Like most beauty bloggers who saw a full NYX display at Shoppers in the last few weeks, I wanted to take a few things home 🙂
As in most cases, Canada is a little behind on NYX’s new releases, so I only wanted the Liquid Suede cream lipsticks. 4 to be exact: Sandstorm, Soft-Spoken, Cherry Skies and Vintage.
These stay more true to the liquid lipstick category. I assume the “cream” part in the name is to describe the texture, as they go on very smooth and feel comfortable. They do dry matte with a thin coat, but the process is a little slower, so for the first minute or 2, you can still notice the shine.
Sturdy plastic tube with black cap, featuring a faceted pattern at the top and a slightly angled sponge tip applicator. No application issue to mention.
About the long lasting and waterproof claims, I do notice little transfer (but less noticeable thanks to the matte finish) and some fading (evenly) after a meal, more in darker shades than lighter shades. I get about 3-4 hours of wear, on average.
Good colour range with 12 shades from brown, nude to purple, even black. Swatches below show the transition – firstly applied/ in the sun (left) and dried/ in the shade (right).
Sandstorm, described as a true nude, goes quite brown on me but looks great on top of a red liner, while Soft-Spoken is a mauve nude (slightly lighter to MAC Whirl), easier to wear. Cherry Skies, a deep wine red (near dupe of Anastasia Heathers), and Vintage, a mauvy plum, are more bold and take more care with application.
The tubes look reasonably big but actually hold less product than, say, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte glosses – 0.13oz/ 4ml vs. 0.21oz/ 6.3ml for about the same price – $10 each on NYX Canada website or $10.99 at Shoppers (on sale for $9.49 right now).