NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil ($7) is a new pigmented lip oil that provides intense color with a satiny matte finish and a formula that keeps lips hydrated. As I mentioned in my earlier review of E.L.F. Tinted Lip Oil it seems like lip oil is back to trending but this time around everyone is trying to promote a more pigmented lip oil and you won’t get one more pigmented than this Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil.
But there’s a problem.
Let’s take a look about my review and swatches and find out more about the problem.
NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil is available in 12 shade selections which are $7 each and 0.13 oz in size. These come with a flat sponge applicator that saturates well with the color and makes application easy.
I have to say this is the most misleading product I’ve come across in a while. I read a lot of reviews before I did my own and I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe I’m the only one that doesn’t understand the point of this release.
Because this is essentially a matte long-wearing lipstick formula (using “long-wearing” loosely here!). I mean, NYX has tons of different long-wearing matte lipstick formulas and shades why bother releasing yet another one? Soft Matte Lip Cream, Liquid Suede, and Lip Lingerie just to name a few. I don’t think Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil brings a whole lot of innovation or uniqueness to the game. This is not a lip oil by any means. It’s not glossy, nor hydrating (but not terribly drying either) and it has the texture and wear of a creamy yet matte finish long-wearing lipstick. I swear my mind blew up trying to wrap my head around this product while providing a fair and honest review.
I think the main difference between this formula and many of the others NYX already has available would be it isn’t quite as long-wearing. It isn’t totally transfer-proof but is fairly long-wearing without migration or feathering on my drier lips. The other difference here would be this is a little thinner in consistency compared to some of NYX’s other lip products but it still has a creamy texture.
I found the application was pretty much the same as Liquid Suede Matte. It was a bit streaky initially but if you go over it a few times you can get a more smoother, even finish. It sets within a minute or so to a matte finish that was a tad bit drying but not hydrating at all which is why the lip oil thing could be a little misleading. The wear time was around six hours with a stain left behind as the color faded.
These are getting some rave reviews but I really didn’t like them and don’t see the point. Lip oils should be hydrating with a glossier finish. I expected the same with this formula only with a bit more pigment and color pay off. I don’t really love matte lip color and if I knew that was where this formula was going I’d probably wouldn’t have bothered purchasing.
NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil will likely please those seeking a lighter version of a liquid lipstick that removes easily but still has the benefits of a long wear. However, those seeking a pigmented lip oil might be a bit surprised or even shocked that isn’t what you get with this matte finish lipstick.
NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil is available now at ulta.com.