NYC is not a new brand to me. I have been using their products off and on since elementary school, when my best friend and I discovered their Roll-On Lip Gloss (which they still sell!!) and its shiny deliciousness. We probably ended up eating half of those tubes because it tasted so good. Their products are inexpensive, but not cheap. That's what I really like about this brand. I have loved basically everything I have tried from them, and I didn't break the bank doing so.
Influenster sent me NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City. This gloss is amazing. I like it WAY better than the Philosophy gloss I spend ten dollars on (and regret...) and it retails for less than three bucks. There is no stickiness, there is no gross tell-tale "I'm a cheap lip gloss" smell, there is no embarassingly tween-ish package. While the wear time is a little low (an hour or two), they flexible doe-foot applicator is easy to use without a mirror.
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This shade looks rather orange on my inner wrist, but on my lips (and, I imagine, a wide variety of other skin tones) is the perfect my-lips-but-better shade. It is shimmery but does not leave a weird glittery film when the gloss part wears away.
For less than three dollars, you really can't go wrong. There are ten other shades if you don't like this particular one, but the formula is amazing! I definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind reapplying their gloss every few hours.
This gloss is available at Walmart, Target and a variety of drugstores. For more information on this gloss and NYC's other products, NYC New York Color's site is the best place to go. They even list the MSRP so you know about how much you're going to pay in stores. Influenster also has a product page with information and reviews.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge for testing purposes from Influenster's Holiday VoxBox. These opinions are my own.