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I walk in there and who do I see? I see my sister, Kim - makeup shopping is the BEST with your sister or BFF. Husbands, Boyfriends, cranky babies - not so much.
So as she was off debating whether or not to buy the UD 24/7 glide pencil anniversary set (she held off) I was browsing the NYX collection. I was always curious about their Round Lipsticks. My sister, Tatiana shares my same lip affliction so if she tells me a lipstick is good to her lips then I'M LISTENING!! She owns a lipstick and she claimed that it felt fine on her lips.
And for just $3.99 I am all ears! I also tore out an Ulta coupon out of the latest InStyle magazine - $3.50 off a $10 purchase** (there are restrictions, of course). Recently, I spotted a $5 off a $10 purchase coupon at Ulta in the March issue of Allure. There are restrictions of course...don't forget to read that fine line!
Here's what I picked up:
Eros, a fiery red that has a bit of a gold sheen - it looks orange in the tube.
Chloe, a cool fuchsia that leans a bit on the red side with a bluish iridescence
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L to R:
For $3.99 it really pigmented with a lot of slip. It feels moisturizing - I get about 2.5 hours (3 if I'm not doing too much water or coffee drinking) wear time. The next morning I did feel a bit of rawness on the top line of my lips. It's okay since it's such an inexpensive buy. I will have these on reserve for date nights or girl's night out - I don't see myself wearing these to work. Also, the colors I bought were influenced by the current Spring trends I am seeing in the magazines. I know I am not going to wear these again past Summer but maybe here and there in Winter.
NYX Round Lipsticks are a great buy if you want a color that's purely seasonal or for just a special occassion. I did find some great nude pinks I can see myself pairing with a smoky eye for work. I just have to go back and pick one up. The way my lips felt after one day of wear pretty much tells me that I shouldn't invest too much to collect all the colors.
Yes, $3.99 is a great price for a great pigmented lipstick but not worth the raw, itchy peeling the next few days after wearing for a few days. But I am willing to give it another shot!
I purchased my lipsticks at my local Ulta store.
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