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.