Despite that sweeping statement I seem to have ignored that advice and picked up a number of NYX products despite them being found in Boots, Selfridges and if rumours are true, their own stand alone stores. But what can you do when a shade or formula catches your eye.
Those I picked up were the NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair, NYX Soft Matte Cream in San Paulo and Butter Lipstick in Fruit Punch, the latter clearly with my eye on the Summer.
Also to catch my eye and carrying on with what appears to a be a common colour theme were two products from Wet n Wild. First the Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Rasp-berry Voice and High Shine Lip Stain in Runaway Red.
The strangest thing about a number of these purchases are I'm usual not a fan of gloss nor nude lip colours. Towards the end of last year I was favouring pinky nudes as much as my reds and clearly I was keen to explore more.
A stand out product was Rimmel's liner in East End Snob and that under or with most of these lip products has made them all favourites and reaching for on various rotations.
The stand out favourite is NYX Matte Cream in San Paulo. A creamy matte that does not dry the lips. Perfect for the transitional time of year and the middle ground between my love of reds and nudes.
My favourite from the Wet n Wild pairing is the Mega Slick Lip Gloss, not too sticky and with a subtle colour that makes a gorgeous look over the aforementioned East End Snob liner. It's a look I'm loving and allowing me to experiment more with darker eye make up.
The lip stain is not sticky at all, a slight tackiness but I do find it pools around the edges of lips and I need to be a bit more mindful when applying and wearing.
Fruit Punch is yet to be worn but I already know I love Butter Lipsticks with one of their reds being my most worn in 2015. Unfortunately the Butter Gloss in Eclair may be a little too pale for me but I need to play around a little more before I write it off completely.
What have been your favourite lip products lately?