Hey gorgeous gals,
Switching gears today! Today’s review will be on a drugstore lipstick, from a much-loved brand – “NYX.” I have reviewed some shades from this line earlier – Bonnie and Clyde; Razzle and Dazzle; Hollywood and Wine. I loved the concept and the formulation. So, I went ahead and got a couple more shades from this line.
Dress your pout in two-toned style with our Ombré Lip Duos, the new 2-in-1 lip colors inspired by the ombré trend. Each lip duo features two coordinating shades of lip liner and satiny matte lipstick to create the perfect ombré pout.
My Experience with NYX Ombre Lip Duo Peaches and Cream:
Packaging: The ombre duo lipstick comes in a twist-up stick form with the darker shade as a thin lip pencil and the brighter shade as a thicker, chubby stick. The tube comes packaged in an outer cardboard box which has a sticker seal. It’s not quite tamper proof but I still appreciate the thought which went into it. The lipstick tube has the colour gradient on it – which makes it easy for one to identify which side is the pencil and which is the lipstick. Also, if you have more than one of these (like I do), the packaging makes it easy for you to identify the shade you want.
Shades: When I picked up the earlier shades from this range, I refrained from getting this one as one of the shades seemed too pale – almost yellow in the pics that I saw online. While it seemed like a cool colour to experiment with, I wasn’t sure if it made sense to buy it considering the price point here, but finally, I gave in. The lip liner side is a medium, beautiful, bright, orange tinted coral shade while the chubby stick side looks like a light to medium pale pastel orange. The lip liner shade is such a pretty coral color. Not only does it work beautifully as part of this duo, it also works beautifully on its own. It is just so stunning! On the other hand, the pastel version of orange – not my thing. Yes, it works well in the lip duo by providing the lip gradation and the ombre effect. But, it isn’t really a colour which would work on its own – pretty much for any skin tone.
For creating the look in the FOTD, I used the lip liner in the outer corners of my lip and to outline the lip. Rest of the potion was filled-in with the lighter chubby stick shade.
Texture: The texture is quite consistent across the shades that I have tried earlier – lightweight and creamy – glides on smoothly. It does not tug or pull on the lips and applies evenly. Post application, it sets into a semi-matte finish, which is not at all drying. I have mentioned this in my earlier posts as well (of products from this range), texture is key to a product like this. You need the product to be creamy enough to be able to blend the two shades together. And yet, you wouldn’t want it to be so creamy that it transfers too easily and the two shades mesh together to create a third one or become undecipherable from each other. You want them to retain their individuality. I feel that NYX did a fantastic job with getting the texture right. The semi-matte texture lets you create “ombre lips” perfectly and then it sets – so that the two shades remain as is and the look remains intact.
A point to remember, the lip pencil side – which has the darker shade – has the same texture as the more chubby lipstick. So, it will line the lips, give definition, but being creamy, it will not give as much longevity as a lip liner is required to do. Also, it is easy to break. So, you have to be careful with the liner.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is excellent. It goes on evenly and covers all lip pigmentation well. The burst of colour is bang on – super pigmented and opaque. The pigment does not sink into the fine lines of the lips.
Lasting Power: Even though it applies creamy, it quickly sets into a comfortable matte finish. This gives the lipstick excellent longevity. It lasts almost the whole day and does not transfer much – unless you have subjected your lips to an oily meal during the course of the day. So, you do get good 7-8 hours wear.
Fragrance: There is no discernible fragrance.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of NYX Ombre Lip Duo Peaches and Cream:
- Interesting shade – create the ombre effect properly.
- Two shades in one product.
- Lightweight, creamy texture.
- Excellent pigmentation – opaque in a single swipe.
- Comfortable, matte finish.
- Easy to work with from the tube.
- The lipsticks apply smoothly – no tug or pull.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Neat packaging with color-coded sides.
- Very comfortable to wear – no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Easy to apply and get clean lines.
- Effective packaging.
- Good wear time.
Cons of NYX Ombre Lip Duo Peaches and Cream:
- The lip liner can break easily, so handle with care.
- The lip liner starts drying out fairly quickly in the tube – I’d say about 9 months max, post opening the product. So, ensure you finish it up soon.
I really enjoy these lip duos! They have a nice texture, good pigmentation, interesting shades and the best part – they are so much fun to create a lip look with!! Totally recommend.
NYX Hearts And Spades Ombre Lip Duo
NYX Bonnie and Clyde Ombre Lip Duo
NYX Razzle and Dazzle Ombre Lip Duo
NYX Hollywood and Wine Ombre Lip Duo
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