Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Hauls: NYX Round Lipsticks

So here's my NYX haul from MsCuppyCakes.

I bought 10 NYX round lipsticks at USD$1.25 each and 1 loose pearl eyeshadow at $0.99 each. Shipping was USD$3.50.

So here are the round lipsticks.

Left to right: Summerlove, Circe, Iris, Perfect, Darling, Thalia, Pumpkin Pie, Tea Rose, Vitamin, Indian Pink

I have tried and tried to take photos but my camera is just so bad. Haha. With or without lighting, I think it never captures the pretty colours well enough. If you really want to know which photo shows the colours best, it's the one above.

Left to right: Summerlove, Circe, Iris, Perfect, Darling

These photos don't show the true colours but I think it gives a clearer picture of the undertones.

Summerlove - A frosty pale lilac/plum pink. It's the only lipstick I didn't like because it was too frosty.

Circe - A brown-beige and peachy nude. Almost lip concealer colour for me. But it didn't go on smoothly for me. But works as a lip concealer.

Iris - Gorgeous in the tube. It's a peachy colour with golden shimmers. But on the lips, the golden shimmers are very over the top. Best used for layering. I tried it again and realised when you layer it once, the gold is natural looking. Quite nice if you want to do a sunkissed bronzy look.

Perfect - A mature pink. I don't really know how to describe it but it's like what I've read, something suitable for work. It's just a neutral matte colour. I would say it's a sister of Thalia. Same depth but Perfect's reddish/pinkish while Thalia's plummy.

Darling - It looks like a brown but on closely look, you will see pinks in it. It looks dark but has shimmers in it. It's quite a pretty colour and the shimmers are subtle. Not much colour on me but gives your lips a nice sheen.

Left to right: Thalia, Pumpkin Pie, Tea Rose, Vitamin, Indian Pink

Thalia - Mauvey plummy colour. It's a matte colour. Almost a sister to SummerLove. Same kind of plummy-ness but darker. I like this.

Pumpkin Pie - Light brown toned nude peach with orange/coral iridescents in it. But turns up looking a little orange. I think the iridescents are more obvious than the original colour. I like this too.

Tea Rose - Medium barbie pink colour. Or it's just a medium rose. I don't like true pink lipsticks but this is a colour I like.

Vitamin - Bright neon coral-reddish orange colour. It's sheer. Gives my lips a pop of colour that's not over loud. I like this too.

Indian Pink - Brownish reddish with shimmers. It was the reddest out of the lot. It's quite a bright colour on the lips. Definitely not Indian pink. But I like it anyway.

I've tried very hard to give accurate descriptions. I hope this works for you.

Anyway here's the pearl loose eyeshadow in Nude Pearl. Colour seems true.

It's a very small bottle, like thumb-sized. Heard good reviews for them so it wouldn't hurt to try one. I got Nude Pearl because I heard it's a champagne gold colour, good for highlighting.

And lastly, about MsCuppycakes, I'm quite pleased with the service. I didn't get anything missing. I received my order in about 10 working days after it's shipped. But I did notice my lipsticks look a little wet. There were beads of moisture spotted on a few of them like the lipsticks were "sweating" away. I'm no lipstick guru so I don't know if it means the lippies were old stock that water start oozing out due to the oil. Or it could just be condensation at work. If it means anything, let me know.

But if you are interested to order cheap round lipsticks, I would still recommend them for they are the cheapest at the moment. For colours, youtube has a lot of reviews on them. I went through a few videos and was quite impressed by the swatches done. You can take a look.

Make a list of what you like and it'll be easier for you to narrow it down. For me, it was "No frosty lippies, light to medium shades, no reds, no straight browns, no purples (Thalia was the exception for there were raves), no overly loud colours like fushia pinks". What I hauled was quite close to what I wanted except I was expecting more pinks but totally no idea what happened when I saw half of them looking brown (but they aren't really that dark or that brown). But I'm happy with what I got. :)

I'll play around with them and update again.


shine said...

hi, may i know how u place order from the website? u from singapore?

xxNikkiDooxx said...
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xxNikkiDooxx said...

how long did it take to ship them?

vivavoomz said...

shine: Yup, I'm from Singapore. I placed an order on (Will fix the link).

xxNikkiDooxx: I'm sorry but I can't understand your language. :p Shipping took around 2 weeks when I ordered. I heard it takes longer now.

xxNikkiDooxx said...

Im sorry, I thought you were Filipino.;) Anyways, I think it takes a month now.