Since I’m always on the lookout for great stuff without breaking the bank, NYX is one brand I constantly check. If you Google NYX, you’ll come to know that the soaring cosmetic brand named after the Greek goddess of the night was created by a gorgeous young entrepreneur, Toni Ko, who wanted to create more affordable makeup options that deliver — somewhat explaining the new attitude NYX is known for. Take for instance their soft matte lip cream which has unique formulation I haven’t noticed in other makeup brands. A good thing Red Dot in Laoag carries select items from NYX, so it’s rather convenient to go makeup shopping.
I was tempted to buy a NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream which is neither a lip gloss nor a lipstick. After liking Monte Carlo, which provides a highly pigmented wrap, but with a featherweight feel, approximately like nothing on after it sets, I also bought Antwerp. The lip creams are named after cities, so they tend to speak about the color culture around the globe, btw.
To show you the effect, I sampled both colors at the store. One customer bought Monte Carlo straightaway after seeing it on me. Monte Carlo is a sophisticated red with a tiny hint of brown. It’s vivid, not too blue nor too orange, and it’s not maroon, promise! I got noticed again at least two times out of the store. It stays put quite long. It doesn’t dry out the lips, though the texture appears a little strange at first try. I can see myself wearing it to a formal occasion when I’m all dolled up.
Antwerp is a beautiful vintage coral shade, a medium pastel color like pink flamingo that I was dreaming to try. Saw something like it by Too Faced, but anyway, this lighter shade NYX lip cream is a little more difficult to apply. First, the lips have to be exfoliated well and 2-3 coats of the cream is necessary to achieve flawless application. Yet I’m so in love with the color!
I got a NYX Auto Eyebrow Liner in Taupe ‘coz I’m almost running out of MAC Espresso which I’ve been dependent on forever. Checked out all the colors available and I felt a pencil type of formulation would be more natural in lighter taupe. NYX says it’s made with natural vegetal oils. So far, I don’t itch with this. I like the retractability which saves me a lot of time, but like most pencils, it’s more difficult achieving perfect strokes. Broke the thingy two times now. On the other hand, it’s a great natural looking filler for sparse brows on a laid-back day like when you don’t have to wear full face makeup. I hope I’m making sense here because when the makeup is heavier, I think you simply need to balance the entire thing with more defined brows, using not just one brow product one after the other, to avoid the quirky interrupted made-up face unless of course you have perfect brows.
NYX just keeps in tune with the needs of ladies.
Bye for now and enjoy your weekend, everyone!
Wore the NYX taupe eyebrow pencil here. (Photo by Marianne Lee.) Eying the Makeup Artist Palette Red Dot SA Maxene showed me:)