NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lipsticks - Review & Swatches:
"Why are you holding back? What are you saving for - for another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right now."
- George Balanchine
The NYX Liquid Suede lipsticks have been a favorite of mine for quite a while now. Recently, a bunch of new shades were released so I picked up a few and wanted to go over each of them with you and let you know which are worth the money and which, in my opinion, are not.
The Liquid Suedes are $6.99 and there are currently 24 shades available.
I have 7 shades.
Alright, let's talk about each of these separately:
Soft-Spoken is the first shade I purchased. It's a brown-toned mauvey pinky nude, you know one of those typical shades that have been super popular the past year or so. It's very pigmented, one dip of the applicator is easily enough for your lips and you don't need to layer it for full coverage. This shade is what made me fall in love with the line so you already know, the review for this one? All good. I love it!
The rest of the shades, I ordered from Ulta in one shot.
Amethyst, another love. It's a beautiful neon pastel(ish) purple. Very pigmented, applies really smoothly and if you want to layer it for more opaque coverage, it layers very well. It's long wearing and I don't have trouble with it flaking off or anything like that.
Jet-Set is the next shade, a beautiful bright blue. Same as the previous two, it's very pigmented. That liquid suede formula I love! It layers well and lasts for hours without needing to touch up. Of course, as with all liquid lips, if you eat anything oily/greasy, it will break the product down but without eating or drinking much, I can wear it all day easy.
Subversive Socialite... The shade I was the most excited about... It's so beautiful! But unfortunately, it's a disappointing review. It's very streaky and unlike the previous three, it does not layer well. It balls up in the corners and inside of your mouth and feels extremely uncomfortable.
Foul Mouth is another that I was disappointed in. Same with Subversive Socialite, it doesn't layer well. Although it is much more pigmented and opaque, it doesn't necessarily require any additional layering. But, even with one layer I found that this was very uncomfortable. Also... It faded on the inner parts of my lips within one hour and NO eating or drinking... You know those liquid lips that break down in the center just from rubbing your lips together? That's what this does. ARGGG!!!!
Oh, Stone Fox.... She redeems the group. Such a unique, beautiful shade. Very pigmented and back to that beautiful formula of the shades that I enjoy. Creamy, easy to apply, comfortable to wear and fairly long-wearing.
Lastly, Alien. This looks black here but it does have a hint of a blue/purple/green underneath, in person. It's hard to describe. The formula on this one feels better, much more comfortable and it's extremely pigmented but it did wear down within an hour of no eating or drinking. So frustrating!!!
Here are full makeup looks with some of these shades if you were interested in seeing them on:
Subversive Socialite. Layered and I was DYING to get it off while taking photos, it was so uncomfortable.
Alien. This had more of a greenish tone to it while wearing it so I packed on a little black eyeshadow because with this look, I wanted a total black matte lip. But at least you can get an idea on the pigmentation. This is one that wore down in the center very quickly.
So, overall you can see how up and down this review has gone. Some shades are incredible while the others fall very short. I hope this review was helpful if you'd been looking into these!
Have you tried any shades? Loved or hated them? Let us know in the comments below!
FTC: These products were purchased with my own money. All product reviews/opinions are - and always will be - my own.
Thank you for reading! xoxo.