NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

I decided to test out the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream today and I’m pretty impressed. This is my first experience with matte creams and I had no idea what to expect.

I got San Paulo which to me looks like a watermelon shade for $5.99 at the grocery store.

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What’s to love!

This formula is super creamy and feels like a quality product, much nicer than the NYX Butter Cream Lipstick. The shade is highly pigmented and smells amazing, kind of like a vanilla cupcake.

My one challenge was applying it. I should have used a lip liner but I wanted to show the product by itself. I had a bit of trouble with bleeding but I think it’s because I’m over 40 and can’t see close-up (which stinks). My only comfort is that I’m not alone and my guess is that Adam Ant, Deborah Harry and even Simon LeBon need bifocals too.

I had no issue with this product being dry (I’ve heard that’s a problem with the matte lipsticks), it’s actually super moisturizing to me. When it drys there’s a tiny bit of stickiness left if you press your lips together but it doesn’t feel bad.

I did feel like the color was a bit dark at first but I’ve gotten several compliments so I think it’s OK. I have very little make-up on in this photo. Just some blush and mascara.

Overall I really love this product and would like to try more matte colors and brands. You definitely can teach this old dog new tricks! Mattes are not just for the younger generation!

NYX Butter Lipstick Review

There was an NYX Butter Lipstick in my Target Beauty Box this month and I was pretty excited to try it out. Unfortunately it was a “meh” for me.

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Why this wasn’t for me.

This my third NYX product. I loved the Ombre Lip Duo and the Jumbo Eye Pencil but this product didn’t impress me much.

First off, this isn’t my color at all. It’s basically a fleshy orange and looked completely washed out on my lips. So I would be willing to try another shade to see if I change my mind.

I also felt like the quality of the product was on the low end. There were air bubbles and a mold crease in the center and the texture didn’t feel at all buttery to me. It felt more like a cream, but it didn’t blend well on my lips.

On the plus side there is zero scent which I liked.

So while I didn’t like this product I’m excited to try more NYX products in the future. I think they are a great drugstore brand but there’s bound to be some hit or miss.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Review

I got the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere in the Summer 2016 Kandee Johnson Beauty Con Box and it worth picking up. At only $4.50 I want to try more colors, it comes in 32 amazing shades like Purple Velvet, Milk (white) and French Fries (bronze).

What’s to love?

First, I have to say that NYX is fast becoming one of my favorite drug store brands. Prior to getting a few sample in my Beauty Con Box I hadn’t tried them. I’m so glad I did.

Now for the Jumbo Eye Pencil. This sucker is so versatile. You can use it as eye shadow, eye liner and highlighter. I’ve tried all three.

I love how creamy the pencil is (I’ve always loved cream eyeshadow) and I get no creasing. There is zero scent and the product is super easy to use as it is a twist up. The Cashmere color is shimmery and smooth and looks great on my upper lids. My only wish is that it was made in the USA and not Taiwan.

Overall I am super impressed and will be picking up a few more.

My swatch is a bit weird from my Apple Watch tan line!

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This is a cool idea too! People are saying that the eye pencil works even better with a brush so they are putting the product in a pot! How creative is that?

How To Depot NYX Jumbo Pencils with No Heat!

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NYX Ombre Lip Duo Review

Total honesty here…I was expecting to hate the NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Peaches & Cream. I got it as part of the Summer 2016 Kandee Johnson Beauty Con Box.

This product looks super orange on the box and while I imagined my 17-year-old Boy George loving self might like it I didn’t think my 2016 self would want to wear it out of the house. But…I was kind of wrong.

What’s to love?

This lip pencil has two ends. A dark orange thin liner and a thicker lighter orange side for the middle of your lips. Application is a breeze, the product is really nice and smooth. However after you line your lips with the dark orange you kind of look like a clown. It’s not until you fill in the center with the gold and blend that you get the final look which has a semi-matte finish.

I was pleasantly surprised with the final result. It actually looks pretty good although I’m not a huge fan of orange lipstick. I would like to try a wine or pink color next.

I was also totally impressed that this product was Made in the USA and had very low odor. This is my first time trying anything from NYX and I’d like to try more. The lip pencil costs $12 and it’s definitely worth it.

Small tip – Make sure you twist the pencil down before you cap it. I squished mine a little and had to do some surgery. Happy to report that it survived.