It’s officially Valentine’s day tomorrow and though I’m not a major romantic I do like celebrating the day by getting all glammed up and heading out for a nice meal with the hubby. Generally I try to keep my makeup for Valentine’s Day looking effortless and really basic and nothing says effortless in my opinion more than a strong, statement lip. You can create the simplest of eye looks and pop on an amazing lip colour and it will look like you spent ages on your makeup when you haven’t really. For me, nobody does lip colours better than NYX Cosmetics, I think they have over 20 different lip formulations already within their range and they continue to add more everyday so there’s definitely a colour/formulation available for everyone within their range. For this post I’m going to share with you some of the shades/products from NYX Cosmetics that I think would make a super statement lip that should be nothing short of perfect for your date on Valentine’s day.
I’m going to start this post off with my favourite formulation and lip colour from NYX Cosmetics. This lipstick is the shade WIL10 Power and it’s from their Wicked lipstick line. Their Wicked lippies are highly pigmented, highly iridescent lipsticks that are created to pack a punch when worn on the lips.
I, myself love this shade because it has almost a cranberry hue when you look at the bullet however on the lips it certainly has more of a deep mauve purple colour to it. It’s super flattering on almost every skin tone and lasts for roughly 4-6 hours without eating. The great thing is that the Wicked lippie range from NYX Cosmetics has some of the most interesting lipstick shades that you don’t normally find from other brands.
If your not into lipsticks that have a high level of shimmer to it than the NYX Cosmetics Full Throttle Lipsticks are the NYX Cosmetics version of a matte lipstick. These lipstick come long-lasting, waterproof & transfer proof, meaning you wont be getting any lipstick marks on your man when you go in for that V-Day Kiss.
I have this formulation of lipstick in the shade FTLS04 Firestorm and one of the main things I love about this lipstick is the way the lip bullet is shaped. It’s very similar to the way Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks are shaped. This kind of hexagonal shape to the top of the bullet makes it super easy for you to shape your lips perfect by just using the bullet, without any lip-liner.
That said I do like personally like pairing this particular lipstick with the NYX Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner in the shade MPL09 Ruby which also has matte finish to it. This liner does drag a bit on the lips and the combination of it with the lipstick does dry out the lips a bit so I recommend using a good lip-balm afterwards. It is worth using them both together though because they give you the perfect red lip for that Marilyn Monroe pout.
For a more moisturising formulation, and the same great colour I tend to love the shade 704 Hot Red in the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils. Now though the formulation of these pencils is a lot more hydrating and less drying than the Full Throttle lippies, it is a lot more high maintenance.
This lip pencil has a lot of slip to its formulation so when its on the lips it never sets. That means if you have anything near your lips it will smear. If you eat anything at all it will disappear meaning you will have to reapply on a constant basis with this lip product. Also I have discovered that this lip pencil does tend to bleed into the lip line a bit so though I like the colour and shade I’m not the biggest fan of it formulation wise.
I’ve shown you guys the purple lip and the red lip, but not everyone is into rocking a red lip. A great play on the traditional red lip is the orangey red lip. The shade 852 Pumpkin in the NYX Cosmetics lip liners is such a vibrant orangey red that it makes a statement even though it’s not that red-red shade.
The formulation of the NYX Cosmetics lip liners is buttery, soft and highly pigmented. I love that these can be sharpened rather than being twist up as I prefer the point you can get when sharpening a pencil. If you want to pair this liner with a lippie then I recommend the NYX Plush Lipstick in the shade Foxy Love .
Personally I’m a lover of every single type of makeup product out there. I may not like every formulation from every brand but I do like makeup as a whole. I know, however that not everyone is as makeup crazy as I am and so lipsticks and lip-liners may not be for everyone.
Liquid Lipstick tends to be the go to for those that love the pigmentation and intensity of a lipstick but want the formulation and application of a gloss. I mentioned above that NYX Cosmetics caters to all and this also includes those who love liquid lipsticks, their Soft Matte Lip Creams are the perfect choice.
I, myself only own the one shade, SMLC21 Transylvania but my friend has kindly swatched every shade she owns for me so I can show you some more options of the colours from the range.
Transylvania for Valentines Day is great if your looking to go for more a vampy look with your makeup. Much like the Full Throttle lipsticks this is very long-lasting and highly pigmented. You can definitely forget to pack this in your bag, as it will last you throughout the night as long as you don’t eat anything greasy.
And finally for the gloss lovers out there I recommend the NYX Butter Glosses because these are honestly the most hydrating formulation of glosses that I’ve ever tried. I have the shade Apple Strudel which I tend to save for the spring months but it’s still perfect if your planning on doing a soft makeup look that’s more on the pink and peach side of things.
I know I really used NYX Cosmetics for recommend lip shades for this post but that’s simply because of it’s incredibly large selection of lip products. They have some amazing formulations and even more amazing shades. Of your a nude lover they have their Lingerie range to cater, if your into high shine than there’s their Cosmic Metals which have colours that are both neutral and loud. You can even get green, blue and purple lip products within the NYX brand line which really goes to show how extensive the brand is when it comes to it’s lip products.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this post & do let me know what you’re planning for Valentine’s day, whether it’s going out for a nice meal with your other half, or having a singles girls night or even cosying up with Ben&Jerrys on the couch and watching Gossip Girl re-runs.
-Talk Soon xx
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