NYX Round Lipstick in Paris and Orange Soda

Friday, July 27, 2012
I know I haven't been updating my blog for quite some time. I actually bought these items two months ago, but I've only had time until now. I bought these lipsticks at the Superb Sale Bazaar held last May.

I have always been interested with NYX products since a lot of people say that they have good quality despite the prices being cheap. I wanted to buy a lot from the brand but it's so hard to find locally. There is one shop that sell this at Alabang Town Center, and another one in Robinson's Manila (beware of the prices though. Their mark-up price is ridiculous!)

NYX Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 144 shades. (source: nyxcosmetics.com)


FORMULA:

I expected a lot from these lipsticks to be honest and they left me quite disappointed. The lipstick glides on easily, it actually goes on too smoothly that the color slides off from the lips so it is recommended to use a lip liner underneath these lipsticks. Also, I noticed that the lipstick breaks easily! I don't even know how it happened. Maybe it is because it's so hot from where I live, making the lipstick soft. But then again, this never happened to my other lipsticks.

Pigmentation is okay. Sheer at first, but buildable.

(Orange Soda and Paris)

Orange Soda is a beigey-peach color that washes me out. This shade cannot be worn alone. Unless you want to look anemic.

Paris, on the other hand, is a pretty mauvey-pink color. It has a purpley undertone to it which I find unique. However, this shade makes my teeth look more yellow.

PACKAGING:

The tubes are made out of cheap plastic. The shade name and number are written on the top and the color can be seen from the bottom. 

The cases aren't too sturdy in my opinion. I accidentally dropped the Orange Soda one from about one feet high and the glass part showing the color came off. Luckily, I was able to put it back in place)



(swatch with flash)


Price: It usually differs. Most of the time it ranges from PHP 130-150.
Rating: 2.75/5
Verdict: The lipstick is okay if you are willing to reapply every hour. If you find this a hassle, stay away from this product. The range of colors for this product is so huge that I am willing to repurchase this again.



2 comments:

Sherry Williams said...

Great post! I have been wanting to try out some new brands in lipsticks! I might still try these out just to say I have I like the colors, but I guess I will see once I get them

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MajorieAnn Mahusay said...

I love them both!! I will be getting them sometime soon.. Thank you so much for this review!! I'm so glad to find your blog!! Therefore, I'm now a follower!! ;))

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