When I learned last year that some select SM Department Stores are carrying Nyx, I hurriedly traipsed over because I heard a lot of good things about the brand - particularly the good quality for the affordable price.
I was looking for an MLBB lipstick in particular (the quest has long begun) and I have swatched several on my hand. There was one big contender (I forgot the name though) so I took courage to swatch it on my lips. Lo and behold, I hated how it looks.
I tried this one next - Milan - because the color has attracted me (this color always attract me) and it was instant love. It does seem to me however that I may be falling for the same type again and again.
SMLC11 - Milan
It is a cream type of lippie and it comes in an ordinary plastic packaging with a doe foot applicator.
Milan is this beautiful berry shade that isn't too bright or too dark. This color would definitely suit a lot of skin tones.
The texture of the product isn't like anything I've tried (yet). It feels dry-ish, grainy-ish. It's like the texture of egg whites when overly beaten. It's not a cream per se. It doesn't feel moist or creamy.
The fact that it is matte is also in juxtaposition with the term cream. Maybe it's just me and my preconceived notion that creams are supposed to be moisturizing.
It doesn't accentuate dry lips although it feels like it's sucking the moisture out of my lips.
The smell is divine. It's like candy. Good thing the texture is dry or else I'll be licking my lips all day.
Would I buy this again?
Yes. I would like to try the other colors too, but Milan I would definitely buy again.
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