I suggest you use an invisible lip liner like one shown above to minimize bleeding
Simply Vamp pencil is larger than the UD pencil sharpener (see above)
Get ready to drool over the new lust worthy NYX Cosmetic Simply Vamp Lip Cream Pencils! Four out of the six lippies in the collection are featured here. What's great about the vamp line is that the shades include a couple of brown and blue tone colors. It's always a challenge to find some really decent lipsticks in those two color ranges and these are absolutely gorgeous! NYX also gave me two bonus lip pencil's in nectar, one from this set and another from my Wild lip collection purchase. That review will be posted next week so check back then. And on top of the already affordable price of six dollars a pop, I also received 25% off savings making all four pencils less the cost of one designer brand. NYX really got the vampy look spot on here with a thoroughly modern and edgy Gothic inspired palette.
Vamp up your look instantly with our smooth and smoldering lip creams. Wear any of these six bewitching shades to brew up a little beauty magic.What it is: A collection of deep, vampy shade lip creams. What it does: Creates the perfect vampy lip. Why we love it: This collection of lip creams come in six smoldering, vampy shades to pick from. You’ll find the perfect dark lipstick to fit your every mood. How to use: Apply to clean lips. Wear over liner or primer for long–lasting wear. ENAMORED: Deep Brown with Burgundy Pearl, TEMPTRESS: Deep Royal Purple, APHRODISIAC: light Brown Plum, BEWITCHING: Burgundy with Blue Undertone
Formula: The pigments are super vivid and lustrous while being extremely creamy on application. I did find the formula to be slightly extra creamy which leads to some bleeding. You'll definitely need to apply a lip primer, invisible lip liner as well as exfoliating dry lips beforehand. I found applying a base and an invisible lip liner made the color set neatly otherwise using them directly pencil to lip made it hard for the color to stay within my lip line, especially since it's hard enough for me to apply lipstick perfectly on my slightly down-curved lips. Hmmm, I wonder if Katherine Hepburn ever had this problem? The wear time is several hours when applied properly and after the color eventually wears down you're still left with a fabulous stained lip. The color description and swatches are shown above and they're true to shade. Enamored is the most metallic, Temptress is a gorgeous deep purple, Bewitching is the most beautiful blue-tone blood stain red that I have ever seen while Aphrodisiac is the more matte looking out of the set. Another slight issue being that the pencil diameter is larger than my biggest sharpener so I'll have to go hunt one down. Just a minor drawback for an otherwise glamorous dark vampy collection. I would love to see them improve on the design with a more ergonomically correct tip for better lip contouring application. Bottom line: they're outrageously stunning autumn lippies that will make you simply alluring! Pout fierce! Stay Beautiful! XOXO
Availability: NYX, Mass Retail $6 Simply Vamp 6 Shades $6.00