Well aren't I a happy little bunny now that NYX has come to Australia, and is available at a fair number of Target stores! I held my breath when I went in to my local the first time after I heard the news, as I'd read that not all outlets were stocking it. But to my delight, there was the stand, and it was positively overflowing with testers :-) I surprised even myself with my restraint and only grabbed a Wonder Pencil and this absolutely divine Creamy Round Lipstick in shade #529, Thalia...
Although I wear a wide range of lipstick shades, mauvey pinks seem to be the most flattering of all, and I was so enamoured with this particular hue, I went back the next day and bought another to keep as a spare. I've never been game to order any lipsticks from the NYX site in the past because I have zero faith in the colours I see on my monitor, so to have the whole range available to test-before-I-buy is pure bliss...
I'm head-over-heels in love with this lipstick - it's just so creamy and moisturising! Doesn't last very long on my pout, but I don't give a hoot because the colour, shine and softening properties are just so perfect for what I'm after, plus it has very little fragrance and minimal taste (just a wee bit perfumey).
The gloss finish is almost mirror shine, in fact I really don't need to apply anything over the top. However, being a self-confessed gloss addict, and after scouring through my collection, I discovered that Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine in #17 (Rose Musk) is an almost exact match. That's Thalia on the left, and the Mirenesse gloss on the right - there's barely any difference :-)
And here is Thalia with Mirenesse #17 over the top - a smidgin pinker, and the glossy finish raised a notch. Just out of interest I googled "Thalia", and in Greek Mythology, she was one of the nine Muses, the goddess of festivities and luxurious banquets, and the name itself means rich, plentiful and abundant - well I reckon that about sums up this lipstick nicely :-)
Have you tried any of the NYX creamy lipsticks yet? Which one is your favourite?
Take care of you,