Bought myself these awesome NYX simply red lip creams in three shades. They are my absolute favourites simply because of the pigmentation and long lasting power. I could eat and drink, lick my lips and dab them with a napkin after a meal and it would still last on my lips. Love love love it! Got them in the shades Candy Apple, Maraschino and Russian Roulette.
It’s forever summer in Sri Lanka so I’m still in the mood for a ton of prints for the most part of the week whenever I go out. I just love bright colours when I’m in a happy mood (doesn’t everyone?) and I think it really brings out a lot of positive vibes too. What’s featured in this blog post is a top my mum got for me from a trip to India last year. It’s one of my absolute favourites. I believe the fabric is a chiffon and so it’s a bit see-through so I pair this with a black tank underneath. I just love the bold red and the added prints all over it. To be honest, it’s not an easy outfit for me to pair a shawl with because a shawl is a permanent part of my entire outfit. But I try to mix things around and also prints and pair this with similar coloured shawls.
The centre of the top has a different print and that is what is on the sleeves as well. It gives a kind of semi-casual but yet a bit dressy kind of vibe which I really like. I pair this almost always with a grey or dark pair of jeans, nude ballet flats and a printed shawl.
How do you pair your prints? Comment below and let me know 😀
I wish I could say it was a multiple word – lippies, instead of lippie – but I’d go broke if I did that because I’d want to pick over ten shades in total.
Before I ramble on let me explain what I’m talking about. I recently made an order for some of the Simply Lip Creams by NYX Cosmetics. I fell in love with the colours the minute they were up online but only was able to get my hands on them over the weekend. I bought a couple of extras for my little in-house business and told myself I’d keep ONE for myself. Just one. And so yes, that’s just it, I have all but one lippie to show off to you guys today.
The one I picked for myself is Candy Apply from the Simply Red Lip Cream range. NYX also has six shades in three other ranges – pinks, nudes and vamps. All of the vampy shades seem to be forever out of stock, the nudes are a tough pick online so I had to forgo that too and I’m considering buying XOXO from the pinks range. Tell me what you think 🙂
So, back to Candy Apple. On the main website the colour is described as a fuchsia red and I thought this was a colour I didn’t really own in my lippie collection. I do own reds but they are pure reds and blood reds for the most part; a fuchsia red sounded a lot more funky and something I could lightly apply on my lips for a day to day kind of look.
I tried it on today and wowieeee!!!! This is such a bold fuchsia type of red but I was instantly in love with it. I would say it’s a little much for a casual day wear look but if you happen to be heading to a fancy luncheon or big do, this would be more than ideal. I love the chunky stick packaging of the product, because you can use it like a pen and draw the colour onto your lips with a lot of ease unlike using a doe foot applicator (I still like that as well though). You can certainly tackle the edges of the lips and curves a lot better with this and find that you would never have to use a lip pencil either because the application is so precise.
There’s no need to sharpen the product once you start using it because you can twist the bottom. This I like very much as well. This way you can control how much product you’re using. As far as opacity and pigmentation goes, this is truly amazing. All you need is one or two swipes of the lip cream and you’re good to go because it applies so well and truly as shown on the packaging. I do not however understand why it is called a lip cream because these aren’t as creamy as the soft matte lip creams. These are no where close to those. These are simply hydrating and well pigmented lipsticks in my personal opinion.
They apply on matte so if you’re a matte lipstick fan, you’ll fall in love with these colours and the range. One little downside is that it easily transfers. I used a napkin to wipe some food off my lips – I dabbed but it got off quite a bit of colour from my lips which I was NOT thrilled about. However, this is long-wearing! I had it on my lips without any bleeding for a good 4+ hours.
I was also a teeny bit bummed that these do not have the same cake batter scent as do the soft matte lip creams. Maybe I am comparing them a bit too much but oh well the names are quite similar and I thought they would too to a certain extent. These do not have a scent at all which was a little disappointing for me. I like it when my lip products smell yummy and good, so this factor was another bummer.
Overall, I think it is a great product and I’m super thrilled there is a good selection of these available. As far as repurchasing more from this range, as said, I think I’d just go for one more colour (XOXO most likely) and leave it at all.
Like I’ve previously said, I’ve started to experiment with bolder and brighter colours this year. I’m going to take that as a good thing! I’ve never been comfortable wearing anything too bold in gold or even red. But this year, I’ve slowly begun to actually like plums, maroons and cranberry toned reds on my lips. NYX Cosmetics is one of my top favourite makeup brands and I’ve watched so many beauty bloggers try on and swatch some amazing red lipsticks so I thought I should get a few soft matte lip creams for myself.
I’m a huge fan of nudes and pinks so as you can see I have plenty of those in my personal stash but the highlight amongst all these wonderful shades was Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo is a deep cranberry red. Once again, I just love how the lip cream glides into my lips and the quick and easy way it sets to a matte look. The colour is so pigmented that it lasts through most of the day. I wore it out to dinner last night and I had good coverage on my lips even after I got back home, so that goes to say how amazing this product is. I also happen to love the cake batter like fragrance all the soft matte lip creams have! Makes it smell so yummy!
Here’s a look at what I wore last afternoon when I had to run a few errands and meet friends over a cup of coffee.
Kept my outfit simple; wore slim fit grey pants from Kelly Felder and paired it with a plain red tee. I decided to pump up my look with a gorgeous printed red shawl and new handbag.
The shawl is cotton and something I hadn’t accessorised with before. The bag is new as well; my sister sent it to me all the way from Canada. I know the prints don’t match but I liked the overall mixed prints look so I just went with it!
Have you been mixing prints lately?