Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NYX Lip Pencils

Hey guys, sorry I've been so MIA lately. In fact the whole month of November's gone by without a peep from my end. I suck, sorry. But anyway, back today with a review and swatches of some of NYX's slim lip pencils. I love NYX they're such a great affordable brand, these lip liners are under $4 USD. Before I start this review I have a confession: of my numerous lip products I hardly have any lip liners. Previously I only really used lipliners for a red lip. But I've been meaning to expand my collection, and here we are.

I got four colors, two light shades and two deep. I chose Nude Pink, Peek a Boo Natural, Plum, and Prune. Sorry for the photo quality btw, getting good pictures of my lips is really hard. As for the formula, these meet most of my criteria. These are soft but not slippery, the color payoff is great, and they definitely help lipstick to stay in place. However unlike my MAC lip pencils these will not last through a meal, which might be a problem for some people. For me... it's not a huge deal. Anyway let's move on to the colors!

L: Bare Lips R: Nude Pink. I think this is a super wareable shade on many skin tones. Its a slightly warm light pink. It has enough color to not have that 'dead' nude lip look while staying neutral and light. This is about half a shade lighter than my natural lip color. I definitely see myself reaching for this color when I'm doing a darker eye look.

L: Bare Lips R: Peek a Boo Natural. This shade is darker than Nude pink. This one is about half a shade darker then my natural lip. It leans a little brown, I think it wouldn't be the most flattering shade on cooler complexions. On me it's a good MLBB type shade, and is quite similar to one of my favorite neutral lipsticks MAC Mocha.

L: Bare Lips R: Plum. Now we're getting deeper! This is more a plum/berry in my opinion. It's pretty balanced between red a purple tones. I think is sort of classic deep berry that's great for winter, must have for me.
L: Bare Lips R: Prune. Prune is the darkest shade in this bunch. NYX describes it as a violet-plum, which I find pretty accurate. It's definitely purple and not a berry. It's quite cool toned, but has enough red in it to make it still very wearable. I'm in lurveeee with this shade, it's delightfully vampy without pulling too goth or vampy on me. I've been pairing it with Illamasqua Hermetic Intense lipgloss (a dark bronze burgundy) and it's stunning. The perfect dark statement lip.

I'm really enjoying all of these, NYX has done it again! You can get these online or at Ulta for $3.50USD

What do you think? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @SpiceDropBlog!