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 canâ€™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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