If I had a dollar for every time I discovered a new product on TikTok, I'd have enough money to actually afford all the amazing products that appear on the platform. The most recent thing that sparked my interest on my For You feed was the NYX Professional Makeup Shine Loud High Pigment Lip Shine . The video posted by Stephanie Valentine of @glamzillaxo showed her applying the new, two-sided lip product and then immediately doing a color transfer test to show its smudge-proof abilities. I was amazed and couldn't wait to try it.
I only recently became a lip gloss gal - like, maybe the year before the pandemic started. (Before that, I exclusively wore lipstick or lip balm.) Ironically, I would become a fan of the high-shine finish right as face masks were introduced, and unfortunately wearing a face covering pretty much rendered wearing lip gloss impossible, unless you're OK with a gooey mess on the inside of your mask. Because of this, I've been relying on long-wear lipsticks and stains for the last year, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my glosses. The NYX lip shine gave me some hope.