Nyx | Vivid Brights Liner – Vivid Blossom

Nyx Vivid Brights Liner ReviewSometimes we require some colour in our lives, and who sais it cannot be bright, bubbly eyeliner that adds this pop of fun to a regular day. Or maybe add even more fun to an already bold look? The Nyx Vivid Brights definitely seem like the right choice.

I have never been a fan of colourful eyeliners before. To me, colours meant eyeshadow, blush or lipstick and liner was either grey, black or brown.
Now I can see why colourful liner gained such a huge following. Whether it is to compliment an already strong look, to add some colour to a classic liner or to do something fun and funky on a lazy day, colourful eyeliner is my new favourite item. 

Have you ever tried bold eyeliner colours? If so, which brand and which colour? Did you like it or was it not really for you?

 

The product:

Nyx Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner – Vivid Blossom

Nyx Professional Makeup never disappoints when it comes to product design. I have not seen a single bad wrapping yet (If you do know one please do spill the tea) and the Vivid Brights Liner definitely is up there.

The classic black and white combo is pretty in itself but them adding a colour bar showing the actual colour of each individual liner makes collecting and sorting them really easy. It also makes me want to own every single one of them and line them up in my makeup shelf.

Nyx Vivid Brights Liner Review

 

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Triethyl Citrate, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Ethyl Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Linked from NYXCosmetics UK

Water: Water is the most important skin component and our human body mostly consists of water. It is also the most common ingredient in cosmetic products. To tell the truth, in comparison to other ingredients, water does not have that many positive effects on our skin in regard to our skincare products. It is used to eliminate the hardness, minerals and to avoid product contamination. And to stretch out some of the products.

Octylacrylamide Copolymer: Often found in sunscreens and funnily enough mascara Acrylates Octylacrylamide Copolymer is a film-forming polymer that is mostly known for making products “water-proof”. It is not tested on animals and the overall safety and health hazard close to nil.

Propylene Glycol: This ingredient has a really, really bad reputation. It is known for being an enormous health and safety hazard or even antifreeze.
As is, Propylene Glycol used in makeup or cosmetics is absolutely harmless. The amount used only stops the product in question form melting or freezing and also assists active ingredients to penetrate your skin.

How to use it:

  • Starting as close to the lashes as possible, draw a line at the inner corner of the eyelid and work toward the outer corner. For a more dramatic look, build width at the outer corners.

Linked from the official Cultbeauty Uk. I did not find anything on the official Nyx website so I did some research and got my instructions.

Do you have any special techniques you use to wing your liquid eyeliner? Or do you just close an eye (or both) and hope for the best? 

 

There is nothing more that can be said about the fact that you should use your liner as close to your lashes as possible unless you are going for a specific look or want a duo-colour liner. As for where you start… It is a matter of personal preference when it comes to liners if you ask me.

I start in the outer third of my eye and draw the wing. Going from there I complete the line inwards by slanting the liner slightly. I keep the inner corners for last because the amount of excess eyeliner on the brush will be just enough to finish the whole liner and not end up being too thick or blotchy on the inside.

Nyx Vivid Brights Liner Review

 What it claims to do:

  • Vibrant colour
  • Pro-level liners
  • Deliver instant and intense colour payoff.

Linked from NyxCosmetics Uk.

What it really does:

Nyx Vivid Brights Liner Review

The colour this review focuses on, Vivid Blossom, is definitely beautiful but I would not call it “vibrant” per se. It might seem so at first but as the colour dries down the vibrant pastel lavender grows duller and duller.
You can still see it well enough but I would recommend a dark background to really bring out the hue.

I am no professional and to claim otherwise would be a lie but as far as I can see, the quality of those liners is on an extremely high level. I have never really seen strong liners in very bold colours like the Vivid Brights before. I might be wrong, but I could see a makeup artist using them.

The colour payoff is intense and the quality is high. It takes some time for the liner to settle and the colour to dry down but after that, the look of the liner is top tier.

Summarised:

The cons: 

Con 1: The colour needs some to settle and as it does it dulls down to a more muted version of the wrappings’ colour. It might be a bit disappointing to see a finish not as bright and vibrant as you expected.

Con 2: You cannot build up the eyeliner. The first layer of Liner has to be your only one as adding a second liner will make it break and crumble. Adding a second layer will significantly shorten the longevity of the whole look.

 

The pros: 

Pro 1: The colour itself is beautiful. I have never seen any makeup line other than Nyx cosmetics creating matte liners with such a high colour payoff.
There have been a few brands that followed their lead with shimmers, but even then, the intensity the Vivid Brights have are leagues above their competitors’.

Pro 2: The eyeliner brush itself is rather interesting if you ask me. Even if this liner has no felt tip and has no thinning out in the tip, one is fully capable of creating both thin and thick lines.

Pro 3: If you only add one layer of product to create the perfect line it will last for the whole day. I never had to retouch my Vivid Bright Liner or even worry about any crumbling.

Pro 4: If you have checked my ingredients list you might have already guessed this pro but the Nyx Liners are actually waterproof. Perfect for a night out.
And don’t worry, I checked thoroughly. 😉

 

Conclusion:

For me, this product is and probably always will be one of my holy grails. I borrowed it from a friend and a week later I had my own. I love the colour, the brush, the finish and everything else you can think of when you hear the word “Nyx Vivid Brights”

Alchemiin Beauty Blog Reviews

 

Would I recommend it? Definitely! If you are trying to be a bit more experimental with your makeup but not really into adding a weird standout colour just yet, Vivid Blossom is perfect. It is colourful yet at the same time very much of an understatement.
I will add some more of the Vivid Brights product line to my collection once I have the funds to do so haha (never)

 

My Alchemiin Tip:

Nyx Vivid Brights Liner Review Alchemiin

The Nyx Vivid Brights liners definitely look good by themselves but have you ever thought of combining it with a classic black eyeliner? 

My go-to look with the Vivid Blossom liner is adding it to my essentially finished look as a little extra… bam-effect. Above and then over the black line I add a thin line of the colourful liner to make both the black liner and the colour pop even more.
On special days I might even turn it around and add a small wing just on the outside underneath the already winged black liner.

Try it out and tell me what you think of my tip this week!


 

I finally went on a date! Yayyyy. It was perfect all the way and to be honest, I do not even remember the makeup I did. My hair was curly though hehe.

Hope you have a lovely week and lots of giddy love, Eden

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