NYX's Lip Lingerie is a no-frills product with straightforward claims: A line of matte liquid lipsticks in tried-and-true nude shades. Guess what? It's a winner on all counts!
Lip Lingerie is fragrance free and, like most liquid lipsticks, comes in a plastic tube with sponge-tipped wand applicator. That in of itself isn't unique, but the good stuff starts when you put this on. This liquid is remarkably lightweight and smooth, gliding across lips with ease and depositing bold color from a single swipe.
While not a hydrating lipstick by any means (if your lips tend more towards the parched side, you'll want to wear a balm underneath), it isn't drying, either, even with its true-matte finish.
Lip Lingerie wears well for several hours before fading to an even and attractive stain, and doesn't bleed or settle into lip lines (a common drawback for many matte lip products).
Even though all the shades included in the line do fall under the "nude" category, they're not boring: There are a number of soft beiges, pinks, and warm roses that are designed to be "your lips but better" colors that work for a wide variety of skin tones.
If you're looking to rock a nude matte lip, this is a good way to do it—and at this price, you can try more than one to find your perfect match!
- Lightweight, smooth formula.
- Bold color in a single swipe.
- Fades to an attractive, even stain.
- Good range of shades.
- Fragrance free.
This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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