Thank you for your patience while I’ve been working on redoing some of my more recent posts! Due to camera and lighting issues, the photos featured in some posts were not the quality that I typically try for. Fortunately, all is working as intended now and I have updated these photos. The photos may not look 100% consistent because sometimes I take them on different days, but they do reflect the product accurately, from my experience with it anyway.
I have also edited a few reviews of these liquid lipsticks, as I’ve had a lot more time to test them and have changed my mind about a few… Again, thank you for your patience and thanks for reading!
NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks are one of those things that I feel may be overlooked by some people just because they’re a drug store brand, but these typically very pretty and just as nice as many of the liquid lipsticks that cost three times as much!
The original twelve shades of Lip Lingerie are just as nice as the new ones but I do feel like many were very similar to one another in color, so I’m glad they’ve introduced these twelve brand new shades. The quality of the formula is consistent between the new shades for the most part, and they’re all pretty wearable by all skin tones. A few may require a liner or blending with another color to be more wearable, but I’ll get into that in the individual reviews.
Overall, the formula for these is very creamy, but not so thick that it’s difficult to apply. It’s well pigmented and goes on evenly with most colors. These give you JUST enough time to apply and play around with them but they do set pretty quickly! Once they set, they have a soft matte appearance without looking or feeling dry, and they wear for around 4-7 hours.
The packaging is nice and feels solid, with the caps screwing on tightly so nothing leaks out. The soft, doe foot applicator seems like it could be a little large for someone with smaller lips but it’s also angled, pretty flat, and not overly flexible, so it’s easy to control for a precise application. The inner rim also catches excess product well, so there’s not typically a lot of buildup inside.
These sell for about $7 from http://www.nyxcosmetics.com and other retailers like Ulta, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc… Most of those stores, as well as NYX’s website, have sales or BOGO once in a while, so that’s a great time to pick these up! Each Lip Lingerie contains 4 ml / 0.13 fl oz of product. All of these shades are permanent so they won’t disappear on you anytime soon.
As with any matte lipstick or liquid lipstick, I recommend gently exfoliating your lips before wearing these, especially during the colder months when your skin may be drier. That will eliminate the chance of this product sticking to chapped patches and emphasizing them, which these will DEFINITELY do if your lips aren’t nice and smooth! I personally like to use something like honey or olive oil mixed with sugar, since that’s natural and usually found in your own kitchen. Also, using a primer like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip before applying will help hide any chapped areas.
To keep things simple, I’ll be posting these in three parts. Also, if you’d like to see the other twelve Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks reviewed, leave me a comment and let me know!
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Top to Bottom: Scandalous, Confident, Bustier, Cheekies
Scandalous: This is described as a “brownish-taupe” and is a medium to medium-dark, stone beige with very cool, gray undertones and a soft matte finish. The texture is smooth and applies alright, but it doesn’t seem to apply as evenly or with as much opacity as most of the other Lip Lingeries do. You can see the unevenness in both the swatch and the photo of it on my lips, and I even layered it on my lips… That said, don’t let it ruin your idea of this lippie! While I would prefer it to go on more evenly, it’s not such a problem that it would keep me from wearing Scandalous regualrly. Wear time for this one was about 5 hours before I noticed any fading, which began in the center of the lip.
Liners: My favorite liners to use with this are all MAC Lip Pencils, and are Whirl (muted, neutral rose), Plum (cool toned plum), Stone (neutral gray/taupe), and Chestnut (cool toned brown).
Dupes: From MAC, the closest dupes I found were two of their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours in Ess-Presso (darker, more brown), and Simply Smoked (more cool/plum undertone). It’s actually right in between those two colors. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sepia (more cool/plum toned) is much like Simply Smoked rather than Scandalous.
Overall Rating: 3.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 4
Wear Time: 4
Confident: This shade is described as a “muted plum” and is a medium-dark, rosy plum with cool undertones and a soft matte finish. This one feels a little more liquidy than some of the other Lip Lingerie, so you may have to do a little layering to get full opacity.It also doesn’t seem to set as quickly or fully as most of the others in this collection, probably due to the more runny formula. Color payoff is good, though, even before any layering. Wear time with Confident was about 6 hours before I noticed any fading.
Liners: The two closest lip pencils to this liquid lipstick are Whirl (slightly lighter and more rosy) and Plum (almost identical), both from MAC. You could even use something darker like Vino or Nightmoth if you want to create a vampy ombre look.
Dupes: From the original twelve Lip Lingeries, Teddy is close (more brown/warm toned), MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in So Me (more pink/rosy) is also somewhat similar.
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 5
Bustier: Bustier is described as a “dusty mauve”… It’s a medium, pretty neutral toned, muted rosy mauve. The texture is very creamy and glides on, giving an easy application but as you can see, this type of liquid lipstick emphasizes every little dry patch on the lips. I wasn’t even aware that spot was there until I went to take photos! Color payoff seems to be a little warmer on the lips than it appears in the tube, and this is honestly only slightly deeper than my natural lip color. Coverage is almost opaque, like 90% opaque… You can see on my top lip that it’s not completely full coverage around the edges, but you can add a bit more product and solve that problem (not too much though, as it will get clumpy if it’s very layered). This wore well for about 6 hours before it began to fade.
Liners: A couple of great lip pencils to use with this are NYX’s own Mauve, or something like MAC’s Soar (warmer and more pink), Whirl (almost the same color), or even Chestnut (darker and more brown/cool toned) if you have a deeper skin tone or would like to make this more of an ombre lip.
Dupes: Out of the other Lip Lingeries, Embellishment (darker and cooler toned) was the closest of the older shades, with Cashmere Silk (more yellow/neutral undertone) being a very close dupe out of the newer shades. MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in So Me (slightly deeper) is very similar. ABH’s Liquid Lipstick in Crush (lighter and more pink) is also an okay dupe.
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4
Cheekies: This Lip Lingerie is described as a “pale, warm nude” and is a light, peachy nude with warm undertones and a nearly chalky type of matte finish. The texture of this one seemed thicker and drier than others, which gave me some trouble being able to apply it evenly, it also appears to almost “crack” once it dries. I tried it with less product, more product, over a primer, and it showed off every little line in my lips no matter what. Color payoff was great and it looks the same as it does in the tube. Coverage was decent too, but due to the texture, can definitely start to look patchy if you have to layer it because once it begins to set, if you start to add more, the applicator will remove the product you’ve already applied in some areas. Wear time was about 4 hours before I noticed fading, but unfortunately, it continues to look drier and more crackled the longer it’s on.
Liners: MAC’s Naked Liner (lighter and more neutral/yellow toned) Lip Pencil is great if you want to keep this very nude, or you can deepen the edges a bit to soften the look of Cheekies by going with something darker like Subculture (darker and more pink/cool toned) or Boldly Bare (darker and more warm toned/brown).
Dupes: Baby Doll (less pink undertones) Lip Lingerie from the original twelve colors is similar. MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Lady-Be-Good (darker, more pink) is the closest dupe I found in that formula, but it’s still pretty far off. ABH’s Liquid Lipstick in Crush (slightly deeper, more cool pink undertones) was the closest dupe I found from that brand, and it’s much more wearable, as are the other two dupes I mentioned!
Overall Rating: 2.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 4
Wear Time: 2
*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***