This is just one of the oxymoron matte metallic lip products that launched over the last few weeks! We have Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor and Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick just to name a few! It’s all the rage right now to be both matte and metallic. Shrug! So far, I don’t think any of these formulas really stick out as me as must haves. Anything liquid or gloss-like in texture seems to be the worst formula for me as they feel dry or they look patchy on my lips.
By far though, the worst offender of this trend has to come from the NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte formula. I’m really glad I only purchased one shade because I really disliked how it applied, looked, and felt on my lips.
Here’s my review and swatches.
NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte arrive in the same round barrel as the original formula and contains the same 0.13 oz of product for $7.49. I don’t even if it matters at all to anyone but the price did go up .49 cents as the original formula still stands at $7. The packaging is identical to the original so if you store these upright it might be a little hard to tell which are the creams and which are the metallics but the barrels do have a metallic gleam-like finish which does help differentiate between the two.
NYX promotes these as having a high-impact metallic finish with a creamy texture. It deserves mentioning I never liked the original formula and I don’t like this one. Not a lot has improved and if anything at all things seemed to have gotten worst.
I purchased Mauve Mist and I honestly did not notice metallic anything about it (see my swatches below after I wiped off my swatch and you’ll notice the silvery sheen). The only way I noticed some sort of gleam was when I pressed my lips together and suddenly I had a faint line of silver sheen that appears in the center of my lip line. Aside from that there wasn’t much metallic going on here. However, I’ve seen swatches of other shades online and they look a heck of a lot more metallic so, the issue might be isolated to this particularly color. This doesn’t reflect on the formula’s pigment as the color pay off was quite good. Application was a little better than the original as it wasn’t streaky but it was a patchy on me and emphasized my natural lines after the dry down. They felt quite drying after they set as well as a touch tacky. They didn’t transfer or migrate nor feather during the wear and I could have probably gotten more than five hours out of them but I ended up removing them because they just felt uncomfortably tight and drying I my already dry lips.
The NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte was disappointing for me. I wouldn’t say I experience anything metallic about these but there was some matte to the finish. And the formula felt drying and uncomfortable to wear. I guess if you like and use long-wearing liquid lipstick you might find something to love about these. Personally, I’m not a fan and I end up judging these types of things harshly because of my lack of love for long-wearing formulas which I find drying.
I think you might be able to do better. This formula just wasn’t that great.
NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte is available now at ulta.com.
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