The NYX Macaron Lippies were born.
Packaged in typical black NYX cases, the line has colors that could generously be classified as "pretty fucking weird".
Of course, that means I had to have them.
|From left to right: Pistachio, Black Sesame, Earl Grey, Rose, Orange Blossom, Lavender|
I feel that the texture of each of these lipsticks is very consistent across shades. They are so creamy that they almost feel milky. The texture isn't greasy, but it's very, very soft, giving a lovely, satin-y finish.
However, there is a reason that vivid lipsticks aren't usually so malleable. These lipsticks slip and slide like no other. I found that wear-time was embarrassingly short. If you wanted to actually wear these suckers for a day, you'd be the person checking out their reflection in their compact every 20 minutes in case you need to make an adjustment. For me, outlandishly colored lipsticks need more longevity than your average lip color. If a "my lips but better" lipstick is half-faded, it's hardly going to look strange. But I'll be damned if I'm going look like I'm wearing mint green lipliner and nothing else because I dared to take a sip of water.
(Note: There is no "four hours and a meal" test photographed because I was never able to successfully convince myself to keep any of these lipsticks on for a full four hours. They were far too patchy and terrible looking after a couple of hours.)
With that established, here's a little more info about each color:
|NYX Pistachio on Human Face|
|NYX Pistachio Lip Swatch|
|NYX Black Sesame on Human Face|
Still, even if you're pale, and as long as you like the corpse chic, the lipstick definitely won't disappoint in terms of pigment. The pigmentation was solid and it succeeds in being off-the-wall in an unpredictable way. Lime green is not a lipstick you typically see, but you can't claim it's subtle. This, on the other hand, is more eerie than wacky.
|NYX Black Sesame Lip Swatch|
|NYX Earl Grey on Human Face|
Fittingly, given Captain Picard's beverage proclivities, this lipstick makes me feel like I belong on an episode of Star Trek.
|NYX Earl Grey Lip Swatch|
|NYX Rose on Human Face|
That's not to say that this is a bad color or that I didn't like it, but I found it to be just as odd and jarring as the more eccentric shades in the collection. Although the color in the tube looks like a bubblegum-y shade one might be able to find from a million brands, the lipstick, when swatched, has a cool, lavender-based tone that's weird as hell. Don't expect a hue that is classic or easy to pull-off.
This is another product that took a few coats to build up adequately.
|NYX Rose Lip Swatch|
|NYX Orange Blossom on Human Face|
Orange Blossom is a peachy pastel orange that reads like a muted creamsicle. This one also took at least two coats of lipstick.
|NYX Orange Blosson Lip Swatch|
|NYX Lavender on Human Face|
I probably wouldn't call this shade a lavender, as it's got a super-cool blue undertone to it that gives it a surreal quality. The shade is amazing. It would be the perfect color for Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sadly, though, I thought that this one applied pretty badly, needing multiple layers to get the color I wanted.
|NYX Lavender Lip Swatch|
The NYX Macaron lipsticks retail for a reasonable $5.99 for 0.16 oz, putting them at $37.44 per ounce. Because of the cheap price, I'd recommend grabbing one or two if you've been lusting over them... Just don't expect to wear the fuckers around town without them migrating all over your face. And, for the love of God, wipe them off before attempting to eat a sandwich.