Thursday, January 5, 2012

AMW Reviews: Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss

I haven't been reviewing much glosses lately, haven't I?

The lip gloss stage has been skipped for quite a while because of the existence of moisturizing lipsticks!  Don't we just love how companies are reinventing their products making them worth while for most of us with different needs?

I hate my lips, I won't lie!  They can get as dry as "hell" (as if I've been there *evil laugh* maybe! :P) and it pains me to see how gorgeous a lip product can be on tube and how I can murder them in an instant by applying them on my "oh-so-dry" lips!  

This year, I am not giving up!  Let me share to you my thoughts on the new Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss that I recently got.  NouriShine --- not a bad name!

Mango Tango
Sounds delicious and do I hear the word TANGO?
After CHA CHA?  Really? *raises eyebrow*

and Red Passion
Ooohh lala!

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss says ---
Kiss your lips with instant moisture, feel-good benefits and serious shine. This Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss you can’t live without. Try them all! You’ll love the superlight, long-lasting, creamy formula and the good-for-your-lips ingredients, like antioxidants and botanical extracts, that leave lips smoothed, protected and conditioned.

Available in: Fancy Nancy, Icicle, Mango Tango, Pink Luster, Red Passion, Rich Spice and Sparkle Berry.
Key ingredients:
  • Pomegranate Sterol - helps strengthen skin barrier
  • Antioxidant-Rich Complex - helps protect, condition, sooth and smooth lips
  • Aloe Leaf Extract - helps soften and calm skin 

AMW says ---
  • Tinier gloss packaging which makes it easy to do retouch without people noticing! 
  • The sponge applicator feels good during application. 
  • Lightly scented. 
  • Texture feels like creamy lipstick but not heavy at all.
  • Both shades I got came out with 2 different finish, one is plain glossy while the other one has shimmers.
  • Product stays just like regular creamy lipstick.  
  • I can apply this even without lip balm underneath.  (I have tried applying this on super dry lips and it helped ease dryness.)
  • Lips felt "immediately" moisturized after application.
  • Gloss/shine is just right, doesn't look like I just finish eating an "oil-infested" food. (ex. Lechon!)
  • This may be pricey at first glance but considering I do not use a separate balm or lip gloss when I apply this product, I actually save more! (approx .02-.04 fl.oz. difference with other gloss)
  • Not easily accessible on counters or malls.
  • Pricey to others - but I do not mind since I have very dry lips!
This goes to my favorite lip gloss at the moment!  Some gloss have enough shine but not enough pigment, while others have enough pigment but dries out my lips!  The Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss has the perfect balance of shine and moisture with the added gorgeous colors that can be seen even with dark pigmented lips like mine!

  • Red passion is best used for girls who want to try the red lips but is afraid of the super bright effect.  Mary Kay's NouriShine Lip Gloss in Red passion comes out in deep red with a bit of shimmer.
  • If you like the effect to be "matte", blot your lips with a napkin after application, re-apply and blot again!
  • Wipe the sponge applicator with a clean cloth or napkin after application before putting it back on tube.
  • Never share lip gloss with others.  For makeup artists who plan to use this on clients, use a separate disposable lip gloss applicator.
  • To create different lip color, you can apply your favorite lipstick shade and top it with any shade of Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss.  It pays to experiment!
  • Though this can be easily removed by just wiping your mouth with a napkin, it's better to wipe it with a makeup remover for lips! (to remove the extra glitters on some shades.)

Will I repurchase

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who has a budget for the wonderful creamy lip gloss.  I would say this is best for people who suffer dry lips and wants the gorgeous lipstick colors!

Where to purchase and how much?
Retails at Php700.00 (approx $16.80) via Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.


Mango Tango on tube

Mango Tango on Lips

Red Passion on Tube

Red Passion on Lips

*conceitedly proud* Now, where's the dry lips I was talking about?  *laughs*

Which one do you like on AMW?
Mango Tango or Red Passion?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product received as Christmas gift from the company.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. i think there's no mary kay in singapore? >.< but the lipglosses look so good on u! :D

  2. The mango tango has such a cute name (and the shade is totally my thing too)!

  3. wow super nice red!
    Just like you Ms. Nikki, I too have dry lips.I think I have the driest lips on earth :( Burt's bees tinted lip balm and burt's bees lip shimmer works for me. Hope I can try this too. But yeah, dnt know where to get Mary Kay here in Singapore

  4. oooo what a nice color on you!!! Do you wear bolder colors more often?

  5. @Kitten Wow..really? glad to know the shade I think doesn't work for me was actually chosen by most of you! :)

  6. @miRaCLe Really? We used to not have them down here too so who knows? they'll make their way in Singapore soon!

  7. @Citrine I can totally imagine you doing the lip swatch with Mango Tango :) I'm sure it'll look wonderful on you!

  8. @Ria Oh no, not another one from Singapore and can't find Mary Kay!!! Mary Kay, bring some to Singapore please :D

    1. There is Mary Kay in Singapore now. They don't sell in retail stores, You need to purchase directly from a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. If you are interested, I can help you contact them directly.

      You can drop me a mail if you are really keen in their products,

      Not a fan of this brand, but I'm one of their customers and their products are reliable and good :)

  9. @Hi I'm Jane! Actually, not much! But this year, I will start to :)


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