NYC New York Color Up To 8HR lipgloss and a pup with a scarf

Sometimes when it comes to lip looks – I keep it simple. Y’all know by now that I’m not the type to spend more than 10 minutes a day on my makeup. What you may not know is that a good 6 of those minutes are dedicated to primpin’ the lips. I’m not even kidding. That’s not even the crazy part though. The crazy part is usually 20 minutes after I’ve applied some lip stuffs, I eat breakfast and completely ruin the lip look. I know. Ridic, right?

But every now and then, I act like I’ve got some sense and apply just a gloss. One like NYC New York Color Up To 8HR City Proof extended wear lipgloss. And it’s only a good $3.50. Ooooh yes.

It’s been a minute since I’ve glanced at NYC New York Color. I’m not sure how new these glosses are but they aren’t too shabby. It’s simple and it provides a nice pop of color without my having to do TOO much, ya know?

Aaaand it’s on the moisturizing side which is always a plus in my book. Don’t act like your lips have never been ashy. I KNOW I can’t be the only one. I love how this gloss isn’t tacky but I’m not a fan of how is smells. It’s quite reminiscent of Blue Magic hair crease. My sisters with hair types like mine will know what I’m talkin’ about. It’s not a stinky smell but it’s a bit medicindal and it just doesn’t smell “pretty”. I just wish all lip products (and skincare too, for that matter) went fragrance-free.

Oh. That pimple scar in between my brows told me to tell you “Whattup?” My pimples don’t only move IN on my face, they stay for a while, embarrass themselves and then leave a mess when they finally decide to leave. I don’t know what’s nuttier. Me acting like my pimples are roommates or the fact that I’m 27 and still battling pimples.


And uh – as far as lasting for 8 hours on this lips? Unless you don’t do any eating or drinking for 8 hours straight (virtually impossible for me), it can stick around. But if you’re a snacker and stay sippin’ dranks, yeah no…you won’t get 8 hours of wear time. 2-4 hours? Quizás, Quizás.

Know what else can last for 2-4 hours? Meiko’s scarf!

When I first tried to put this scarf on my pup, she’d keep trying to rip it off. Ole’ girl finally realized it’s better to be down with HK than fight me on it. Just ask Esposo.

Whatcha think, gals? Have any lip product surpassed more than a good 5 hours for you?

  • Caitlin

    I love this gloss! For a gloss, it is crazy long wearing. I am wearing the very color you have on here–but I like to pile it on, because I loooove my fire engine, ruby sparkles reds! I actually like the smell/taste okay–it smells like citrus oils to me.
    The only thing that wears a reeeealy long time on my lips is a darker lip-stain with chapstick over it. NYC lipstain in a color like Endless Spice will stay on even through eating as long as I keep putting chapstick on. So, it requires the chapstick touch-up, but I don’t think of that as the same, since I don’t need a mirror to do it, and nothing transfers to cups, faces, etc.

  • Celine

    This is sad but I’ve finally got my makeup down to half an hour. It used to be worse, so that’s good for me LOL

  • msfarrah27

    What color is this? It looks very nice on you .

    • Brittany

      It’s Round the Clock Ruby. Love it!

  • I need this and hahahahaha they always fight clothes. Chloe is wearing a gumby shirt right now. Shes the coolest dog on the block!

  • Megan

    I’m not too concerned with how long gloss lasts, just that it moisturises sufficiently. I lived by Juicy Tubes until I did a li’l research and found out Lancome tests on animals. Boo-urns. Thanks to your informative and fun-to-read blog, I have found Smashbox glosses, which are pretty good. What do you find to be close to Juicy Tubes? I’ve read MAC lipglasses are but haven’t tried them for myself yet. I don’t mind sticky gloss, or gloss that doesn’t last, I just need it to moisturise – and to be paraben and pthalate free and I need the company to not test on animals! I think have sensitive lips. Is that even a thing?

    Btw, I’m 33 and still get pimples so, yeah. Pimples and wrinkles – it’s not really fair to have to worry about both at the same time!

  • Some of Morgana Cryptoria’s lipsticks last around 8 hours on me, though they’ll need a bit of a touch up. They’ll last through eating and drinking.

  • What pimple scar? All I see is your beautiful smile and adorable nose-crinkle.