Metallic Purple Cat Eye Liner with NYX Purple Rain Slim Lip Pencil on Lips (It won’t kiss off…)
[Scroll to bottom for NYX Purple Rain Slim Lip Pencil review]
I’m placing my bets on matte Magenta as the Statement lip shade for Fall, as it’s more grown-up but just as striking as the neon pinks of Summer 2011. (I’m not willing to put away strong lip colors yet.)
As an ode to the weekend, this look plays on the classic pin-up look, but substitutes the traditional colors and textures for an updated twist.
Products to get the look:
- I Nuovi Undercover Concealer (3Y)
- Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation (matte and glowing is good for this look)
- Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Pencil in Gray (it’s a perfect taupe for the dark-haired)
- Wet n Wild Coloricon Greed Palette (mix of matte peach and nude over lids to contrast with the purple)
- Bourjois Regard Metallise in 89 Bleu Chatoyant (easier to draw the flicks first, then along the lash line)
- Make Up Store Vanilla matt pencil on waterline
- Bourjois Liner Pinceau Black liquid liner just at base of lash line
- No 7 Extreme Lengths Mascara
- MAC Coygirl blush (mauve) mixed with a touch of Sephora No 32 Armelle shadow (a soft dusty lavender) for pastel mauve cheeks
- NYX Purple Rain Lip Pencil over the lips (kiss the back of your hand as a final step to smooth out the color and make your lip more transfer-proof)
Mini Introduction and Review of NYX Purple Rain:
Swatches (Top-down): NYX Purple Rain lip pencil, NYX Fuchsia pencil Bourjois Bleu Chatoyant liner
Purple Rain is a frosted fuchsia with deep violet-blue highlights. It gives the most interesting effect on the lips as it looks so deep, but at the same time has a bit of a “glow” because of the reflective pigments, and will not look flat.
The texture of all the NYX pencils I own have been great so far; soft and easy to spread and blend, so I’m enjoying this color although I’d initially been wondering how it could possibly work. As a tip, make sure to use the flat side of the pencil to gently stroke color on, as you don’t want uneven patches where you have too much or too little product.
And don’t try to get the color perfectly opaque. That is just not going to happen.
But with each pencil going at under US$2 on Beautyjoint.com and Cherryculture.com, it’s definitely worth checking out!