Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Glory of New York Lipsticks Review with Swatches

I am a 100% lipstick addict! I love collecting lipsticks and I'll never get tired of it. Just like collecting eyebrow pencils and tools!

Recently, 14 new lipsticks were added to my lipstick collection! All thanks to Glory of New York! If you don't know, Glory of New York is a luxurious botanical organic spa product that is made in the USA and in accordance with the standards of the GMP, WHO, and FDA approved (according to their website). Please click here if you want to know more about GoNY.

So, I am so blessed to be one of the bloggers chosen by Glory of New York to review their products! I instagram-ed this mouthwatering photo immediately after I received the products:

It's like makeup porn, 'di ba? I was actually freaking out because I didn't know which product to review first but since I'm a lipstick lover, I decided to review it first. Their skin care products are also amazing but that's a whole other story so please stay tuned for that! ;-)

Price: Please send me a message to inquire.


As you can see in the photo above, it looks like an ordinary lipstick tube with an ordinary lipstick bullet. The black case looks sleek, decent and luxurious because of its weight and its velvety texture. However, I have a problem with one of these lipsticks. Particularly, my No. 62 lipstick has a problem with its packaging. The cap is already loose. It's not snapping anymore onto the tube so it slides off whenever I put it in my bag or when I accidentally pick it up from the top / cap. So far, it's the only one that I have a problem with regarding the packaging but still, I hope Glory of New York will do something about it. That will have a big effect. That situation can ruin the lipstick once you put it in your bag or makeup kit then the cap will eventually slide off. The lipstick bullet may bump onto the other products inside your kit or even on the walls of your bag or makeup kit. It might deform it, it will create a mess and dirt will surely stick onto it. I'm hoping that this particular No.62 lipstick that I have is the only one that has a packaging defect.

Another problem that I have with these lipsticks is that the shades are labeled by numbers. I don't know about you, but for me, it's best if cosmetic companies will come up of cute and clever names for lipstick shades or really, any other products such as blushes and lip liners. That way, consumers will find it easier to memorize the names of their favorite shades such as Ruby Woo by MAC or Pink About It by Revlon. So, that when someone asks you what's the lipstick brand and shade that you're wearing, you won't mix up the numbers! You can quickly answer them, for instance, "Pink Alarm by In2It"! 'Di ba?

-The Real Deal-

Anyway, moving on to the best part and positive things about these GoNY lipsticks (so much for the cons), these lipsticks' texture and consistency are UH-MAAY--ZIINNGGG!!! Glory of New York lipsticks has a great quality, that's a fact. It has a creamy texture that glides on smoothly onto your lips. At first, it looks satin in finish but it dries up semi matte on the lips. One of the best things is that it moisturizes your lips! It's actually almost like a lip balm! It has Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil which are known to help treat dry and chapped lips and even protect from the harmful rays of the sun.

Ingredients of Glory of New York Lipsticks:

- Organic ingredients, Almond Oil Extract Cinnamon, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado, Gold Powder from Honey Bee, and Vitamin-E.

No chemical, no human fat, no animal fat content.

Lately, I've been having dry lips so being in this situation, it's a good timing to test the quality of this lipstick. When I applied the GoNY lipstick onto my dry lips, I was surprised because it softened the dry skin on my lips and it definitely made my lips supple. It's a shame that I don't have a before and after photo to support this part of my testimonial.

Continuing on, aside from the texture, GoNY lipsticks also has an outstanding staying power. The best thing is that, even the lighter shades such as nude, peach, or nude peach stays on for long hours on my lips! I'm raving about this because some of the light-colored lipsticks tend to fade out easily, right? The light shades of GoNY lipsticks has an awesome staying power as well. I guess the only difference of the light shades from the darker shades is that the darker shades may leave stains on your lips even after wiping it with a tissue or rubbing it with your fingers. Try to swatch the dark shades on the back of your hand and leave it for about a minute then try to wipe it with a tissue and it will leave a mark or stain on your skin. Of course, a lip makeup remover or any other makeup remover will help remove that stain so don't fret if you don't like that stain.

Finally, now I can show you a before and after photo for evidence. I instagram-ed this earlier today before going to school:

I took the before photo right after the application of my GoNY lipstick in No.708 and the after photo was taken 2 hours after the application and right after eating lunch. What can you say? Isn't it amazing? It's like there's no difference at all!!! These photos were just taken in different lighting but still, it's awesome! While I was eating, I was actually so conscious about my lipstick. Because I can feel that my lipstick was rubbing off everytime I put the spoon in my mouth and I can even see on my spoon that my lipstick was transferring onto it. Then after eating, I immediately looked in the mirror to check how it looks like and I was so ready to re-apply my lipstick but to my big surprise, the color is still pigmented, as you can see in the photo above! Sa totoo lang, I did not even re-apply my lipstick before leaving the house kasi it still looked pretty pigmented and fresh e! However, when I arrived at school, I looked in my pocket mirror to check it once more and it still looked pigmented but not as fresh though. Still, it's awesome! But without eating, it will definitely stay on for longer hours and will look fresh the whole day. But that's just me, of course. It may have a different effect on you, keep that in mind. :)

I've mentioned in my video that even if I have dry lips, the lipstick will not settle on the crevices of my lips but today,  I noticed that it did --- but very slightly! I just want to clear things out. I don't want to look like I'm lying. Hehe!

Now that you know the best things about these lipsticks, I think you're close to purchasing it already! Haha! So to choose your preferred shades, here are the swatches and the video:

No. 22 *frosted


No. 30


No. 54  *frosted


No. 62


No. 64


No. 347  *frosted


No. 495


No. 606  *frosted


No. 635


No. 660  *frosted


No. 682  *frosted


No. 702


No. 704  *frosted


No. 708

That's all of the 14 shades' swatches but I was informed that Glory of New York has a total of 22 shades of lipsticks. Another thing that I noticed about the shades, other than their names, is that some almost have the same colors such as Numbers 30, 347, and 606. I can't wait to see the other 8 shades!

It may seem pricey for some of you, even for me, but I'm telling you, it's worth the money. I can compare it to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains which cost P575.00 each. Why? Because like what I've said these lipsticks from GoNY are almost like lip balms, too! It's like a two-in-one product like the Revlon Balm Stains. Try it. You might just fall in love with it too like I did! :)

Don't forget to visit Glory of New York - Philippines and Lipstick Avenue on Facebook to see more of GoNY products and to order from them. Talk soon!

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)


  1. Pahingi naman ng lipstick!!! hahaha

    I love their color selection, sabi ko nga sa YT sana cute yung names para madali matandaan :))

    1. Hahaha! :D Thanks sis! Loving all the colors too pero yun nga, sana cute nga yung names. And also, some of the shades are almost the same lang. But it's okay, ganda talaga ng formulation :)

  2. andmi nmn sis! kaloka! i saw the lipliners too! andmi..
    giveaway n yan! :)