I can’t seem to get enough NYX these days and that’s not a bad thing. I feel like this is the time of year I buy more products, could be due to being cooped up in the house because of chilly weather, could be because I’m a shopaholic. Whatever the reason may be, Ulta had a sale on NYX so I decided to pick up some of their new lip pencils. NYX says:
Pucker up and apply the Slide On Lip Pencil for rich, matte color. Like our award-winning eyeliner, this waterproof pencil goes on extra smooth with a long-wearing finish. Line your lips to prevent pesky feathering, then fill them in to enrich color payoff and longevity.
These lip pencils come in 14 shades ranging from light pinks and flesh toned shades to super rich reds and pencils as well. I bought Dark Soul, Urban Cafe, and Nebula.
From the photo you can tell I wore Dark Soul immediately, I could not wait! I used it as a base from MAC’s Sin lipstick and it paired perfectly. I got compliments on my lipstick all day long and there was no smudging or flaking throughout the day. I literally had a full lip on at 10pm when it was time to take all my makeup off.
Dark Soul is a deep wine red that will pair well with all those vampy lips I’m dreaming of for the season. Nebula is a deep purple that every purple lipstick lover should own. Urban Cafe is an everyday brown that’s going to look great with nude lips and the trending taupe colored lips.
What really drew me to these lip pencils is the “slide on waterproof” claim. If you tell me a product is waterproof, I need to know if it’s true. When I wore Dark Soul it literally glided across my lips, there was no pulling or tugging, it was like a dream. Removing these swatches from my arm was a task because they are seriously waterproof, I had to scrub to get them off!
@TrueBeautyFiend I picked up three, wearing one today under Sin. It was so smooth and easy going on. No tugging at all!
— Taye Nicole (@TayeNicole) September 30, 2015
My only gripe about these lip pencils is that they’re $8.00 a pop, hence the reason I caught a good sale at Ulta to purchase them. The other NYX lip pencils I really like are the Slim Lip Pencils that retail for about $2.99 at my local beauty supply store. Maybe NYX is positioning itself at the higher end of the drugstore brands these days.
Beyond the price, I like the product and I’m glad they’re actually waterproof as they claim to be. You can find these at online and in-store at Ulta or www.nyxcosmetics.com.