NYX Slim Lip Pencil, €4.99. No press samples featured. Disclosure policy here.
I’m a lip liner person. I use ’em in the stuffy way, as a base for lipstick and to define the blurry edges of my mouth. So, if you’re looking for a review that evaluates pencils on their performance when drawn towards the nostrils and beyond the chin, look elsewhere.
Nude Pink is a little bit more stiff than others in the range, which makes it easier to get a precise line. Its firm feel isn’t an obstacle to filling in your lips. It might not be the creamiest, but it doesn’t drag or prune up.
It’s almost opaque, and its natural shade goes a long way towards disguising any areas that aren’t as coated in colour. It’s grand.
Pumpkin is much creamier. So, not as handy for edges, but faster getting colour all over. Also, this one is totally opaque.
It’s matte, but is shot through with flecks of gold shimmer. Sounds a little 80s, looks gorgeous. I like the shade so much that I wear it with a only clear balm, rather than altering it with lipstick.
Both Slim Lip Pencils perform really well in basic lip liner duties. They’re solid bases for colours that are lacklustre when worn solo and they keep everything in place that little bit longer. Well worth the tiny price tag!