February 8, 2010

Beauty on a Budget: NYX Luscious Lip Palette Review and Swatches

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?

Check ’em the jump!

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.

Pretty nice!

Available at www.nyxcosmetics.com

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  • Tsahi baxter

    great review, i’ve been eyeing a nyx lipstick palette. going to give it go! 🙂

    • the Muse

      tsashi quite surprisingly good formula 😀 as I normally dislike lip palettes :)!

      Let me know whatcha think?

  • Marina

    These look so beautiful. To be honest, I tried some NYX shadows and ws unimpressed…but the pigmentation from these is incredible. I especially love the reds/oranges.

    Quick question–it’s kinda random– I just created this look and I really love it. I’m totally feeling lively greens for Spring. What colors do you think will be in for Spring makeup this year?

    • the Muse

      marina palette or singles? In my experience the palettes blow but some of the single shades aren’t too bad. but I do hate when people compare it to mac as it’s def NOT mac!

      I dunno it seems that the runway is favoring clean looks this season. Translucent skin, nuder shades of pink on the lips…but I’ve also noticed popping orange seems to be making an appearance as well.

      The thing is I always do my own thing 😀 Don’t feel the need to follow any makeup trend, greens are great for Spring imho 🙂

      go with it!

      • Marina

        I usually do my own thing too, but I was just curious. I’ve recently begun favoring neutrals, actually…but I still hold a place in my heart for wild and fun looks like the green one.

        • the Muse

          hey marina. for sure the same for me. and me too, been really getting into natural golds and browns lately! but I def love greens and aquas 😀 I just did a trend alert today for oranges, seems it’ll be popping on the runways in real time soon!

  • SilhouetteScreams

    Wow, you werent kidding about the pigmentation O_O I need these in my life!

  • sangduchoo

    It’s very nice.
    The colors are beautiful.

    I think Dance in africa goes well with your skins tone(in the photo).
    Thnx. for your delicate review

  • Sara

    Thank you soooo much
    Could u plzzz review and swatch NYX “THE NATURALS” and “THE PERFECT EVERYDAY COLORS” palette aswell Please

  • Ghadeer

    Is the Sweet Orange palette swatched right…? I know the third one to apparently be quite sheer with glitter but that’s not how it looks like on your arm…