LIPSTICK LOVE | NYX Lip Lingerie in Honeymoon

There's nothing like having a nice, nude lipstick in your beauty arsenal. Nude lipsticks can be worn anywhere, at any time, and for any occasion. They pair well with natural eye looks, glamorous ones, or even smoky-eye looks of varying shades. And if it happens to be an affordable nude lippie? That's even better!

I'm always on the hunt for a perfect nude lipstick, and thankfully I've come across many. This feat, however, has been met with a lot of resistance. For one, the nude lipstick shades I see online rarely look the same on me once I get them home and on my lips. I have found quite a few "my lips but better" shades, but that's been well after testing out lipstick after lipstick. Last year, as I was trying out the popular NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks, I came across quite a few affordable nudes. A line from NYX Cosmetics that claims to have a "nude for everybody" brought us 24 shades of neutral lippies with cute lipstick names to boot.

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On a whim, I grabbed up NYX Lip Lingerie in Honeymoon and it's been love ever since. And every time I rock it, someone is asking me about it. Since it's become a favorite lipstick of mine, I decided I'd share a bit more about it here on the blog so you can weigh the pros and cons and see if this is a great lippie to add to your collection as well.
According to the NYX Cosmetics website, Honeymoon is described as a "grey-toned beige" shade. Lip Lingerie's identifying factor is it's a plush matte lipstick, meaning it applies creamy, but dries down to a matte finish. Each tube is formulated with Vitamin E, with claims to keep your lips feeling soft while wearing them. And while these liquid lipsticks look one shade on the website, they never quite look the same way once you get them home. So you know I had to look out for you guys and share a swatch below for you, right?

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Unlike other liquid lipsticks I've tried, Lip Lingerie does apply creamy and gives you a chance to get just the right amount of product applied to your lips before completely drying up on you. Now for a matte lipstick, this right here applies like a dream. The formula is much creamier than I expected! When it's first drying to your lips in those first 15 minutes or so, it does feel a bit strange on your lips. Perhaps it's settling in the lines or whatever. But after about 30 minutes of wear, you absolutely forget you have it on.

And maybe you can't apply another coat on top of it without the formula becoming tacky, but that doesn't really matter to me. It stays put and opaque so there's no reason to apply another coat as time progresses.

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Unlike my good friend Virginia, Honeymoon lasts through all your meals, after hour drinks, and dinner dates. Trust me, I've tried her through them all and she hasn't failed yet. I've been out with friends and the lippie is still in tact after I get home hours later. I've been out for the day and came home to get the kids off the bus and the lippie was still there. Went to my daughter's game, added a bit of lip gloss on top and this lippie rocked with me all the way through it! Honeymoon will hold you down, honey. And the fact that it's literally transfer-proof really seals the deal for me.

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The only gripe about this lippie is some days it looks pretty brown, and other days it pulls a bit grey. I guess it depends on the lip balm I use or the camera on my phone. To solve that issue, however, I've started lining it after applying with NYX lip liner in Espresso and the colors blend pretty well.

Now if you aren't a fan of matte lipsticks, this lippie is not gonna be for you. Some may say that these lippies are drying, but I find them comfortable. One thing I love about mattes, which I love about the Lip Lingerie formula, is that the color payoff is great and it is so long-lasting!

If this sounds like a great nude liquid lipstick to you, these babies can be found on the NYX Cosmetics website, in Ulta (where they're always running a sale on NYX Cosmetics), or in various drugstores such as Walgreens. And they are quite affordable, usually around the $6-$7 price point.

Are you feeling Honeymoon as much as I am?
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