Browse My Stash – NYX Lip Liners Review and Swatches

Since I have become somewhat of a “collector” of makeup, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to have my collection benefit more people than just me 🙂  So I came up with the idea of doing a series called “Browse My Stash”.  I will focus each blog on a specific brand and/or product from that brand, share my thoughts on the product and then finish with swatches of all the colors that I own.  So whether you are shopping online or in a store that won’t let you “try before you buy”, perhaps this information will help make your decision easier.

Today, you’ll be browsing my stash of
NYX Lip Liners
There are two different types of lip liners that NYX sells:
Retractable Lip Liners (pictured above on the left)
*No sharpening needed
*Advertised as “waterproof” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate.  Once they set, it takes a lot of scrubbing to get them off.
*Retail Price – $4.50
*Available in 19 colors
*Favorite and Most Worn Color:  Natural (see swatch with * below)

Slim Lip Pencil (pictured above on the right)
*Traditional pencil that needs to be sharpened
*Good color payoff and decent staying power (not quite as good as the retractable liners)
*Retail Price – $3.50
*HUGE array of colors available – 60 to be exact 🙂
*Favorite and Most Worn Colors:  Peekaboo Neutral, Mauve, Natural, Nutmeg (see swatches with * below)

Where to Buy:  Ulta stores or online at,
Summary:  Overall, I highly recommend both types NYX lip liners.  They are great quality and really affordable….especially if you purchase them when Ulta has the NYX products on sale like they are right NOWBuy One Get One 50% off!  Offer ends 07/27/13!

And, just in case you are shopping online, here are swatches of the colors I own to help give you a better idea of the colors.  These photos were taken in natural daylight and swatched on my hand.  Keep in mind that the colors will appear slightly different when combined with your natural lip color.

NYX Retractable Lip Liner – 01 Natural*
Description: Light nude/tan
*Favorite, hands down, especially when doing a nude lip look! I’ve gone through one whole pencil already…definitely a color I’ll repurchase!

 NYX Retractable Lip Liner – 02 Nectar
Description: Warm medium pink with a pearlescent finish

NYX Retractable Lip Liner – 17 Cocoa
Description:  Medium warm/reddish brown

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 854 Pale Pink
Description: Pale cool-toned pink with a lavender undertone
 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 849 Beige
Description:  Very light tan with slightly peachy-pink undertones and pearlescent finish

NYX Slim Lip Pencil –  857 Nude Beige
Description:  Light tan with very slight pinkish hue
*Now that I used up my retractable pencil in “Natural”, this will be my pencil of choice for a nude lip.

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 860 Peekaboo Neutral*
Description:  Medium warm neutral pink

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 810 Natural*
Description:  Medium rosy tan
*This is my “go-to” color when I don’t know what color of lipstick/gloss I want to wear….goes with almost anything!

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 831 Mauve*
Description:  Medium neutral rosy tan
*A new favorite….works great with all ranges of colors from nudes to pinks

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 811 Nutmeg*
Description:  Medium warm brown

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 820 Espresso
Description:  Dark cool-tone brown

NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 843 Citrine
Description:  Medium warm pink with pearlescent finish

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 856 Sand Pink
 Description:  Super bright, warm pink

 NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 844 Deep Red
Description:  Bright red with slightly blue undertones

NYX Slim Lip Pencil – 834 Prune
Description:  Deep violet

Hope you enjoyed that and it proved helpful to you!

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