Happy Monday, everyone!
You'll eventually learn that I am a complete and utter lipstick fiend. And I hopped on the liquid lipstick train a looong time ago. Today I wanted to review some of my favorite liquid lipsticks - the Nyx Liquid Suede cream lipsticks. You can buy these babies at Ulta for $6.99. Quality liquid lipsticks for under $10 a pop?! You just can't beat it if you ask me. Without further ado, lets dive into the review!
I currently have three shades of these lipsticks - Vintage, Cherry Skies, and Stone Fox. Each shade applies as a thick, glossy consistency onto the lips. The doefoot applicators are flat, which some people find disconcerting. However, I find they they apply more smoothly with this applicator. Since these are lip creams and their consistencies are thick, they have a tendency to build up if you aren't careful to easily smooth them out over the lips. The flat applicator helps with that.
You can get away with using one quick swipe across the lips for sheerer coverage, however I usually go over my lips twice with the applicator to make sure my lips are super pigmented and have that "pow in your FACE" effect. Less is never more in my world.
Once the lipstick fully dries, it takes on the consistency of a true suede, just as the name indicates. This is so incredibly unique - I've never experienced another liquid lipstick that has this texture. This also helps keep your lips more moist than they would be with other (usually bone-dry) liquid lipsticks. My lips are always as dry as the Sahara, so these lipsticks are a true blessing for me.
This is the shade Cherry Skies. It's a beautiful, deep cool-toned red. If you're looking for a lipstick to match the color of the blood of your enemies, this is the right choice for you. It seems universally flattering, as well. I have hazel eyes, but I've seen this on people with brown, blue, and green eyes and it always looks flawless. This is the quintessential shade that reminds me of fall, so do yourselves a figure and pick it up to complement those fall color-toned looks!
This is the shade Stone Fox. It is a truly stunning, cool-toned, gunmetal gray shade that reminds me a lot of spooky horror movies and Halloween season. I'm not usually drawn toward wacky shades like this, but it instantly caught my eye when I was perusing the Nyx section in Ulta. I need to work up the courage to wear it out in public more, because it truly makes me feel badass when I'm flaunting it in the comfort of my own living room.
This is the shade Vintage. I think the name for this shade is so fitting. It dries down to a deep brownish maroon color that reminds me of the 1950s. Once again, this shade is very cool-toned - are you sensing a pattern with my lipsticks of choice? Although it initially seems similar to Cherry Skies, Cherry Skies is more of a true red while Vintage has more gray and purple undertones in it.
Out of the three shades I have, this is the one I reach for the most. It's flattering with a wide variety of eyeshadow looks I do, and I find that it compliments my hazel eyes really well. Again, this is a perfect shade for fall. I promise, you need it.
I hastily took comparison swatches today to show how all three shades look side-by-side. The swatches appear glossy here, but they dried down to the suede texture in about 2-3 minutes. This picture really demonstrates the color difference between Cherry Skies and Vintage.
I cannot rave about these lipsticks enough. Nyx has released so many innovative shades in this line. If you're a fan of out-there alien babe shades, they have an amazing lavendar shade as well as two shades of purple, a sky blue, dark blue, true orange, and cantaloupe shade. They also have multiple pinks, nudes, browns, and dark vampy shades. I've had my eye on Subversive Socialite and Oh Put It On for the looongest time. AND here's a bonus - all Nyx products are currently buy 2 get 1 free at Ulta! That means you can get three liquid lipsticks for $14, which is a deal you honestly cannot beat.
Have you tried the Nyx Liquid Suede cream lipsticks? What are your thoughts? What shades are you lusting after?