Friday, October 07, 2011
Lipstick high vs. low
One of my favorite lipsticks is Nars Funny Face and it is one of my go to shades. It is a bright fuchsia with a slight blue sheen. Fuchsia is like a red lipstick, if you are wearing that you don't need to wear much else. It is a statement color. At $24 though it is not what I would call an affordable lip color. Don't get me wrong I love it but I might not repurchase at that price point for a color I won't wear every day.
Recently I went to Ulta for the first time. I was so excited to see NYX. I had heard a lot about the brand but I had never had a chance to try it. If you don't know about them they are a drugstore priced line with MAC type colors and products and they are cruelty free! (Sadly MANY drug store brands are not, dare I say 75%)
I immediately zeroed in on a color called Chloe.
(I use a cheap Sephora liner with Funny Face so I figured I'd give it a whirl with the NYX one. Liner helps bold colors stay on your lips and look crisp)
NYX is $3.99. The smell and texture is great. I have tried many expensive lines and I'd say I like the feel of this one just as much as those. (more than some even!)
On the left is NYX in Chloe and right Nars in Funny Face. As you can see the left one has a bit more noticeable shimmer but other than that they are VERY similar. The Nars one does have a blue shimmer as well but it is very subtle. The NYX shimmer isn't that noticeable on the lips with a flash on a flat surface it is more noticeable. I'd say the Nars one is a tish more matte. I would say it is a good dupe and I would recommend it to any who wants to try out a fuchsia lip but doesn't want to invest a lot.
I know many people are scared to try a bold lipstick but don't be! Dude it wipes off!