NYX Cosmic Metals lip cream review
By Lauren Kelly, Editor-in-Chief
This past summer NYX came out with a line of lip creams called Cosmic Metals that is unlike any of their other offerings. Although I usually try to cover more versatile, every day products, I thought these would be fun to try out coming up on Halloween, due to how vivid and fun each colour is.
I picked up three of the eleven colours to try out: Speed of Light, a beautiful copper and the most “normal” colour of the bunch; Extraterrestrial, a deep olive green; and Electromagnetic, a vivid turquoise. Each of these tubes is also packed with silver shimmer. The other eight colours include three different blues, a purple, a fuchsia, a bright orange, a deep gunmetal, and an emerald green.
Electromagnetic was the first colour I tried, and it was as pigmented on as it was in the tube. This made it very easy to apply. The colour was true to the tube as well, and looked very out of place on my face. I wore it for a few hours, and it only wore off a little bit on the inside of my lips, which I found impressive since it is a cream formula. It was incredibly shiny, both from the gloss and the shimmer. This colour would be super fun for any sea-themed costumes, like a mermaid, but I can’t see myself wearing it for any other reason.
Speed of Light is a very light shade, and it makes your lips look like they’ve been dipped in rose gold. Where Electromagnetic was shiny, this was a whole new level. It was absolutely gorgeous, and very pretty for fall. Extraterrestrial is darker than I’d expected, and also the least in-your-face. The shimmer is a bit less pronounced, but it is still very glossy. I’m sure you could make these both work depending on your costume as well, and the latter is clearly alien-themed. I’ll be wearing both this fall, especially Extraterrestrial, which is a very striking colour. Besides the colour, they both applied similarly to Electromagnetic, and impressed me all around.
If you’re looking to pick up a tube or two of either product, you can buy them at London Drugs for $9.99. Since they are a somewhat niche product, stores that don’t carry the full NYX line like Shoppers Drug Mart probably won’t have them.