I think these were less than $2 each from Cherry Culture and yet they are fantastic quality and seem to have a bit of a cult following. Youtube seems to contain a fair bit of makeup snobbery with high end often being the be all and end all and yet many people who might turn their noses up at drugstore brands will sing the cheap and cheerful praises of NYX from the rooftops. And for very good reason!
The main problem with ordering these online is that the swatches are rubbish. Google for actual swatches because the ones on the website bear little to no resemblance to the lipstick that you will get. I expected B52 to be much lighter but as you can see it’s actually fairly deep with quite a lot of brown in it. I’ll be waiting till Autumn is in full swing to wear this one.
Jupiter is a bright pink with some blue in it but it is surprisingly wearable. I like this with a pale cream eyeshadow all over the lid and winged eyeliner. All of the shades here are relatively sheer so you can leave them light or build them up to get the desired look. This has a bit of shimmer to it but it isn’t crazily frosty unlike...
Frosted Beige! It’s a beigey neutral and it is (shock horror) really quite frosty. I like to tone is down with a none shimmery gloss over the top.
*B52 on top then Jupiter then Frosted Beige
The formula is creamy on all three of these and whilst they aren’t really moisturising they don’t dry my lips out. The colours don’t last too long with me needing to reapply every 3-4 hours. Overall I’m really impressed with the quality of these and I do plan on buying more in future. I will be more thoroughly researching the colours though... x
*I bought these myself. My reviews are always my honest opinion*