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Nyx Round Lipstick Frappuccino Review, Swatches, LOTD
You remember those math quadratic equations which can only be solved by the Hit & Trial method. You keep putting in random values for x until you hit the jackpot. Its the same with nude lipsticks. You keep buying different nudes and continue breaking your bank until you get THAT perfect nude. So by the end you get a close match (forget perfect), you already have a dozen lying waste in your vanity. Fear not because here comes you math genius (not really…I’m still surprised how I got through all those math tests).
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Nyx Round Lipstick Frappuccino Review, Swatches

NYX Claims: NYX Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 144 shades.

Nyx Frappuccino is a beige nude lipstick with peach undertonesThe colour pay off is great and goes opaque in one single swipe. I’ve too many nudes with brown tones then there are some with pink tones but this one is a first. Its the kind of nude that will flatter fair to medium skin tones. I guess if you are above nc42 then it will wash you out a bit. If you are darker than this then you carry it with smokey eyes.

When I was first tried this I was over the moon on finding THE nude lipstick I was searching for ages..literally. But then my heart was broken into pieces. Its the quality I’m talking about. These are so soft that they melt like butter in the tube. So I kept it in the fridge but then its so creamy and buttery that it is difficult to achieve a perfect finish on lips. Most of the times it goes streaky and you need to use a lip brush. Also it bleeds so you need a lip liner with it. I like applying lipsticks straight from the bullet so most of the times I just skip using this.

It doesn’t dry your lips since it is very creamy. Because of this the lasting power is not that great. It stays on my lips for barely 2-3hrs and doesn’t leave a stain behind. I wish they improve the formula since the round lipsticks have some of the coolest shades in the market. They have like 144 shades..beat that!

Here are the photos and swatches:

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Nyx Round Lipstick Frappuccino Review, Swatches
Today’s Lips of the day. See how Frappucino went on streaky
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Nyx Round Lipstick Frappuccino Review, Swatches
I’m also wearing it in THIS look.

Price: Rs.320 ($4 internationally) It is always sold out on healthkart, stylecraze, urbantouch.

So is it for you? Yes if you want a nude lipstick that is not brown not pink not mlbb but NUDE. It will suit fair to medium skin better than those who are nc42 and above. The colours is so perfect that I so want to recommend this but it is so creamy that it melts in the tube and goes streaky on lips. You need to have patience with it. But at $4 what do you expect?!

Move over Soft Matte Lip Creams, because now we have Xtreme Lip Creams. Sounds like Akshay Kumar in Fear Factor Extreme: “ab aur bhi zyada khatarnaak“. Btw I like that show because it gets “aur bhi zyada khatarnaak” with every season? Naah! Because I like to see Akshay perform stunts. It starts in June every year..but no signs yet.

Nyx Claims: Beautify your lips with this velvety rich lip cream that provides extreme pigmentation and a silky finish. This lip cream is the combination of lipstick and lip gloss with supernatural lasting strength. Intensify your look with the Extreme Lip Cream in any of the 13 vivid colors.

The colour is very rightly named – Skin Tone. Its a warm peach nude shade with enough of brown to suit the medium skin tones and just the right amount of peach to turn into a nude but without any washing out abilities. I can safely say it is by far my FAVOURITE nude lip colour. Some of the nudes I’ve are too brown that they look coffee, some are too peach that they wash out but this one is just perfect! If Nyx Frapuccino washes you out, then you must try this one out. And no it doesn’t look like my skin tone..puhleez! Skin = nude, right? If you are on fairer side, it will look a warm toffee colour but if you are anywhere near my nc37 skin tone, skin tone will suit you perfectly. I made a gamble when I ordered this online. I was afraid it would be too light for my skin but seems I’m lucky wen it comes to online shopping!
Quality, Texture, Longevity, others:
On pigmentation front, it is loaded. Below you see only one swipe and see how the colour matches the tube. The texture is creamy but not glossy, like a molten lipstick. Needless to say, its non-sticky. And lasts for 6+ hours without meals.
Nyx Soft Matte Creams v/s Nyx Xtreme Lip Creams:
The finish of Xtreme Lip Creams is better than the Soft Matte Creams since those look patchy when layered and make your lips look dehydrated at the end of the day but these on the hand never look patchy, can be layered and are super creamy. Soft Matte Creams need well exfoliated, primed and moisturized lips but these are anti-high maintenance! I prefer these over the Soft Creams since those are little difficult to work with.
Much has been written about how these smell…bit plasticy. I almost puked when I first smelled the Nyx Round Lipgloss but these are less plasticy than the lip glosses. But still Nyx NEEDS to work on its trademark fragrance. If you have been using Nyx from a long time, you probably would not even notice the smell..like me!

Its available in 13 shades: I’m sure getting Buttery Nude and Pinky Nude. The rest are all too pink or too red or too nude for me.

Let’s look at the swatches:

*Sorry forgot the lip swatch. I will put it up later*

Price: $6
(these are newly launched, so I believe these are not on Indian shopping websites but you can get them through b2nshop.com or beautyjoint.com. I HATE cherryculture, no sign of my 6 months old package..uggh!)

So is it for you? Yes I recommend it to all the medium dusky girls who are sick of searching for their perfect nude. This one will suit Indian skin tones without washing them out. The formula is like a liquid lipstick, so expect the pigmentation of a lipstick but tube, doe foot applicator, ease of a lip gloss. I like them better than the Soft Matte Lip Creams.

L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick in Tender Berry Review, Swatches
A few days back when I opened my lipstick drawer, it was kinda surprising to see that all my lipsticks belong to the same colour families. All I had was similar shades but from different brands! And the colours that dominated were MLBBs, nudes, corals and reds. A girl can never have enough pink lipsticks and I want none! Pinks and Mauves are shades I don’t wear…coming from a girl, shocking? But recently I found a pale pink which is my latest crush!

L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick in Tender Berry


L’Oreal Claims: Infallible Le Rouge stays fresh and vibrant looking for up to 10 hours without feeling sticky, tacky or dry. Enriched with Vitamin E for moisture and Ceramide 5 for conditioning, Infallible Le Rouge applies evenly without flaking or fading out.

The new Infallible Le Rouge formula is based on L’Oréal’s Colour Bond Technology that features a flexible network that captures and fixes colour on lips. This is made possible by an association of adhesive polymers that allows for the longevity of the lipcolour, as well as sillicon micro spheres that ensure only the richest lipcolour will be left on a woman’s lips.

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The Colour: Tender Berry is a cool toned lilac mauve with hints of pink. The pigmentation is really good. Below you see one single swipe and see how pigmented it is. It goes opaque in one swipe and you get a blast of pale pink mauve. Being cool toned, I expected it to wash out my nc37 skin but it brightens it up. I was always into corals and nudes. Mauve was a colour I could never make myself to wear but this one has started a love affair I guess! As a rule people with warm tones should wear warm lipstick shades but cool toned lipsticks if carried well can surprise you, in a good way ofcourse.

Quality, Texture and Longevity: The range has 30 shades with a mix of different finishes. Some are matte, others lustre and this one creamy matte. With just one swipe you get full pigmentation and the creaminess to match it. Despite being a long lasting formula, it is non drying. But if you have dry flaky lips I sugest you wear a thin coat of lip balm under it. I wore it in the day and the color was still intact when I got home…so I can safely say it stays on for around 7-8 hours on me. Also, it glides on easily without flaking up and never settles into the fine lines of lips. This is one of the best long staying lip colours I’ve tried in a long time. Also, the bullet has this thin diameter which makes it very easy to apply the lipstick straight from the tube, even beginners can get it right the first time without messing up.

The lipstick case is sturdy and closes with a ‘clicckkkk’ which relieves you of it messing up in your bag but it is bulky. Also, if you have a few more of these then it gets difficult to distinguish them in your vanity without looking at the labels. At this price, I would expect a little more good-to-look-at packaging.

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L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick in Tender Berry Review, Swatches
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L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick in Tender Berry Review, Swatches

Price: Rs.900

I’ve already reviewed a sheer metallic orange from this range (click on the link)

So is it for you? Yes if you are looking for a mauve that’s not too plum and has enough amounts of cool pink in it to brighten up your complexion and look neat. If you are afraid of mauves, then this can be a safe option. The formula is top notch and stays on for 7-8 hours with meals in between and doesn’t flakes and dries your lips. It is one of those good quality long lasting lip colors available in the market.

Post contains a press sample, all opinions are mine

Queen Cosmetics Lipstick in Coral – Review, Swatches
Price of a floral dress: Rs.1500
Price of a an expensive hair cut: Rs.1600
Price of a red lipstick: Rs.1000
Expressions on my mom’s face when I first opened this tube: Priceless
Hahaha my mom seldom comes out of her nudes. Okay I love nudes too but not everytime. I try to keep my other lip colours happy too. But mom..she is always stuck with Maybelline My Mahogany and Nyx Frappucino, which by the way look very pretty on her. I sometimes wonder how the colours magically change when she wears them. Okay so you got the story, my mom is scared of reds. Like literally scared. And well I admit, after opening the tube I got scared too. Like really scared. How on earth was I supposed to wear such a bright in-your-face tomato red? So this lipstick was thrown away in a corner never to see sunshine again. Not quite. I took it out a month later and…
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 Queen Claims: Vibrant colors for sensitive lips.

sheer red lipstick swatch

 The Colour: Okay how do I start explaining the colour. Its something you get when you mix 1tbsp of red with 1 tspn full of coral and 1/2 tspn pink. (Professor Utonium where are you? errr..no chemical X this time please). Its not the bright tomatoish red you see in the tube but a pretty sheer red with hints of coral and pink. This is a red we don’t get to see much, atleast I’ve never seen a red like this ever. It is sheer so you need a couple of swipes for the colour to come up.

The texture is creamy and moisturising. More than creamy the texture is wet and juicy. Think Maybelline Watershines but with better pigmentation and lasting power. So you get those juicy wet sheer red lips with a couple of swipes. You don’t need a lip balm with this one since the creaminess will take care of the dry lips. Another thing I like about it is the staying power. It is a long staying lipstick despite its wet and creamy nature. It stays on for a good 7-8 hrs when worn at full intensity. And even then it fades behind a light tint. I like to wear it as a lip tint with my fingers and it stays like that for some 4hrs with eating and drinking.

But I don’t like how it settles into my lip lines. And another thing I noticed is that it bleeds. So I make it a point to wear a lip liner with this. Another issue is the packaging. I’m not really fussy about packaging and things but the shape of the tube makes it inconvenient to apply it specially in the inner corners (The same issue is with Deborah Milano Atomic Red lipsticks also).

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Price: £10.50 (Rs.830)

So is it for you? Get it for the colour! Its a sheer red coral colour with hints of pink. The texture is wet and juicy and moisturising. Also the lasting power is somewhere where it performs really well. But it settles into my lip lines and bleeds after sometime which I don’t like. The tube has this straight tip which makes it a little inconvenient to apply directly. So you need to think about these issues before going for it.

PS- Queen cosmetics is a British brand which specializes in makeup and skin care for sensitive skin in case you don’t know.


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