Monday, November 16th, 2009


NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss in Deep Bronze

Lipgloss on a Budget: NYX Deep Bronze Lip Gloss

NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss in Deep Bronze ($5.00 for 0.53 fl. oz.) is just one of sixty shades (from what I counted on NYX‘s website) available in the Lipgloss with Mega Shine collection. Deep Bronze is part of the “Goddess of the Night” collection. It’s a deep plum burgundy with burnt burgundy and copper shimmer through it.

The formula has a very glossy, almost frosty look, and it goes on semi-opaque–it’s not completely opaque, but it certainly is noticeable.  I consider it pretty pigmented for a lip gloss, so that was a pleasant and happy surprise!  The gloss itself is non-sticky, thick without being gooey, and it doesn’t feel drying when you wear it.  The shade range is incredible, and you’re sure to find at least one or two that catches your eye.  I wish NYX represented their colors with more true-to-life photos (rather than flat, graphical color swatches), because it would make purchasing online easier.

I did notice that it didn’t last as long as the average gloss does on me; it went about two hours before I felt I needed to reapply, as opposed to my typical gloss wear-time of four hours. I also found that, at least in this deeper shade, the color did have a tendency to settle into the lines of my lips. I like these glosses, and I think that aside from the wearing time, the formula and product are certainly well worth the five dollar price tag.  It’s not a big deal to reapply, because it does fade evenly and doesn’t leave any rings behind, so reapply and be on your way.  (However, if you need long-wearing lip color, these won’t meet that need.)

For me, the only part I really had trouble with was the very synthetic, almost plastic scent of sweetened cherries. I know that they were going for a cherry scent, but it just read synthetic and almost as if it went bad.  The scent doesn’t linger, thankfully, though so just breathe through your mouth while applying! :) I have also noticed that my NYX glosses and lipsticks don’t last as long on the shelf as my other lipsticks (they noticeably change in smell/texture after a year or so)–I had some NYX glosses from a year or so ago, but Deep Bronze is new. I also wish the applicator grabbed more product, because I felt like I had to get a few swipes to get the amount I needed for the best coverage.

Bottom Line: These are good glosses and worth checking out, partially because they are so affordable.  The formula itself (aside from wear-time and the scent) wears well, feels nice on lips, and packs some pigmentation. If they only last a year, it’s not a big deal to chuck it and replace it the next (if you find yourself wanting it again), since they’re so inexpensive. It’s also a nice way to play and experiment with colors without blowing your budget–not to mention there’s an extensive selection of shades to choose from!

NYX is one of my favorite brands if you’re on a tight budget (and certainly worth looking into even if you aren’t on a tight budget!). NYX also regularly has these ridiculous blowout sales where you can nab a ton of product for 50-80% off the original price. For example, right now they’re offering a bundle of sixty lipsticks for a mere $48. Seriously. $48!  The sales change regularly, so you never know what they might offer next!

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  • Product: 24/30
  • Value: 10/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For an affordable non-sticky, high gloss lip gloss, NYX has enough shades to keep you busy!

Availability: NYX

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31 thoughts on “NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss in Deep Bronze Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Amber

    I agree with your review, they don’t last as long as I would like, but they sure do have great color payoff! That color looks great on you.

  2. For the price..I like NYX lipglosses. I have purchased the Round lipglosses before. I find that a good liner is needed, like MAC to set it off. LOL. I actually purchased some MEGA shine lipglosses and I can’t wait to try them.

    I love the ‘NON’ stickiness and the pigmentation.

    Great review.

    • I haven’t tried the round ones! Let me know how they compare to the Mega Shine ones.

      • I adore the Round Lip glosses as well. Especially HONEY. It can be used at a REAL gloss. Over all types of lip stick or alone. I agree that NYX do not have longevity..BUT they are nice.

        I have a couple: Real Nude, Ballerina Pink, Honey, and 24K (heart this one too). I wear them with MAC liners.

        FYI there are a couple of reptuable discount NYX sellers on the web. Shop and compaire prices. I do.

  3. I like NYX lipglosses. So many colors! However, this isn’t a color I would choose for myself. I agree, the scent can be a bit much and the lip products tend to have a short life. Whenever I swatch them at the store, there tends to be an aged smell. So I tend to order online so they’re fresher.

  4. karen

    Very nice! It’s not something I could pull off, but I like the shimmery color of it!

  5. Tamara

    I agree that NYX has a great range of lipgloss shades, but their gloss frangrances are VERY off putting to me. I had two of them and got rid of them they were soo bad. I wish they’d just make them unscented and that would be perfect. They have nice lipstick shades too, but I feel that they are too thin for my liking…I do love the eyeshadows though, no complaints there!

    • I agree – the scent is definitely a turn off. Go scent-less or vanilla or even super sweet… but it’s kind of this synthetic scent that just bugs!

  6. Rae

    Stunning! I’ve been lemming Stila’s Merlot — perhaps I’ll have to pick this up to satisfy my plum-gloss craving :P My wallet will certainly appreciate it, that’s for sure!

  7. Alyssa

    I have about 6 of their round glosses. Golden Prune (despite the odd name) is one of my favorite colors. But, I totally agree… I hate the smell. And I don’t know why, but if I don’t apply it carefully, the glosses tend to leak at the corners of my mouth. But, for $2, they’re pretty great. I need to try the Mega Shine in Deep Bronze. Looks lovely on your lips.

  8. yajaira

    These are one of my favorite glosses, i know many would not agree but personally I wear these more than my mac lip glasses because they’re not sticky and considering the price I dont mind that they dont last that long, also I find them soooo pigmented which I love, Def. love the mega shine lip glosses and the round lipsticks!!! You should def. review other shades!!! plz :0)

    • The scent really kills these for me, even though it (luckily) doesn’t linger much further than after you’ve applied it. Do you like the scent, Yajaira?

  9. pia

    Can’t wait for the rainy season to start on full blast so I could wear this kind of color whenever I feel like it. I love the formula of mega shine but not the cherry smell. My favorite is beige. It’s a misnomer because it’s light neutral pink.
    Thanks for the swatch, Christine!

  10. Lorna

    that is a beautiful color. don’t know why they call it bronze though.

  11. I totally agree with your review: I love the semi-opaque, non sticky finish, but hate the cherry smell. I have three of these glosses, one of them being the most perfect shade of pale pink I ever found.

    • Which shade is the perfect pale pink?! You must share ;)

      For me, since I love the whole experience and feeling of makeup, I could never really get into these glosses on the regular, but they are a decent gloss for a great price!

  12. I picked up three of these, including the deep bronze color, today! $4.95 each!