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Do you ever find yourself spending way, way too long looking at different color options for lipsticks and glosses — reading reviews, looking at user-submitted pictures, etc. — especially when you definitely do NOT need more lip gloss?

Just me? OK then.

Anyway: a few weeks ago I somehow got sucked into the Amazon page for this Butter Gloss from NYX. I think it was perhaps suggested from something else I bought? People LOVED this gloss, and for under $7, I was definitely down to try it! Which color, though?

People seemed to really like the consistency and moisturizing power of the product, and a LOT of people said great things about the basic, clear gloss. So I considered that as a top layer for some of my more drying, stay-put formulas.

But one color kept coming up in the reviews, over and over: Tiramisu. Amazon described this as a “brown,” and I normally pass those up — I spent way too much time in the 90s wearing browns that did not suit me at all. But in every reviewer-submitted photo, it looked like a beautiful pinkish mauve.

As I often do, I put it in my cart but waited to pull the trigger — the next time I ordered from Amazon, I decided no, I really did NOT need a new lip gloss, so I moved it to the “Save for Later” section, where it sat for weeks and weeks.

Cut to yesterday, when I was trying to get my cart to $35 to get an ASAP delivery on something, and I decided, HEY, this lip gloss is the perfect price to add. So I did, and it arrived super quickly, along with the thing I actually needed.

Looooong story short, the NYX butter gloss really does live up to the hype — and the Tiramisu color is perfect. On me it’s a pale pink, not quite as dark as the swatch shown here but definitely in the same family — no brown detected.

(Some of the pictures on Amazon, like the collage of three women wearing the product, look way more rosy saturated PINK than how it looks on me — and I have very pale skin, with relatively pale lips, so I feel like the base color of lipstick shines through a lot more than it might on other people with darker lips.)

The end result is a shiny gloss, but not one that’s overly sticky — I wouldn’t be worried about wearing it with long hair on a windy day. It feels moisturizing, not drying… and I already think it’s going to be one of my favorite colors.

You can find the NYX Butter Gloss for around $6 at Amazon, Ulta (buy 2 get 1 free), and Target. (The product has 106,000+ good reviews at Amazon, 7000+ good reviews at Ulta, and 5600+ good reviews at Target.)

Psst: these are some of our favorite MLBB tints (“my lips but better”) — a super easy office makeup look! Also check out this $20 option from Amazon; it’s a great Dior Addict Lip Glow dupe. Another recent favorite: this super affordable NYX gloss.

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Workwear sales of note for 4.18.24

Our favorites are in bold!

Ann Taylor – 50% off full-price dresses, jackets & shoes; $30 off pants & skirts; extra 50% off sale styles

Banana Republic Factory – Up to 50% off everything; extra 20% off purchase

Boden – 25% off through 4/18; 15% off 4/19-20; 10% off 4/21

Eloquii – 50% off select styles; 60% off swim; up to 40% off everything else

Everlane – Spring Sale: up to 60% off 600+ styles

J.Crew Mid-Season Sale: Extra 60% off sale styles; up to 50% off spring-to-summer styles

J.Crew Factory – Extra 20% off $125+; extra 25% of $150+; up to 60% off everything; extra 50% off clearance

Nordstrom – Free 2-day shipping for a limited time (on eligible items)

Talbots – Spring Sale: 40% off + extra 15% off all markdowns; 30% off new T by Talbots

White House Black Market – 25% off entire purchase; $50 off $200

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