Hello Loves! I hope everyone survived the holiday season, and brought in the New Year with great panache! With no hangovers! Hubs and I attended the Belk Bowl Game in Charlotte, NC at the Panther’s stadium on Dec. 30th to cheer on our Georgia Bulldogs (against the Louisville Cardinals). We were actually in the Club Level seats, so that was an unexpected surprise. Nice wine bistro, beer snob selections approved by my husband – all good! Plus we won, 37/14. And got to experience Uber Cab for the first time. It definitely is the way to go! Wish it was available in Augusta. Works like a charm, with no worries of drinking and driving. All that being said, I did over imbibe, and pretty much felt yucky New Year’s Eve. We just took it easy on the couch, watched more football, made an easy gourmet dinner, and watched the ball drop. Then off to bed. I think this is the first time in my entire life I was not capable of having champagne to ring in the New Year! And December 31st was our anniversary! Happy 17 years of marriage (I was a child bride)! I’m still a bit wonky today. Did manage the traditional New Year’s Day lunch of black eyed peas & collard greens to set us up for luck in 2015. It’s a totally southern thing (I should do a post on it).
Anyways, on to my review of the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream Enamored!
I didn’t even know this collection was in existence until I ordered some NYX Wicked Lipies on the NYX site. I usually prefer ordering NYX lip products direct; as they are a hot, opened up, smushed up everywhere mess at my Ulta store (as well as CVS that just started carrying them). They are great products, but I don’t want one that’s been opened up and used. I ordered my last batch of Butter Glosses direct also. So nice to have them arrive in a shipping box hermetically sealed, as I bitch about how to tear the plastic zipped casings off and try not to break a nail! How those people manage it in Ulta, I don’t know? Because I have to use a tool.
The “Simply” line comes in Simply Red, Simply Pink, Simply Nude, and Simply Vamp; each with six different color options.
I chose Vamp “Enamored”, described as a “deep brown with burgundy pearl”. You can so see it in the tube. *Plus* – it is a retractable pencil, with no need to sharpen!
On me, the swatch is a bit of a copper-y brown, with a bit of a pearl – maybe burgundy?
I LOVE the shade, and it really is more “metallic” on me than “pearl”, but with definite shades of burgundy.
The lip crayon was super easy to apply/work with, but I did have to do some finger smudging/setting along the edges of my lips because it did leave some patchiness.
(Selfie in action).
The formula is really thin, and lightweight. This shade was not drying. But it was a sort of a pain, because I had to either check where it was on my lips, or reapply where it got patchy. I would assume because I am used to total opaque/matte lip crayons. If you manage a good application, you’re good (for around 3 hours).
I would put this lip cream for special occasions/parties. I am not sure it’s practical for day-to-day, though I could wear this shade everyday. If you haven’t checked out the other “Simply” lines from NYX, they might be worth your while. I chose the “Simply Vamp” line, because that is what I usually gravitate towards; but again, not for work/daily. I do love “Enamored”, and will more than likely get more shades from this color selection!
Again, thanks for reading! kxoxo