Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NYX Macaron Lippie in Violet and NYX Giveaway

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Mid-last year (2015), I went to NYX Face Awards.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I got some samples/products at the event and some were part of the goody bag. For this post, I will review one of the lipsticks.
Product Review: NYX Macaron Lippie in #05 Violet

Where to purchase: ULTA, CVS, Target, and online at nyxcosmetics.com
Price: $6 for 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g

Made in Taiwan

Description from the website: Fantasize in color with our neon and pastel lippies in 12 of the creamiest shades you'll ever use. Our cruelty-free formula is packed with pigment and has a satin matte finish for long-wearing resilience.
Ingredients:
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcrystalline, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile MinĂ©rale, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronella, Hexylcinnamaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 
Thoughts: When I first received this, originally I wasn't going to keep this color until I saw a swatch on YouTube. It's a gorgeous purple and everyone seems to pull it off!
Here's a closer look at the packaging.
Here's a closer look at the lipstick.
Here's a swatch of the lipstick on my hand.
Here's how the lipstick looks on my lips.
Here's an overall look with the lipstick.
Right after, I blotted the lipstick to look less purple and more purplish-pink.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's no noticeable scent while applying the lipstick. I just sniffed the product and there's a slight scent. It smells like vanilla but barely noticeable. Secondly, the packaging is simple and you can see the color in the middle of the tube. With that said, you do have to be careful. Some lipsticks aren't packaged well. One of the lipsticks I got every time I pull it up, it falls down. I have to hold it up while applying it on the lips. Third, the consistency is creamy. It applies smoothly and there's no tugging involved. With that said, I heard on YouTube this color from the Macaron Collection has the best pay-off. I definitely agree. It's extremely opaque and looks exactly like the color from the tube. Fourth and with that said, the color will look great on a lot of people. I just felt it didn't look that great on me. There's a possibility I'm just not used to the color. Even though it's a great violet color, it's not completely purple. There's a slight sheen on the lipstick. It doesn't look that way in the pictures but it's noticeable in person. I did find this interesting. Once the color is removed or rubbed off, there's a pinkish stain on the lips or at least there's one on me. Lastly, it lasted until I ate/drank. It's also not drying.

Pros:
* No noticeable scent while applying.
* Simple packaging.
* Can see the color of the lipstick through the middle of the tube.
* Creamy consistency.
* Applies smoothly.
* No tugging on the lips.
* Opaque.
* Look great on a lot of people from light to dark skin.
* Slight sheen.
* Leaves a stain on the lips.
* Not drying.
* Lasts until you eat/drink.

Cons:
* Some lipsticks aren't made well; the lip color falls while applying.
* Slight sheen.
* Leaves a stain on the lips.

Would repurchase: No.
Rating:  3.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other NYX's products reviewed/swatched:
Butter Lipsticks
Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie
Liquid Suede
Ombre Lip Duo
Rags & Riches
Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette


Some of the products I received from NYX, I cannot see myself using. For that reason, I decided to have a giveaway to someone who will find a better use.
I am giving away three lipsticks and a eyeshadow palette.
The first lipstick is from the Wicked Lippie Collection in Trickery.
The second lipstick is from the Macaron Lippie Collection in Orange Blossom.
The third lipstick is from the Macaron Lippie Collection in Blue Velvet.
The last item is The Adorable Shadow Palette.

Giveaway Dates: June 22, 2016 at 12 a.m. PST to July 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time)

How to enter:
1. You must be a follower of Google+ Page (I will check). PLEASE do not just follow for the giveaway and then once the giveaway is over, stop following. It's just not polite!!!
2. This is open to everyone including international.
3. You must be 18 years or older. If you're younger than 18, please get your parent's permission.
4. The winner will be drawn with a random number generator. You have 48 hours to contact me at aly_4realz@hotmail.com or else a new winner will be chosen.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect.
5. Re-tweeting the giveaway daily.
6. Follow my blog Instagram.
7. Follow my blog Pinterest.
8. Posting a giveaway on your blog.

NYX Giveaway


Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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