NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot is a rich, velvety, slightly cool shade that falls somewhere between fuchsia and burgundy. It embodies the vampy-lips-for-Fall trend quite nicely, while still being bright enough to liven up my face. The finish, as the name suggests, is quite matte, but it feels very nice on the lips. And the staying power is phenomenal!
Even though Amour leans quite warm-toned and Merlot is rather cool, I find they harmonize nicely to give an overall rosy, cheery tone to the face. I think it's a makeup look that embodies my overall style quite well- fresh and feminine, with a bit of an edge.
To contrast the bold cheek and matte lip, I opted for a sheerer, more glowy foundation, my brand new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I added a shimmery rosy glow to the eyes as well (thanks to the frugal, yet wonderful Wet N' Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells), and I finished things off with a gentle stroke of winged liner and lots of mascara!
Here's a full breakdown of everything I used:
Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Amour
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: Wet N' Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells (pinky/champagne shade all over lid and up into the crease, ivory shade as a highlight, brown shade very lightly in crease)
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real! in Black
Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot
And a few more shots of the look:
And that's it! My love for NARS Amour blush is no secret, and I'm thrilled to find a new lipstick that complements it so nicely. NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot is rich, flattering, and really perfect for Fall. Can't rave about it more!
Do you own any NYX lipsticks? What are some of your favourite lip/cheek combos for Fall?
And as a preview, my next few posts will be reviews of products from my recent Feel Unique and Chanel hauls- hope you enjoy them and find them helpful!
Have an amazing weekend (and to my Canadian readers- Happy Thanksgiving)!