Seriously, I just love these products; they are great value for money and they are cheapo cheap as well (at least by Swedish standards). I have been very curious about the fairly new Black Label lipsticks, and so I ordered two of those, and I also wanted to try out the Jumbo Eye Pencils, and so I ordered one of those. Also really needed (yeah, right... ;)) a few new lip pencils, and so I ordered some of those... and a blue eye pencil, which I honestly don't have in my collection... and of course a gloss, since I really, really don't have any glosses... :D NYX-aholics Anonymous it is....
I got these products from MsCuppyCakes.com; which is a great site selling only NYX cosmetics and Red Cherry false lashes. Shipping is very reasonable, and the goodies arrived promptly within 8-10 days or so; not bad at all. This is actually two separate orders that arrived a few days apart, on which I decided to do one post.
Jumbo Pencil "Cottage Cheese" #608 and Lip Gloss "Pink Frost" #127
L-R: Pencils: Insatiable, Nepal, Candlelight, Pale Shrimp, Nectar, Sapphire. Round Lipstick: Goddess. Black Label Lipstick: Satin, Sahara
I really like the Black Label lipsticks. They have a fresh scent, feel very moisturizing on the lips, and the colors are so vibrant. But, in my honest opinion, they are not "better" in terms of texture compared to the Round lipsticks. The main difference between the RL and the BLL is that the BLL don't contain any Mineral Oil. I paid $4.50 each for the Black Label Lipsticks, and only $1.25 each for the Round Lipsticks. I don't know if I think I can justify buying more BLL, paying more than 3 times as much for those, when I feel the Round lippies are just as good. They are not that special. At least not to me ;) However, if you are looking for products that are free from Mineral Oil, you should try them.
Regarding the eye- and lip pencil(s); they are great! Not too hard, not too soft: just perfect texture! They are very easy to work with, and they stay put. I really don't know the difference between the lip pencils; one of them (Nectar) is from the "Slim Lip Pencil" range and is shorter than the others, which are called only "Lip Pencil". The Slim pencils are priced at $2.25 each, the others are $1.75 each. The eye pencil is from the "Slim Eye Pencil" range, and just like the Slim Lip Pencils these are priced at $2.25 each.
As for the Round Lipsticks in this post; I promise to do an update post where I'll swatch them for you as soon as possible.. ;)
That's it for now, I'm out of here :)
See you very soon,