Price: $7 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.2 mL
The Nyx #LOTD Lip Of The Day Liquid Lip Liners are metallic liners designed for creating lip art. Enchanted is a teal and Magnetic is a silver.
The Lip Of The Day lip liners have a classic liquid eyeliner packaging with a long brush tip. A liquid lip liner is a very interesting concept...but it was created as a tool for the lip art trend on social media. Lining my lips with these was actually easier than I had expected, but I don't think I would recommend using them as an all over lip color. To cover my entire lips, I had to dip back into the product three or four times--so not the easiest method. Enchanted and Magnetic have pretty good color payoff, but they do not apply completely opaque on the lips, as you can see in my pictures. They are definitely not something I would wear alone, as they feel incredibly drying, more so than any matte liquid lipstick. Lip art is not something I am into, but believe it or not, these are two colors I would wear on any typical day. No, I don't think this kind of product is going to be a must have, but they are pretty unique and if the line has a specific color you are lacking, it is an affordable lip color.
Price: $17 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.11 oz
The Urban Decay UV Vice Lipstick is a luminescent pastel violet with blue shift. UV is part of the collection of lipsticks that Urban Decay re-released as a throwback to 1994.
I know that it is a throwback, but I find the packaging of this line of Vice lipsticks to be very boring. I don’t like how the lid covers the whole tube, either, it makes it more difficult to remove in my opinion. I thought the box the lipstick came in was actually much more attractive! So yes, I do not like UV’s packaging, but I absolutely love the formula and color. "Unwearable" lip colors are pretty much the only colors I like to wear, so how could I not like UV? UV has a satin finish and is almost a bit metallic, but there are not particles of shimmer in the lipstick. The lipstick glides onto the lips and only needed a bit of building up to achieve full coverage, although wearing this color sheer is also gorgeous. UV feels pretty comfortable and moisturizing on the lips and has an average wear time of a couple hours or so.
Price: $15 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.45 oz
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette consists of four highlighting and four contour shades.
The Ultra Cream Contour Palette comes in the same black packaging as Makeup Revolution’s other palettes. The shades have nice pigmentation, but are not super intense, so I do not think this palette would be ideal for darker skin tones. The texture of the creams is pretty thin and slippery, which has its pros and cons. The slippery texture tends to be easier to blend out than a drier cream product. Because the creams have a thin formula, they aren’t as intensely pigmented, but that could be good or bad depending on your preferences. The creams also have a bit of a dewy finish, which may or may not be what you are looking for with a cream contour palette. While the formula of the palette is not perfect, you do not see many cream contour palettes at drugstore prices, and it still gets the job done, so I will continue to use it.
Price: $3 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.30 oz
The Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Turks & Caicos is a cheek duo with a satin blush and a matte contour shade.
The Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder has the standard plastic black packaging that all Elf compacts have. It’s not anything great, but it is functional. The contour shade in the duo is on the darker side, so it is better geared towards darker skin tones. The powders have great color payoff and do not need to be built up on the skin. Even when I have a decent tan, I still find it best to use a light hand with this shade. I love combining the contour shade with the blush shade, but I also find that the blush color on its own gives really pretty natural looking color to the skin. It is a nice cross between a bronzer and a natural blush and it works with pretty much any makeup look.
Price: $55 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 21 x 0.04 oz
The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette is a 21 shadow palette full of color. Each shade has a dark, bright and pastel version as you go down each column.
The packaging of the Full Spectrum Palette is so pretty; I love the rainbow faceted UD on the front. Functionality wise, the palette is annoying to open because it doesn't open right in the center since the lid folds down over the entire palette. The shadows appear to be the same size as pans in the Naked palettes, but they each are 0.04oz, versus the 0.05oz of the Naked shadows. The price of the Full Spectrum Palette is a bit difficult to justify for me, since not all of the shadows are quite up to par. The top row, with the dark shadows all perform great and are nicely pigmented. The middle row is pretty nice, but the bottom row is a dud for me. The first three shades on the bottom row (Paranoia, Jones and Goldmine) all need a lot of layering to get decent color payoff, which is not something I want in a $55 palette. So while I like the top row and I think the colors are unique, they are not worth the other two iffy rows. I could maybe justify the pigmentation if this was a drugstore palette, but it's Urban Decay. I would definitely recommend the Nyx Ultimate Palette in Brights ($18) if you are looking for a fun, bright array of colors. I own many Urban Decay eye shadow palettes, so this one was really just a letdown in comparison.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 4 mL
The Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Foul Mouth is a muted navy with a demi matte finish.
The Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks come in a colored plastic tube and have a long, slanted wand. Foul Mouth has intense pigmentation and applies opaquely onto the lips. Foul Mouth is similar to a typical matte liquid lipstick in the sense that the color won’t move on the lips, but it feels much more comfortable on the lips. Foul Mouth doesn’t dry down to a complete matte, but it gets pretty close to it. As you wear it, the product can get a bit uncomfortable, but it is easy to re-apply over the remaining color. I love the color and I think it is so unique--it is a pretty wearable version of a blue lip, so if you want to try the trend, this may be the way to go.