I have used a couple of different products from NYX but have never tried this particular range. Overall I really like their stuff and never had a problem with quality or pigmentation. Only some of the colors would not suit me but apart from that don’t remember having issues with the brand. And if you buy them from international sites they cost very less and hence are a great brand to own. Personally I will recommend their stuff more than anything we get out here locally.
Hey Chicas! I want to try a new format of reviewing today. I understand that these days people have neither the time nor patience to go through an essay type review. And in all honesty I would not read one out myself. So to cater to the changing tastes I’m thinking of doing a short intro opening paragraph and then jot down points wise for each feature ie packaging, texture, color, etc. Sort of like an express review. It actually took me quite sometime and effort to think and write in a para style coz coming from the QA industry I’m very used to bullet point thinking. Now I have to go back to square one :P. But whatever the readers want the readers shall get. So lets kick things off…..
|Sorry for the weird pic 😛 Down with cold|
That’s all folks! Sort of feels soul-less to me but I guess coz Im not used to writing such to-the-point reviews. But hey at the end of the day if it appeals to you guys then Im all game….Let me know what you think about it. Should I write all reviews in this format in the future or go back to my old style? What are your thoughts on the scorecard? Waiting for your feedback…..Thanks! See ya 🙂
If you have read my previous review on this range you would know that I absolutely loved it. It is a mix between a lipstick, lipgloss and lip stain as per the company. I had bought this in my NYX haul as well as I was looking for a lighter pink shade.
Based on some of the readers comment I’m posting a pic of me wearing this shade. Took your suggestion Dollie 🙂
The product does not have any smell to it. I found something interesting about it. When you use or rather put on a thickish layer when the product dries off which is a couple of seconds (not like instant drying like 5 seconds and its dry. It is wet long enough for you to work with it) it is not smooth in texture. If you use the applicator to apply it and don’t do anything else then when it dries it has this interesting texture on it sort of like, how do I put it…..have you seen those grainy walls?? Ok probably a bad example but something like that. It does not look as bad as it sounds but rather looks interesting in an artistic sort of way.
|Thick layer using the applicator|
Now when you use a brush or your fingers to spread it, the behavior is totally different As in, it becomes a glittery shade with fallout happening. For me it didn’t become very even when I applied it was kinda patchy by itself. But when I had used it with another color with the look I had mentioned previously the two colors blended in well and gave a very nice shaded effect. So the patchy thing is not such a problem per say as I don’t really think someone would wear it on its own.
|Thin layer using brush|
I like the color which is metallic copper shade with shimmer in it when worn thick and glitter like particles in it when worn in a spread out layer (does that even make any sense?!?). Definitely a bright number and just right if you want that touch of bling to your look. I don’t remember how much I paid for it but its present rate is $4.95 (approx Rs. 270/-) for 2.5 gms of product on b2nshop. Ok an end note, I have another color from the same range but that one is completely different than this one in terms of texture and finish and drying time. So just keep that in mind when picking something up from this range. Best is to look up swatches online before making a choice.
That wraps up this review. Did you find the product good enough or was it a complete miss for you? Send in your comments about the review or the product. See you all later. Bye!
Would you purchase NYX Cream Shadow Musk again? – I found it ok not something I would think of getting again.
Would you recommend NYX Cream Shadow Musk to your friend? – No not really. Like I said it is ok.
|Left one is in natural light|
|The two top ones are taken in natural light|
These are the iconic shades of this range and probably the best known and most used. I felt sort of silly reviewing them. So I decided to club em together and just put my two bits in.
Would you purchase it again? – Yes!
Would you recommend it to your friend? – Yes!
I was apprehensive when I bought this. I was totally prepared for it to be in the same lines as Bourjois Velvet finish. I’m so glad that it was not. Quite a surprise. It goes on creamy and then finishes into a soft matte look. Let me point out that it is not as judgmental as matte lipsticks as it does not emphasize the imperfections or lines of your lips. It does feel slightly dry after you have had it on for a couple of mins. And call me crazy but to me it smelled like cappuccino….Hmmm yum!
The color is a true red. No blue tone to it and no other color trying to sneak up as a tone, sheen, shimmer whatever. Just a pure red. It gives you full coverage but is not as opaque as a matte lipstick but definitively comes a close second to it. Does tend to transfer but it does not wipe off completely. I did notice that after you blot it out twice it pretty much stays put and very slight transfer can be seen on the napkin and not much difference can be seen in the shade that you have on. I cant comment on the longevity of it wear as I didn’t have it on for a long time.
It comes in a thick tube that is similar in width to a MAC lippy (lipstick) and about an inch taller than it. It has this smooth touch cap which I love the texture of. Very similar to the MAC mascara packing. Comes with a standard lip gloss applicator. I paid 4.50$ (Rs. 225 – 252/-) for 6.5gm of product.
|Left one is taken in natural light|
Would you purchase it again? – I just might. I will definitely try out more shades from this range.
Would you recommend it to your friend? – Absolutely!
Would you purchase it again? – Love the shade. I just might.
Would you recommend it to your friend? – Absolutely
Would you purchase it again? – I would like to try out other shades instead of repurchasing this one again.
Would you recommend it to your friend? – Yes.
Would you purchase it again? – No.
Would you recommend it to your friend? – No.