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5 LIP LINERS TO SHARPEN YOUR LIPSTICK GAME : NYX LIP LINER REVIEW
💄I am a lipstick addict, the kind who keeps on buying similar shades from different brands. However, buying lip liners is a different story. If you find the right nude lip liner, it can work with 5 different nude lipsticks. I guess only needing a small pencil holder for my lipliners is a silver lining to having a drawer full of lipsticks.
✏️In my recent ULTA trip, I picked up the NYX Slim Lip Pencil in some useful shades to complement my lipstick collection. 💰💰💰They’re super affordable, only $4 each, and come in a whooping 44 shades. Okay options. Took me a while to decide on just 5 shades but here I am to share my first impressions, swatches, and wear test.
📦Packaging – Nothing wrong with a simple pencil and cap combo. And I love how the end of pencil coordinates to the shade so I don’t lose them in the sea of pen-shaped products I own.
The pencils also come pre-sharpened to a precise but not dangerous tip.
🌈Colors – I got 4 versatile colors and 1 wildcard.
- Natural – medium beige
- Citrine – Pearlescent pink (the wildcard obviously)
- Cabarat – plum red
- Hot red – true red
- Espresso – Deep warm brown (for the grungy days)
💋Application – All the swatches were smooth but not to waxy. The colors are vibrant but still forgiving as long as I don’t put too much pressure on them. I was pleasantly surprised that “Citrine” was as smooth as the other given the unique finish.
⭐Texture – The lip liners dry down very fast and all but “citrine” have a soft matte finish. This close up definitely shows how even the pigmentation is!
💯 Wear & Verdict – I lined my lips using “Cabarat” and applied one of my favorite Pat McGrath lipsticks in “Flesh 13”. I would recommend applying a little bit of lip balm to avoid tugging and optimal performance. The lipstick wore off after 4-5 hours of drinking water and snacking but the lip liner was still going very strong! (An awkward look but proves a point lol)
❤️ My verdict is.... I won't be buying new lip liners for a LONG while.