I love love love lipstick now. My stash has grown from none to a whole bunch in a little less than a year. I love the variation in colors and types like matte and such.
When NYC reached out to me about reviewing their City Duel 2 in 1 Lip colors I had to see what they were about.
The 2 in 1 lipsticks are exactly what they say they are. Each one has two shades in one that you could use individually or as a combination. It's really cool because its kind of like you get two for the price of one. Most of the 2 in 1 duel colors have a dark and light color and when you combine them you get a color in between the both
I received four colors in this collection: The Empire Lilacs, The Rock a Fella, The waldorf Roses, and The vintage pinks. Each swatch I will show you has the lighter color on top and the darker shade on bottom
Here are swatches of both shades in each lipstick.
For the swatches I thought it would be cool to show you how each color individually looks and then what color you get when you combine the two
The empire lilacs has a soft frosted pink color and a darker pink color on the bottom.
I combined the two colors to get a color a little lighter than the original darker pink
The Rock a fellas has a light baby pink on one side and a darker neon kind of pink on the other
When you combine the two you get a really nice pink color! This def was my favorite combination look!
The Waldorf Roses has a light baby pink on top and a darker pink color on the bottom. Weird how it looks almost red here but it def is more pinkish in real life.
When you combine the two you get a nice softer pink color. This was my second favorite combination look!
The vintage pink has a lighter pink on top that is barely noticeable on my lips and a slightly darker pink on bottomw. This was the most natural looking color of the four.
Combination of the lipsticks gave a natural pink that could be worn easily during the day
Overall, I like the idea of having a duel lipstick so you can essentially get 3 looks out of it. Most of the ones I got to review were pinks but I def want to check out nude or reds they might have. One thing I appreciate is how affordable this lipstick are. Pigmentation was okay but they don't stay on for too long if your drink, eating, etc as most lipsticks do.
Where to find-CVS, Target, Walmart, Walgreens or other drug store retailers