NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette
Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review the newly launched NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette. Reds have always been my weakness. However, when I started counting I did not have enough red lipsticks to call myself a collector. How could I let that happen. So, I decided to buy couple of red lipsticks in the NYX haul. NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette is a beautiful red and the first one to be reviewed from the lot.
About NYX Simply Red Lip Cream:
NYX Cosmetics recently launched these lip pencils. The company describes the lip pencils as:
‘A classic red pout never goes out of style! Our Simply Red Lip Cream collection gives you loads of color options varying from deep, bright or pure red that you can’t go wrong with. ‘
Price : $6.50.
Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Isohexadecane, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cera Carnauba/ Cire de carnauba, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/ Candelilla Cera/ Cire de Candelilla, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/ Parfum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
My take on NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette:
NYX launched the lip creams in four range of shades – Red, Pink, Nude and Vamp (dark purple). Every range has six different shades. Russian Roulette is the first shade in the Red lip creams. It is described as a ‘red with blue undertone’. I find NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette to be a true red with not very significant blue undertones. It is not a warm red, though. This lip cream will look beautiful on all skin tones and probably will look warm or blue depending on your undertone.
Generally, it is advised to wear a red lipstick without heavy eye makeup. NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette is a beautiful shade to be worn alone. However, it looks equally pretty even with eye makeup on.
Texture: NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette has a creamy and smooth texture. It goes on very even and has a slightly glossy finish when first applied. However, after a couple of hours, it becomes more of a matte finish and may emphasize the fine lines. It does not feel very dry, though.
Pigmentation: Very opaque pigmentation.
Staying Power: Awesome staying power. Lasts for around 10 hours and survives food and drinks. It might transfer when just applied but does not stain after a while.
Packaging: NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette comes in a very handy packaging of a lip pencil. You need to twist the base to get the bullet out. I got a defective piece, though. It was broken from the base. You might need to be careful of that.
What I like about NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette:
- True red with almost neutral undertone.
- Slight sheen to the lips.
- Very long lasting.
- Brilliant pigmentation.
- Matte finish after some time.
- Easy to apply.
- Creamy and smooth texture.
- Even color pay-off, not at all patchy.
- Convenient packaging.
- Will suit all skin tones.
- Comparable to higher-end lip colors.
What I do not like about NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette:
- May emphasize fine lines after some time.
- Not very sturdy packaging as the lipstick bullet was broken.
Final Impression: NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette is a steal at the price point. The pigmentation is unbelievable. I might have received a broken piece, but I can overlook that. The color is a beautiful neutral red with amazing staying power. You can apply it in the morning and conveniently forget to re-apply and will still find it on your lips in the evening. Highly Recommended!!!
Have you tried NYX Simply Red Lip Cream in Russian Roulette ?
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