NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye in Blazed

When I was at Bliss Beauty Supply picking up a contour brush for a friend, I noticed these new lip products from NYX.

These are not your average liquid lipstick. They are inky lip dyes, formulated to be stains and not true, creamy lipsticks.

From the website: “Drench your kiss in knockout color! A stroke of Epic Ink Lip Dye coats lips with a downright dramatic stain. Super-saturated and lightweight, our formula dries to a Matte finish. This stunning lip dye is an absolute makeup bag must-have. Rock it alone for an effortlessly vibrant look. Or give your favorite lippies a boost by wearing it under a similar shade!”

The shade I chose to try out is Blazed.

Blazed is described as a soft cherry red.

I think it is sort of a brick red.

I tend to have more success when I apply it this way: swipe on one layer, let it dry for 10-15 seconds, then apply a second layer.

The result is a very pretty deep red color on my lips. It is not fully opaque, so my natural lip color peeks through just a bit. It dries down matte.

It is not long lasting. It comes off quite easily with eating, drinking or hand to hand combat with the Dark Lord.

I was kidding about that last part. But yeah, it doesn’t take much for this to wipe off.

I think this is fine for those who are used to wearing lip balm and want something fool proof to try out. I don’t recommend this to anyone else.

This costs $7.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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8 Responses to NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye in Blazed

  1. aditi says:

    It doesn’t look very pigmented, although nice colour 🙂

  2. Sangeeta says:

    That’s a really lovely deep red shade.

  3. Simera says:

    It is a really pretty color, but after trying out so many long lasting liquid lipsticks I might just have to give a pass.
    Simera |Beautetude

  4. You were kidding about the last part? And here I was thinking: Nah, if it does not last when combatting the Dark Lord, I won´t need to buy it…

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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