NYX Apple Strudel Butter Gloss Review: Photos + Swatches

a woman puts on lip gloss

I don’t go to ULTA as often as I use to, but when I do I always make sure to stop by the NYX section (I feel like I just quoted a Dos Equis commercial.. ha!) On my recent trip, I was excited to see a few products that I didn’t recognize that are new for 2013.

NYX Butter Glosses ($5) are a new line-up of lipglosses that are described as providing a sheer to medium coverage without feeling sticky. NYX makes some awesome lip glosses (especially their extreme lip creams and megashine lip glosses) and as usual, they come in a great variety of my kind of shades (pinks galore!)

NYX Butter Glosses are available in (12) shades: Strawberry Parfait, Eclair, Peaches and Cream, Merengue, Creme Brule, Peach Cobbler, Tiramisu, Apple Strudel, Vanilla Cream Pie, Cherry Cheesecake, Maple Blondie and Cherry Pie.

Naturally, I chose a light coral shade called Apple Strudel. It provides enough coverage to be worn alone, but if you want opaque coverage you may want to layer it over a lipstick. I find that if I apply more than one layer it feels too thick and gooey on my lips, so one layer is all I need.

It feels super moisturizing on the lips and has pretty decent lasting power – similar to the Megashine Lipglosses.

They’re unfortunately scented, but it’s not a scent that bothers me. It smells sweet, and reminds me of strawberries and cream.

To see all of the shades swatched, check out Makeup And Beauty Blog.

I really like these glosses and would definitely try other shades. I like that they are a bit thicker than the Megalast Lipglosses, so they stick around longer and feel moisturizing on the lips.

The Round-Up


  • Non-sticky
  • Great color – looks great when worn alone
  • Moisturizing
  • Inexpensive


  • Can feel a bit thick and gooey on the lips if too much is applied.
  • Scented like sweet candy – this might bother some.

Price: $5, NYX, ULTA.

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By Jenn

Jenn is the lead reviewer and author for the website. She's passionate about sexual health, wellbeing, and all things skincare. Learn more about her on our about page.