Friday, February 12, 2016

LIT NYC Nail Polish and Lip Gloss Review

*these items were sent to us for review purposes*
LIT NYC, is a new and innovative cosmetic brand that is inspired by wearable technology and the city that never sleeps! Products include nail polishes and lip gloss, both featuring an LED lighted cap for precise application. This is a feature I missed originally, but once I found it I think it's totally cool.
LIT NYC Lip Gloss in "107 Oh La La" - $7.50. This has an LED light in the cap, and a mirror on the side. Perfect for reapplying in a not so well lit atmosphere! This particular color is very sheer and adds just the right amount of shine. The color is not too pink, which means it can be worn very well either alone or over a lipstick. We noticed that one coat was plenty.
LIT NYC Nail Polish in "Envious" - $7.50. I initially didn't realize this nail polish had an LED light in it. I've seen this in lip glosses before, but never in a nail polish. It's a feature I've quickly come to love. The nail polish is five-free, no formaldehyde, camphor, DBP, or formaldehyde resin and toluene. I'm thrilled  with the color we got, it's very festive.
These pics are showing with one coat, and then two. The first coat is fairly sheer, and would work just fine if you want just a sheer shimmer look since the colors are fairly shiny. The 2nd coat really brings out the color, just a lot deeper. I didn't try it with a third coat, but I'm confident the color would be very prominent at that point. I'm considering layering a coat over another color, a matte pink, to add some shimmer and shine to what is otherwise too flat a color to wear proudly.   
Both of these items can be purchased at CVS for a reasonable price ($7.50/each). We were unable to find at CVS online, but we have seen them in stores. I heard there was a Holiday kit out last December, that for $15 included both the nail polish and a lip gloss, but we missed this. It would have made a perfect stocking stuffer gift. We love the variety of colors that are available, 12 shades for the lip gloss and 24 colors for the nail polish.