I'm a little behind on my swatches and reviews but the last few days I've also been busy working on my nail gallery. I worked my fingers to the bone yesterday and I still not done yet but I'm happy to say that I'm close to being finished so if I keep stabbing at it, you might just be able to see it by next week.
So for the moment, I have a review of this NYX lippie for you...
I've googled a hundred swatches before I bought this lipstick and it seems to look different on everyone. From my past experience with the NYX round lipsticks, I can tell you that the formula and consistency varies from one shade to another so it's hard to know what you're getting until you get it.
- Standard round tube.
- .14 oz or 4g
- Orpheus is a shimmery medium taupe with a lavender undertone and a frosty finish. Not your typical lipstick color but totally fine with me because I like unusual shades. Similar shades are MAC Grey Friday and Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish #15.
- The first thing I noticed was the strong and funky scent. In spite of that I swatched it anyways but I don't think I'll be using it after that. I ordered this from Cherry Culture and perhaps this one has gone bad.
- The texture was a bit slippery and the color applied unevenly. The formula is unforgiving for dry lips and will show any imperfection. This type of formula usually last 2 to 3 hours on me at the most.
- Pigmentation was alright but it is only semi-opaque. Could be another factor why it looks so different on every swatch I've seen. It would work better over a lip liner or on top of another shade.
Disappointed. I definitely have seen better swatches of it but this didn't work for me. Patchy application, slipperiness, and funky smell is a no go for me.
Availability: Cherry Culture