City Sorbet: just a hint of color, mostly from the mica/glitter, so it's a very pretty shiny nude lip without washing me out.
Sugar Hill Shimmer: functionally very similar to City Sorbet. Both of them are clear sparkly glosses. Maybe Sugar Hill is slightly cooler-toned.
B'way Berry : if you're looking for a pigmented but still translucent gloss under $3 this one is for you; it's a jelly without sparkles that really packed a vibrant berry punch, too colorful for me.
Soho Sweetpea: soft mauvy-pinky-berry with sparkles. Better for me and my pale skin than B'way.
The thick glossy texture isn't overly oily, or sticky, and lasts for a good while. Slight citrus-fruity scent, goes away after application. Faint numby sort of feeling when I apply it that fades over time; no tingling, irritation or plumping. Just good budget glosses. Not as moisturizing over time as the Liquid Lip Shines, but not drying.
Allow me to rave about the packaging. I love plain squeeze tubes so much. I am not a fan of wand tubes because no matter how clean your lips or fingertip are, you know you're transferring skin cells and germs back into the gloss every time you use it. Over and over and over again. While it's not really enough to stop me from using those glosses, it's definitely squicky. Then there are the tubes with spongy fuzzy applicators on them -- gross! The worst of both worlds! I wish more companies packaged in these unassuming and sanitary plain old squeeze tubes.
I lost an expensive BeneFit gloss and I was going to look at Sephora's store brand glosses for replacing it, to save a few bucks, but now I think I'll just stick with this $3 pretty. It really does remind me of the Sephora glosses I've swatched a lot of times, both in consistency and glitter/color. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you could dupe several specific colors from that line with this one.
Overall this product was a bit disappointing, the color is awesome (i bought city sorbet) but the gloss does not last long as all, i find myself applying it every few minutes.
I found the Clear As Can-dy Kiss Gloss at my local Dollar Tree store and I purchased it. I have been looking for a clear gloss since my clear Buxom is running out, but Buxom is pricey for a clear gloss. Since it was $1, can't really go wrong if it does not work out. It had a faint mint scent to it, which was not really noticeable and I applied a bit to my lips. It was glossy, and not too sticky. It did not have a taste for me either! The only complaint I have is that the tube itself feels very sticky, there's like no way to make it non-sticky, but I would definitely buy again.
The only other time I've bought NYC lip gloss I found it was insanely sticky and unpleasant. It also didn't moisturize. This was none of those things! It's not too glittery, fairly sheer. I have the tangerine flavor, but it's more like banana :)
I HATED the kind that I bought. I purchased this product in Tribecca Tangerine, which was a peachy orange color that I thought would be REALLY cute. The color on was totally cute, but the smell was HORRENDOUS. It didnt smell like tangerines at all, rather, it smelled like bubblegum tylenol for little kids. IT drove me absolutely insane. I used it one time and I can't bring myself to use it again. I'm not saying that all the "flavors" of this product are bad, but I suggest that you do NOT purchase Tribecca Tangerine. Total disappointment. :(
I never paid attention to any N.Y.C. glosses until they revamped their packaging last year and reformulated almost all of their glosses including the Kiss Gloss. The old ones always seemed so childish in a cheapo squeeze tube and came in really limited colors I never bothered to try them. However the new reformulated versions in the black & clear tubes are excellent! These glosses are thick, high glass shine, moisturizing, not too sticky with great staying power and a subtle bubblegum(?) scent. There's a variety of shimmery shades and also translucent vivid colors which is nice. I am particularly a fan of the neon ones which look scary in the tube but actually apply on the lips as a sheer candy color. Very unique and looks much more expensive than it is. The new packaging isn't too shabby either. A great drugstore buy for $3 and often on sale for less.
I bought this in "Clear as Can-dy," a clear and very shiny gloss. The texture reminds me of MAC Lipglass. It works very well as a shiny sealant for any lipstick or liner. The taste is very, very light to me, almost imperceptible--perhaps other colours are more highly flavored. For $2 to $3, this is a great product.
HG. I will only buy lipgloss from NYC, I love them so much. My favorite is strawberry banana. It gives your lips a peachy glossy fantastic look, I use it practically everyday. And it tastes...sooo good. My boyfriend hates it when I wear lipgloss, unless it's this one. It's that good tasting ;) Love.
I got this in City Sorbet. I love the smell, and true to its name, it smells like lemon italian ice or sorbet, although it has no taste. It's a light pink color but I wasn't expecting this to actually give off color on my lips, since this is a sheer gloss and not opaque, but it did have some pigmentation. This gloss is shimmery, FYI, with fine glitter.
I liked the texture of this. It's not not sticky, but more like tacky, so it can adhere to your lips but my lips don't feel like they can get stuck together at all.
Overall, I like this product, it's a bargain price, but it's not what I use when I want real color on my lips, but this is great over lipstick.