Yes, yes, I have been away. But with good reason. My brother got engaged! *twirls and passes candy around* Anyway, that kept me busy and also I was up to a bunch of other things. But I am back. By the way, I am planning to go a makeup artistry course- it’s kind of expensive- you think I should do it? Comment and let me know.
So, you saw my Youtube Inspired Beauty Haul right? And it had the NYX Corrector Palette and the NYX Lip Creams. Now, I have been using the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams for a while now and I absolutely swear by these for daily use. They are pretty fantastic. Anyway, on to the reviews (because you know, I haven’t given away anything with the previous line).
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp and Istanbul
Feel: Let me tell your right away that it the feel is pretty amazeballs. It’s super matte but doesn’t dry your lips out. At all. That’s saying something for a matte lip colour. And the colour pay off? Quite incredible as well. Both these colours look super on my lips.
Fragrance: It smells sweet but doesn’t really remind me of anything. No makeup smell, yay for that.
Price: They go for Rs.895 a tube online in India
Shade: Antwerp. The shade looks exactly the same on the lips. Sorry, can’t swatch it properly without my henna interfering in the colour.
And this is Istanbul.
The Water Test: I like to test my lipsticks with the ‘Water Test’ which is where I apply the lipstick and drink water from the glass and see if its transferable and if the colour stays put. This one is like a stubborn child. It won’t move. It will drag it’s feet till you use a makeup remover on it. And even if it does a little bit, it never abandons the lips altogether. Love. *heart icon*
To say I like these would be an understatement. I absolutely love these. So much that I buy them everywhere I see them. I might be the reason these babies are selling out. No seriously. And Antwerp will probably have more takers but Istanbul is all kinds of awesome as well. I have already bought these again so I guess that says a lot about them.
Destress Quotient: 4.5 AAHs
NYX Corrector Palette
Feel: Heavy, non-blendable-y and thick. I didn’t realise I was going for something so thick when I got this palette. It feels sluggish, overall. Very non-moving.
Fragrance: It doesn’t smell like anything, really.
Price: This palette goes for upwards of Rs.800 but I can’t spot it online in India (I got mine from a friend in the US)
Shade: I have taken the Light palette. Maybe the colours are not right for me?
Here’s a swatch. The one that’s yellowish in the palette tends to look a little green on the hand but I don’t think I am going to be working much with this anyway.
Verdict: I really wanted to like this product but unfortunately, it’s a complete downer. It doesn’t sit well, doesn’t blend well and doesn’t help anything. Can you imagine trying to use that darker shade to contour? I would end up spending all day just trying to blend it in!
Destress Quotient: 0.5 AAHs