Saturday, June 5, 2010

NYX Round Lipstick Lip Swatch + FOTD

*WARNING- PICTURE HEAVY


you will be viewing a ton of pictures of me, please do not read on if you don't like these types of posts.


I've just posted the review + hand swatch of the NYX round lipstick (you can check it out HERE), but the colours don't really mean much if i don't do a lip swatch. Instead of zooming into my lips,(i think my lips look funny) i decided to just show you guys the entire FOTD, so you can see how the colours show up on me and my skin tone. Btw, i'm fairly pale.

I will go in order of Favourite to Least Favourite These pictures were taken all on the same day. It was a little crazy...

Also, if you are curious as to what is on my face, all i did was a basic smokey eye with the Pure Cosmetics Eyeshadow quad in Deluxe Grey On my cheeks, i have on Nars Deep Throat You may not be able to see it, because i applied very little and my camera's flash washed it out.

First - NYX Narcissus

This is definitely a fun colour. My absolute FAVOURITE shade from what i got!



If you have MAC Gaga, i would say they belong in the same family of pink. Gaga has a more purple under tone with lustre finish, and Narcissus is a hot bubblegummie pink and much more vibrant/bright with a Mac amplified lipstick finish. I found Gaga made me look a bit washed out, because it was a tad too pale and sheer, whereas Narcissus really shows up. If u love Gaga and don't mind getting a little bit more attention, give Narcissus a try.

Second - NYX FIG

If you can't pull off red lipstick, give this a try



This is just a very pretty colour that will go with any eye look. I'm not even sure how to exactly describe it. It's like a muted red on my lips with more of a deep pink under tone, but when swatched on my arm, it appears as a warm peachy coral colour. It's a bit more redish compared to Tea Rose. Definitely a very pretty colour.

Third - Tea Rose

your everyday colour



This colour is very subtle. It's almost like my natural lip colour, only more peachy and slightly pink. I think this is what makes this colour different from all the lipsticks i own. It's not really exactly pink, but it looks gorgeous. It's a very chic and cute colour. It'd make any look, look innocent. Overall, a great everyday colour for people who are a bit more conservative. I think it's appropriate for office wear.

Fourth - Louisiana

for all you girls that love RED!

right photo is after i blotted my lips. I found it a bit more wearable then.


okay, so this colour isn't exactly red, but it's such a HOT pink, that it comes off as a bright red colour with pink undertone. I would say this colour reminds me of berries. This colour is definitely something new for me. I don't have a colour this "red" and it's very bold. Personally, i think that people with prretty lip shapes pull off red well. This colour is so so for me, because i thinkt it looks a bit funny on my lips. I think others would have a better experience.

To compromise i blotted my lips a little, to tone down the shade. I found it a bit more wearable for me then.

Fifth- Circe

a nude colour for bold eyes



i've been into nudes lately, so thats what i've been picking up lately. I thought this colour matched my skin tone a little too well. With this one, i realized i have to use lip pencil, because the colour bleed a little around my lips. It also emphasized the darker skintone around the area of my lips. With this, i would need to apply a bit more foundation around that area prior to applying this lipstick. Also, i found this lipstick made my lips look even fatter. Strange....So overall this lipstick is..so-so for me at the moment. I dont love it, but i don't hate it.

Sixth- Thalia

a brownish, purply plumish undertone



this colour, i kind of regret purchasing. I got this colour, because i read some of the rave on it, however, it didn't work out too well for me. I thought it was rather dark for my liking. The slightly dark purple undertone made me look awkward. I'm still thinking of how i can make this work. In the meantime, this isn't my colour.

Last Words: All of these were applied with a light hand and one layer is ALL YOU NEED. Seriously! I hope this helped you guys in picking out the colours. I love these lipsticks, and will surely purchase more!

What is your favourite NYX colours? I love to hear recommendations for my next purchase! Thanks for reading and take care!

30 comments:

lipton|TEE said...

I love all of these lipsticks!! Especially Lousiana.... very cute!!

MelissAnne said...

i recently ordered some NYX lipsticks, i definitely don't regret buying Lousiana, it's very pretty on you!

missklicious said...

Narcissus is a really pretty colour! Looks great on you. Definitely a lipstick to put on my must have list.

Jo said...

Thanks for the swatches, they're very helpful! I love all of them :)

Beauty Vibes said...

I just made a post about my own purchases, I definitely want Narcissus as well :) I can't figure out what my favourite is so far, but I like Fig, Louisiana and Spell Bound a lot :) Paris is also very nice <3

Makeup Morsels said...

whoaa dang. props for doing all the lip swatches, the colors can look so different when just swatched on skin vs. on the lips. I can see what you mean about Circe now, I love how Tea Rose looks on you, so natural and pretty!

tramstabalaboopy said...

god! Babe, why didnt you post this up earlier? LOL I just feel like I've purchased the wrong lippies! :( *cries

xbbkay said...

@ tram-ie. aww babe, i just got them like yesterday! i rarely update on a product right after recieving it, but i love these so much i did it as quick as i could! LOL, i'm sure the colours will work out. They have some pretty nice colours!

Cydia said...

Lovve it....dont you just love nyx lippies hahahahaaha ive ordered some more gonna pick up my package at the post officee sometimen ext week hehehe im excited

Mimi (MakeupWithdrawal) said...

Hey there, first time leaving a comment!
Just wanted to say that every single one of these colors looks great on you- I especially love Tea Rose!

-M

brutalturtle.blogspot.com said...

pretty. Just thought I'd leave that note. I am a boy and do not use lipstick~ But pretty.

DiWiMakeup said...

They all look so good on you! I feel like fig is a bit too bright on me >_< I guess I just have to get used to it more lol


xo, Diana

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

My fave NYX lip color is Indian Princess :D It can be an everyday color or you can make it a little bolder than usual. I thought Louisiana and Fig looked GREAT on you!

sugar sugar said...

All the colors look good on you and I can't figure out which one looks best. LOL! :3

chung said...

Wow! You can pull off sooo many colours! You seriously look amazing in all of them <3

I have Narcissus and it's a pretty hard colour to pull off imho and you did it wonderfully. & I really like Louisiana on you! It's vavavoom sexy, especially with your mole.

Adeline said...

You look gorgeous in all the FOTDs =) Narcissus looks the best on you :D And so is Tea Rose. I own Circe too and it washes me out heaps, I have to wear it with lipgloss to prevent looking like a chronically ill patient! Haha. I have IRIS too, its a frosty nude colour. I prefer that to Circe.:)

I heard Strawberry Milk is a pretty colour but the site I usually order fron ran out of stock :(

bettie said...

oh, fig is my favorite one :) maybe i'll get it...
i think pink lipsticks suit you better than nude ones ...

Rachel said...

Oh they are all so pretty!! I think my favourite on you has to be either Tea Rose or FIG =)

sophia said...

Love the swatches!! I actually like the Louisiana after you blotted it. I think bright pops of color on the lip work really well with people who are fair skinned :)

PinkOrchids said...

You look really pretty!! Btw, i've nominated you for a Sweet Blog Award on my latest post- you blog is adorable! xX

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Susie said...

Tea Rose is definitely my favorite & looks beautiful on you! =)

'chelle said...

Hi Anh!

All the colours look so lovely on you, I think Narcissus is my fave. I just wish I had seen your swatches before ordering lippies from Nonpareil!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Your blog is awesome! You're going to create a lot of lemmings for me I think =p

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Thanks so much for swatching those lipsticks, I found the post so useful. Love the Tea Rose lipstick, such a gorgeous colour on you x

Natalie Nguyen said...

Oh wow, you really wear lipstick well! Must be because your lips look so smooth and soft.

Dacia said...

These are really pretty & look great on you! My favorite is Fig :)

Anna Ho said...

Very pretty, although they look so different on me. I have very pigmented lips, so everything is much brighter on me xD tea rose and fig are my favs

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