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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review & Swatchfest: NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri and Perfect Red


NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri and Perfect Red 

As I slowly work my way through my ULTA Haul items, I've finally come to the NYX Matte Lipsticks. After my recent experience with Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, I was interested to see how comparable matte drugstore lipsticks would stack up.

NYX's formula claims to have a rich, velvety smooth texture that glides on leaving a matte, non-glossy finish. I picked the shades Strawberry Daiquiri, a medium peach-leaning nude, and Perfect Red, a blue-based medium-dark red. Despite applying as a matte texture (as opposed to the Revlon which had a balmy finish at first), these lipsticks applied really smoothly. I'm not sure if it was the light color, but Strawberry Daiquiri showed a few more lip flaws than Perfect Red, but overall both flattered lips that more often than not tend to be less than ideal for matte lip products. Additionally, they didn't dry my lips out throughout wear. Speaking of, wear time is where these products really shine. While I can't say they didn't come off on glasses I was drinking out of, there was still plenty of product to remain opaque and true-to-color for up to 4 hours of wear! I didn't eat while testing, but this alone says that these lip products can take you from breakfast to lunch without needing a touch up or barring a few beverages.

For $5.99 (when you don't catch them on sale, as they frequently are), these are 100% worth it! NYX seems to have perfected the matte formula with good wear time and without leaving lips dry. Because the formula is relatively forgiving as far as mattes go, I can see this as being a good lipstick for matte lovers and n00bs alike. As always, for optimal wear you will want to exfoliate and hydrate a few minutes prior to application. I recommend inserting this as the first step in your daily routine so that your lips are fully prepped and hydrated by the time you get to them at the end of your routine. Just make sure to wipe off whatever balm you are using to moisturize to ensure you get the full matte effect of the lipstick!



NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri and Perfect Red 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri and Perfect Red 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri and Perfect Red 


NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Daiquiri 

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