Hello everyone! I hope all of you are absolutely lovely today.
Today I am sharing my thoughts on the NYX Retractable lip liners in Red and Nude Pink. They retail for about $4.50 at Ulta making them a great affordable option for budget conscience beauty aficionados. They have 20 lip shades with varying finishes. Let’s jump into the review!
The packaging of the lip liner mimics the actual product color wonderfully. This matte bright red with warm orange undertones is a great liner under lipstick or on it’s own. It glides on and applies vibrant pigmentation on the lips with minimal effort making it an absolute joy to work with.
One thing to keep in mind with this liner, as with the Nude Pink as well, is that due to it’s long lasting capability it is also rather drying on the lips. If you plan on using these lip liners, pay extra attention to the overall care of your lips: exfoliate and moisturizer them as the dry formula can emphasize dry patches.
Once again, the packaging mirrors the shade color perfectly. As the name implies, this is a light rosey pink with nude undertones. This shade falls under the, “my lips but better” category as it just adds a healthy pink tone to the lips while defining them wonderfully. I love throwing this on and adding either a lip gloss or balm on top for a bit of added moisture as I mentioned earlier about the dry formula. The matte formula makes it versatile to use many different lipstick finishes on top and additionally makes it a great option for a dramatic eye look.
It’s my go to nude lip pencil!
Overall, I absolutely adore these lip pencils. The longevity and pigmentation make them quality affordable lip products to have in any collection. The fact that sharpening is not a factor, the packaging makes them easily distinguishable, and that they are waterproof truly adds to my fondness of this product. Keep in mind that for these two lip liners specifically, the do have a dry formula due to the matte, long lasting finish so prepare to care and moisturize your lips as it can emphasize dry patches.
Have you tried any shades in this line?
Until next time. Take care!