So, lip pencils aren’t a particularly exciting makeup item to me, however, they are a necessity if you need lip colours to last and last (hello, bridal work!).
Any-who, after a bit of research and swatch reviews I decided to try out the NYX Slim Lip Pencils, for only $6.95 each I didn’t have much to loose (around $7 I guess hehe).
The range has an incredible SIXTY! shades to choose from, honestly picking your colours is the hardest part.
I ended up choosing 10 colours that vary from a nude pink right through to a deep currant colour.
These liners are incredibly smooth, pigmented and easy to apply (no nasty catching and skipping across the lip- yay!).
These are comparable to lip liners that cost 5 or 6 times as much (MAC anyone?), and NYX are cruelty free unlike MAC which makes my heart happy.
Peekaboo: Neutral brown with warm undertones.
Sand Pink: A true pink, not as bright as Barbie pink, but in a similar class.
Pale Pink: A more yellow toned pink. Great subtle colour.
Nectar: Peachy colour with a bit of shimmer. Still not completely sold on this one.
Flower: A very light, almost pastel pink, great for light lip colours.
Citrine: A very usable colour. Perfect bridal shade.
Bloom: A pink with a plum undertone. Another gorgeous shade. A very popular colour at the moment.
Currant: A very dark burgundy colour, will be great for ombre lips.
Hot Red: NYX describe it as a “traffic stopping red”, very accurate. You always need a true red liner, a classic.
Plum: A very wearable plum shade, not too dark and not too purple.
All in all I am thrilled with these liners and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
To sum it up…
$6.95 per pencil. BARGAIN.
What you get:
A lip pencil.
The massive colour selection, the great consistency across the different shades. The actual product itself its lovely.
I honestly don’t have any. They are great.
Would I purchase it again:
Yes, I am already working out my next lot of shades.
Will it be going into my personal or professional kit:
Professional kit, although I might have to purchase some for my own stash 🙂