Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Swatches: Dolly Girl, Spicy, & Absolute Red

Hello everyone! It seems like a lip swatch kind of day, so I thought I'd share my small collection of NYX Xtreme Lip Creams with everyone this morning. They are described by the company as:
"…not a lipstick nor is it a gloss… a liquid lipstick that goes on with full Xtreme color and intense shine."

Extreme color? Check. Intense shine? Check. They don't feel as emollient as a balm, but they're not drying. They're slightly sticky, but not intolerably so and are fairly resilient, lasting pretty well through 4-5 hours which included eating, drinking, and blotting. I imagine they would last much longer if I were more careful. The only thing that bugs me is the slightly plastic-y smell, but I can overlook it.

 Dolly Girl is a bright, blue-based hot pink which I love even though, according to the rules, this color shouldn't work with yellow undertones. Spicy is a bright, light red with a hint of pink. Absolute red is a deep, vampiric, blood red. Dolly Girl and Spicy applied very smoothly. Absolute Red required a little more work, as the red was extremely intense and pigmented, but the effort to apply was minimal and the results were totally worth it. I ended up wearing Absolute Red all day.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post! Thanks for reading and have a fantastic day!



  1. I loved this post! I just have one question. The edges of your lips look so well defined, I was just curious as to what your lip routine is to get your lips looking so perfect!

    1. I'm happy you liked it! For my lip color routine, I apply balm, then I pat some of my liquid foundation along the edges of my lips. Next, I apply a light layer of pressed powder over the liquid foundation. Then I slick on the lip color straight out of the tube and, finally, I go back in with a lip brush to clean and refine my lines. Surprisingly, I very seldom use lip liner. Hope that helps!