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Nyx Tinted Lip Spa in Juicy review, swatches

Its been so long I posted a review, no wonder I was feeling quite uneasy. And I felt more uneasy when after staring at my laptop screen for 15mins, I still could not find anything to write. Oh well writer’s block! Does that mean I need a rehab visit? Nooooo!
By the way, I told about VNA to a few friends in my new college and all of them dug deep into its archives
till the wee hours of the morning…..yahooo! Officialy welcoming the new readers here.

The Nyx Tinted Lip Spa in Juicy looks like a bright red in the tube and comes out as a beautiful red on the lips too. For a lip balm, the colour pay off is mind blowing. Its not your apply anywhere even with your eyes closed kinda lip balm. The tint is so strong that you need to excuse yourself to the washroom and then use it! The colour pay off is similar to my Avon Strawberry lip balm. I like my lip balms to have a red tint than pink, suits my medium complexion more.

The lip balm does have a tendency to melt in summers, you can see that in the above picture. As for the moisturisation, its nice. It keeps your lips protected for 3-4 hours. But the tint stays on for longer. Also, it isn’t waxy like your other lip balms. Absolutely non sticky.

Before you jump out to buy it, I just want to warn you about the smell. I think Nyx has got patents over this particular syrup like smell. Its kinda uncomfortable initially but you get used to it!

Below you see the swatches on my hand. The camera could not pick up the colour. Its more deep in person.

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Nyx Tinted Lip Spa review, swatches
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red lip balm swatches

Price: $5.50 (Rs.670 in India) Available on stylecraze.com for even lesser

So is it for you? Oh yes if you don’t like to wear lipsticks and want a good colour pay off in a lip balm instead. Juicy gives a deep red tint which stays on for quite sometime. The moisturisation is okay and you need to re-apply during the day. It melts in the summers but not like their round lipsticks. Its the smell I don’t like but if you are a regular Nyx user, you already know it!

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.

What black means to me?
Black means the graduating robes (which I could only dream of..in Delhi University we don’t have a convocation ceremony..beat that! the results are posted on the internet and that’s about it),
Black means Rani Mukherjee in the hindi film ‘Black‘ (i was bored to be v.honest),
Black means that blob of colour under Billie Joe‘s eyes (my brother will kill me for this! the other day he was shouting on rooftops that biliieeeee added him on his private facebook account!),
Black means the scary woman in ‘The Woman in Black‘ (i’m a feminist so I’ll just pretend Men in Black doesn’t exist!),
Black means the scary little furry thing- black cat and
Black means the Nyx single eye shadow in…black, duh!

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Nyx Claims: A true matte black eye shadow. Our pressed eye shadows pack a color punch, are easy to blend and last for many hours.

I cannot agree more with the official description. One of the best things about this eye shadow, apart from being black, is its totally matte. Its one of those staple eye shadows which you NEED in your vanity. Now c’mon every girl needs a matte black eye shadow, there are so many ways in which you can use it..will list them below.

The formula is very nice for a drugstore eye shadow. The pigmentation in one swipe is not intense black but after 2-3 swipes it does gets rich black. So you will need to build this up. You can always use this wet for a much more intense black. Blending is very easy with this one. The wear time is about 3+ hours without creasing and fading but with a primer the lasting power is increased upto 6+ hours.

Its often said to be a close (if not exact) dupe of Mac Carbon eye shadow, well I don’t have Carbon so I can’t compare it but its a good alternative if you don’t want to invest in Mac. Also, this is one of the top 10 Nyx eye shadows to try according to makeupgeek.

How I use the Nyx Black Eyeshadow:
~ In the outer corner for smokey effect.
~As a lid base for my less pigmented dark eye shadows.
~On the eye liners to smudge them for a soft look.
~On my kohl to set it and make it smudge proof.
~As an all over lid colour when I have my goth attacks :P

Below are more photos and swatches:

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These are 3 swipes you see below
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NYX Single Eye Shadow Black Review, Swatches

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mac carbon dupe

Price: $5 or Rs.550

So is it for you? Yes if you want a good black eye shadow which is matte, easy to blend and lasts for about 6 hours with a primer without smudging or creasing. The colour pay off in one swipe is not that black but its easily buildable and you get a dark black after 3-4 swipes or when used wet. And anyway you need atleast one black in your kitty for the reasons specified above.