If you need a refresher on part 1, you can find that here.
Right now all NYX products are currently 40% off at Ulta so if you wanted to try these, now is the perfect time to pick some up!
My complaint that I mentioned in the first half still rings true for the other half- as you can see on the right.
--Alright my first complaint comes from the packaging. Admittedly you get what you pay for. All the lipsticks above that are turned all the way up are the ones that sort of broke.
So the 3 that are low were fine...but the others..when I went to twist up the lipstick for the first time, they were hard to twist and when they came undone they kind of snapped... It's super hard to explain but when you twist the lipstick up as you normally would, it starts to slide back down and does not stay up. The only way to get it to stay up is to twist it all the way.
This makes application a little difficult but I don't mind too much. It's just a minor inconvenience.
I did find other reviews that mentioned it so obviously it's not just me. Hopefully they will fix this issue in future productions.
This second half contains all of my favorites!
From top to bottom we have: Black Sesame, Blue Velvet, Violet, Key Lime, Pistachio, and Coconut
Gorgeous, right! So pigmented and fun!
|Black Sesame lip swatch (with flash)|
|Black Sesame lip swatch, daylight bulb|
|Blue Velvet lip swatch with flash|
|Blue Velvet daylight bulb|
|Violet lip swatch (with flash)|
|Violet lip swatch, daylight bulb|
|Key Lime lip swatch with flash|
|Key Lime lip swatch, daylight bulb|
|Pistachio lip swatch with flash|
|Pistachio with daylight bulb|
Last but not least we have a lipstick that will scare most- a white lipstick!
While I highly doubt I will ever wear a white lipstick on it's own, it can be used to lighten up other lipstick shades.
|Coconut lip swatch with flash|
|Coconut with daylight bulb|
So that completes the NYX Macaron collection (minus Rose).
The best: Violet, Blue Velvet, Pistachio - all are extremely vivid and pigmented and less tendency to settle into lip lines
The worst: Key Lime, Orange Blossom, Citron - as could be expected, the lighter, pale colors are a little more difficult. They take more effort to build up and settle really badly into fine lines. If you can get past this and make them work they are definitely unique shades that are a great addition to a makeup kit!
Have you picked up any lipsticks from this collection? Which are your favorites?
Till next time,