I first heard of NYX via instagram. It’s page had lots of colourful and edgy posts, which is catered for a younger more adventurous make-up fiend. How wrong was I?
I was looking on-line for a cheaper alternative to the Kylie lip-kit. Don’t judge. Some of the usual cosmetic brands came up. Anastasia Beverly Hills and Stila. Both were too hard to get a hold of. I came across an article on Seventeen Magazine Online. I looked and saw the brand NYX. Seventeen recommended their soft matte lip cream.
I wasn’t immediately filled with confidence, but saw it was sold at Boots, which pretty much sold me, as its a well known retailer.
To my amazement it was super affordable, retailing at only £5.50. I ordered a few colours to test them out. Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, and Cannes. I picked the colours which resembled the Kylie lip kit.
My order arrived super quickly, within 2 working days. I was so excited to test them. I started with Stockholm, as I am a huge fan of nude lip colours. The texture felt smooth and creamy, and had good coverage. I used a second coat to get a good solid matte look. I paired it with Mac Lip Pencil – Soar
One of my big bug bears about lip colour, is it’s inability to stay on for long periods of time. I don’t expect miracles, but I’d like to be able to get more than an hour of wear. So I did my usual routine once at work, of a cup of tea and a snack. I took a morning rest break and saw that my lip colour was still wearing well. I also noticed it hadn’t stained my cup, like some of my other colours do! Obviously there was still some wear, and I did reapply throughout the day, but felt that it had a longer staying power, than most lip products I’ve used in the past.
I’ve now expanded my NYX collection, and own several of the more vivid colours. If you like Charlotte Tilbury’s Velvet Underground, I recommend you try Addis Ababa, or if you like a classic red lip, try Amsterdamn.