NYX Shimmer Down Lip Veil ($7.99) is a high shine, shimmery lipgloss that launched in eight shades for Summer 2018. I am always in awe how many lipsticks, lipgloss, and other lip items NYX has released to date. I swear that at this point NYX must have like 30 or lip products in rotation. Do they even make any other makeup!? There are legit 11 pages with 12 products per page in the lip category on that website. WTH? It’s just overkill not to mention confusing AF.
They just literally launched the new Lip Lingerie in Gloss, Shimmer, and Glitter Finishes so I relly do have to question was Shimmer Down Lip Veil really a necessary release? I get they want to stay relevant and keep fans happy by launching new products. But there has to be more to your existence than lip products.
Ok, rant over, I had to get that out.
On with the review!
NYX Shimmer Down Lip Veil is 0.14 oz in size and available is available in eight shade selections. The formula has iridescent color shifting shimmer. This was created to use on top of your favorite lipstick but they recommend using it on bare lips as well to create a pretty shimmery effect. Personally, I think it looks nice either way but all in all this is a sheer, uneventful product.
They call this a veil which is a way more accurate term than lipgloss. The formula is very thin and feels almost like a light, thin lip oil but there is a slight grittiness. The texture has a light hydrating feel at first with a hint of shimmery shine at first application but it legit disappears within 15 minutes of application. The gloss is very sheer with a hint of pretty shimmer but the wear time is zero. I apply this and within minutes of application I have a bit of shimmer but no glossiness or shine. It just disappears like some sort of weird magic trick. Oddly enough, I noticed a vanilla fragrance and flavor the first time I used it but since that first time it seems to have disappeared.
I did find one use for it which is applying it on top of my lipstick and applying clear gloss on top of that so I get the sparkle factor from it but not necessarily the shine which I need to get from an extra gloss. But that sort of takes away from the point of the product which is to provide shine and a shimmer.
NYX Shimmer Down Lip Veil is a product launch that is utterly pointless. NYX did not need to add this to their collection. They have plenty of lip options at this point and really another one was an unnecessary addition to their line. I am sort of shocked because reviews on Ulta are amazing and going so far as to call the product a perfect Fenty Beauty dupe. Umm…no. I’m not seeing that all. This is sheer, short wearing, and disappointing.
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NYX Shimmer Down Lip Veil is a 0.14 oz top coat or lip veil that launched in eight shade selections for Summer 2018. In my experience, this is a sheer, very lightly hydrating formula with a hint of glossiness and shimmer that completely disappears within a few minutes of wear.
- Very lightweight, adds a pretty hint of shimmer and shine to lips.
- Very short wear.
- Subtle grittiness on the initial application.
- Very sheer, no color, mostly shimmer.
If you’re ok with doctoring this formula you might like the hint of shimmer it creates on lips. The formula looks quite nice over lipstick but does need a clearer gloss on top to maintain the shimmer since it does wear away quickly!