I was never a fan of nude lips as I am a person who loves bright colors and nudes would just look too dull to me. But recently I have been loving the pinky or peachy nude colors a lot!! They look so amazing! So since I never had a nude lippie in my collection I bought a nude lip liner to try it out and see how will it look at me. Today I will be reviewing the NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Nude which I got last year, but had tried it just a couple of months back.
About the Looks!
The lip liner comes in a retractable form and the color of the pencil pack is exactly of the color of the liner. It has the brand, shade name and ingredients printed and little sticker has the price, shelf life, quantity, etc mentioned. The packaging is simple and nothing very special about it, though it certainly feels of good quality.
Price – INR 430
Net Content – 0.31 g
Ingredients – Please refer to the picture below
Shelf Life – 3 years
My views about this nude lip liner!
Let’s talk about the color first. The color is slightly pale nude which can be tricky on wearing just by itself as it might wash out on some skin tones. On swatching it looks like a warm pinky nude but on application on lips its a lot paler than on the arm. On me it looks slightly pale and I like to use it in combination with other lipsticks or lip glosses. One thing is for sure, it can provide an awesome base for other lipsticks or lip glosses.
When I first applied it, it was winters and the liner was okay to apply. It did tug a little and was a bit drying, but almost all lip liners are of that consistency. But when I applied it in summers, the liner was extremely soft and it literally crumbled on every application! The tip broke twice and was shocker to me!! So I started to take out only 2-3 millimeters of the product out so that whatever crumbles, it does on my lips and I can spread it off evenly later. But this a big bummer for me! Its so much of product wastage!! It settles in the fine lines of the lips and is pretty drying too.
Pigmentation, however, is great. I like the amount of color it gives in one swatch and is buildable. Lasting power is good too! It lasts up to 6-8 hours with or without meals. But if you will have the Naughty Lucy burger, boy, no lipstick or lip liner can stand that one! I had one wearing this lip liner and it totally disappeared! Lol 😀
Below are the pictures of the lip swatches of the lip liner.
The pictures below has the lip liner topped over by a peach lip gloss, that’s the lip combo I use most of the time!
Overall, I am not that happy with this lip liner. I still use it but only in combination with other lipsticks or lip glosses and it looks pretty good, however, on its own, it looks a little pale on me. Biggest drawback is the formulation which is a lot crumbly! Never expected that from NYX.