This or That: NYX Ombre Lip Duo Vs. Make Up Forever Pro Sculpting Lip

Ombre lips are still such a huge trend, and beauty companies are making the fun effect even easier, with 2-in-1 lip combos. I'm testing one from the drug store and one that's high end: NYX Ombre Lip Duo Vs. Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Lip.

NYX Ombre Lip Duo

  • I've shared this product here and here before.
  • $12
  • 12 shades
  • Fill in the lip with one end and use the other for detail
  • $27
  • 4 shades
  • Creamy pencil on one end, iridescent powder on the other
Just fill in your lip and tap the powder in the center of the lip. Be sure to wipe off the tip before securing back in the cap.

Here are swatches, but TRUST ME, these do not photo as pretty as they are! NYX Freckles and Speckles on your left, MUFE Rust on right. 

MUFE Rosewood, with flash--this is so pretty in person!

Swatches of NYX at the top, and then MUFE at the bottom.
  • Overall, I found the NYX to be harder to work with since it is not that creamy, similar to a regular liner, but definitely you can get the ombre effect. 
  • The NYX broke very easily.
  • It worked fine, until I got to try the MUFE. It was love at first use. While both look natural, or at least I don't wear them in an extreme ombre look, I got the most compliments when wearing the MUFE Pro Sculpting Lip. I prefer that one because the quality is outstanding, but the price tag would definitely be an issue for some.
Have you tried either of these products?


  1. This effect is so pretty! All of the Makeup Forever shades are gorgeous! I may have to go check these out! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I love those colours!! I'm going to have to check them out!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  3. I hope MUFE come out with more colours, and congratulations on your Blogiversary!

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

  4. Thanks for comparing these two lines. I love that rosewood color.


  5. That MUFE Rosewood color is gorgeous!!!! I haven't jumped on the ombre lip train but if I did I would go with MUFE. I like creamier products for my dry dry lips. Have fun this weekend :)

  6. MUFE sounds awesome. love that bit of shimmer. except you know me, i'm totally obsessed with kylie lip kits right now haha. i can't seem to wear anything else! happy friday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  7. Love Makeup Forever!

    Paula- www.livingpaula.com

  8. Lipsticks that break easily are so annoying! Thanks for sharing! Xo

  9. I have been contemplating the NYX myself, but the fact that it broke so quickly is a total dealbreaker for me. That said, I wouldn't pay for the MUFE because I really only spend the big bucks on eyeshadows, highlighters, and mascara. :P


  10. I didn't even know this was a trend! Thanks for keeping me up with the current times!!

  11. I have yet to perfect the ombre lip, but this lip duo looks amazing! Happy Blogiversary gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. I have tred ombre lips several times now, but somehow I feel like my lips are too thin to really create a true ombre effect.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  13. The makeup forever ones are tempting, but I need to stop buying lipsticks.


  14. I wanted to try the MUFE one! I've had my eyes on it since it was released but held back because it's a touch gimmicky but will pick it up soon!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  15. These products are so cool! Glad it still looks natural too!

    xo, Stephanie

  16. Have fun meeting that new niece!!!

  17. These colors are sooo pretty. I guess I just don't "get" this ombre lip trend though. haha

  18. As someone who prefers mostly neutral makeup, I didn't think I would like the ombre lip trend. But I actually love both of these on you, and I like that it can be done subtly. I agree that the MUFE does look prettier.

  19. I have not tried an ombre lip color, but thanks for the review on the NYX... I think I'd def. try the MUFE! And, I totally didn't realize MUFE stranded for Makeup For Ever at first. I got a free sample of some of their products a couple years ago from Sephora, I should try this ombre lip color next time I'm in there.


  20. The MUFE one sounds amazing. These remind me of the Laneige two tone lip bars that were totally sold out because the leading actress in the K-drama I was just watching wore it in one episode.

  21. Congrats on being an auntie again! I don't really seem an ombre effect my like you said maybe the photo doesn't do it justice!

  22. The MUFE is so cool. A lipstick + powder combo is something I've never seen before. I'm not a huge fan the super overdone ombre look, I like yours which is so much more natural.

  23. I didn't even know this was a thing...I'm so behind! But it's very pretty!

  24. I love this look! Have fun meeting your new niece!!

  25. For some reason, I can't get the ombre effect on my lips...so weird. Cool trend, but I don't think it would look good on me anyway. Great comparison!

  26. I can see a difference in the photos and the MUFE is gorgeous! Have fun at home meeting your new niece! Yay!

  27. Both of those are gorgeous, but it does suck that MUFE has such a steep price tag! But sometimes the price tag is totally worth it, I love my MUFE foundation, it's just so good!

  28. Glad I read this, I have been wanting to try the NYX version. I really think I can just create it myself though!

  29. Lots of pretty shades! Have a great weekend meeting your niece!

  30. I haven't tried either of these, but I really like the sound of the MUFE. The idea of having a bit of powder to add to the center sounds really neat.

  31. Both are such a pretty color. I haven't try either of these out yet. Have a great weekend.


  32. they really do look pretty so good to know they look better in person. aint got time for something that breaks easily, sounds like the makeup forever one is worth the cost! have a good weekend love xx

  33. very nice products and the color looks lovely on you.

    Inside and Outside Blog

  34. The Makeup Forever in Rosewood is so pretty!

  35. Great review on both lip products! I didn't know either of these were out now.


  36. I haven't tried the ombre lip look yet. I'm still trying to get into wearing lipstick.

  37. Great reviews Elle! I would like to try the MUFE one! I think that ombre look is so pretty!

  38. The MUFE one sounds so nice! I've never used a product like that before, and the powder end would definitely be different for me! Too bad the Nyx one broke easy and wasn't as creamy. I think I'd like to try it anyways, even if I didn't do the Ombre lip I like that I could have two products in one lol!

  39. I just got the MUFE ones in the same colors and I'm obsessed! The only thing I didn't like is I felt like they were super drying on my lips after wearing it for hours, did it do that to you??

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles


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