2/24/2016Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
As in most cases, Canada is a little behind on NYX's new releases, so I only wanted the Liquid Suede cream lipsticks. 4 to be exact: Sandstorm, Soft-Spoken, Cherry Skies and Vintage.
These stay more true to the liquid lipstick category. I assume the "cream" part in the name is to describe the texture, as they go on very smooth and feel comfortable. They do dry matte with a thin coat, but the process is a little slower, so for the first minute or 2, you can still notice the shine.
About the long lasting and waterproof claims, I do notice little transfer (but less noticeable thanks to the matte finish) and some fading (evenly) after a meal, more in darker shades than lighter shades. I get about 3-4 hours of wear, on average.
Good colour range with 12 shades from brown, nude to purple, even black. Swatches below show the transition - firstly applied/ in the sun (left) and dried/ in the shade (right).
Sandstorm, described as a true nude, goes quite brown on me but looks great on top of a red liner, while Soft-Spoken is a mauve nude (slightly lighter to MAC Whirl), easier to wear. Cherry Skies, a deep wine red (near dupe of Anastasia Heathers), and Vintage, a mauvy plum, are more bold and take more care with application.