After having lots of fun with the bargain brand, Nyx, I decided to try some more shades in their lineup. While I will NEVER be someone who gravitates towards, say, bubblegum pinks or candied shades, they do have an incredibly wide range of colors and finishes, so I decided to try some that were not in my comfort zone of all-magenta-all-the time.
I will review the blush separately once I get the chance to do a wear test, but the lip shades I chose were:
–Black Label lipstick in Midnight Dinner
–Round Case lipstick in Femme
–Round Case lipstick in Miracle
–Round Case Lipstick in Hope
–Round Case Lipstick in Snow White
— Matte Lipstick in Pure Red
–Lipliner Pencil in Nectar
This is Femme. On me, it was a coral pink sorbet-like color, with some orange tint. It didn’t have a metallic finish, but it was frostier than a creme. But still not full-on 90’s frost, you know what I mean? A very pretty spring shade.
Miracle – a golden pink. Oh man, this one is soooo gorgeous. Reminds me of an old L’Oreal lipstick I used to love the color of, but never wear (because L’Oreal lipsticks are rank smelling, man). I will be wearing the bejesus out of this in the springtime. Yes.
Hope is a deep plum-pink with red overtones. This is GREAT for Autumn! Not too dark for day, not too light for night. Applied very creamily, which means you’ll need to touch it up every 2-3 hours, but the plus side is that it was very opaque. I mean, what else could you ask for for $6?
Snow White is a classic blue-based red. I would consider this a holiday red, even. The formula was a hair dryer than the other Round Case lipsticks I’ve tried, and it swatched a little patchily, too. That said– $6. Throw a lipliner under it and your problem is solved. (I had $6 expectations. These easily exceed $6 expectations.) (Also don’t mind the redness above my lip. This was one of the last lipsticks I swatched, so my lips were getting tired of makeup wipes.)
Next up, the Matte Lipstick in Pure Red.
Pure Red is an orange-based red matte. You might even call it Tomato Red. It’s a great pinup red for warmer toned ladies. While I generally dislike mattes on me, I did like this very much. It didn’t feel dry or uncomfortable at all.
This is my first Black Label lipstick, Midnight Dinner. And yes, it’s allllmost magenta. Almost! It’s like… muted magenta plum. But so pretty for Autumn, no? Truth be told, I didn’t see that much of a difference between this formula and the Round Case ones, but it was very creamy and pigmented.
I did notice when it came that it was pretty similar to the Round Case lippie I already had in Doll, so I took a quick minute to do a comparison swatch. I threw in Hope, since it’s in the same color family.
As you can see, while they look closer in the tube, they’re not dupes at all, so that’s nice!
This is Nectar. I think I meant to get another color (probably a plum) and selected the wrong shade. But oh well. It’s a neutral-pink with frost/pearl. It’s ok, I guess. I will pull this out in the Spring and see what I think of it then.
So, you want to know what the best part of all of this is? I placed the order through the NYX website, and because I spent more than $25, and I also used a coupon code, this whole shebang (INCLUDING THE BLUSH!) came to a whopping $26. Perfect price point for new-color lemmings, woohoo!