In today’s post, I wanted to share with you my take on their Simply Nude lip creams. Whether they are hot or not, let’s find out.
If you haven’t found out already, NYX recently launched a tons of their products in India, after spending a year with only a handful of their makeup making the rounds. I have always been a fan of theirs, and although their prices aren’t exactly affordable here, considering that they are a drugstore brand in the US, I sometimes go ahead and get their products regardless.
These lip creams are sold for INR 500 and you get 3gm of product.
It comes in a chubby stick case where the product twists up. It has a transparent cap that doesn’t click shut so there is the chance of the cap coming of in your purse and getting the product everywhere. And I say this from experience.
However, I like that it isn’t a sharpening pencil, because those are just a waste of time and product.
What It Claims to Do
Bare is beautiful with our Simply Nude Lip Creams available in six earthy shades. Swipe on this velvety moisturizing cream, to leave your lips with a subtle satin finish.
It is available in 6 shades on the NYX website and in India, we have it in 5 shades.
Fairest: Pink beige
Peaches: Nude peach
Disrobed: Pink brown
Sable: Deep brown with pink undertones
Exposed: Reddish brown
Honey: Nude beige
How It Performed and My Thoughts
Let’s start by talking about the shade options that are available. If you are not pale like Casper the friendly ghost, then most of these colours will wash you out.
I think this range was made by keeping in mind only fair skinned girls and not by keeping diversity in view. Out of all the shades here, only “Sable” will be the one that will look good on us, because it is kind of a dark nude so it won’t completely look like you have applied concealer on your lips.
The texture of these lip creams is creamy and soft, just like they claim to be. They are easy to apply, give a comfortable matte finish, and have really good pigment in them.
I can’t speak for the other colours, but the one that I used gave an opaque finish in one go, and did not look patchy. Like I mentioned earlier, the colour options here are very limited for Indian skin since most of them are too light for us and will wash you out, and they look different when swatched on your arm than when on your lips, so maybe you should try it out first and then pick a shade.
NYX is sold in India in Sephora, so you can head on over there to get yourself some samples.
These wore for around 3 hours before having to reapply, but I think if you don’t eat or drink anything it will last a bit longer. They do transfer quite a bit so even that is one way in which the colour gets taken away.
They have a comfortable matte finish, which is due to its creamy texture, so they won’t dry out your lips either. Just make sure that you prep them before wearing it and if you want you can layer it over with some lip gloss perhaps some clear lip balm to give it an extra bit of moisture.
However, the product in itself is a bit flimsy, including its cap. If you apply too much pressure on it whilst putting it on, it will break. So be a little light handed with it.
This entire range is a nude lipstick lover’s heaven, and you could try them out just for the sake of that. These colours are perfect for everyday wear, whether it is to college or to work, and you can be as precise or casual with the application as you want.
Pros and Cons
- Creamy texture
- Great pigment
- Not patchy
- Doesn’t dry out your lips
- Product is flimsy and break under slight pressure
I think I can safely rate this product 3.5 out of 5.
I wasn’t completely blown over with it and I will keep cribbing about the lack of shades for darker skin tones. However, I did like its creamy texture and the way it gave a simple yet pretty look to my entire makeup.
As far as recommending it to you all, I’m a bit torn here. Given that only one shade is available in the range that will suit you, I don’t think it is really that worth it.
There are a lot of other makeup brands out there who make a more diverse range of nude lipsticks, where the maximum number of colours don’t wash out people with medium to dark skin. I think you should check them out instead.