What I Do With Frost Lipsticks

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Do you have a lipstick that is so frosty you always look like the “Metallic Girl” going on a costume party? Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating. 🙂 But I have a few lippies that I can’t wear as much as I want to because of its frost finish. Frost finish lipsticks highlight dry and chappy lips.

I have NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud. It’s a pretty and complementing warm pink color with gold frost.

NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud

New pose! (Please don't mind the uneven application. 🙂 )

Pretty right? I wouldn’t want this to go wasted so I thought of pairing it up with something. I decided to apply a gloss on top of it and a new lipstick was born!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake

Revlon Glossylicious

This was the gloss that I used. It’s an old lip gloss from Revlon which I believe is now discontinued. It’s a very sheer peach gloss with tons of pink, silver, and gold microshimmers. Smells like candy too! Yum!

Now, for the final look…

Tada!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake on NYX RL in Rose Bud

What do you think??

Ciao!

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude

NYX Xtreme Lip Creme

NYX Xtreme Lip Creme

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If impulsive buying could kill, I would be dead by now! (double dead even!) I went to Digital Traincase’s store at Eton Building, Ortigas to deliver something. I saw the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream testers (or I thought they were) and checked them out. As I was looking for the shade’s name, then did I realize that they were not SMLC’s! I checked the tube’s name and read “NYX Xtreme Lip Cream”. They look very similar! The Xtreme Lip Cream has a glossy cap with a black rim on top of the tube while the SMLC has a slightly shorter black matte cap and no rim.

 

(L) NYX Xtreme Lip Cream and (R) NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

What NYX says:

Beautify your lips with this velvety rich lip cream that provides extreme pigmentation with a silky and glossy finish. This lip cream is a hybrid of lipstick, lip gloss, and lip stain with intense pigmentation all in one. Complete your head-turning look with the Xtreme Lip Cream in any of the 11 luscious colors.

Ingredients:

Ricinus Communs Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Bees Wax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Fragrance, MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 Ca Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No.28 Al Lake (CI 45410)

The doe foot applicator is still here.

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream applicator

The shade that I chose was:

NYX Pinky Nude

Candy Land was a little light for my liking and Dolly Girl was a little bright. Pinky Nude was in between, and it’s gorgeous! Don’t be mislead by the name though, it’s very far from nude.

The thing I love the most is the pigmentation. One layer is opaque enough to cover my lips. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream gives off a satiny finish, no gloss needed. It did not dry my lips too.

Staying power is ridiculously great! I applied it at 2:30pm. Ate, drank, but didn’t talk too much that day. When I was about to go to sleep at 11:30pm, there was still around 25% of product on my lips. So it stayed for 9 hours, no kidding! But think about it, if I didn’t have to take it off, it would have stayed even longer!

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream glides smoothly on my lips, although between this and SMLC, the latter is still smoother.

Besides the finish, one of the main difference between Soft Matte Lip Creams and Xtreme Lip Cream is the scent. It smells like peanut butter cookies. If you’re from the Philippines and knows the Peanut Kisses from Cebu, it smells like those. Many reviews online said the that they hated how it smells but for me, it’s no big deal (fyi, I’m not that sensitive to scents).

Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude swatch

Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude swatch

I find it similar to some lipsticks that I have in my stash so I swatched them side by side.

(top L-R) NYX SMLC in San Paulo, NYX Xtreme LC in Pinky Nude, NYX SMLC in Milan. Bottom: NYX Round L/S in Louisiana

(top L-R) NYX SMLC in San Paulo, NYX Xtreme LC in Pinky Nude, NYX SMLC in Milan. Bottom: NYX Round L/S in Louisiana

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude on my lips

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Pinky Nude on my lips

It’s a very close fight between NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams and Xtreme Lip Creams. If you ask me, I prefer the Xtreme Lip Creams just because I’m not an avid fan of matte lipsticks.

How about you? Do you have other colors of NYX Xtreme Lip Creams?

NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette

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What NYX says:

Add glitter and shine with NYX Professional Makeup’s multi-purpose, gel-based glitter cream – now available in a gigantic palette! A professional artist’s all-in-one glitter kit. The shades and formula are perfect for sparkle effects anywhere on the face or body.

I got this palette for a while now but I haven’t used it much. There are 21 pretty colors in the palette!

Comes with 2 double ended brushes

From the name itself, it has lots of glitters — chunky glitters. I apply this on my lids in a patting motion. Really tricky to apply and hard to smooth out.  Glitters fall off and scatter on my face after a while. Not as good as other NYX products, I would say.

Here are some swatches (Please click the photos to enlarge):

1st row

1st row

2nd row

2nd row

After brushing my arm

I really would like to know how to use these pretty glitters!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme

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After months of controlling and stopping myself from buying NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes (SMLC), I finally gave in! I’ve read so many raves about it I just have to have it! I’m so excited to share with you my little collection!

I have Antwerp, Milan, San Paulo, and Addis Ababa (best seller).

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

What NYX says:

“Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.”

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

Comes with a doe foot applicator.

On my lips:

Antwerp

Milan

San Paulo

Addis Ababa

Thoughts:

Antwerp is a nice peachy pink color and it’s my favorite! If I want to go au naturel, I will reach out for Milan. San Paulo is a nice red-pink color, not too bright like typical red lipsticks, which is good. I will wear this if I want to put some attention on my lips. And if I’m gonna go party all night, I’ll go for Addis Ababa. It is a bright blue-based pink that brightens my face. Not an everyday color but very pretty nonetheless.

Colors are very pretty and very pigmented. NYX SMLC glides so smoothly on my lips. Feels like butter and smells like yummy vanilla icing! 🙂 Doesn’t dry up fast so you have time to spread it evenly. Once it dries up, you don’t have to worry about it wondering around, especially for the reds and Addis Ababa. You don’t want your lipstick to transfer on your teeth or bleed.

Since it’s matte, it can be a bit drying but I don’t care. Just make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm before using this. NYX SMLC can emphasize dry and chappy lips. In these photos, I used my EOS lip balm.

The SMLC comes in a smaller than a regular sized lipstick. This will last long since you don’t need to apply too much product because of its great color payoff.

Bought my NYX SMLC (and EOS lip balm) at Digital Traincase. Retails at 280php per tube.

You really, really have to try NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes! Don’t like matte lipsticks? This WILL change your mind!

NYX Louisiana and Fig



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Just received my NYX Round Lipsticks (RL) in Louisiana and Fig! I got them both from Pampered Beauty. I stumbled upon her online shop because I was looking for NYX Louisiana and Haute Melon. Sadly, Haute Melon is not available anywhere at the moment.

(L) Fig and (R) Louisiana

Since my poor NYX RL in Fig got into an accident, I have to buy another one.

My lipstick has a boo-boo 😦

Fig is my favorite NYX RL! It’s a warm muted pink shade that is very wearable but not boring.

NYX Round Lipstick in Fig

NYX Round Lipstick in Fig

I have this bold, bright, pink color craving at the moment and after reading blogs and reviews, I decided to try Louisiana.

NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana

NYX Round Lipstick in Louisiana

I really like my new bright pink lippy! Louisiana is a pretty hot pink color. Perfect for summer or if you just want to put some attention to your lips.  It may not be an everyday color but I’ll definitely wear it if I have the chance (maybe 5-6 days a week! haha!).

Miss Mischele of Pampered Beauty caters to her customers well. I texted her and she replied in an instant, just within a minute! She replied to my facebook comment after a couple of hours. Invoice sent after 6 hours from submission of order form, then details given. No hassle.

You guys should really try NYX Round Lipsticks!!!