Friday, October 14, 2016

THREE THINGS: the NYX Maroon Lip

As soon as the temperature drops anywhere below 15C, my lip colour palette goes from very mauve and nude to something much darker. Oftentimes, it's a maroon or burgundy (the difference... I'm not quite sure). Today, I have three picks from NYX to share with you - the NYX Retractable Lip Liner in JewelNYX Butter Gloss in Red Velvet, and NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Club Hopper

The NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Jewel ($7 CAD) is a unique metallic burgundy with silver reflects. It's not one of those liners that I can recommend that you wear by itself because its fairly drying. The NYX Retractable Lip Liner applies smoothly over the outer edges of my lips but looks quite patchy anywhere else. Hence, below I've paired it with the Butter Gloss in Red Velvet and the Retractable Lip Liner does a wonderful job of preventing feathering and prolonging the wear of any lip colour on top. Not into Jewel? NYX has 19 shades of the Retractable Lip Liner. 

The NYX Butter Gloss in Red Velvet ($8 CAD) is a medium deep pinky red. The Butter Gloss formulation is wonderful. It smells good enough to eat (but please don't, it's makeup not food), applies like butter and feels comfortable and non-sticky on the lips. The gloss has a semi-sheer opacity, however, I find that the darker shades like Red  tend to migrate beyond my lip line after a few hours of wear. As such, pairing the Butter Gloss with a similarly coloured lip liner is ideal. 

The NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Club Hopper is very different from Jewel and Red Velvet. Club Hopper is a brown with the slightest hint of a warm red tone that makes it surprisingly wearable, cool-girl kind of way. It's a bit finicky to work with and requires a few more than 2 layers to build to non-patchy opacity. Patience is key as with other liquid lipstick formulations; because if you apply the next layer too hastily, the layer underneath will move around in a not-so-flattering manner. It's not transfer-free but it is long wearing (up to 6 hours with careful eating/drinking) and doesn't seem to move outside my lip lines. Like most deep shades of liquid lipstick, Club Hopper isn't particularly comfortable and wears away unevenly, so I'd recommend a brief check in the mirror every 3 hours or so. 

Overall, NYX has some stellar selection for fall lippies at very affordable price points. If you're looking for comfort, the NYX Butter Gloss is your go-to. If you're looking for cool, try the NYX Liquid Suedes. 

What's your go-to maroon lipstick for fall? 

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