Lip of The Day: NYC City Proof Gramercy Park Plum

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I was out running some errands last week + came across some newbies from NYC. Their City Proof line {what was currently available in the store} had a range of lipsticks, lip crayons, mascara + eye pencils. Since I had no idea just how opaque the lipsticks were {though they looked really interesting} I opted for the lip crayon + a mascara because I can never have too many of either.

My expectations ranged somewhere in the middle of getting a half gloss partial color shade or something that was just glossy with a tint of color. Since I hadn’t actually read anything about these I didn’t know how it would actually look.

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Evening/No Flash

And now I have to say this lip crayon is probably one of the best things {in the lip category} that I’ve seen come from NYC in a while! Not only is the shade a true plum but the color is so vibrant that I refuse to pair it with anything else while I’m trying it out, not even liner. I believe the price range is either $2 or $3 and CVS has NYC products for bogo half off which is why I ended up grabbing the mascara as well.

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Swatch before it sets

The lip color is called Gramercy Park Plum + it goes on with a satin glide but has a semi-matte finish. The end result isn’t glossy at all but I like it. It gives the lip color extended wear plus I don’t have to worry about bleeding gloss while I’m sipping + chatting with friends/guests.


They have a range of shades right now + for the price you can’t go wrong. I do recommend initially blending with a lip brush as opposed to spreading it with the crayon to avoid “over-coloring” your lips.

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So overall I love this lip crayon + I’m hoping to grab a few more that are as good as this one.

{thank for reading!}

  • Etna

    I snagged this today, and I love it! I think you pull it off better though =D

  • Bnii

    WOW- I should get this!
    btw- snowflakesssss! I likes!

  • MyNewestAddiction

    That is THE perfect color for you! Gorgeous

  • Stop having gorgeous lips! I’m jealous!!!! 😉

  • Amber

    What a gorgeous color! I haven’t tried the NYC crayon lip products yet. I will definitely be looking for them! 🙂