Friday, December 11, 2015

Naughty & Nice Lips With NYX Cosmetics ♥

I'm a self confessed makeup addict and the two makeup items I love the most are eye shadows and lip products, especially lipsticks - seriously, can a girl ever have enough of them? One brand whose products I've had the pleasure of trying out this year are NYX Cosmetics and I recently got to try some of their gorgeous lip products, all perfect for achieving the perfect pout this Christmas - no matter if you want to be on the naughty or nice list.

I created two lip looks with the products I sent, one being light, pretty and demure, the other being bold, daring and bright. Both lip looks are perfect for this time of year as they both have a little something special to them and I have to admit, even though I shy away from red on most occasions, I actually liked both of these looks a lot.

The first look is the 'nice' look and this reminded me of a fairy type look, it's mix of light pink and shimmery gold gloss being super pretty. I outlined my lips with the NYX Lipliner Pencil in 810 Natural (€4.99), a nude coloured pencil with a hint of soft brown and pink, perfect for wanting to create a natural looking outline to the lips. I then used NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colours in Strawberry Milk (€6.49) to fill in my lips. This is a very light, almost baby pink hued lipstick which glides onto the lips perfectly. I have to admit, I wasn't sure this colour was quite me. It's very light and I'm not sure it suited me at all but it looked better with the NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in GLG02 (€6.49) on top - a lovely, shimmery, golden gloss with a hint of peach that gave that hint of sparkle to the lips that everyone loves for the festive season.

Swatches of the three products used for the 'nice' look. I really love the pink and golden/peach combo. On the lips the lipliner is not as dark.

The finished 'nice' look, very wearable, very shimmery and very pink, perfect for those who want to rock a more demure and pretty lip look this Christmas.

The other look I created was the 'naughty' look and this is definitely one for those who want to rock festive lips and be a bit daring too. As I said, I usually shy away from reds and this is indeed very red but the look really grew on me. The red reminds of the red of Snow White's lips, it's very bright and eye-catching. I outlined my lips with the NYX Lipliner Pencil in 852 Pumpkin(€4.99), an orange toned red shade, perfect for wanting to create a bright, red lip look. I then used NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colours in Electra (€6.49) to fill in my lips. This is the perfect Snow White red lipstick, a fab colour for Christmas and one that's definitely sure to get you noticed, which again, glides onto the lips perfectly - these Lip Smackng Fun Colours really are fab. I finished the look with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in SMLC10 (€6.49) on top - a deep, blood red shade that is perfect for finishing a red lip look.

 Swatches of the three products used for the 'naughty' look, you can see the definite orange tone to the lipliner and the gloss and lipstick actually look like perfect colour matches when swatched.

The finished 'naughty' look - very daring, very bright and very definitely will get you noticed. I actually really like this look now, it's perfect for Christmas time.

You can shop for these products and more from the NYX range on the NYX Cosmetics website.

Would you be on the naughty or the nice list? Which lip look is your favourite?

*I was sent these products for the purposes of this review but as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.


  1. That 'nice look' is definitely more me, i always tend to go for soft, nude colours and the NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colours in Strawberry Milk looks gorgeous. Love that you've jazzed it up a bit with some lip gloss as well, perfect combination! xxx

  2. That red is so striking! Perfect for the festive period.

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  3. I am the 'naughty' look through and through, I wear lipstick daily and it's the red colour nothing else. Absolutely love how the red looks on you. I don't think the nice would look nice on my lips though

  4. That red lip is bold, perfect for the party season. I love the 'nice' look too. Perfect for a day in the office I think

  5. This is a brand I am not familiar with but love the colours you have used both the light and bold shades. I love the prices too, they are definitely an affordable range.

  6. I would be a fan of of the bright nice lipstick. I don't go for lipstick in general but if I wear something when going out its nothing too strong.

  7. I rarely wear lipstick - only if I go out in the evening, and mostly gloss. I would like to try red, but it always looks and feels like I'm a kid playing dress up

  8. I love the red on you. I am just starting to wear lipstick again and be a bit bolder with colour as I do like red colours on others.


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