Friday, 5 December 2014

NYX Lip Liner in Mauve

NYX lip liner mauve review swatch swatches kylie jenner lips
NYX lip liner mauve review swatch swatches kylie jenner lips

In the past few weeks, I've been all about lips. Recently I've felt myself transition from loving dramatic eyes to adoring bold lips and this craze couldn't be complete without lip liner. My current favourite of my collection is NYX lip liner in the shade Mauve, which is the perfect nude for creating the Kylie Jenner lips look.

I've got four liners from NYX and they are so impressive considering they are on the cheap side, making them seem to me to be fabulous budget lip liners. I find the darker colours have more longwear than the lighter shades, but saying that the lighter ones including Mauve still have decent hold to them as I typically only have to reapply Mauve once or twice throughout the day. Despite not being dear, Mauve often outlives my lipstick; after meals I tend to only have to reapply my lippy, not the liner which is a sign of a decent lip liner.

 Application for Mauve is effortless making it a quick and easy step in my make-up routine. It lines my lips easily and doesn't bleed or drag, so the colour applies and stays exactly where I want it to. The only place I have a little bit of a problem with when applying is on my cupids bow. I sometimes over-do it there a smidge and have to tidy it up a bit, but I'm not sure if that's down to the lip liner or down to my awkward left handed application; most likely the latter. With NYX's lip liners, a little sure does go a long way and for someone who likes their lip outline to be strong but not too blatantly obvious (I ain't a fan of that look), this liner is perfect as you don't feel the need to apply too much pressure.

NYX lip liner mauve review swatch swatches kylie jenner lips

As for the shade of Mauve itself, I'll repeat myself when it's my go-to when wanting to recreate KJ's pretty pout. The swatch in the picture above has come up quite dark and on the back of my hand it's the same, but against my lips the shade lightens up a bit and is more a dark pink nude than brown. The colour isn't particularly buildable, but as many lipsticks and lip liners go the more pressure means the deeper the shade will come out, that's a slight limitation as you can only get the colour stated or a slightly less powerful version. But, if you love the colour - which I do - that's not really an issue to me, if I wanted a lighter or darker shade I'd just purchase it!

If you're looking for a new lip liner to try that won't break the bank but will still provide amazing quality, this is your best bet.



  1. Aw this is a really nice colour and its nice to hear that its doesn't bleed and drag as basically all of the ones I already own do! Will check this out :) xxxx

  2. This is such a gorgeous lip liner! I love NYX products, definitely need to get this :)

    X Emma |

  3. I'm not sure if this shade would suit me but this sounds like the perfect formula, I'm tempted to try some of the other shades! Lovely review :) xx


  4. Ooh this looks really nice, I love that shade!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

  5. Lovely blog ;)
    I follow you, i hope you follllow back ;)

  6. I love the NYX Lip Liners, the quality is amazing isn't it :) This looks like a lovely shade x


  7. Ilove NYX products so much! Shade is so lovely



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