Thursday, April 28, 2011

NYX Slim Lip Pencil - Review & Swatches

I am not someone who likes to match my lip liner with every lipstick I wear. I usually tend to have a nude liner that goes well with most of the shades and a couple of darker colors for reds and deeper tones. I was really interested in trying out the NYX Slim Lip Pencils($3.50) after hearing about how creamy they are and how they do a fab job for the price tag.

I picked up the shades 'Coffee' and 'Peekaboo Neutral'. Since I have pigmented lips, both these turn out really natural on me and don't look stark like some liners do. I hate the sharp, defined, almost animated look some liners give. And don't even get me started on lip liners that run a few shades darker than the lipstick!
L-R : Coffee, Peekaboo Neutral
Top to Bottom : Coffee, Peekaboo Neutral

Texture wise, they are very creamy and glide on smoothly. Peekaboo Neutral, as the name suggests is very versatile and my favourite among the two. Coffee is slightly darker but still natural enough to go with certain shades of mauve and darker pink lipsticks. I usually tend to use these for just outlining my lips. As a lipstick, I do find them a bit drying after an hour or so but, when topped off with a gloss, they make lips look full and plump. These liners are easy to sharpen and come in a whopping 60 shades! Even if you want to have one for every lipstick in your collection, it is still easy on the wallet! 

Available at Ulta and online at

Have you tried NYX Slim Lip Pencils? Do you like lip liners? Do tell!


  1. Appu these pencils will look fab on you girl:)

  2. Thanks Ana :) Have you tried them? They are nice!

  3. Aww these look nice! And yeah, it's such an Indian aunty thing to wear dark lipliner with any lipstick :P and then the lippie fades away and left behind is this UGLY ring :/

  4. lol! I know! Wonder who started that stupid ugly liner trend :)

  5. definitely want to try these. Also heard Rashmi rave about these and now you :) Definitely easy on the pocket, as well ;)

  6. You should try these Shivani :) They're totally worth it.I can understand why it's a favourite among a lot of people :)

  7. nopes i havent used any NYX lip liners:(