NYX Lip Lingerie Glitter ($7.49) are a new finish and formula for the Lip Lingerie Collection that launched in nine shade selections for Spring 2018. As you know the original formula was a matte liquid lipstick and for Spring NYX decided to launch glitter, shimmer, and gloss finishes in this formula. Considering I don’t really love matte long-wear liquid lipstick I was all about trying this out for myself. Because let’s be real, I think a lot of us are over matte lipstick and glossy, glittery lips are a welcome and refreshing change.
NYX created these to use on their own, they are plenty pigmented which makes that possible or you can layer them over matte lipstick for a shifting effect. I purchased three of the nine shades from Ulta’s website and they arrived quite quickly last week.
We’ve had a discussion prior about how many lip products NYX releases and has in their current permanent collection. I’m either getting old or the releases are running together and creating confusion. It’s like literally hundreds of the same product but with a different name. In this case of NYX Lip Lingerie Glitter you are getting somewhat of the same color range as the original launch in the same packaging that holds the same amount of product (0.11 oz) at the same price ($7.49) but the finish and formula is different. Lip Lingerie Glitter is not matte nor is it long-wearing which makes it considerably different compared to the original.
I actually hated these and I am very, very curious what all of you and the rest of the makeup loving world will think once reviews start coming in. I didn’t like the texture, formula, or formula. Nor did I love the fact that the idea of “nude, neutral” didn’t quite translate well in this formula and in the end there isn’t very much nude or neutral about the shades I choose.
The consistency of the gloss reminds me of a thicker version of Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor. It’s quite goopey and thick. Honestly, it reminds me of an old lipgloss that the formula went off and applied that way too. These did not have a smooth, even glide and the color quickly fell into my natural lip lines after application which gave them an aged finish. The glitter was more metallic or at least it was until you had to wipe it off or left it on too long at which point it left behind a shimmery silver mess on lips. There were no migration issues thankfully and color stayed where I put it for about four to five hours but once they wore away they did leave glitter behind on my lips which was quite noticeable likewise, if I wiped it off with a tissue which was a bit difficult to do. Thankfully, I keep lip wipes in my purse for touch ups as that made the removal a lot easier. The thicker consistency wasn’t entirely comfortable to wear for a few hours and felt far from lightweight on my lips. They seem to fit the bill for that matte metallic trend that everyone and their mom was trying to make happen several months ago with a strong metallic finish that looked frosty on my lips. You can probably doctor things up with some clear gloss which would make the texture a little thinner not to mention it would kill the harsher metallic finish. But I’m always of the mentality a formula should work perfectly on its own without the need to add in extra elements to make it work. They do have a subtle vanilla flavor and fragrance.
NYX Lip Lingerie Glitter might be something metallic lip lovers will love but personally I thought the texture, formula, and finish weren’t flattering at all. They looked aged and rather gross on my dry lips.
NYX Lip Lingerie Glitter is available now at ulta.com.
Have you tried this formula?
What did you think?