NYX had a BOGOF offer on their Jumbo Lip Pencils the other day so I bought a mini NYX haul and thought I’d share my 5 on it.
Firstly, just so you know what shade I’m pitching these colours up against here are my vital statistics:
I’m typically an NW45 in Mac but currently enjoying being a #44 in MUFE Face and Body.
- I picked up 4 colours which all varied from what I had expected from the swatches on the site. They turned out darker and warmer so I think I’d definitely describe them more as autumnal shades.
- Narcisse and Burgundy are pretty similar but I think Narcisse has an extra pop to it that made it my favourite of the bunch. I have to say though, compared to the site which showed them both as vibrant shades of deep fuchsia/purple the end result was a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong they’re nice colours but just not what I was expecting.
- Chaos and Vixen also turned out different once applied. I thought Chaos would be more peachy/corally but turned out more like an orangey red. Vixen also seemed more chocolatey than the deep dark red shown on the site.
- All the pencils apply like a dream. Their creamy consistency glides on and feels super moisturing.
- This creamy consistency is both a pro and a con. The colour doesn’t stick around long and the finish loses some of its luster quite quickly so I found regular reapplication was required.
Overall these are fun colours to play with. They blend well with each other and other lip products.
I toyed with Vixen as a lip liner around MAC’s Siss lipstick (a chalky nude that did not work for me) and it turned out a very pretty purple which was surprising.
Also made Chaos a bit more wearable for me (orangey reds aren’t really my colour), so it’s proved to be a useful colour to have.
I guess if I had to buy only one out of the bunch it’d be Narcisse, although Vixen has proven useful in resurrecting some of my banished buys.
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils retail at £4.50 and can be purchase from the NYX Website
And there endeth my first swatch review! Yay!
PS: Pics above were taken with no gloss, no liner and no filter.