Don’t you hate when you set out to do something and then you get too busy to follow through? That’s exactly what happened to me all throughout the holiday season. I intended to show you guys so much more from swatches to looks but holiday at Ulta was slammed and it left me tired and playing a nasty game of catch up well into the new year. Take for instance the lovely limited edition NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault that dropped during holiday. It featured a whopping 24 mini Liquid Suede lipsticks for just $50. Crazy good, right?!
Except for the fact that it took me about 2 months to really sit down to shoot, arm swatch and also lip swatch all 24 shades. Whew! Unfortunately, the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault is all sold out by now. However, I still wanted to share all these swatches with you because all of the shades are permanent and readily available (in full sizes of course) at Ulta. So I guess we’ll just consider this a NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick library to help you shop!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is a fairly new liquid lipstick formula that’s similar to the Soft Matte Lip Creams and Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks but a little better. The Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks have a smooth, creamy texture that’s lightweight and not too thick so it applies a bit more smoothly than the Soft Matte Lip Creams which sport a thicker, mousse like texture. The Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks also dry down completely after a few minutes (like the Lip Lingeries) so they last a bit longer than the Soft Matte Lip Creams but aren’t nearly as drying as the Lip Lingeries. With the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks, you get a solid liquid lipstick that wears nicely throughout the day (around 6-7 hours) without being too drying. I really like them!
When you’ve got 24 shades of NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks staring you in the face it’s easy to get a little intimidated and overwhelmed. To make things super simple, I broke down the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault into 3 color parts: nudes, brights & bolds, and vampy. The nudes include:
- Tea & Cookies muted tea rose pink
- Sandstorm true nude
- Soft-Spoken mauve nude
- Brooklyn Thorn deep brown with purple
- Downtown Beauty walnut brown
Out the nudes gang, my favorites are Brooklyn Thorn and Downtown Beauty which are both beautiful nudes for WOC that don’t require much to pull off. They’re both deep enough to wear without a lip liner and adds an edgy vibe to any look–smoky or natural. I still like the rest of the gang, too. I think that with a lip liner, Tea & Cookies and Soft-Spoken are great, soft everyday pinks for brown skin beauties. While Sandstorm is a gorgeous nude that’ll look amazing on my dark skin beauties when paired with a deep brown lip liner.
The nudes were surprisingly very simple and easy to pull off. But, of course, NYX had to toss a little color in there and here’s where things got a little crazy. The bold and bright lineup included:
- Respect The Pink light fuchsia with blue
- Sway lavender
- Run The World bright violet with pink
- Amethyst deep neon purple
- Jet Set deep navy blue with purple
- Little Denim Dress bright sky blue
- Pink Lust hot pink
- Life’s A Beach bright coral
- Foiled Again bright peachy orange
- Orange County orange
- Kitten Heels bright red
As you can imagine, these were the more difficult to wear shades that required a little extra work to pull off. The lighter shades like Respect the Pink and Sway absolutely require a lip liner and possibly a lip primer too as they can apply a little streaky and uneven. The rest of the crazy shades applied a bit better but would still require a bold soul, kick ass attitude and lots of creativity to pull off. I still liked a couple of them though. I thought the purples (like Run the World and Amethyst) were absolutely beautiful and super easy to apply and wear. And I even loved how stunning Jet Set came out to be. I think it’ll look amazing with my signature wing liner and a clean complexion!
And then we got vampy! You can have a lipstick set without throwing in a vampy shade or two and NYX definitely has you covered with their sultry collection of Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks including:
- Vintage plum with mauve undertone
- Club Hopper brown with reddish undertone
- Cherry Skies deep wine red
- Stone Fox deep grey with blue undertone
- Subversive Socialite wine purple
- Foul Mouth navy black
- Alien black
- Oh, Put It On deep purple
Now these babies turned out to be my jam! Every single shade worked perfectly with my brown skin. No lip liner needed! I loved all of the vampy shades because they were super easy to apply and very flattering on a variety of skin tones. If I had to choose favorites, it would be a toss up between Vintage, Club Hopper, Foul Mouth and Oh, Put it On. Vintage is like the perfect “my lips but better” lipstick that pairs well with any eye look and blush so I’m always reaching for it. Club Hopper, Foul Mouth and Oh, Put It On add a little more flavor and edge to my looks and are great for going out. Or just making a statement at work.
The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault may be sold out but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t try and explore them at your local Ulta soon. They’re quite easy to apply, rather long lasting and come in a variety of shades that has a little something for everyone. If you haven’t tried a NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick yet then now’s the time!
Which NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is your favorite?
Tea & Cookies, Sandstorm, Soft-Spoken, Brooklyn Thorn and Downtown Beauty
Respect the Pink, Sway, Run the World, Amethyst, Jet Set, Little Denim Dress, Pink Lust, Foiled Again, Life’s A Beach, Orange County and Kitten Heels
Vintage, Club Hopper, Cherry Skies, Stone Fox, Subversive Socialite, Foul Mouth, Alien and Oh, Put It On
Tea & Cookies, Sandstorm, Soft-Spoken, Downtown Beauty and Brooklyn Thorn
Respect The Pink, Sway, Run The World, Amethyst, Jet Set, Little Denim Dress, Pink Lust, Foiled Again, Life’s A Beach, Orange County and Kitten Heels
First Column: Vintage, Club Hopper and Cherry Skies
Second Column: Stone Fox and Subversive Socialite
Third Column: Foul Mouth, Alien and Oh, Put It On