that is more an evening product, so I will review that one separately at a later time.

The Metro Quartet Eyeshadow I was sent in the South Street Seaport shade is a collection of four (surprisingly) different shades of brown eyeshadows. First of all I love the name South Street Seaport as I visited that area in New York and hearing it brought back memories. I have used 2 out of the four shades so far and they glide on very smoothly. The shadow stays put all day with only minimal creasing. There is a tiny brush & applicator supplied so you don’t need any extra brushes, although some people may prefer to use a larger brush to apply the shadow.

The Colour Wheel Powder in Pink is the product I am least impressed with. I used it as a blusher but it was a bit too pink for me. There is nothing wrong with the way it went on, and it stayed put all day, I just didn’t find the colour to suit me.

I am not usually any good at applying liquid eyeliner. However, I gave the NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black a go and managed to get a fairly straight line. There is a tiny brush at the end of the stick, rather than a pen tip as I’ve used before. As liquid eyeliner is not something I would usually buy I don’t know whete a brush tip is common or not. The design is good though and the liner went on smoothly.

Finally, I was sent the Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm in Sugar Baby. This is a kind of cross between a lip balm and a gloss. It’s stickier than a lip balm but more moisturising than a gloss. Although it looks very red in the tin (the shade I have is not the one pictured here), the colour that transfers to your lips is minimal, but it does have a hint of sparkle to it. This would be ideal for someone who wants something more than a slick of lip balm but nothing as full on as a gloss. It is in my handbag and I can tell it will be getting plenty of use in the coming weeks.

The colour wheel is available on the Superdrug website for £3.99, and you should be able to find the other products in stores.


  1. How do u get to test these things out I'd love to do something like that??
    Yes most liquid eyeliners come in brush form but oxcassionslly in penform like the one you mentioned however they tend to dry up v quickly!

  2. I just get sent emails offering me products to test out. I don't know why but I don't usually refuse.

    Yeah my pen eyeliner did dry out pretty quickly. I wasn't impresed with it!

  3. How fab is that, I wish people would email me things like that!!! x