Happy hump day, everyone!
Although most people I know are nude lipstick fanatics, I didn't jump on the neutral train until recently. I realized that my lipstick collection had no shortage of reds, purples, and mauves but was sorely lacking in neutral tones. I knew Nyx had a whole line of liquid lipsticks dedicated to neutral shades for all skin tones, so I turned there to fill the nude-lipstick hole in my heart.
Nyx Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks are only $6.99 a piece and often cheaper with Ulta's deals/sales. They are are definitely more of a creamy consistency rather than a fluid liquid, so I find that I need to be sparing in how much I apply on my lips so that I don't get a gross buildup on my lips. They're long-lasting and even hold up against some eating and drinking, which I'd say is quite impressive for such a cheap product. The shade range is obviously a bit restricted considering the line is dedicated to neutral shades, but with that being said there is almost guaranteed to be a "my lips but better" shade for all skin tones in this collection.
Ruffle Trim: This is a true peach shade that looks fabulous on light skin tones, especially those with yellow undertones. It is a super office-appropriate shade and proves to be one of those "my lips but better" shades for me.
Teddy: Teddy is a much more daring shade for a pale ghostey girl like me. It is a brown, 90s-esque shade with mauvey undertones. I actually really enjoy wearing this shade, but it definitely is a bit bold.
Bedtime Flirt: This shade is actually very similar to Ruffle Trim but pulls more pink while Ruffle Trim appears more orange. This is also a super work-appropriate shade as it appears delicate and pretty on the lips.
Each shade is highly pigmented with one swipe. They all dry down matte but do not feel uncomfortable or at all drying on the lips. However, I have noticed that they do cling to dry patches on my lips since the formula is so thick, so exfoliating before wearing these is a must. They do remain a tiny bit sticky after application, but it's not too noticeable or annoying in my opinion. The one qualm I have about these lipsticks is that they can appear somewhat patchy as you can likely see in my swatches. This is easily remedied by adding another layer, but there is a delicate balance between having completely opaque lips and having too many thick, uncomfortable layers of product on the lips.
Overall, I think that these liquid lipsticks are a great value and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to add to their nude lipstick repertoire! Have you tried these out? What are your favorite shades? Leave a comment below!