Greetings from Underdark, my fellow rogues!
I’m sure I speak for more than myself when I say that desserts are great. You come home after a long quest, tuck into a great feast, and round it all off with a delicious bowl of sweet stuff. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have that with you all the time? Even while you’re hacking at an ettin’s argumentative shins?
Well, wonder no longer. Below, you’ll see that Anne has brought you two marvels of portable dessert! (Anne, by the way, was a rogue herself, until she forgot to check for traps while marrying Henry…)
Thanks to Nyx, we’re one step in the right direction. Their range of Butter Glosses (which I believe comprises 12 or so shades) not only have ‘butter’ in the title and names like Strawberry Parfait and Cherry Pie, they also smell like caramel vanilla cupcakes! I say ‘one’ step in the right direction because they have no separate flavour that I can detect – we’re not talking Lancome Juicy Tubes here. This might actually be preferable for those who don’t like flavoured lip products, but I feel an opportunity was lost…
Cherry Pie is a classic red with a pinkish undertone, while Strawberry Parfait is a soft, cool medium pink. The colours are great everyday shades, that can be worn semi-opaque or sheer depending on how you like your intensity and how you like your lips to feel. On that subject, these must be the most comfortable glosses I think I’ve ever worn. They’re not sticky, they’re not goopy, they’re not tacky when they dry…they’re just smooth and soft and nicely ‘thin-coating’ on the lips. Usually I feel a bit of dryness around the edges of a gloss, but these are perfectly cloaking and hydrating. They’re just so effortless and comfortable, like your favourite pair of leggings/daggers/pauldrons. etc.
Wear time is average for me, clocking in at about two to three hours. This is enough time to get down into a medium sized dungeon and clear it out, but possibly not quite long enough to get back out again. Fortunately, the size and packaging of these glosses make them perfect for popping in your kitbelt for re-application between goblin strikes. The doe foot applicator is totally functional, and you don’t get too much or too little out at once.
These sweet glosses also won’t drain your gold purse too badly – at EUR 6.99 each (I got mine at a Douglas in Germany, as Nyx is not readily available here in Middle Earth), they’re a very sound and affordable investment. It’s not often you come across a gloss of this quality for that price (that isn’t being guarded by a lich or something equally irksome). I’m looking forward to trying more of these, and some other Nyx lip products at some point – anyone else a fan?
The verdict: Hands down the most comfortable, delicious smelling glosses I’ve worn in a long time. With a good selection of pretty, wearable shades (which can be quite dramatic if applied opaquely), these Nyx Butter Glosses are worthy of your gold. Feast away!
The practicalities: Nyx Butter Glosses in Strawberry Parfait (BLG01) and Cherry Pie (BLG12) cost EUR 6.99/USD 5.00 each for 8 mL/0.27 fl. oz, are permanent, and may be acquired from Douglas in Germany, www.nyxcosmetics.com and a whole host of places in the US (I assume! Feel free to suggest some!). A nice bonus is that purchases made on the Nyx website are eligible for free returns. They also offer international shipping through one of those things that gives you a US address – you can sign up here. In New Zealand, you could also try using YouShop.
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps! Also goblins.
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided!