Hey gorgeous gals,
Getting yet another Nyx Ombre Lip Duo review for you! This was an accidental buy. I kind of checked swatches online before buying. Apart from “Hollywood and Wine” that I reviewed earlier and Razzle and Dazzle, the shade that I had shortlisted was “Peaches and Cream.” But for some stupid reason, I thought the shade was Bonnie and Clyde and got this instead. So, let us find out my experience with it – is it a massive regret??
Dress your pout in two-toned style with our Ombré Lip Duos, the new 2-in-1 lip colors inspired by the ombré trend. Each lip duo features two coordinating shades of lip liner and satiny matte lipstick to create the perfect ombré pout.
$12 (currently on discount at $7.20) / INR 1200 online.
The ombre duo lipstick comes in a twist-up stick form with the darker shade as a thin lip pencil and the brighter shade as a thicker chubby stick form. The tube comes packaged in an outer cardboard box which has a sticker seal. Not quite tamper proof but I still appreciate the thought which went into it.
My Experience with NYX Bonnie and Clyde Ombre Lip Duo:
Color: So, as I have mentioned earlier, this wasn’t my color of choice. I wanted the one which had this yellowish peach shade in it – which I thought would be quite cool to experiment with. I thought it was “Bonnie and Clyde,” – shade was actually supposed to be Peaches and Cream. Anyway, so I got this one and it is a variation on shades of red. So, the lip liner side is a deep burgundy red and the chubby stick side is a bright medium red. Together, they provide quite a contrast and an amazing twist on a classic red lipstick.
For this one, I decided to do a different ombre look. Instead of using the darker shade on the corner and lighter one in the middle of the lip, I decided to use the darker shade all over the upper lip and most of the lower one, leaving the middle outer lip for the brighter shade. I kind of liked it!
You can obviously use them individually as well, but I think I like them together a lot – they really amp up a red lip look! To be honest, this is my favourite duo from the ones I got.
Texture: The texture is quite consistent across the 3 shades that I have tried – light and creamy – goes on easily. It does not tug or pull on the lips and applies evenly. Post application, it sets into a semi-matte finish – which is not at all drying.
I have mentioned this in my earlier posts on this product as well – texture is key to a product like this. You need the product to be creamy enough to be able to blend two shades together. And yet, you wouldn’t want it to be so creamy that it transfers too easily and the two shades mesh together to create a third one. You want them to retain their individuality. I feel that NYX did a fantastic job with getting the texture right. The semi-matte texture lets you create the ombre lip perfectly and then it sets – so that the two shades remain as is and the look remains intact.
A point to remember, the lip pencil side – which has the darker shade – has the same texture as the more chubby lipstick. So, it will line the lips, give definition – but being creamy, it will not give as much longevity as a lip liner is required to do. Also, it is easy to break. So, you have to be careful with the liner.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is excellent. It goes on evenly and covers all lip pigmentation well. The burst of colour is bang on – super pigmented and opaque. The pigment does not sink into the fine lines of the lips.
Lasting Power: Even though it applies creamy, it quickly sets into a comfortable matte finish. This gives the lipstick excellent longevity. It lasts almost the whole day and does not transfer much – unless you have subjected your lips to an oily meal during the course of the day. So, you do get good 7-8 hours wear.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of NYX Bonnie and Clyde Ombre Lip Duo:
- Two hot red shades, which are distinct and yet work well together.
- Two shades in one.
- Lightweight creamy texture.
- Excellent pigmentation – opaque in a single swipe.
- Comfortable matte finish.
- Easy to work with from the tube.
- The lipsticks apply smoothly – no tug or pull.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Neat packaging with color-coded sides.
Cons of Cons of NYX Bonnie and Clyde Ombre Lip Duo:
- Since the texture of the lip liner is as soft and creamy as the chubby stick side, you have to be a bit careful that it doesn’t break while applying or if it falls.
- The price!! I don’t generally comment on the price because the product should stand on its own merit – irrespective of the price. However, feel a bit appalled at the product’s price in US vis-a-vis in India.
A 4.5/5 product.
I really really love these lip duos! They are so fun and they last the whole day. It has been a while since I felt so excited about a lip product. I love experimenting with these and I look forward to incorporating it in my look. I actually feel peeved when I have to use something else because I am testing it! It tells you how much I enjoy these and this particular combo is my absolute favourite!
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