Bright lip colors on Indian skin tones can be pretty hit or miss, especially if they belong to the lighter end of the spectrum. Although the NYX Intense Butter Glosses are a cult favorite, in my opinion, the shade Banana Split will not suit anyone with a medium to dusky complexion. I have already reviewed the NYX Intense Butter Gloss in the shade Berry Strudel on the blog but this shade is an entirely different story. Make sure to read the entire review before you add this lip gloss to your cart.
True to its name, the pigmentation of this butter gloss is intense, a bright creamy orange that reminds me of a popsicle. However, perhaps due to the lightness of the shade, the gloss does not provide an opaque finish on the lips even though the arm swatch seems promising. If you look at the lip swatch below, the gloss seeps into the cracks of the lips, creating a not so pretty look. Perhaps you could get an even finish by adding multiple layers but, considering the consistency of the formula, that might get a little messy.
Even if the formula had been opaque on the lips, I don’t think that the color would suit my complexion at all. It is too pale and milky and looks quite fake on my lips. I wish that NYX had released a slightly darker version of this shade as a part of the Intense Butter Gloss collection because the texture is so buttery, light, and hydrating. I guess I will have to stick with the darker shades from the range instead.
If you have a skin tone similar to or darker than mine then I will not recommend buying this particular shade. However, if you have already bought this lip gloss and do not want to throw it away then you can apply a dark and creamy lip liner before using this gloss, to create a more opaque and natural color. You can also use it over a lipstick to create an ombre effect, by applying only to the center of the lips and blending in.