NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches & Review – Pink Frost & Salsa

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Salsa & Pink FrostAlligator lips are never sexy. And not only are dry lips unsightly, but they can be painful, too. That’s why lip gloss and I are BFFs. Plus a little color on your pout can dramatically change your look in seconds.

At IMATS, the NYX booth was the largest, and when I laid my eyes on the NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss section, I was a goner. With so many shades to choose from, I had to exercise great restraint to not buy one of everything. My wallet was thankful that I didn’t go ballistic – just left with 2 tubes.

This was the first time I had ever tried any NYX lip glosses, and I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented they were, how smoothly they applied, and how they didn’t have a gross plastic smell.

NYX  Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches & Pictures (Salsa & Pink Frost)

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Pink Frost & Salsa

Top-Bottom: Pink Frost & Salsa

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

Caps have cute bow details!

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Salsa Wand

NYX Mega Shine Salsa Lip Gloss

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Pink Frost

NYX Mega Shine Pink Frost Lip Gloss

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches Salsa & Pink Frost

Left-Right: Salsa & Pink Frost (with Flash & on NC20 skin)

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches Pink Frost & Salsa

Left-Right: Salsa & Pink Frost

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches Pink Frost & Salsa

Left-Right: Salsa & Pink Frost

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Pink Frost Ingredients

Polybutene, Sorbitan, Sesquioleate, Mineral Oil, Perfume, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate & Butylparaben. May contain: Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Lanolin Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Mica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 12085, CI 45410, CI 15880, CI 45170, CI 47000 & CI 26100.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Salsa Ingredients

Bees Wax, Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dilsostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Trilsostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl acetate, BHA & Fragrance. May contain: Mica, CI 77891, 77491, 77492, 77499, 15850, 45410, 19140, Polyethylene Terephthalate.


    Provides glossy shine

Key Notes

  • Name: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss (Pink Frost & Salsa)
  • Amount: 15 mL
  • What I Paid: $4 CAD (discounted at IMATS – retails for $6.99 CAD)
  • Colors Available: Pink Frost, Salsa, Silver, Deep Bronze, Clear, Sweet Heart, Gold, Dream, Pearl, Desert, Frosted Walnut, Cosmo, Lollipop, Frosted Beige, French Kiss, Hot Fudge, African Queen, Vixen, Chestnut, Sunshine, Chocolate, Purple Rain, Vanilla, Natural, Copper, Maroon, Iced Latte, Plus Red, Africa, Beige, Nutmeg, Gold Pink, Oro, Burgundy, Sunrise, Orchid, Dolly Pink, Black, Rust, Garnet, Gold Mauve, Silver Plum, Taupe, Plum, Copper Penny, Baby Rose, Candy Shop, Juicy Cherry, Juicy Red, Juicy Pink, Crystal, Crystal Red, Crystal Soda, Ice Princess, Perfect, Pop, Chandelier, La-La, Smokey Look & Tea Rose
  • Where to Buy: Cherry CultureNYX US website, NYX CA website, Rexall in Canada, ULTA, & various US drugstores

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Review (Pink Frost & Salsa)

I’m very particular about the kinds of lip glosses I like and don’t like. If it has a color, of course it has to be flattering, but nothing can redeem a gloss if the formula doesn’t apply well, doesn’t last long, or smells disgusting.

Lots of drugstore glosses have a weird plastic scent that I can’t stand. Especially since you wear lip gloss so close to your nose, the way it smells plays a very important factor.

Although I love NYX Cosmetics products, I admit to having very low expectations when it came to trying out NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Frost and Salsa. But I was blown away that they wore and applied as well as more expensive glosses.

They smell like fruity or sour candies…in a good way! No plastic nonsense here. And when I wore the gloss, the scent was less noticeable than in the tube, so even if you don’t care for the candy fragrance, it might not be a big deal for you.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss comes with a slanted doe-foot wand applicator, which I prefer over brush applicators. Yes, the doe-foot soaks up some product, but I feel more comfortable applying the product onto my lips with this than with a brush that has bending bristles.

Pink Frost is a shimmery pink leaning on the peach side. And although you’d expect a gloss named Salsa would be red, this one’s a neutral rose-pink with pink and peach shimmer.

Both of these colors are perfect for wearing with a dark smokey eye. They lighten your lips, but because they’re jam-packed with shimmer and shine, you won’t have to worry about Corpse Pout like you might with hard-to-wear MAC Myth Lipstick. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss brings life to your lips.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses wear well, too – for a few hours if you don’t eat or drink while wearing them. They feel slightly moisturizing yet surprisingly light. When I pressed my lips together, I didn’t notice any stickiness like the kind you always get with MAC Dazzleglasses. And the gloss didn’t feel slippery. Y’know how some glosses feel nasty like olive oil? Can’t stand that.


  • Cruelty-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easy-to-wear colors
  • Smells like fruity or sour candies
  • Not sticky
  • Doesn’t feel thick on lips
  • Provides lots of shine
  • Simple packaging with cute bow detail on cap

  • NYX can be difficult for some to track down

Final Verdict: 9/10

If you’re looking for a shiny lip gloss that isn’t sticky or slippery and you don’t mind a mild candy scent, NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss is a great choice! Pink Frost and Salsa are two simple and versatile colors that I feel would flatter many skin tones.

What’s your favorite lip gloss you own?

This product was Mary’s winner for the 2010 Penny Pincher Award.


8 thoughts on “NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Swatches & Review – Pink Frost & Salsa

  1. Andrea

    My favourite NYX gloss is Sponge Cake—-very wearable and goes great with everything. My all-time favourite is MAC’s Partial to Pink cremesheen. I find myself reaching for this consistently. I don’t know what the exipry date is on unopened gloss, but I have enough of these to last me a lifetime.

    1. Mary Post author

      I’ve heard a lot of other people saying how great NYX Sponge Cake is, so I’ll have to try it since I’ve have such a great experience with Pink Frost and Salsa. Also I want to try NYX Candy Shop. Anyone try it?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hehe…and because they’re so inexpensive, you won’t feel guilty for stocking up on more colors! 😉 At least that’s going to be the case for me.

  2. QB

    By any chance do you have nyx cosmetic mega chine lipgloss called, “purple rain”…..If so, would you sale it to me?? I’ve been looking everywhere for it and can’t find it….Please!!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey QB!

      I looked through my stash, but I couldn’t find Purple Rain, so I don’t think I have it, unless it’s missplaced! Sorry!


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