I decided to pick up a couple of NYX products during my last trip to Ulta. I’ll be honest… I’ve purchased random NYX products in the past after hearing rave reviews from other artists or bloggers and I’ve never been “wowed.” Dare I put this in print: I’ve kinda been a makeup snob in the past. I know, I know… even typing it, makes me cringe a little in embarrassment. But its true. I started my career in makeup working for MAC, and if you know any MAC artists, you know we are a proud breed. We live, and breathe MAC. Nothing comes close in our eyes.
Well its been 7 seven years since I left MAC, and yes I’ve branched out quite a bit but I’m just now experimenting with Drug Store brands and I’ve got to say, I feel like I’ve been missing out. There are some great products out there! And this little lip pencil is definitely one of them!
I picked up the shades Nectar and Soft Pink and wore them both today, in place of lipstick. I lined with Nectar and filled in with Soft Pink. I actually just layered a thin layer of Lip Balm over to moisturize my lips and you’d never guess I wasn’t wearing lipstick. I applied my color around 9:30am and the color was still wearing strong by 6:30pm before eating dinner.
I will definitely be buying more shades of these and adding these to my professional kit. Bonus, its retractable so no sharpener needed! And at only $4.50, they are a great buy!
Biggest Bragging Rights: Soft and glides on easily. Retractable (no sharpener needed). Very long wearing. Very affordable.