I got my NYX Butter Lipsticks ($6) a couple of month ago and I’m slightly ashamed to say that I just got around to trying them out, mostly because I have so many damn lipsticks and just not enough lips. After finally giving them a fair shot, I really wish I hadn’t waited so long to try them because they turned out to be pretty fantastic! I figured I should share my six dollar joy with the world with a review and some swatches.
I only ordered two shades of these but after trying them out, I find myself wishing I had ordered more. These lipsticks come in 22 gorgeous shades, are oh-so-creamy, super comfortable and the staying power truly surprised me.
Both shades glided on smoothly and and looked gorgeous although Sugar Wafer was a little less opaque than it’s more pigmented counterpart Mary Janes. Mary Janes managed to hold up for most of the day and I’d imagine the other more pigmented shades would perform similarly but I wouldn’t expected the lighter shades to last as long.
I had originally planned on doing a little experiment with Mary Janes using Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer but Mary Janes just had to go and ruin it for me by being too good. The plan was to take pictures immediately after applying Mary Janes, three hours after applying it, and finally six hours after applying it without ever reapplying throughout the day. The following day I was going to do the same thing again with the only difference being I would be using Too Faced Lip Insurance under it this time. I wanted to see what kind of difference in staying power the lip primer would make. I thought for sure such a creamy lipstick would barely make it past lunch but Mary Janes had to go and prove me wrong. It lasted so well that I decided to wait and use a different lipstick for my primer experiment. Without further adieu, here is how Mary Janes held up through out the day!
In the following pictures I only used Mary Janes straight out of the tube. No lip liner, no lip brushes, I wanted to see how it would perform all on it’s own.
Mary Janes six hours after application. I had eaten lunch, drank coffee and even taken a nap. It’s faded but not too bad and hey, at least it’s faded evenly rather than patchy like some products. It’s also began to feather a bit but I feel like that could have been avoided by using a lip liner.
All in all, I’d say the NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipsticks are a winner.