I purchased the It’s Skin Dear my MUSE Liquid rouge lipstick in No 1 (NYX Red) in the USA Memebox Shop recently. I was looking for a plum colored lipstick and this is supposed to be a lipstick, tint, gloss and balm all-in-one product. I did look up the color swatches first on other sites, and NYX Red is not really a red lip color, but a deep berry plum.
Information from Memebox
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Ingredients: argan oil, aloe extract, pearl powder
This product seemed to me to be very interesting, as I haven’t seen a lip product that is contained in this manner. Bonus, the color seemed to be what I was looking for ~ as I am a crack fiend with neutral eyeshadow palettes, I am also addicted to plummy berry colors that are deep and rich for my lipsticks and glosses.
The lipstick tube is a pretty light pink/lavender color and when you remove the cap, you can see that there is a clear plastic hollow “lipstick” that contains the actual lip product. The initial “twist” might be a few turns but after the product starts to come out, you will only need one twist. This lipstick-gloss hybrid is pigmented initially. You need to really dab it on, as it is slippery and then blot by using your lips. I do like the look of this color once it is on ~ as it is a deep burgundy berry. I do not find it to be a super glossy product because I do have to “dab” it on. It is not the type of lip product that you can just swipe on without a mirror either, as it is a thinner slippery lipstick-gloss. Perhaps you might be able to do that with a lighter color, but I do not recommend this with NYX Red.
This is a very hydrating product due to the argan oil, but that has a downside to the slippage factor with this product. Dabbing it on will prevent the slip, but then you lose the gloss finish ~ which is fine for me, but for those looking for a high gloss product, I am not sure this product is for you. Is it a lip tint as well? It does leave behind a slight stain, but nothing dramatic, so yes, it is a tint. The description is a bit confusing as It’s Skin describes this as a gloss but a matte finish. So, is it a matte finish? Not with the oil, it isn’t. However, I like the finish, which is more a satin finish. Matte finishes make my lips look so dry and cracked when they are not.
It really does look better on ~ the settled color in the lines are not as apparent as these photos show, as these were taken with a flash and closeup, so everything is going to be magnified and visible. These shots were taken with different lighting.
Is this product worth purchasing? I think that if you are interested in trying out different types of products, this is certainly one worth purchasing. I do love this color and I will use this product, but it is one that requires some thought in applying it. You cannot just swipe and go!
It does come in other shades ~ Memebox has shades 1 though 4 in their USA shop for $15.00
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