Monday, August 15, 2011

How to even out NYX Narcissus Lipstick, plus a tutorial!

Top-to-Bottom: NYX Narcissus Round Lipstick, Revlon Stormy Pink Matte Lipstick, layered for an even, opaque finish.
Narcissus is one of NYX's best-sellers, but I'm one of those who feel the texture leaves much to be desired. Unlike many of the creme formulas, Narcissus is a semi-shimmery, bright doll-pink which has been compared to MACs Viva Glam Gaga.

The problem is that the very-creamy, slightly-shimmery texture does not adhere to your lips well, so it will sink into lines, and streak and smear around every time you press your lips together. With a shade this bright, any unevenness is extremely obvious.

The trick? Layer this over a matte lipstick. 
The matte texture will absorb some of the grease in the texture and make Narcissus less slippery. This means it will stay more even on your lips. You can use a nude lipstick or even some concealer, but to retain the original intensity and not mute the color, a bright pink that is very similar in shade would be your best option.

NYX Narcissus layered over Revlon Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink gives a more even and opaque finish, without visibly altering the color.

Wine-smoked Eye Look with NYX Narcissus lipstick: (Click for tutorial!)

Wet n Wild Coloricon in Knock on Wood, NYX Blush in Silky Rose, and NYX Narcissus lipstick


  1. Are Narcissus and Stormy Pink really that similar in color, or is it just my computer screen? Because I've been wanting Narcissus, but like you said...the formula pretty much sucks. I heard Stormy Pink is quite sheer, though.

  2. @Lerina: The tones are similar but not dupes. Narcissus is brighter and paler to the naked eye. And you're right, Revlon Stormy Pink is very sheer.

    You'll do better with NYX's Dolly Pink lip pencil (with Ballerina Pink gloss over it if you don't want a matte finish).

    Unfortunately the good-quality baby pinks seem to all be expensive, like Lime Crime Great Pink Planet, and MAC Saint Germain or Viva Glam Gaga.

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