When the NYX counter opened up in Boots in Queen Street you could not imagine my face when I saw that they had the full range of Macaron lipsticks. I decided to grab 4 different colors - Chambord (Black), Citron (Yellow), Blue Velvet (Bright Blue) and Violet (Bright Purple).
|Chambord, Citron, Blue Velvet, Violet|
The texture of these colors is very creamy and the pigment is fantastic. NYX describe these as having a satin matte finish. I'm not sure what they mean exactly by it, but i'm guessing it's probably to do with how long lasting they are on the lips. They have the staying power of a matte, but not the dry texture that some mattes can have.
The only color that came out a bit sheer was Citron. I don't know what it is with yellow as a pigment but every single yellow eyeshadow or lipstick I had tried always tends to come out patchy. No matter whether it's MAC, Illamasqua or Makeup Revolution, yellow always seems to be a dodgy pigment.
The other three colors had a much better finish to them and built up nicely. Later on in the day I did reapply them just a bit, but it wasn't really necessary and I think i could have gotten away with not reapplying them.
These colors are quite daring and not ones for those afraid of color. They are really fun though and great for the summer.