NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil in Natural and Hot Red Review

by Nikki on February 26, 2011 · 60 comments

NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Natural and Hot Red review

I am an avid user of lip liners and have many of them from high end to drugstore brands.
They are great as a base for your lipstick or lipgloss or even by themselves they give a nice matte lipstick effect. They also make your lipstick last longer. My favorite brand for lip liners is NYX slim lip liner pencils (Rs 295) so far. They have a great range-60 shades. Many beauty bloggers have stated that it is almost as good as Mac lip liners. I will be reviewing the ever popular Natural and Hot Red shade.

NYX Slim lip liners

As mentioned on the website:

Define Lips with beautiful color that lasts throughout the day.

Ingredients:
Sorbitan Isostearate, Isocetyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Caprylic/Capri Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Tocopherol, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate,Propylparaben, Prolylene Carbonate.

Natural is a very popular lip liner shade and probably the one I use the most. It looks lovely with any color over top or just a pink gloss. It’s neutral and goes with most of my warm lipstick/lip gloss shades.

NYX Slim lip liner Natural

Hot Red is a nice cool toned red lip liner , which depending on the layers you put on, is actually very wearable. It is almost a pink shade when applied with a light hand. I actually wanted a more darker shade of red, so I don’t think the color lives up to its name of being ”Hot Red”.

NYX Slim lip liner Hot Red

NYX Slim Liner Pencils

NYX Slim Liner Pencils

They are just the right amount of creamy, long-lasting and not drying at all. I love their simple packaging and the cap fits smugly.

To sum it up-

Pros of NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil

  • Great color range
  • Great quality(in fact I like it better compared to my Estee Lauder and Smashbox lipliners).
  • Natural considered a dupe for MAC spice lipliner by some.
  • Great matte effect for a velvety lip look if used by itself.
  • Natural is a good color for a neutral lip to compliment a smokey eye look.
  • Hot Red is great as a base for pinks,reds and maroon lipstick shades.
  • Opaque enough to camouflage any natural lip colour imperfections.
  • Great price compared to brands like MAC and Estee Lauder.
  • Not drying at all.

Cons of NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil

  • The swatches on the website are horrible.
  • Natural might be a bit lighter for Indian women who have very pigmented lips.

Conclusion :

I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I personally think they are just as good, if not better, than MAC liners. Very creamy but stay on surprisingly long. It is soft and blend-able in terms of color. Also I found that if I use a light brown lipliner and then use a warm pink gloss over it, it gives anyone a perfect MLBB shade.

Have you used NYX Slim Liners? please rate in the box below

Also Read :
NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone Review, LOTD
NYX Concealer in a Jar – Orange and Yellow Review
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Review, Swatches
Maxfactor Eye pencils and Lip liner- Review
Daily Beauty Tips : Lip Liner
Jordana Easy Liner for Lips: Swatches and Review
Colorbar Lip Pencil Review

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Jinal February 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I want this Natural one……….its in my wishlist :((
Don’t know when I’ll get it….I dont want to buy NYX from store here….its so expensive than online :tremble: :tremble:

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calicoaster February 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

yeah….I dont understand why these cheaper brands become so expensive when traded in India!!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: Even MAC is almost double its cost in India!! :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm

India govt levies 40% duty on any imported cosmetics I have heard :(.

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I know Jinal, but getting it online sometimes seems risky…i mean cherryculture minimum shipping is around $9-$10 and unless you have a lot of stuff, it gets expensive. Also if you buy anything of more value, the custom dept can levy extra
duty on it or worst the postal dept “loses” you parcel.

I will be putting up a few of my Nyx lip liners on the blog sale I am planning soon, if you interested.

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Jinal February 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

yeah please Nikki………….I want so many NYX stuff…..love their mono e/s, lip pencils, jumbo pencils, Megashine glosses…..etc
But they are so expensive here….And Jumbo pencils are not available here.
Please do a blog sale :worship: :worship: :worship:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I still have to confirm the blog sale date with Rati, but the blog sale I am planning will have some NYX cream blushes, lipsticks and lip pencils.( I have hugeeeeee amount of NYX stuff that I admire but am too lazy to use).

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Jinal February 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

wowwwwww………..I am waiting for it. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :-* :-* :-*

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Rati February 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’ll mail you. :))

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sugisoni February 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

oh wow nikki blog sale… i love it… everytime i miss it.. but this time make a big announcement for me to forget… i love shopping… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati February 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Nikki I am so tempted to buy this but I am a little skeptical. I bought a long lip liner from cherry culture and I got some allergy on my lips after using it. :(( I dont know whether the product was contaminated or just dint suit me.. :((

These are super gorgeous.. I am not a lip liner person but these are really tempting. i guess I’ll do a little research on ingredients.. Thanks. :-*

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Rati the long lip liners are of lower quality I guess coz the slim ones are more expensive than the long lip liners. I think the slim ones are suppose to be better.
P.S. Please reply to my mail!

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Rati February 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

yeal I bought them only coz they were for $1 . :(( I’ll mail you. :))

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calicoaster February 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Nice review Nikki..me too rarely use lipliner, but these looking quite niceeeeeeee I am somewhat happy today!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

They are really nice….very good quality.You should give lip liners a try!

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Rati February 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

why why cali. :P

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calicoaster February 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

aiwein!! :P :P I am usually happy on Saturdays!! And I slept a lot today so feeling somewhat better and I got my Amazon gift voucher too today!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: and my F&U order also got dispatched today!!!

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Rati February 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

OMGG!!! this means more shopping on Amazon? :shock: :shock: :smug:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I will be putting up a few of my Nyx lip liners on the blog sale I am planning soon.

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

It is, but I have similar color in other brand. So planning to put Hot red on blog sale soon.

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

sometime around march 7-10th…not confirmed yet.

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ramya February 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

d colors look very good…. :)

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Nids February 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I want NYX stuff :yahoo: :yahoo: .. even ordered their jumbo pencils from ebay but never got the courier.. :( bt I got my money back :shy: :shy: .. so never tried to order again.. plz do a blog sale soon nikki.. :worship: :worship:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I know….receiving a courier in India is such a gamble:( but glad you got your money back. I will confirm the blog sale soon :).

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ik February 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

lovely review Nikki.. I want to try these out after your review.. otherwise I’m dying to own as many cream blushes from NYX i can!:P:P

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Shruti February 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I too have this lip liner in natural :yahoo: :yahoo:
Have made two NYX hauls – one from cherry culture, second from porkdaisy.
Both are excellent in shipping n packaging of stuff.. :waytogo: :waytogo:
I found porkdaisy to be better coz of huge discounts that we get :yahoo: :yahoo: and shipping is also fast (8-9 days) :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
this time i got its powder blush in Pinched (Which is supposed to be a dupe of NARS orgasm blush) loving it…!!! :inlove: and also got round lipstick in tea rose, its a lovely peachy pink color… Will definitely like to show you all the pics..!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Nikki February 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Good for you Shruti!, I think it depends on luck if you get your courier….many people from Cherryculture and porkdaisy have reported lost parcels, mostly due to Indian postal system. :(

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bhumika February 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

loved both colors esp natural

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vidya January 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

friends………………could anyone suggest an online beauty shop,which has the NYX SLIM LIP PENCIL in 810 NATURAL,especially with cash on delivery option….?
Since all those,which has the COD option,doesn’t sell this particular product…………Thanks

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