NYX : Intense butter gloss

As part of their Spring 2015 collection, NYX released their new Intense butter glosses. The line includes 12 vibrant shades that are bold and indeed intense.

Their collection includes: Napoloean, Berry Strudel, Toasted, Orangesicle, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Crepe, Banana Split, Funnel Delight, Sorbet, Black Cherry, Tres Leches and Spice Cake.

For those of you who may not know, the NYX Intense butter glosses are an updated formula to the already existing butter glosses.

They retail for $6.00 but can easily be purchased at ULTA during their BOGO sales.

NYX did no wrong in naming these “intense”.  The pigmentation is phenomenal and very similar to the Too Faced Melted lipsticks.

The glosses have a dual sided doe foot applicator: meaning, both sides of the applicator are flat.

 I purchased three: Napoleon, Apple Crisp and Sorbet

Once again, the pigmentation is very opaque, and the overall, the application is very similar to the texture and consistency of a melted lipstick.

Just look at these BOLD SWATCHES


From left to right: Napoleon, Apple Crisp and Sorbet

Unlike the butter glosses, these feel differently on your lips.  They are not at all sticky or tacky, but glossy and buttery.  These do not dry matte.   Their shiny consistency remains the same throughout the wear time.

Below are a few swatches:

Apple Crisp : True vibrant red with blue undertones


Napoleon : Bright tea rose pink


Sorbet : Baby pink


As you can tell, these colors are far from being subtle; but perfect if you are seeking an INTENSE lip.

With that being said, I did find the formula to vary.

Apple crisp applied beautifully as I found it both opaque and thicker than the other hues.  Unfortunately,  I found Sorbet to be far too streaky during the application process as the gloss kept moving around on my lips.

I would recommend using a lip liner and lipstick brush for a precise application.

Have you tried the NYX Intense butter gloss?   Which color do you prefer?

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