This is the first of the lip swatches of the four NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams from yesterday's post. When I first looked at Tokyo, I thought it was that hideous medicinal pink, but it's kind of grown on me. These swatches were all done in a fairly slapdash manner - it was a hot day and I didn't want to make Noodle Arms do any more work than necessary. If I were wearing these, I would definitely apply a lip balm first and use a lipliner.
There is a slight difference in real life between the colour when it is first applied and the colour when it dries. I don't think I was successful in capturing that on film, but I've decided to use the pictures anyway, and you can make up your own mind about that.
Tokyo outdoors in natural light, when first applied
Tokyo indoors with flash, when first applied
Tokyo outdoors in natural light, after 20 minutes
Tokyo indoors with flash, after 20 minutes
You can see that it sinks into the lines and crevices of the lip, so you really need to have your lips in tip top condition.
Tokyo outdoors in natural light
Tokyo indoors with flash