My local CVS has NYC Cosmetics on sale right now. Buy one get one 50% off so I took advantage of the discount, even though these products are so inexpensive you really don't need a discount on them to buy a handful without breaking the bank.
The product that perked my interest was the Ultra Last LipWear #405 Blue Rose. A hot pink, blue base color. NYC Ultra Last LipWear #405 Blue Rose is a beautiful violet/ fuchsia color with great pigment. Goes on smooth and is fairly durable. Wearable even through a cup of Joe for about 3 hours before reapplication is needed. Along with great wear ability the price is right on this item at only a $1.99 as opposed to MAC's lipsticks at $14. It amazingly kept my lips moisterized throughout the entire wear.
I have been looking for an inexpensive way to match MAC's Show Orchid lipstick. Blue Rose is close but MAC Show Orchid is more pinky while NYC Blue Rose is more violet. As someone told me once " You get what you pay for." So the color stay payoff and pigment are defiantly not the same as MAC but with your Beauty on a budget it is a great comprimise!
MAC Show Orchid
After the easy decision to purchase the Lipstick I had a difficult time choseing another item. I finally chose, In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in #240B Midtown. Sticking with the same color scheme it is a bright blue based hot pink for $1.99. After the discount $1.00
In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in #240B Midtown
This goes on great in one coat. It is a hot pink with a blueish frost to it. It dries enough in two minutes for you to be able to go about using your hands gently. I would still let them dry for about 30 minutes to an hour before you start doing the dishes or handling anything where your nails come in contact with it. It took about three hours for the color to be completly set. With a top coat let dry for 30-45 minuntes. A top coat will definatly benifit this color as it will help show off the true beauty of this color.
The lipstick gets ★★★★
The Nail Polish gets ★★★ 1/2 A New York color Minute is long!