Monday, July 6, 2015

NYX Liquid Crystal Liners in "Crystal Gold" & "Crystal Aqua" Review

I have a glitter obsession. There I said it. Special occasion or every day, it doesn't really matter to me! From eye shadow to eye liner in every shade of the rainbow, I love discovering new creative ways to wear it. It adds that special something every time! That brings me to these NYX Liquid Crystal Liners which I later found out are "not intended to be used around the eye area." But don't expect me to listen to those instructions when we're talking about glitter! Where were they intended to be used anyways? They are marketed as liners are they not? It doesn't seem like NYX sells it on their site anymore but Ulta describes them as "high impact liquid liners that provide the eye with color that sparkles" Hence my confusion. Regardless let me tell you what I think of these "not to be used as liners" glitter liners:

There are about 9 different shades available from blues to green, silver and purple. The price is right at just under $6 and Ulta is always offering good deals on NYX so you can often get them for buy one get one 50% off. The colors are vibrant and beautiful with one swipe and they actually last on my eyes for more then 24 hours at a time. The applicator is thin and precise making them very user friendly and the packaging although very basic is lightweight and easy to travel with. After using these each on my eyes a couple of times I can understand why they aren't that great in the area. My eyes definitely feel uncomfortable as I first apply them (for the first 60 seconds), but as I wear them throughout the day it is just fine. They look just as good in person as they do in photographs too. 

Overall: I absolutely adore these for their opaque bold color and lasting power and I truly wish they were intended for use around the eyes! I will be heeding this warning from now on though as I do not know enough about the ingredients and their long term effects. I recommend those of you looking into purchasing these to really take that into consideration before doing so. Now to find some glitter liners that perform the same way but are intended to be used around the eyes- leave your recommendations in the comments form, I will be forever grateful ;) 

Have you given any of these liners a try? If you have, what did you think of them? If you haven't do you want to?

Let me know in the comments form, along with any other opinions you may have, I love hearing from readers!

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  1. These two glitter eye liners are fabulous....and I absolutely love the make up looks you created with them.

  2. Both color are so pretty! I use to have the NYX glitter liner in Crystal, but sadly it dried up. I think LA Colors has glitter liners .. not sure you can get those in the east. Love how you used the blue to accent your winged liner :-)


    1. Will check out those LA colors ones, thank you Monica! I love how that look turned out as well.

  3. These two look so beautiful! I really want to try the gold one!

    1. they are! too bad they aren't meant to be used on the eyes though.

  4. Hiya babe, omfg could u believe i just comented on some girls blog thinking im posting on your blog (this post) and i was like 'lovely review i love this product looks amazing on you' looooooooooool and she made a post about a smoothie receipt looooool i cant even undo it as it wont apear until she approves it omg but anywaaaay LOVELY PRODUCT lol thanks for sharing hun
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