So I heard a lot of opinions on NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks and when a close friend recommended them I had to try them for myself, however for £6.50 each I wasn’t going to buy every colour that appealed to me (and there were many) so I chose to try one for now. The website I looked at boasts that this lipstick is:
“A waterproof, liquid lipstick infused with Avocado oil and Vitamin E. This super pigmented lipstick goes on opaque, dries to a matte finish and delivers long-wearing, vivid color in one creamy swipe.”
So as you can imagine with that, the fact that they are cruelty-free and the recommendation I was quite looking forward to a luscious grey matte lipstick that wouldn’t dry my lips out, my hopes were high. I chose the colour Stone Fox to start with as it was a beautiful soft grey colour which I didn’t own and paired it with Collections Love Bird eyeliner (as I didn’t have a lipliner that matched). To test this lipstick thoroughly and give an honest reliable review, I wore it all day: through eating, drinking, talking etc.
To say I was disappointed is an understatement, I was not only disappointed but also frustrated. I hate lip gloss, the stickiness drives me wild that’s why I tend to opt for matte lipsticks, so to give some backstory as to why I said that this is why: I put this lipstick on at 11:30am and by 12:45pm it still wasn’t dry, it, in fact, didn’t dry all day and by the time I took it off at 6pm it had continued to remain tacky all day. So as you can imagine the “long-wearing” part of the pitch didn’t hold up. This is a shame because the colour payoff is incredible, one stroke across the lips gave full coverage, no streakiness and no need to double dip which is always a plus for me. Some other positive points are the range of colours available and the applicator wand.
Firstly at my local Boots where I purchased this lipstick, the selection was incredible, many colours I’ve not seen before which was refreshing. There were many that I would personally wear and some I hadn’t seen in other of my favourite brands. The applicator was an odd shape, rounded and long but for some reason, this helped me apply it easier however with that being said the fact that it didn’t dry down to a matte finish bothers me. When I buy a matte lipstick I want a matte lipstick; especially when I’m paying £6.50 for it. I saw no reason why it didn’t mattify, I had no other product on my lips and I gave it ample time to do so. Perhaps it was the colour I chose or the formula I don’t know. I will continue to wear it because it’s a beautiful colour but it will be sporadically as I said I’m not one for the tackiness feeling, but I don’t think I’ll be buying any more of these products.
So what about you? Have you tried these and how did they fair?