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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