Product Review: NYX Lipstick Haul

I’ve been meaning to do a lip swatch video of the NYX products I bought a few months ago, but as the days went by, I couldn’t fade recording or editing a video. Blame it on the cold weather. So, I decided to share my thoughts the old fashioned way, in writing.

I don’t even remember when I bought these products, but I’ve had enough time to decide if I like them or not. I like them. I particularly like the Soft Matte Lip Creme in Abu Dhabi, which is not pictured because I purchased it in the spring. I don’t know what my lip life was like before wearing Abu Dhabi. It’s perfect. I wear it all the time when I can’t make up my mind about another lip color to wear. It’s my safety blanket.

I’ll discuss Abu Dhabi in another post, though. Today, it’s all about these five colors:


In general, these products are highly pigmented, don’t stay on all day and immediately begin fading after eating lol. They’re comfortable on the lips and not overly drying.

Lip Lingerie in Beauty Mark – I would describe this product as a muted brown with purple undertones. I enjoy when this color starts to fade because it looks like a natural stain. At the end of the day, the color looks like my lips, and I don’t mind that. The only annoying thing is that texture wise, it feels a bit sticky.

Lip Lingerie in Teddy – I would describe this product as a grayish, muted brown. The same sentiments about Beauty Mark apply to Teddy. When it starts to fade, it looks great. I usually don’t ever reapply this color because it looks better with time. Again, the texture is a bit sticky, but it kind of subsides as the day progresses.

Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Club Hopper – I would describe this color as a purplish brown. Again, the color looks like a natural lip stain as the day progresses. I like that. When first applying, the hue is very rich. It’s comfortable on the lips from what I can remember when I last wore it. It’s a cream, so it won’t give you a matte finish, but instead a subtle sheen.

Soft Matte Lip Creme in Transylvania – I would describe this color as violet. It’s creamy when you first apply it and then dries down matte. It doesn’t last very long at all, and because I have a pink bottom lip, I have to apply this like a million times just to cover it. A lot of color doesn’t come out on the doe foot applicator, which I absolutely hate about the Soft Matte Lip Creme line. Otherwise, it’s comfortable to wear.

Soft Matte Lip Creme in Copenhagen – I would describe this as a berry red. The same sentiments about Transylvania apply to Copenhagen. When these colors start to fade, though, they look a hot ass mess lol. I find myself either wiping off or adding more product. Usually it’s the former. I do enjoy using these colors as a top layer to other lipstick brands. They usually makes those other brands’ colors last longer. Go figure!

That’s about all I have to say about these products. As always, thanks for reading my post. What are some of your favorite drugstore lip brands, if any?


M.A.C Sample Sale Haul With Swatches

M.A.C Cosmetics had its first public sample sale in New York City this past week, and I went! I planned to go on Tuesday, the day it started, but my friend got there first and told me the line wrapped around three blocks. I had an oh-hell-nah moment at my desk and decided to take my cute self home. I finally made it on the very last day (yesterday) just hours before it ended (4 pm EST). The event was very organized; I was impressed. There were still plenty of products, too. I thought I was going to be able to cop some paint pots, concealer, bronzers and blush – but I thought wrong. It was only selling seasonal or limited-editon products. However, everything was 60% off! Here’s what I purchased:

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Velvetease Lip Pencils in Oh Honey, Ready To Go, Velvet Teen & Anything Goes – $8/ea.  |  MAC +Brook Candy Studio Eye Gloss in Black-Yang – $10

I purchased several lip pencils, so maybe I’ll do a giveaway one day. The pencils literally feel like velvet on your lips and dry down to a semi-matte finish.

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M.A.C claims these are matte lip pencils. Imo, they have more of a semi-matte finish.

  • Anything Goes is described as a “rosey fuchsia.” It’s a bright red with cool, berry undertones.
  • Ready To Go is a deep red with warm undertones. M.A.C describes it as a “deep brick red.”
  • Velvet Teen is a deep, eggplant purple. It’s similar to Smoked Purple, but a lot darker. M.A.C describes it as a “deep blackened plum.”
  • Oh Honey is a light, muted brown with pinkish-peach undertones. It’s described as a “warm chocolate.”


The M.A.C + Brooke Candy Studio Eye Gloss is so relevant to the the oily, glossy-eye trend. Black-Yang is a glittery, deep blue with sheer coverage. It works for a glossy, smokey eye look. M.A.C describes its Studio Eye Gloss as a “gloss for the eyes that provides high shine with buildable coverage.”

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Studio Eye Gloss Black-Yang swatch.




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Cremesheen Lipsticks in Black Night and Midsummer Night – $7/ea. | Glaze Lipstick in Ring My Bell – $7

The cremesheens are very much what they sound like – sheer lipsticks with a creamy finish.

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  • Black Night has some shimmer in it and a glossy-to-creamy finish with sheer coverage.
  • Midsummer Night is a sheer, muted brown with pink undertones.
  • Glaze Lipstick in Ring My Bell offers a creamy, metallic finish with sheer coverage. It could build up to opaque depending on how many times you layer it on. Ring My Bell reminds me of M.A.C’s Lipglass in Explicit. Explicit was one of my first buys from M.A.C as a teenager. Both products have a cute 90’s vibe, which I love – and they’re very on-trend considering the metallic-lip buzz that’s been happening, so buying Ring My Bell was a no-brainer.
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Nail Lacquers clockwise: Anti-Fashion, Delicate, Sour Cherry & Midnight Sky – $5/ea.

I have a thing for nail polish, especially dark cream shades, metallic shades and neutral, cream to sheer shades. I love all the colors I bought!

Everything was final sale. It’s only been one day after the sale, but I have no buyer’s remorse lol. However, if I could exchange one thing for another thing it would be the Cremesheen Lipstick in Midsummer Night for an Aim To Please lip pencil.

I’ll be trying these products out soon, and then I’ll post photos on IG. Updated: See all these lipsticks on me here.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! 🙂