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How to wear neon pink lipstick : NYX round lipstick Louisiana FOTD

Hi everyone!

Neon bright shades are the hottest trend of this season and while  many people would love to wear neon shades, they find difficulty in pulling such shades off. I recently purchased NYX Round lipstick ‘Louisiana‘ which is a blue based bright pink shade.

This was my first time trying out such a bright shade and I decided to keep the look simple with thick winged liner and soft pink blush.

Neon pink lips with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'..

Here is how you can wear a neon pink lipstick :

EYES :

  • Keep it simple with thick black slightly winged liner on the upper lash line and lots of mascara.
  • Apply just a hint to kohl/black pencil/gel liner on lower lash line to define and give shape to your eyes.
  • Leave the waterline bare or apply flesh toned pencil to give a neat bright look.
  • Fill in your brows with dark brown eyeshadow/pencil and apply compact under the browbone for a neat crisp look.

Simple winged liner look

Products I used :

1. Maybelline drama gel liner on upper lash line thickly and just a hint of it on lower lash line.

2. MAC Chromagraphic pencil on waterline, inner corner and under brows.

3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara

4. Angular brush for applying gel liner.

Eye makeup products for simple winged liner look

 

FACE :

Whenever wearing a bright bold lipstick, it is important to even out any pigmentation and patches using concealer and a good coverage foundation because bright lipstick tends to draw attention to the imperfections of the face.

  • Even out your skin using concealer under the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on any blemishes.
  • Apply a medium-full coverage foundation all over face and neck and set it with compact.
  • Apply a cool toned soft pink blush all over the apples of the cheeks and blend towards hairline.
Products I have used :
1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40
2.  MAC sekect moisture cover concealer
3. Maybelline dream mousse blush ‘Soft Plum’
4. Tools : Foundation sponge, The Body shop face and body brush

Face products for neon pink lips look

LIPS
Apply the lipstick using a brush for accurate and precise application.

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

CLOTHING :

My personal favorite combination with bright pink lips is a GREY outfit.
Other combinations that also work well are-
  • For a balanced, classy look – Black/white/beige/taupe- neutral monochrome outfits
  • Deep dark cool blues like navy blue- preferably monochrome
  • Subtle fine colorful prints that don’t have any particular color standing out.
  • For a bright and colorful spring/summer look : Pair with monochrome dresses/tops in colors like green or yellow for a fresh young look.
Keep accessories minimal and neutral, let the lips steal the focus! Too much matching/color coordination or use of too many brights at the same time are not visually appealing and look trashy.
My final look :

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

Neon pink lips look with NYX Round lipstick 'Louisiana'

 

Have you tried neon pink lipstick? Which is your favorite bright pink lipstick shade? Share your comments by replying below. 

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT' : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing NYX Sheer gloss in the shade no. 13 ‘HOT’ . Its a blue based rosy pink shade containing very fine pink shimmer.

NYX sheer gloss - image from website

Price : Rs 600 ( I purchased it at 20% off  for Rs 480 at New Beauty Centre, Khar).

Retails at http://www.cherryculture.com at $5.50 = Rs 250 approx.

Quantity :  15 ml

Ingredients (as listed on cherryculture) : Candelilla wax, Ceresin wax, Beewax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Polyisobutylene, Diisostearyl malate, Hydrogenated resin, Hydrogenated styrene, Pigment.

What the website says :  Just the right amount of color and shine AND it feels great on the lips! Not too sticky or runny. This gloss is perfect to wear alone to create natural rosy lips or wear over lipstick to add super shine.

Shade selection : Available in 24 shades ranging from nudes to darker shades.

Image not my own- taken from http://www.cherryculture.com

NYX sheer gloss shade selection (from cherry culture website)

Packaging :  It comes in a tube packaging with a black plastic screw on cap and a brush inside for application. Squeezing the tube causes the gloss to come out into the brush which can then be applied directly to lips. The packaging is quite sturdy and the brush of excellent quality soft and smooth plastic bristles. The screw on cap closes tightly so it is safe to carry around without danger of spillage. The tube itself is transparent so its easy to see the color of the gloss.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

Texture : The gloss is exactly as described by the website : neither too sticky nor too runny. It wears very comfortably on the lips and is easy to spread if one wants to wear a small amount of it sheerly.  It contains very fine pink shimmer particles that are quite subtle and only visible on close inspection. It gives a subtle rosy ,glossy look to the lips when worn sheerly and the color deepens as more product is applied. It does not feather or bleed and very little is transferred on contact with glass/cup etc.

The coverage however, is sheer-medium and would not hide pigmentation on lips. It just adds shine and hint of color to the lips.  It can be worn over lipstick too but I have not tried it that way. I prefer it on bare lips which gives a nice glossy rosy look.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT' (without flash)

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT' (with flash)

Moisturization : Its is super moisturizing and makes my lips soft and smooth on wear. The first time I wore it, I observed some residue on my lips after some time which turned out to be the dead skin softened and removed. The ingredient list shows presence of Candelilla wax, Ceresin wax and  Beewax which are responsible for its excellent moisturization and softening properties.

Staying Power : The gloss stays on easily for 4-5 hours with mild eating drinking. The color and shine starts to fade slightly after 2-3 hours (and eating/drinking). This is more than I would expect from a gloss and I’m quite happy with its staying power.

Fragrance:  It has a mild fruity fragrance that is a little artificial but not unpleasant. Most people would not mind it, rather like it but those who like their makeup unscented might not be too happy with it.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

The GOOD abour NYX Sheer gloss :

1. Sturdy and good quality tube packaging- transparent tube so shade can be easily seen.

2. Excellent quality brush for application.

3. Smooth and even texture- can be spread easily. Wears very comfortably on the lips.

4. Does not settle into fine lines, does not feather or bleed.

5. Amazing moisturization- makes lips soft and supple.

6. Texture neither too runny, nor too sticky

7. Good staying power of 4-5 hours with slight fading after 2-3 hours and mild eating/drinking.

8. Wide shade selection. (but only 6 shades were available at NBC,Khar )

9. Huge quantity of product (15ml). (Maybelline watershine gloss contains 3 ml, Bourjois gloss contains 5.7 ml)

10. Mild pleasant fruity fragrance.

11. The shimmer is very fine and subtle. It just adds to the shine without being OTT.

12. This particular shade (#13 HOT) gives a natural rosy look to the lips which is great for everyday wear or for pairing with smokey eyes.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about NYX Sheer gloss :

1.  Some people might find it expensive compared to other options available and compared to the price it is available at online.

2.  Coverage is sheer-medium, will not hide pigmentation on lips.

3. Not easily available in India.

Final verdict : It is a sheer slightly sticky gloss that combines color and shine beautifully with added advantage of moisturization and good staying power. The tube packaging is sturdy and cute with an excellent brush for application. The texture is smooth and even and it wears very comfortably on the lips. The quantity is 15 ml which is a quite a lot and hence will last quite some time. The shimmer and fragrance are pleasant and subtle. The price tag of Rs 600 might be a little steep but is available for about Rs 250 online.

Will I repurchase this : Definitely YES! But would purchase it online rather than at Rs 600 in India.

Rating : 4.5/5 (for reasons listed above)

This is how it looks on me –

NYX sheer gloss FOTD

Did you like the shade? Have you tried NYX products? Let me know your comments by replying below.

NYX Sheer gloss ‘#13 HOT’ : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing NYX Sheer gloss in the shade no. 13 ‘HOT’ . Its a blue based rosy pink shade containing very fine pink shimmer.

NYX sheer gloss - image from website

Price : Rs 600 ( I purchased it at 20% off  for Rs 480 at New Beauty Centre, Khar).

Retails at http://www.cherryculture.com at $5.50 = Rs 250 approx.

Quantity :  15 ml

Ingredients (as listed on cherryculture) : Candelilla wax, Ceresin wax, Beewax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Polyisobutylene, Diisostearyl malate, Hydrogenated resin, Hydrogenated styrene, Pigment.

What the website says :  Just the right amount of color and shine AND it feels great on the lips! Not too sticky or runny. This gloss is perfect to wear alone to create natural rosy lips or wear over lipstick to add super shine.

Shade selection : Available in 24 shades ranging from nudes to darker shades.

Image not my own- taken from http://www.cherryculture.com

NYX sheer gloss shade selection (from cherry culture website)

Packaging :  It comes in a tube packaging with a black plastic screw on cap and a brush inside for application. Squeezing the tube causes the gloss to come out into the brush which can then be applied directly to lips. The packaging is quite sturdy and the brush of excellent quality soft and smooth plastic bristles. The screw on cap closes tightly so it is safe to carry around without danger of spillage. The tube itself is transparent so its easy to see the color of the gloss.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

Texture : The gloss is exactly as described by the website : neither too sticky nor too runny. It wears very comfortably on the lips and is easy to spread if one wants to wear a small amount of it sheerly.  It contains very fine pink shimmer particles that are quite subtle and only visible on close inspection. It gives a subtle rosy ,glossy look to the lips when worn sheerly and the color deepens as more product is applied. It does not feather or bleed and very little is transferred on contact with glass/cup etc.

The coverage however, is sheer-medium and would not hide pigmentation on lips. It just adds shine and hint of color to the lips.  It can be worn over lipstick too but I have not tried it that way. I prefer it on bare lips which gives a nice glossy rosy look.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT' (without flash)

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT' (with flash)

Moisturization : Its is super moisturizing and makes my lips soft and smooth on wear. The first time I wore it, I observed some residue on my lips after some time which turned out to be the dead skin softened and removed. The ingredient list shows presence of Candelilla wax, Ceresin wax and  Beewax which are responsible for its excellent moisturization and softening properties.

Staying Power : The gloss stays on easily for 4-5 hours with mild eating drinking. The color and shine starts to fade slightly after 2-3 hours (and eating/drinking). This is more than I would expect from a gloss and I’m quite happy with its staying power.

Fragrance:  It has a mild fruity fragrance that is a little artificial but not unpleasant. Most people would not mind it, rather like it but those who like their makeup unscented might not be too happy with it.

NYX Sheer gloss '#13 HOT'

The GOOD abour NYX Sheer gloss :

1. Sturdy and good quality tube packaging- transparent tube so shade can be easily seen.

2. Excellent quality brush for application.

3. Smooth and even texture- can be spread easily. Wears very comfortably on the lips.

4. Does not settle into fine lines, does not feather or bleed.

5. Amazing moisturization- makes lips soft and supple.

6. Texture neither too runny, nor too sticky

7. Good staying power of 4-5 hours with slight fading after 2-3 hours and mild eating/drinking.

8. Wide shade selection. (but only 6 shades were available at NBC,Khar )

9. Huge quantity of product (15ml). (Maybelline watershine gloss contains 3 ml, Bourjois gloss contains 5.7 ml)

10. Mild pleasant fruity fragrance.

11. The shimmer is very fine and subtle. It just adds to the shine without being OTT.

12. This particular shade (#13 HOT) gives a natural rosy look to the lips which is great for everyday wear or for pairing with smokey eyes.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about NYX Sheer gloss :

1.  Some people might find it expensive compared to other options available and compared to the price it is available at online.

2.  Coverage is sheer-medium, will not hide pigmentation on lips.

3. Not easily available in India.

Final verdict : It is a sheer slightly sticky gloss that combines color and shine beautifully with added advantage of moisturization and good staying power. The tube packaging is sturdy and cute with an excellent brush for application. The texture is smooth and even and it wears very comfortably on the lips. The quantity is 15 ml which is a quite a lot and hence will last quite some time. The shimmer and fragrance are pleasant and subtle. The price tag of Rs 600 might be a little steep but is available for about Rs 250 online.

Will I repurchase this : Definitely YES! But would purchase it online rather than at Rs 600 in India.

Rating : 4.5/5 (for reasons listed above)

This is how it looks on me –

NYX sheer gloss FOTD

Did you like the shade? Have you tried NYX products? Let me know your comments by replying below.