Friday, 1 January 2010

NYX Lipstick Swatches

UPDATE:  If you've landed here from Google looking for on-lip NYX swatches, we have lots of them.  Just not on this particular page.  Try some of these instead:

I recently found a lipstick I absolutely adored, rambled lovingly about it, and like any beauty addict worth their slap, ordered 4 more colours. I'm talking about NYX Round lipsticks, which I found to be long lasting, deeply pigmented, comfortable feeling, and gloriously cheap.

My recent experience buying those 4 more colours have revealed the downside; the NYX website swatches are crap.

Now, I don't really expect swatches to be totally accurate, particularly when they are a computer-generated blob of colour as opposed to a picture of the actual lipstick, but I do expect the shades to be vaguely usable. Of the 4 colours I ordered, only one is wearable. This, despite my ordering shades of the type that I can usually expect to look good on me. Below, the four lipsticks swatched on my hand, with the colour blob thing for each underneath.


I ordered from CherryCulture.com, who do provide their own swatches, although not for all the shades they sell, strangely. Their swatches are also kind of small and sheer, and don't give you a lot to go on. The service was pretty good, arriving relatively quickly and in good packaging, but next time I order I'll be searching the web for swatches and will studiously ignore the ones on the NYX website. Be warned!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I swatched Heather, Thalia, Tea Rose, Indian Pink, Doll and Sky Pink on my blog.

    http://www.chocolatecherriesallamanda.blogspot.com

    Tell me what you think of them ok? ^^

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