NYC Violet Shine Ultra Moist Lipwear Review

 NYC (New York Color) says their Ultra Moist Lipwear provides "a wardrobe of on trend shades" to" make stealing runway looks simple. Built in conditioner creates a creamy, dreamy texture on your lips for an ultra moisturized feel." These budget friendly lipsticks are available in ten shades, today I'm reviewing Violet Shine. Ultra Moist Lipwear Lipsticks contain 3.4g (.11oz) and retail for around a dollar. I purchased this lipstick at Rite Aid, but NYC products can be bought at most drugstores and major retailers in the US, Canada, and a handful of European nations. New York Color is a sub-brand of Coty, a company with unclear animal testing policies. This lipstick was made in China.

 Packaging for NYC's Ultra Moist Lipwear is cheap and unattractive, but you gotta keep costs down somehow. A black and silver tube with a clear, rounded cap. The NYC logo can be found on the twisting mechanism. The shade name and number are present on a label on the bottom of the tube. My main complaint about the Ultra Moist Lipwear packaging is the fact that the lipstick bullet does not fully retract into the tube, making it susceptible to knicks and breaking off. There's no indication that the packaging is recyclable, but I believe most lightweight plastics like this are.
 NYC's Violet Shine Ultra Moist Lipwear has a lovely texture! Super cheap drugstore lipsticks are often waxy and crayon-like in texture, but not this one! As you can guess from the product's name, this lipstick is very moist and creamy, it glides right on to the lips. This rich lipstick feels very moisturizing and leaves my lips feeling hydrated even after its worn away. Like most emollient lipsticks, Violet Shine has limited wear time. I get no more than two hours of wear from this lipstick. Violet Shine is transfer prone, but does not slip outside of the lip line. New York Color's Ultra Moist Lipwears have a touch of an artificial cherry taste and scent. This flavor is very mild and hardly noticeable.
 I'm not normally one for purple lip products, but I love NYC's Violet Shine and I reach for it quite often. This lipstick is on the sheer side, but color payoff can be built up to be quite strong. Violet Shine's appearance varies depending on how much you apply. A single swipe offers a soft, cool pink with just a hint of purple. Additional layers increase the lilac tint, but at it's base Violet Shine is still a slightly mauvey toned pink. As the name implies, Violet Shine has a shiny, glossy finish. As the glossy finish wears away it reveals a satin finish with a bit of silver shimmer.
I'm definitely a fan of this drugstore gem! NYC's Violet Shine is versatile, how it looks is highly affected by how much you apply and your natural lip color. This lipstick can go from a sheer pink to a glossy lilac in three quick swipes. The Ultra Moist Lipwear formula feels great on the lips - very hydrating, more so than some balms. This is certainly not a long wearing lipstick formula, but that's to be expected from a slick, moisture rich lipstick like this one. This is an excellent lipstick, the fact that it's only a buck makes it even better. I encourage my readers to try Violet Shine. I'll be trying more from the Ultra Moist Lipwear line, for sure.

Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lanolin Oil, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Ceresin, PEG 4 Diheptanoate, Petrolatum, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Silica, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Fragrance, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Benzyl Benzoate, PPG 2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Propylparaben, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Water

May Contain
 Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 4209


  1. This seems like such a nice colour, especially the sheer swatch.

    NYC always surprises me.

    1. It really is pretty =D. I think that's the thing with NYC, everything is either amazing or shit. This is definitely on the amazing end of the spectrum. ^_^