Hey y’all. I know I’ve been MIA for more than a month now, and I’ll tell you why at the end of this post so as not to bore you off midway through it. I’m trying to post regularly here again, and today I’ll tell you about some liquid/cream lipsticks I’ve been trying out recently.
I’ve spoken of my love for NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream multiple times in the past, and their new release, shade Rome is no exception. Described as a medium nude with red undertone, this shade is ridiculously gorgeous. I love how comfortable the formula is, I love the wear time, I love everything about the SMLC range (for details, click the link above). The shade is so unique and looks beautiful on my light-medium skin. I think Rome will suit just about all complexions.
The NYX Liquid Suede range got a lot of sh!t for having a crappy formula when it first came out, and I kind of understand why. To me, it feels a bit tacky on the lips. That said, it goes on smoothly, does not streak, and doesn’t budge once it is on my lips. I kissed the back of my hand once I wore this and it had set; it didn’t come off.
Soft Spoken is described by NYX as a mauve nude – NYX really hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing their shades. This shade has been compared to KVD Lolita which is primarily why I bought it (I don’t own Lolita, btw. Idk why I just do not wish to shell out so much money for a liquid lipstick.) Nonetheless, the shade is gorgeous; it is MLBB and then some. It compliments my skin tone, doesn’t wash me out, and looks fab with a smokey eye or a natural, everyday look.
I’d give this an 8/10, were I to rate it. 7.5 if I was being harsh.
I’ve reviewed other shades from the range here, if you want details. I’ve been after Make Your Move for a while now, and I’m glad I got it; it is easily my favorite shade in this range. It looks very natural, a medium nude-rose with a hint of brown and light gold shimmer which isn’t visible (I hope that description makes sense).
This one kind of differs from the other three I own because the formula is kind of sticky. Yeah, idk why. I actually prefer using the gloss at the other end of the tube with this one because otherwise it feels sticky on the lips and takes legit 15 minutes to dry. I have to smack my lips repeatedly when I’m in a hurry, trying to get this to dry. On days when I have the time, it sets beautifully but still remains a bit sticky so the gloss is a welcome relief from having my lips stuck together all day.
Perhaps it is the formula for this particular tube because this problem doesn’t exist with the other three shades I own. That said, the shade itself is lovely and a perfect MLBB shade for me.
L-R: Rimmel Provocalips Make Your Move, NYX SMLC Rome, NYX Liquid Suede Soft Spoken
NYX SMLC in Rome
In Other News
So the reason I’ve been MIA is because I got a job, and then left my job in the past month. The job I got was at an elementary school as a teacher. The kids were adorable, the faculty was amazing, and the administration? They sucked. I’m not the sort of person to stick around working for assholes, plus I’ve been hella sick lately and took some leaves anyway, so I was like why not take a permanent one?
So yeah, March has been an interesting month and resuming blogging is a welcome relief, to say the least.