Like many of you, my go to lipsticks have always been MAC. But these can be pretty pricy so when I saw that Boots now stocked NYX products online I was so happy to finally be able to try some out. When you can get two lippies for less than one from MAC, how can you say no?
Now choosing which colours I wanted was very difficult as the colour range is HUGE. But here is what I went for:
In order according to above:
Lip Primer – £6. It comes in 2 colours (Nude and Deep Nude) I chose Nude and I’ve never used a lip primer before so can’t give a fair review but I really enjoy using this before applying lip product. It smoothes the lips and helps get rid of any dry patches. When you apply your lip product on top, it glides on effortlessly.
Macaron Lippie – £5.50. This comes in 3 colours (Blue Velvet, Pistachio and Violet). I chose Blue Velvet as that shade of blue is my all time favourite colour. It’s not the most practical shade for obvious reasons but I will build the courage to wear it out one day. If not, it’ll be a great fancy dress lipstick. This is the only bullet I bought and out of all the products, it is the least pigmented but as you will see from the swatches the colour is still vibrant. I’d recommend priming the lips first with either a nude primer or even something lighter to make the colour pop. I’m yet to find a lip liner for this colour so the application can be a little difficult but it’s worth the effort.
Soft Matte Lip Cream – £5.50. This liquid lip product comes in a cracking 26 shades, all named after cities, so there will be a shade to suit everyone. I chose Copenhagen which on the website looks like a dark burgundy shade when in reality it is more red toned than purple. Even though this didn’t turn out to be the shade I expected, I will still be able to make good use out of it. I love matte lipsticks and this is no exception. The formula dries reasonably quick and lasts a good deal of time. The applicator makes it easy to control when applying to give you the perfect shape. With any lipstick, I recommend using Lipcote to seal the colour and make it last even longer.
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – £6.50. This comes as a liquid lipstick in 12 colours. I went for Stone Fox which is a dark grey (which personally I love and think it looks amazing on but it’s definitely a controversial colour) and Vintage which is a gorgeous burgundy colour. Of everything I bought, these are my favourite. I find them incredibly easy to apply and it only takes one coat for the colour to look amazing. They take a little longer to dry but I’m okay with that as they are the perfect mattes that are long-lasting.
Lip Lingerie Lipstick – £6.50. This liquid lipstick also comes in 12 colours that are all nude/browns named after ‘lingerie’. I went for Corset which is a very pale nude (Think MAC Teddy Velvet but slightly lighter) and I love it. Like the rest, it applies smoothly, it’s lightweight and dries to a matte finish. Win win.
Also, what I like about this brand is that it is cruelty free, unlike MAC and the price is unbeatable for such good colour pay off. One thing I recommend to avoid disappointment though is to Google the colours you like first as Boots website doesn’t show them true to colour.
Have you tried any of the NYX range and what are your thoughts? If not, which colour would you like to try?