NYX Absolute Red Xtreme Lip Cream
NYX Absolute Red Xtreme Lip Cream ($5.99) is an opaque cherry/blood red lip color with a glossy finish. NYX Xtreme Lip Creams are a lipgloss/lipstick hybrid as the product is completely opaque with one coat, yet it has the texture and shine of a gloss. I’d compare the pigmentation to OCC Lip Tars, though these are much more moisturizing.
Absolute Red is such a perfect, sexy shade of red, and I can’t imagine it looking bad on anyone. It looks like a “Snow White” red with one coat and if I blot my lips with a tissue, it takes on a bright raspberry color (which is essentially what it fades to on me). With two coats, it takes on a deeper red-wine shade. It’s kind of like a chameleon..
The first ingredient in this gloss is Castor Oil, so if you’re familiar with it, you can imagine the consistency. It’s thick and moisturizing, yet it’s completely non-sticky/tacky or greasy. Also, if you’re familiar with the scent of Castor Oil, that’s what the gloss smells like – kind of woody/plastic-like, but I don’t even notice it anymore.
I am obsessed with NYX Xtreme Lip Creams and I’m thinking about purchasing the whole collection because I am that crazy! My favorite color for every day is the color Nude Peach Fuzz.
If you haven’t tried these out, I urge you to check them out if you have access to NYX products near you. Currently NYX is 40% off at ULTA!
- The perfect red (can vary with different skin tones)
- Extremely pigmented color
- Isn’t sticky – comfortable on the lips
- Great lasting power – better than standard lipglosses
- Yucky smell of Castor Oil – which may only be bothersome to those sensitive to scents in lip products.