While at Ulta recently I, a) found a full display of the brand new NYX Intense Butter Gloss, which b) happened to be 40% off. There was only one thing I could do and that’s why both Orangesicle and Banana Split are the two newest NYX glosses in my makeup collection.
What can I say except I definitely felt the need for more orange lip gloss in my life.
Orangesicle is an an intense red-orange lip color, and Banana Split is a light sherbet.
Now, if I were to judge NYX Intense Butter Gloss solely on my experience with Banana Split, I would never want to try these glosses ever again.
Banana Split is high maintenance and requires a lot of blending, patting, and other manipulation to look ok and not patchy. For whatever reason, the texture on this one isn’t so glossy, but there’s a lot of color and not so much gloss, if that makes sense.
I’m glad I picked up Orangesicle, because it makes up for Banana Split and then some! This is intense, smooth, glossy, deep orange perfection that’s not overly sticky. I could be in love. It’s definitely more intense than the original NYX Butter Gloss in terms of pigmentation,
I’m not sure if there’s a difference between the lighter colors of NYX Intense Butter Gloss, but I’ll stick to one of the darker shades for my next purchase.
My Final Thoughts: There are 12 glosses in the NYX Intense Butter Gloss range, which promise to add shine and vibrant color. While I wasn’t so fond of Banana Split, finding it patchy and hard to apply, I love the results from Orangesicle and think it’s a great bargain buy for bold lipstick lovers.
Rating: C for Banana Split, A for Orangesicle.