July 25, 2018

NYX Suede Matte Lipstick Is Beautiful and I Really Want to Love It But….

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4 stars out of 5

NYX Suede Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches

NYX Suede Matte Lipstick ($7.99) is a new soft, velvety matte lipstick that launched for Summer 2018 in 12 shades and it’s beautiful! I really want to love it but…

It so didn’t work out for me!

After reading this review, which isn’t great, I urge you to go out there and try NYX Suede Matte Lipstick for yourself. It’s a formula you’re either going to adore and love using or you might fall into the same category as me, you might love the formula but you simply can’t wear it.

Wait, what?

More on this dilemma in a bit here’s some details on Suede Matte Lipstick.

This probably one of my favorite NYX Lipsticks to date. Like the new Slip Tease Lip Lacquer they spent some extra time and attention with the packaging. The lipstick arrives in a solid black matte case with a heart clasp. It’s really a pretty presentation for the lipstick and at least I’m not getting that “Oh god NYX put out another lipstick” vibe with this packaging and it does stand apart from other lipsticks in their collection so I’m not feeling like here are a hundred lipsticks all with different names that look exactly the same. I appreciate the subtle cuteness of the packaging and felt like it set the product apart from the other twenty different lipsticks the brand offers. One thing that bothered me was it had a bar code label that was messy to remove and completely ruined the packaging for me. Now I have a sticky barrel because I couldn’t get the label off easily πŸ™

$8 bucks gets you 0.12 oz of product and even cheaper if you happen to head into a BOGO offer at Ulta or the local drugstore. It is made in China.

I’m giving this a really good review even though it failed to work for me. The formula is divine. It’s one of the more comfortable, lightweight matte lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of using. It glides on with a velvety, powdery texture that’s weightless and wears comfortably on my dry lips. It’s just so smooth and buttery. I think we all commonly associate matte with dryness but this formula feels very pleasant on my lips. The pigment is great! Opaque on a single swipe. I detected a very light vanilla scent but it didn’t really translate during application and I didn’t notice any flavor.

NYX Brunch Me Suede Matte Lipstick

NYX Brunch Me Suede Matte Lipstick

NYX Suede Matte Lipstick swatches

NYX Brunch Me Suede Matte Lipstick

They do advertise this as a powder matte and that’s pretty much what the formula evokes. It almost feels like a lip powder and adheres to lips as such. This is actually the problem for me as it appears less than smooth and not due to dryness either. It’s just that the color clings to my natural lip lines and ages my lips. You can definitely add in a lip primer or a balm to get a smoother finish but I find it disappointing I had to do so as it would be nice to be able to just slick it on and go you know?

Sigh! I wish it worked for me. It’s textured so beautifully!

What a shame!

I still urge you to try it for yourself as it might just work a treat for you!

Anyone try these yet?

Do share your thoughts!

Where to buy


NYX Suede Matte Lipstick is available in 12 permanent shades and 0.12 oz in size and $7.99 in price. This formula is a lightweight powder matte that applies very smoothly on lips with a lightly hydrating feel and a weightless texture. I thought the application was super and the texture, pigment, and formula quite lovely but sadly, it color did fall into my natural lip lines which resulted in making my lips look drier and old.


  • Smooth, easy glide on lips.
  • Delightfully lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • Not drying at all, weightless, and feels lightly hydrating.
  • Excellent pigment!
  • Affordable.


  • Color may fall into natural lip lines resulting in an aged and dry look.
  • Not ideal for aging lips.
  • Bar code label was difficult to remove and left the barrel sticky!


I think this will look amazing on anyone who has fairly smooth lips. It’s a formula you really have to try for yourself in my opinion as your millage may vary depending how smooth your lips are. In my case, it fell into my natural lip lines but I think the wear will depend on your lips!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • kjh

    To get off that ucky adhesive, scored two remaining lighter fluids at CVS, when they stopped selling smokies. Used it for depotting and such. Just read today that WD 40 (that product I was carded for in the self check out at Walmart (because….bombs, and my skills are so rusty!) is great for adhesive removal. Never thought of that one. This Nyx does not seem like a good try for me, though.

    • Isabella Muse

      I just hate having to go through all that for label on a makeup ya know?

  • Jen

    I bought and returned the same color, for the label as the main reason. I won’t keep a product where the packaging is messed up. It’s just too annoying when every fuzzy or hair would stick to it! I also found the color to be a little too warm compared to the online pic/swatch.

    • Isabella Muse

      ugh! YESSSSSSSSSS omg! It’s ruined because of this! πŸ™ I mean I guess I can use goo off or something to get it off but really!? It should be a label that removes easily! Yeah, this is a pretty warm shade! Did you have issues with the color falling into your natural lip lines?

  • Hayley

    Thank you! Exactly how I felt about those (I got the shade Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe). I really wanted to like them too (the cute hearts, come on!) but alas.
    Also, you’re on point with the sticky barcode, ugh.

  • Kay

    Like so many other people, I received this lipstick (in Brunch Me) as part of NYX’s Makeup Crew freebie program. My biggest complaint at first was that the color is described as “Light dusty rose,” while it’s actually a light-medium peach nude. There’s absolutely nothing rosy about the color. I normally don’t like peachy lipsticks. However, I recently gave this a second try, and I’ve been loving it! I’m 54 years old so I really DO have aging lips, but this looks fine on me. Of course, I live where there’s heat and high humidity all year long. Dry lips are never a problem here. Plus, I’ve been faithful about having lip balm on my lips 24/7 for 42 years–seriously. (That’s a tip for you younger people.) This is definitely worth a try, whether you’re young or old. It just all depends upon your particular lip situation rather than your age. Everyone has released a powdery matte lipstick, and this certainly is one of the least expensive options. I picked up a second color (Spicy) last week when NYX had their huge lippie event (30% off all lip products).