I purchased NYC Ultra Last LipWear in “English Rose” #419 (or #419B, depending on which country you live in). It’s a pretty, rosy-pink colour and I’m not 100% sure if this colour has been discontinued or if it is only available in certain countries.
The packaging feels a little flimsy and the lid of the lipstick bullet is a clear cheap plastic that appears to be quite brittle so it may break or shatter if it gets dropped or bumped too hard. The lipstick bullet doesn’t wind down fully so it extends past the metal barrel and it’s easy to accidentally nick the lipstick with the plastic lid when you’re sliding it on or off.
The Ultra Last LipWear range contains jojoba seed oil to help soften and moisturise the lips. The lipstick has a creamy, silky formula that glides on easily, it is not drying at all and is surprisingly moisturising for a long-wear lipstick.
I tested the lipstick both with and without lip liner and it did not bleed or feather, although it is always best to use a lip liner when you’re wearing lipstick. This will help your lipstick to last even longer and will help prevent any bleeding or feathering that may occur.
I found the colour of the lipstick to be rich and fairly long-lasting. According to NYC’s website it “lasts up to 6 hours”, but I found that it only lasted 2-3 hours before I needed to touch up.
The cheap packaging aside, the actual lipstick is really good for a bargain-hunting drugstore find. NYC cosmetics are available online and from selected retailers.