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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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B

Couture

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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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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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A-

Go Rogue

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Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink & Nearly Neon Fuchsia Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/07

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Nearly Neon Pink

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a very smooth, lightweight, and creamy consistency. The lipstick was comfortable to wear, never tugged during application, and didn’t pull into lip lines. This shade wore well for five hours and was moderately hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “extreme moisture” with “bold” color. The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Nearly Neon Pink
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Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NARS Rock with You & Paint It Black Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

Rock with You

NARS Rock With You Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was not fully opaque in one layer. The liquid lipstick felt smooth going on with a very thin, fluid quality that did not veer into watery territory, so the coverage was more even despite not being opaque. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Rock with You

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