Lipstick Swatches – NYX Beauty School Dropout Alumni Palette

A few months ago, I posted about my NYX Beauty School Dropout Alumni Palette but I didn’t include any swatches at the time.  There are 40 lip colours in this palette and I wanted to see how each looked on, so I decided I’d do a lip swatch post. Unfortunately, I tried for two days to get good photos of the shades on my lips and I failed miserably – and my lips were so sore – so I decided to swatch them on my arm instead

I was so close to not posting this as I’m really only happy with the first image but it took a long time to finally get these swatches so I don’t want to let all of that time and effort go to waste. I hope that you can all overlook my shoddy photography and swatching just this once

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I am so sorry for the difference in angle, lighting and focus. These were taken over a number of days as I had to work around my daughter’s nap times and when I looked at each photo after I had taken it, it looked to be in focus but obviously it wasn’t! (Maybe it’s time I had another eye test haha)

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As these shades were from a huge palette, they don’t have any names but I swatched each of the rows from left to right

Although there are some very similar shades, I’m pretty impressed with them! There are a few colours that are a bit meh – mainly the metallic-y browns and that whiteish colour – but overall, I really like them. I’m a big fan of the oranges which surprised me because I really didn’t think I’d be a fan of orange lipstick!

Are these the kind of colours you’d go for? 

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello! The angels are alright, truly!
    I tend to go for peach and pink tones for my lips😏 I wouldn’t mind to change it up though, love your post!

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  2. Azra says:

    This palette is so good. So many options, xx

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    1. I’m so impressed! They’re a lot more wearable than I was expecting x

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  3. They are pretty colors! I think this can last me at least 5 years XD I like those colors on the second picture and the last picture. I like brighter lips.

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      1. Thank you so much! ❤

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    2. I think so too! This palette is definitely making me want to try to rock bright lips a lot more!

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  4. These lippies are irresistibly beautiful❤️❤️

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    1. I’m so impressed with them!

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  5. These shades look amazing and I love the swatches. How do they perform though? Are they as opaque on the lips? And how does it feel on the lips? xoxo Sarah

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    1. They’re all really comfortable and they wear pretty well considering they don’t claim to be long wearing. If I remember correctly, the more matte ones I’ve tried wore for a good few hours even after eating and drinking. Some of the lighter and glossier colours definitely take building up a little, which considering they only come in small pans could be a problem if they were colours I reached for a lot, but luckily they’re not

      Hope this helped 🙂 xx

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      1. It does :D. Thank you so much!! I’m always hesitant for lower end pallets. I’ll definitely check these out (after my no buy period is over)… xoxox Sarah

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      2. I’m so glad! You’re very welcome 🙂
        I definitely prefer the face and lip side to the shadow side, but I haven’t really experimented with many of the shadows yet xx

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  6. atkokosplace says:

    I really like the lippy colors! I’d also have fun mixing the shades! Pretty. Thank you for the review! Have a lovely day! 🙂

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    1. Me too, I’m really impressed with the shade range. I haven’t tried mixing any yet, but I’m definitely going to try in the future! Thank you, you too 🙂 xx

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  7. Lip swatches are tough! Idk how people do it! Everytime I rub off a lipstick I rub off some foundation too, it’s so annoying!
    Love the swatches though!
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    1. Me too! And I end up smudging the lip colour all over my chin! Thank you 🙂

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