The NYX Liquid Lipstick Round-Up

Monday, March 28, 2016

nyx lip lingerie liquid suede soft matte lip creams




NYX Cosmetics finally became easily accessible to us at the end of last year. And yes, we all went a little cray-cray and bought whatever was on our NYX wish lists as though we feared that window of opportunity would be taken away from us.

And NYX have been great at making sure we don't just treat them like any other high-street/drugstore brand. They've dangled carrots, we've drooled and eagerly anticipated the staggered release of exciting products we knew we had to have. Namely, their new lip cream colours and liquid lipstick lines.

Here's a quick rundown of each 'liquid lipstick' NYX has on offer and my experiences: 


best nyx liquid lipsticks



NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAMS 8ml (New Shades) | £5.50 (Full review here)

[I won't go into too much detail about these as I have already done a full blog post on them, with swatches which you can read here.]

NYX recently added a few newer and more on-trend shades to this infamous line of theirs. From a striking violet, a blue lip to a muted brick red, they have really stepped up the game for high-street brands when it comes to being bold and brave. I only picked up one shade - Rome - which to me was the shade that was missing from the original line-up. It is a deep, neutral mauve that looks very natural and beautiful on the lips.

The formula is still the same and smells just as sweet and yummy. It can be built up to full opacity and dries to a comfortable matte finish. Like before, I love the colour and just wish the formula packed more of a punch; I wish it were more pigmented and long-lasting. I get better use out of these when layered on top of a lipstick or when using a liner underneath.

Pros:


  • A huge range of shades, including loads that work on deeper skin tones. YAY!
  • Very affordable.
  • Dries to a matte finish without being uncomfortable or drying.
Cons:


  • Not pigmented enough. 
  • Not very long-lasting.
  • Needs to be worn over lip pencil or lipstick. 


NC40 swatch nyx liquid suede soft spoken, soft matte lip cream rome


NYX LIQUID SUEDE LIP CREAM | £6.50

Ah! Remember the race to get these, and especially the shade Soft Spoken, which I have here!!? I sat this one out and waited a good long while before I picked this up and I regret that so much now. And it's not just about how perfect this deep, brown mauve shade is on me...

This formula is incredible. It's a liquid formula that is highly pigmented, lasts a long time and dries to a comfortable satin-matte finish. I still have elasticity on my lips when I wear this and it doesn't get patchy when I press my lips together. I can easily build up the intensity of this shade by layering it after one layer dries.

I also really like the wand which is slightly flexible and really allows precision in getting the contours of the lips. And the packaging, while a tad chunky, has a cute touch in the illusion of a jewel encrusted lid. It's super cute.


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Pros:


  • Highly pigmented.
  • Can be worn straight onto lips. 
  • Can be layered without flaking, peeling or cracking. 
  • Comfortable to wear. 
  • Long-lasting.
  • Affordable. 
  • Easy to use flexi applicator. 
Cons:


  • Not enough 'everyday' shades to my liking.
  • Takes a little longer to dry.

my favourite nyx liquid lipsticks and lip creams


NYX LIP LINGERIE LIPSTICK | £6.50

Finally, their latest product which promises long lasting, matte nude lips for the masses. The release of these was highly anticipated and for some reason (errrrm...Instagram hype!) I decided to jump right in there the morning they became available. This line offers a whole range of nude shades for different skin tones, from beige, peach, pink to brown and even a terracotta. These are creams that dry to a liquid lipstick finish, so almost like what the Soft Matte Lip Creams should have been. 

Firstly I have to state that these are super drying and uncomfortable, compared to the other liquid lipsticks I have. Although they are highly pigmented and dry completely matte, they have a tendency to sink into lip lines and dry out my lips like nothing else. They are also very high maintenance in the sense that I have to keep checking my lips in the mirror to keep an eye on the cracking or flaking. Especially when I've had to layer them as some of the colours can be streaky and patchy on application on my pigmented lips.


best nyx liquid lipsticks for nc40 warm medium skin tone complexion



I have found the best way to use these for me is not directly onto my lips but actually layered on top of a really hydrating lipstick with a lot of slip. It keeps my lips plump but matte and doesn't sink in the lines of my lips or crack. I love the lighter shades for also diluting bolder lipsticks that I don't enjoy wearing alone, helping me to make use of some beautiful, neglected colours whilst using these to an acceptable level of comfort. I'm really enjoying experimenting and creating so many different, gorgeous shades.

Pros:


  • Beautiful selection of nude shades for different skin tones.
  • Affordable. 
  • Cute, stylish and eye-catching packaging.
  • Highly pigmented for opaque lip colour. 
  • Dries matte.
  • Lasts all day without budging.
  • Perfect way to make any lipstick matte and long-lasting.
Cons:


  • Ridiculously drying formula.
  • Cracks and sinks into lines (not so much in the case of Exotic). 
  • High maintenance.
  • Some of the shades are seriously similar to one another - would have been nicer to have a few more deeper pink nudes.
  • Large applicator which can be tricky to be precise with.




NYX Lip Lingerie NC40 swatches swatch


My favourite formula of the 3 is definitely the Liquid Suede even though I only have this in one shade. It's the closest to a liquid lipstick in consistency, application and finish. It is super comfortable and I love that I don't need to have any extra preparations with this and I can just apply it straight onto my lips. Whilst I still really like the other 2 as well, I wish they would make the colours from them available in this formula. 




review nyx lip lingerie liquid suede soft matte lip cream


Overall, I think these are all very impressive liquid lipsticks for such affordable prices and I would highly recommend checking them out even just one shade from each line to find which works for you. It's nice to have access to so many cute and fabulous colours in this long-lasting matte finish without having to spend an arm and a leg. 

Which formula do you prefer and why? What would you like to see NYX offer next? Did you also race to order any of these the morning of their release?  


Sal xxx
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  1. Great post! These lipsticks look really nice, the shades are gorgeous :)
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  2. I really like NYX, and just reviewed the Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks myself (though I don't find them quite as drying as you do!) I definitely need to try more from the brand :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. Ooh I'll deffo be checking your review out. I know, I think its been largely mixed with these. Some hate how drying and some just love the formula xxx

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  3. Brilliant post, so detailed! It's a pity that the Lingerie ones are so drying because the shades you have appeal to me the most! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I really hope I didn't put you off hun, it is definitely worth try at least one shade because they are super affordable xxx

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  4. I love the NYX Suede ones, Sandstorm is my most used shade! I need more soft matte ones in my life!!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. Ah! Still haven't got Sandstorm and now have my eye on Tea & Cookies I think its called xxx

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    2. Sandstorm is one of my ABSOLUTE favourites but I'm a big fan of Stone Fox too. I'm so glad they brought out a grey!

      Wicked North

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  5. Fab post, I've still to get any NYX lipsticks and your choices are super pretty.

    Tasha x sincereblonde.com

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    1. Thank you so much. Definitely a brand to check out as they are so inexpensive xxx

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  6. I bought Lace Detail from the Lip Lingerie line recently and agree with the dryness :( I was a bit disappointed tbh, definitely will have to use it layered over a more hydrating lipstick! But the shades are gorgeous :) I like the Matte lip creams too but I agree the pigmentation could be better! I've not tried a Suede one yet as there's just not enough nude shades, but sounds like they're the best of the bunch! Lets hope for some new nude shades in future :D
    Nicole | ...What Nikki Did...

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    1. Agreed! If they bring out some of the Lingerie shades in the Liquid Suede formula, they will be onto a complete WINNER ;) xxx

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  7. Ughhh you make me want the liquid suede soft spoken so much!! I definitely think that could be a potential favourite for me 😍

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    1. I think you will really enjoy the formula hun as it is so easy to apply and not think about. xxx

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  8. Such a great post, I've had my eye on the liquid suede lip creams so much after seeing so many pros about them. I only own the Soft Matte lip creams and can find that they are a little drying but if you tend to go for a darker colour they have a better lasting factor! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Yes, I think I am seeing the difference between the pigmentation of the darker shade Rome compared to my others. You will definitely prefer the formula of the Liquid Suedes hun xxx

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  9. I have ridiculously dry lips so only have one Soft Matte lip and didn't bother with the other formulations! Love the shades you have!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Aww you could possibly try one from the other formulas as you might like it. I've seen some people say they find the Lip Lingeries comfortable....xxx

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  10. I've wanted to go out and get some NYX lip products for some time now, I will definitely do that soon!x
    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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    1. Yes, I definitely recommend trying something from each range xxx

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  11. Liquid Suede are the best im not to keen on the soft matte lip creams they dont really do much for me to be honest

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. Agreed! Though I have to say this newer shade of the Soft Mattes, Rome, is a little more pigmented than the lighter shades. I really hope they release tonnes of new shades in the Liquid Suede formula soon. xxx

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  12. So here for this post! The Soft Mattes are my favourite - it's a shame they weren't as great for you. I didn't find the Lingerie formula that drying to be honest - maybe it's because I'm a little crazy on exfoliating and hydrating them because otherwise everything matte looks awful D: haha. I need to try the Suede formula, it's just the shade selection that puts me off a bit! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. This Lip Lingerie line has really split the crowd hasn't it. I could perhaps be stricter on the exfoliating front but I don't think it will make much difference. Definitely get Soft Spoken from the Liquid Suede line. Its a beautiful deep nude shade and then you can join me on a campaign to get more sensible colours added to that line xxx

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  13. I picked one of the Soft matte lip creams up last weekend and it's definitely not what I expected it to be. I quite like it however I can't help but be a little disappointed with how long they last.

    Coleoftheball xx

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    1. That shocked me too. I really wish they lasted longer as they are really quite cute and lovely to use otherwise xxx

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  14. I love NYX so much, honestly my fav drugstore brand. Their lip products are amazing especially the matte lip creams!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I can see why you love them so much. The cuteness is so addictive xxx

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  15. Such a thorough round up - super helpful! I've only tried the Soft Matte Lip Creams, because the other two aren't available in Australia yet - we're so behind! But I'll have to keep an eye out for the Liquid Suede lipsticks - they sound fab. xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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    1. Thank you so much, I am happy you found it helpful! Oh wow, I thought we were always the last to get our hands on things here in the UK. Gosh, they love to tease and taunt at NYX don't they xxxx

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  16. I really love these liquid lipsticks. I wear the nude shades a lot. Great swatches.
    Beautetude

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  17. Rome is such a gorgeous shade. I hate it when lipsticks are drying like those lingerie ones!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I know, it's definitely the shade that was missing lol! I know, I really wished they weren't quite so drying as they really have a fabulous line there xxx

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  18. I love the look of the mattes, especially Rome! I have such a bug bear with lipsticks that go all dry and bitty though! I end up getting such chapped and horrible lips!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. I know, its a shame. Though it is worth trying just one maybe as some people don't seem to have the same dry issue as myself xxx

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  19. My favourite is the Liquid Suede range as well, I wish they had more shades available! The Lingerie ones are not the best, I'm a bit disappointed with them, they are drying and they don't look good on my lips, I should try applying them over a hydrating lipstick like you do. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I think it was disappointment for me too as I got so excited about them. Here's hoping they extend the colour range for the Liquid Suede line soon! xxx

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  20. I've got a few of their Matte Lip Creams but have yet to try the other collections! I really want to get my hands on the NYX Lip Lingeries but it's a bummer to hear that they're so drying on the lips! I don't fancy many shades from the Liquid Suede range as I mostly like to wear pinks and nudes but the Liquid Suede range explores more adventurous colours! I'll definitely be sure to check out the Liquid Suede range now though! x

    Kayleigh | http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeh its such a shame they're so drying but seriously its worth checking one of the shades out to see how the formula is on your lips hun. I know, I really hope they extend the Liquid Suede line colours soon xxx

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  21. These nyx colors are great- I'm such a fan of nude colors. I have some nyx products, and my favourite is xtreme shine lip cream no.11- NUDE PEACH FUZZ, which is great for every occasion. I even wore it on my wedding day! :)













    . I even wore it on my wedding day! :)

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  22. Oh thank you for sharing - I was looking forward to buying some of lingerie and suede lipsticks, but now I'm going to avoid the lingerie ones!
    made-make-up.blogspot.com

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  23. Very well written and informative post. I bought a number of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip creamss and although they are lovely the longevity on them is not great compared to, for example, the LA girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss X

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  24. Such a great post with a a really honest round up of the line! I haven't tried the lingerie range but it doesn't sound like I am missing out! I love the liquid suede line I just wish they would bring out more everyday shades!

    Lucy / lucyalana.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I love the Lip Lingeries! I haven't tried any of the Soft Matte Lip Creams though.

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Beautiful Pictures!! Interesting posts you got going :) Love from India

    BeautyHues

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  27. I would love to try these, the colors looks amazing! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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