When I was in CVS yesterday, I noticed that they were setting up the new Nyx display, so I picked up two matte lipsticks, Indie Flick and Alabama. The new Revlon by Marchesa Red Carpet collection was up too, so I also got the revamped classic Love That Red lipstick, which had brand new packaging–golden vines and flowers instead of the basic black tube. So cute! All three of them are very unique, bright colors, and are affordable, too. Nyx Indie Flick is an orange matte, with peachy, melon tones–it’s like a neon cantaloupe color. While it is reminiscent of the classic ’60’s coral lip, it has enough orange to be modern. As its name suggests, it’s an indie kind of color you wouldn’t see everyday. As an added plus, it really livened up my whole complexion and brought out all these peachy colors in my skin.
With a color this bright, it’s easy to overdo it, so I just did a simple winged eyeliner and a champagne highlighter on my cheeks. This is the most wearable orange lipstick I have owned, and it reminds me of the Maybelline Vivids Electric Orange lippie, except with a more matte, opaque finish…
The Nyx Alabama lipstick is a little harder to pull off. It’s a dark, vampy brick red, with a brown base and a wine tint to it.
It is the sort of lipstick that could very easily make you look tired because it’s so dark, and it has a definite goth/grunge feel to it, which is fine by me, but instead of pairing it with smudged eyeliner, I tried to make it look more glam by doing a smoky eye to wear with it, using Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio in Don’t Steal My Thunder and Revlon Kohl Eyeliner in Carbon Cleopatra.
Then, to make my face look more alive and less vampiric, I put Maybelline blush in Wild Blossom, a sparkly pink, on my cheeks. That alone elevated the color from goth to a more elegant look. This lipstick takes a little bit more effort to work with, but I still love it! The last lipstick I picked up was Revlon Love That Red, and it’s an absolutely fabulous red.
None of my pictures do it justice, sadly. It is much brighter than my photos suggest, although still very wearable. It is your classic pin-up red, very ’50’s and Marilyn Monroe-esque. It is similar to Revlon Fire and Ice, although less pink and more shiny. I love my red lipsticks, and this is the sort of color I would wear everyday. It is creamy and comfortable and lasts for hours. I love all three lipsticks!
Other products used: Covergirl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation in Ivory mixed with Revlon Skinlights in Pink Light, Physicians Formula CC mascara in Ultra Black, Wet n Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Rose Champagne Glow.