I have another shade from the NYX Ombre lip duo range. As I have mentioned previously during my review on the shades “Hollywood and Wine” and Bonnie and Clyde” I picked up a couple of these and have shared the swatches of these with you. So, let us find out about this variant.
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 dark Dazzle shade as a thinner lip pencil and the Razzle shade as a thicker chubbier 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 Razzle and Dazzle Ombre Lip Duo:
Color: NYX Ombre Lip Duo come in a decent variety of shades – ranging from bright to more neutral ones. Also, there is a variety in terms of contrast as well. So, while, Hollywood and Wine gave ample contrast on the lips, Razzle and Dazzle gives you a more easier contrast to work with. So, the lip liner side has this pretty peachy orange shade and the chubby stick is in a pinky coral shade. The two colors are distinctly different again and can be used on their own as well. Used together, they do provide a beautiful ombre effect. However, since they are both medium depth – the contrast isn’t as striking. The fact that the contrast isn’t too striking actually helps those who want to try an ombre lip but may not be comfortable with too distinct an effect. This combination is actually great for someone who wants to ease into trying ombre lips. Also, the colours are so pretty for the upcoming summer months!
Texture: The texture is quite consistent to the previous variant that I have tried. It is 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.
As I have mentioned in my previous review of Hollywood and Wine – texture is key to a product like this. You want 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 and create a homogenous mixture – instead of an ombre effect. So, you do need a more matte texture if you want to do multi-toned lips and actually wear that through the day or even for a couple of hours.
A point to note, the lip pencil side – which has the darker shade, has the same texture as the more chubby lipstick. While this is not an issue for the purpose of the product. However, if you are buying it from the perspective to have a lip liner – it might not work as well. Yes, 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 it.
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. The shades being more medium deep – this one gave a little lesser wear – about 6.5-7 hours, but still good!
To sum this up for you:
Pros of NYX Razzle and Dazzle Ombre Lip Duo:
- Two gorgeous summer-ready shades – which are distinct and yet work well together.
- Two shades in one product.
- Lightweight creamy texture.
- Excellent pigmentation – opaque in a single swipe.
- Comfortable matte finish.
- Easy to work with from the tube.
- The lipstick applies smoothly – no tug or pull.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Neat packaging with colour-coded sides.
Cons of NYX Razzle and Dazzle 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.
Personally, I enjoy this shade lesser than Hollywood and Wine because one, I enjoy playing with the starker contrast than this more subtle one; and two, I am stuck on my plums and purples and “sooooo over” the coral phase!! Having said that, do note that in terms of quality, the product seemed consistent and these really are pretty shades to work together or even on their own. Yes, I do recommend this product.
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