When NYX Cosmetics released into Boots stores across the UK last year, I waited an age before I finally tracked down a stand and thus only came across one recently on a trip after Christmas to the Westfield Shopping Mall in White City, London. Since then I have noticed that my local Boots store has finally been fitted with a stand so I will be taking a closer look at that soon.
I have a list of products I would like to try from NYX Cosmetics, but from the stand in White City, I could only really find the lip and face products, so I picked up the NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, a lip liner, and one of the Soft Matte Lip Creams in shade Cannes, that I will review separately.
Firstly, I adore the colour of the NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, it is a bit different to other shades and formulas I have in my makeup collection and is a mauve/muted purple with pink-blue undertones.
The wand applicator of the NYX Lip Lingerie is very similar to the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks (review here), but the doe foot has that added flexibility to really be able to curve around the shape of the mouth, that the Sleek applicator lacks. The packaging for the most part is very similar to a lip-gloss and I like that you can see the colour of the product from the outside.
Formula & Durability
The formula of the NYX Lip Lingerie allows product to be applied easily, and mattes down quickly but I do not personally, find it any more or less drying than other similar products. I love a matte lip and I like to feel that product is firmly in place without worrying it might be looking a mess if I eat or drink.
On this note, the NYX Lip Lingerie does not last quite as long as other liquid lipsticks in my collection, but that is okay and it still lasts for a good proportion of time. I can happily apply product first thing in the morning, eat my breakfast (9/10 porridge) in the office, and confidently get through lunch before it might be time to reapply. It is great when a lipstick lasts all day but that does not always work for everybody, sometimes until lunchtime or just an evening is all that is necessary.
Overall, I really like the NYX Lip Lingerie (in Embellishment) and I would be encouraged to try more from this particular NYX range of products. I am also quite keen to try a couple of their eye shadow quads so I can foresee a trip to my local store very soon.
What are your favourite NYX products?
Until next time xFollow