NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar Review, Swatches

NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar

Hello Everybody,

As I already said in my earlier posts that I did an online haul recently. I bought a few things from NYX, Maybelline and L’oreal. Here is another lip pencil from NYX which I bought as an add-on to my N*de lip pencil collection. Today I am going to review the shade 850 Nectar. Continue reading to find how it fared.


Price: INR 295/- for 0.04 OZ (1 gram)


Shelf Life: 3 years

My experience with  NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar

Firstly I am not a lip liner girl. I hardly used lip liners before. But boy, ever since IMBB became my addiction, I am going gaga over all the makeup products. This is probably my third lip liner from the NYX slim lip pencil range. I already own pinky and bloom, both of them are great colours and I was quite satisfied with them. I wanted to add one more to my NYX collection and to my n*de lip pencil collection, hence I bought 850 Nectar shade.


Packaging: These slim lip pencils are small when compared to other lip pencils in the market. The quantity is 1 gram, which is very less. There is no sharpener provided with these lip pencils.

Texture: These lip pencils are smooth, creamy. They literally glide on lips like butter unlike other lip pencils which literally pop blood out of lips :P. There is a lot of product wastage when sharpened, because the texture of the lip pencil is very creamy.

Odour: This has a quite appealing lipstick kind of smell, which I liked.


Colour: This is a light coppery n*de kind of shade. It does not have any glitter particles in it, but it gives a shimmery effect once applied on lips. I am actually ok with both matte and shimmer lip pencils/lippies. I don’t apply lip pencils as lip stick, I use them only to draw my lip line or as a base.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation is not so satisfying. It hardly gives any pigmentation. Women with highly pigmented lips can skip this.

Staying Power: When applied alone, this stays on lips for a good 3 to 4 hours. It survives a mini meal but leaves a glittery tint on lips after fading. It does settle on fine lines, giving a chappy look to lips. Lips have to be well exfoliated and hydrated before applying this lip pencil. The shimmer stays there until it is wiped using a makeup remover.

Usage: This works as an average base for shimmer lipsticks and works satisfactorily when used to draw outline for lips.

Ideal for: Fair skin toned ladies with non pigmented lips can easily carry the colour.
I had hard time in capturing the exact shade, hence I have taken the pictures of the liner in day light, tube light and with flash. Do let me know in the comments on how do you like the shade .


Summing up the pros and cons of NYX lip pencil in Nectar.

Pros of  NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar

• Unique coppery n*de colour with shimmer
• Smooth and creamy texture
• Easily glides on lips
• Stays for a good 3 to 4 hours with meals
• Can be used as base for shimmer lipsticks
• Affordable
• NYX slim lip pencils are available in many shades, you can choose the ideal one for your skin tone.


Cons of  NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar

• The colour may not be appealing to everybody.
• Accentuates fine lines, giving the lips a chappy look unless the lips are well exfoliated and hydrated
• Poor pigmentation.
• Quantity is less.
• Shimmer finish may be an issue for some people who don’t like shimmer lip pencils.
• Will not suit all skin tones.
• Sharpener is not provided.

IMBB rating: 3/5. This is just an average coloured lip liner. Considering all the pros, I gave it 3/5.


Will I recommend  NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar?

I will definitely recommend other shades which I own from NYX Slim pencils range but not this one.

Will I repurchase NYX Lip Pencil 850 Nectar again?

I will not repurchase this particular shade again but I will definitely buy some more shades from the same range, as there are lot many pretty colours.

NYX Slim Lip Pencil Plush Red
NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil in Natural and Hot Red
NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Bloom
NYX Lip Pencil in Ever
NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil – Citrine
MAC Lip Pencil Cherry
Kryolan Lip Pencil in 908
Colorbar Lip Pencil Plum 004
Faces Lip Pencil Sand
Colorbar Lip Pencil – Nude Pink
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