The Muse hasn’t explored the realms of cheap makeup very much but this year she’s made a good solid effort to include many a beauty budget review for your reading pleasure. How’s she doing? I’m a tryin’ peeps, hope you likey so far.
To delve even deeper into the Beauty Budget world I got my hands on the new NYX Luscious Lip Palette. Dude, $7 bucks. Pretty sweet right?
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Not my first Muse about the NYX Luscious Lip Palette but is my first babble, review, and swatch with ’em!
Still trying to understand why NYX dubbed them a “lip gloss” palette because the formula and the pigmentation round out to more of a lipstick or a lip cream. Both palettes I tried sported incredible color pay off. I’m talking popping pigmentation! Really deep, really rich! Not a sheer, subtle formula as with most glosses but plenty of pigmentation as a lipstick would sport.
The formula is pretty thick and has a nice hydrating feel on the lips so they apply easily leaving behind nice color. Each palette features a total of five shades of gloss. At $7 (sometimes less online) you can’t really beat the deal for this formula. You can wear colors alone or blend ’em up to create various shades, it’s entirely up to you. I found cocktailing the shades really creates some special colors. They have a faint sweet fruity taste that I enjoyed, could be a problem for some who hate scented/flavored gloss but I liked it.
I tried two of the several color variations NYX offers which were Dance in Africa and Sweet Oranges. Sweet Oranges is prob my fav of the lot but honestly a bit loud and outrageous. The shades are all crazy neon shades of orange that can easily be tamed down with a bit of gloss on top. They also included a sheer glittery shade which I wasn’t keen on and felt ruined the palette slightly but the other shades were quite lush. I also tried out Dance in Africa which were very dramatic shades as well particularly if you like a darker lip look. These shades were great for mixing and creating interesting shades of sophisticated lip colors.
Overall, the palettes are a great little surprise. I’m not keen on the brush included as it does split easily and I don’t really love the black packaging as it’s uneventful however aside from that the palettes are interesting. Going into it believing you’re headed for a subtle gloss and getting a full on lip color was a pleasant little shock. If you like a little variety with your lip looks, like mixing and matching shades, or you just like lip palettes these should appeal.
Available at www.nyxcosmetics.com
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