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NYX Cosmetics

Suede Matte Lipstick

0.12 fl. oz. for $ 8.00
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NYX scores another homerun with its affordable Suede Matte Lipstick, especially in the color payoff department!

Beyond the beautifully bold pigmentation, one of the exceptional things about this lipstick is how much lighter the creamy-matte texture feels than traditional matte lipsticks. We also love that it doesn’t feel drying and glides on with ease (no dragging here).

The finish looks matte but not flat and comes in a good range of classic and trendy shades. Despite the fact that it does transfer somewhat (onto to your coffee mug, etc.), Suede Matte Lipstick’s rich color holds up for an impressive four to five hours before fading to a stain.

We do have to point out that the formula contains a minute concentration of fragrant ingredients, which can be potentially sensitizing. However, because the scent is hardly detectable, we feel safe giving this lipstick a 5-star rating (but for the record, fragrance free is best).

Pros:
  • Lightweight, creamy-matte formula feels comfortable—not drying.
  • Delivers richly-saturated color in just one swipe.
  • Holds up for a solid four to five hours before fading to a stain.
  • Versatile range of classic and trendy shades.
  • Fair price.
Cons:
  • Contains trace amount of fragrance, which can potentially irritate skin.
Tested on animals: No

This super-soft and lightweight lipstick covers your pout in powdery-matte color.

Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Silica, Nylon-12, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Polyethylene, Paraffin, Kaolin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Glycerin, Alumina, Aluminum Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate. May Contain: Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Smashbox At-A-Glance

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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