REVIEW: NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Blue Rose

Right after the first of the year, Rite Aid had some great sales that corresponded with the launches of highly anticipated new makeup collections. One being BOGO 40% Off all NYC Cosmetics, which prompted me to buy one of each of their new lip products: the Expert Last Lip Colors and the CityProof Twistable Intense Lip Colors. While the Twistable Intense Lip Colors left me wanting more, I’m over the moon about the Expert Last Lip Color I picked up in the shade Blue Rose.


I wanted to step out of my color comfort zone and get a bright color in preparation for spring. Blue Rose immediately caught my eye due to its strong, visible blue undertones. It almost looked like a duochrome in the store— it’s really unlike any other drugstore lipstick shade I’ve seen. I have a really hard time finding hot pink lippies that look good on me since most of them are warm-toned. I find that this cool fuchsia really compliments my skin, as well as making my teeth look extra bright!


Blue Rose contains tiny shimmer particles, and has a glossy sheen to it. The color payoff is great, and it doesn’t take much to build up to full opacity. Wear time was a whopping 6 hours for me without eating; note that it won’t last through a meal. I especially love that it doesn’t feather off of my lips.


The Expert Last Lip Colors replaced the Ultra Last Lipsticks, which NYC discontinued at the end of 2013. While I love this new formula and color selection, I think the packaging on the Ultra Last lipsticks were more attractive than these new tubes. The Expert Last tubes are thick and match the color of the lipstick shade itself. To me, they look like play makeup for kids. However, since I love the product itself, I won’t knock it too much for the packaging.

The NYC Expert Last Lip Colors retail for $1.99 in local drugstores. These are a hit from NYC in my book, providing us with another extremely affordable yet high-performing makeup product. I could see these quickly becoming a cult fave, like their Sunny bronzer.


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  • Aleya Bamdad

    I actually like hot pink lips and since the hubby doesn’t like red I find myself wearing these sort of colors often.

  • BeautyJudy

    I love this color, I’d love to see what it looks like on you, I think it’d be beautiful! I think blue-undertone hot pinks are my fav.

  • Anastasia

    What a beautiful pink! I doubt I personally can pull it off, but I love admiring such hot hues on others :)

  • Jessica W

    Really lovely bright color!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    I’m actually wearing this color in the photo of me in my right sidebar :)

  • Nidia Doherty

    I love that duochrome finish! We don’t have Rite Aid, hope I can find that color at CVS. Great find!

  • erikatheicyone

    This is a pretty colour.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    That’s a gorgeous color! IDK if I can muster up the confidence to wear it tho lol

  • TinaBowling

    YES this looks just like my old favorite lipstick from Wet n Wild, love those blue-toned fuchsias!

  • Rebecca B. Bird

    I agree that the packaging looks cheesy, but the color is GREAT! I have a similar eyeshadow shade, would it be tacky if I wore them together? Haha.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Not loving the package, but I want that color!

  • marciaf

    I see Radiant Orchid there.

  • Destany

    what a pretty color!

  • Noelle

    Holy cow. Love this color!

  • Jessica InTruBeauty

    Gorgeous. I love NYC lip products and bright colors!

  • Harshleen

    That’s a pretty pink!

  • loveforlacquer

    Ooh! So pretty!!!

  • Phyrra

    pretty color! i’d wear it if it was CF

  • Ange

    Pretty shade, I have it in different packaging :)

  • MyNewestAddiction

    I love that the blue is really visible in this pink! 😀

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Ooooh, for $1.99, I’m putting it on my list. So pretty

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    that’s my type of color! really like it.

  • Margo @ PrettyPandaMakeup

    whoa. that is seriously pretty!

  • Farryn

    Ooooh I love this so much!

  • Sheila Arkee

    That is so pretty – you always have me running to CVS to pick something up !