Shiro Cosmetics Nic Cage Collection Lip Glosses

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting mostly lip product swatch and review posts, so don’t be surprised if you see the same red jumper make an appearance in several photos. I decided to do a mega swatch effort the other day because a) I was bored whilst in bed sick and wanted something to do and b) I’m trying to evaluate and categorise my lip products. I really have become a lip product fiend. In fact, just recently a few friends of mine helped me haul some US brand lip products, and I mean a big bag full of lip stick and lip gloss. I’ve got lots to work through, but I’m actually quite satisfied that I’ll be able to get through these products before they go bad. I never thought I’d see the day, but as I rarely wear eyeshadow these days, the oh so beautiful burden is put upon lip products. No surprise on my end that I’ve accumulated quite a collection.

I wanted to share some more Shiro Cosmetics lip glosses. I’ve done quite a few posts already of some glosses from Shiro, particularly their custom glosses (which I will have a few more posts with the new custom shades I have, just a matter of tracking them down!). However today’s post is a swatch and review with a few glosses from the Nic Cage collection Shiro released a while ago.

Product / Packaging

I have two glosses in the shades:

  • Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn
  • Nic Cage Nibbling Petit Fours In A Posh Victorian Tearoom

Descriptions from Shiro Cosmetics

NCCBOCTM

A gorgeous nude color, slightly on the sheerer side of medium coverage. We like to think of it as “Nicolas Beige.”
Flavored like yummy honey! (vegan substitute, not the bees)

NCNPFIAPVT

Moderately opaque dusty rose with a gentle pearl finish.
Flavored with fancy pink frosting!

If you seen some of my perfume oil posts, you know that I am not a fan of honey scented items. The scent of the nude gloss is the same honey scent that I am not a fan of, but it’s not very strong and doesn’t hang around for long, so I deal with it. The dusty rose has a very sweet scent, which again, I’m not a big fan of, but the scent doesn’t linger. Don’t mind me, I’m not a very big fan of most sweet or bakey scented items, but I know that’s something that’s enjoyable for a lot of people.

The illustration on the labels are freaking awesome. Just look at that face. As if you could resist wanting to put anything Nic Cage near your lips. Obviously I couldn’t. I wish the labels were a little more durable so I could admire the many incarnations, but alas, His beauty is too grand for this mere mortal realm for anything we possess to capture for all of eternity. Admiration aside, the labels seem to be wearing away, but I do keep these glosses in my makeup bag or loose in my backpack and I’ve had these glosses for a good number of months now.

These glosses come packaged in a tube with a doe foot applicator, which is my preferred method of packaging lip glosses, so I was pleased to see this packaging. I’m a simple girl, no denying.

Performance

If you’ve tried any of the custom glosses or some of the other holiday glosses, the Nic Cage ones have the same non sticky, plush formula that I adore. This is honestly the BEST lip gloss formula of any brand. I will never tire of it.

Pigmentation is pretty good with these, especially the nude. I didn’t find the nude to be too milky and it didn’t come off as streaky or patchy, which I find tends to happen with quite a number of pale lip colours. NCNPFIAPVT (I’m lazy, alright :P ) has pigmentation that can actually be buildable as well as worn more sheer.

I get typical wear of 1-2 hours for these glosses (no eating or drinking), like I do any other gloss.

Swatches

Nic Cage Churning Butter On A Crisp Thanksgiving Morn

Nic Cage Nibbling Petit Fours In A Posh Victorian Tearoom

Overall Impression

I’m a forever customer with Shiro. There’s not much more for me to say apart from I will always be back to shop for any new gloss releases they have. Highly recommended for those who prefer non sticky glosses. Both of these colours are pretty work/office friendly and would make good toppers for other lip products you have.