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NYX Pale Pink, Couture, Hippie Chic Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick

Pale Pink

NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that applied without streaking, but the slightly denser, thicker texture seemed prone to sitting in my lip lines, especially within an hour of wear. The lipstick applied without tugging and felt lightly creamy, so a lip liner might help alleviate some of the settling issues with this shade. It wore well for four hours and was lightly drying.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Pale Pink
Pale Pink
Pale Pink
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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NYX Biker Babe, Modern Maven, Ego Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Biker Babe

NYX Biker Babe Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, mousse-like texture that spread evenly across the lips and did not feel clingy. There was a bit of color that dried down and sat in my deepest lip line. This shade wore nicely for six hours and was a bit drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Biker Babe
Biker Babe
Biker Babe
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Ego

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Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

01/05

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Gold (300)

Maybelline Gold (300) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and fine pearl. This shade had the finest shimmer of the three released, which made for a better all-over glow product as it did not look like distinctive particles scattered over the skin and yielded a luminous sheen instead.

The formula is supposed to have a “micro-pearl liquid” texture that can be used “alone, [mixed] with primer, [mixed] with foundation, or [as a] spotlight” on the face. It had a lightweight, thin texture that felt more emollient compared to the other two shades in the formula, which made it work better for mixing in with base products but more prone to being rather sheer when patted onto the high points of the face as a standalone highlighter. It had semi-sheer coverage, which did not build up well. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me alone.

Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter Gold (300)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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NYX Sweet Pink, Street Cred, Angel Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick

Sweet Pink

NYX Sweet Pink Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a dark magenta pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage, though it was not quite opaque, that applied evenly across the lips and did not drag. The texture felt thinner but was still creamy enough to be comfortable on. There was slight color that pulled into my deeper lip lines. It wore well for five hours and a left a stain behind with the formula being slightly drying.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Sweet Pink
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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NYX New Era, Neat Nude, Go Rogue Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

New Era

NYX New Era Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a dark bronze with warm undertones with a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color coverage. The texture was thin, a little more emollient and “wet” in feel compared to other shades in the range, though still more of a mousse consistency than a liquid. There was a small amount of product that sat in my deeper lip lines as it dried down. It wore well for five and a half hours on me and was slightly drying over time.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte New Era
New Era
New Era
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Go Rogue

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Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

01/05

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Nude Glow (200)

Maybelline Nude Glow (200) Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter ($9.99 for 0.67 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, reddish undertones and golden shimmer. It had medium coverage, which could be sheered out slightly but it did not build up much beyond medium for me.

The formula is supposed to have a “micro-pearl liquid” texture that can be used “alone, [mixed] with primer, [mixed] with foundation, or [as a] spotlight” on the face. The texture was slightly thicker (and much thicker than most liquid highlighters–it would be more apt to describe it as a cream-gel hybrid) with some slip, which helped it work well as a standalone highlighter without sheering away to nothingness. On the flip side, I felt like it was too thick to mix as easily with base products without having to use more product than desired (as this resulted in a lot of noticeable all-over shimmer on the skin rather than a glow).

It was able to pat the highlighter onto the high points of my cheeks without disturbing base products, and it dried down and lasted for seven and a half hours on me with little migration. When I mixed it with my liquid foundation, it very slightly darkened the color and added a moderate amount of shimmer–I think the end result might be too shimmery for a fair number of folks.

Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter Nude Glow (200)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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