Friday, 5 February 2016

Lipstick Hoarder Diaries - NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels review with swatches

Hello & welcome to another episode of a Lipstick Hoarder Diaries. It's been a while? Nah, you know me too well. I decided it's time to share with you my opinions on NYX Liquid Suede range based on my recent purchase of a gorgeous red. 

NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels

PACKAGING:

Standard liquid lipstick tube with a sponge applicator. Applicator is fairly long and not pointed, which in my opinion makes the application harder. It's difficult to stay within lines of your lips without having to use lip liner. I find the application a real drag as it's a dark and pigmented colour which means mistakes are harder to cover up.

FORMULA:

Formula is super creamy. Dries to matte within 5-15 minutes depending on how many layers you apply. Standard application requires 1-2 thin layers to achieve the opaque finish. Unfortunately for me creamy formula plus less than perfect applicator mean I need to use a lip brush instead as it's super hard for me to apply it straight from the tube. Thinking of those daily re-applications - this could be a real drag. 

You need to wait for the lipstick to dry and within that time, please be very careful as it can smudge and badly. Once dry, it sits fairly comfortably on the lips. The problem I have, it's never fully dry and it remains bit wet for a really long time. It starts to feel drying on the lips after 3-4 hours of wear. If applied correctly and dry this can last for up to 5-6 hours on the lip (with drinking only). It does transfer a bit and it can smudge. If you eat, the lipstick will slightly rub of with food, and you will have to re-apply.



SHADE:

Kitten Heels is a true red. It has some blue tones to it, which works great making your smile appear whiter and brighter. I really adore how this colour looks with my pale complexion. I think it would look as gorgeous on darker and warmer skin tones. 

The Liquid Suede comes in a nice range of shades from nudes, through pinks and purples to more adventurous colours. 

OVERVIEW:

As you can probably tell from the general points made beforehand I like the product but I'm not overly impressed. I expect my liquid lipsticks not to transfer and smudge. They are there to be matte, badly drying but no to budge all day. If I'm sacrificing my lips I want to know why I'm doing so. This lipstick isn't up there with the greats. It's fairly inexpensive so I guess you can only expect so much but I don't think I would go and buy another one, unless maybe in nude shade so it's not so visible if it smudges etc. I am not amazed at the packaging, I don't like applicator. It's a no from me, which is a shame as I really like the shade and will continue to wear it. I just wish the formula and application was just a tad better :)

What do you think? Have you tried any of the NYX Liquid Suede range? If so, what was your opinion? 

Thank you for reading,
Love

Dorota x

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10 comments

  1. Actually, I like the NYX Suedes. To your point, it would be better if the applicator had a flat side to make application easier when you don't have a lipliner handy. I like the consistency. My poor dry lips can't handle mattes anymore and I don't buy them. I like a hydrating liquid. I don't mind reapplying. The opaque red shade is gorgeous

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    1. I use liquid lipstick when I know I'm in meetings all day or I won't be leaving my desk all day. I look for longevity to ensure I look my best :) I don't find this formula as non drying to justify the wear time it gives, as it still dries my lips ;) I still love it, as it gives a beautiful finish and this red shade is to die for. I want to try a nude to see if formula works better there for me :) it's a 50/50 for me :) it just shows how it works differently for us all <3

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  2. I have a couple of nude shades and I like them, but they're not matte enough for my liking. I liked the Whipped Velvets they do more xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. That's a very fair point. I think nudes would be better in general as you don't have to be as precise and if it surged a bit it's not the end of the world. Such a shame because colour range is just gorgeous X

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  3. Now this is a beautiful color! I don't own anything for this line suede yet....

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    1. It's such a gorgeous shade, one of many in the range :)

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  4. I had been wondering what the difference between these and the NYX Lip Creams was!
    Just like you, if I wear a liquid lipstick I expect it to be very long-lasting and not to smudge or rub off, so I don't think I'm tempted by these.
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. I may try another shade (lighter) to see if it's just this one or others as well :)

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  5. I have another shade from this range and I actually really like it and it lasts well on my lips, even with eating. It's not a full on matte, dry lipstick and it doesn't claim to be one so I think for what it is it's great, but that's my opinion based on my experience :)x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I find it matte enough, just not long lasting. Although after reading few reviews certain shades are better than others :P I may try some nudes :)

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