Y’all, I am normally pretty boring when it comes to lipsticks. I love to play it safe—a nude lip with a deep brown lip liner is my go-to look. A while back, a good friend of mine, Danielle Gray (thestyleandbeautydoctor.com), gifted me with a lifetime supply of NYX lipsticks. And of course, being the NYX addict that I am, I still bought a just a few more lip colors.
It's funny because despite my collection, I found myself still wearing thee same exact color. I've been wanting to experiment with my look and play around with more shades, so here are seven lipsticks that I have fallen in love with:
#1. Soft Matte Lip Cream in London // Aww yisss...my "play it safe" shade. It's a fairly light nude so in order to achieve a contrasted look, I always pair it with NYX's Suede lip liner in Espresso. As with many of their lipsticks, the matte lip creams are very affordable, apply smoothly, and the scent will make you want to eat it—of course, don't do that but yes, the scent is a plus.
#2. Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania // Fall time is almost here (praise Gawd), so if you're looking for a perfect color for the season, this plum lipstick might be it. When I do wear this color, I usually apply a few layers of this shade to achieve a deep, vampy look.
#3. Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream in Budapest // I actually discovered how bomb this lip color is by accident. I normally get the regular version of Budapest, but I accidentally picked up this one. Every time I'd apply it, I wondered if I bought an expired tube. So one day, I decided to do something really smart—I read the label, and discovered that it was metallic. I didn't feel the need to return it because I grew to love the unique look.
#4. NYX Lingerie in Exotic // This is definitely my favorite shade from the Lip Lingerie collection. I will say that when it's applied, it's more of a peachy-pink shade. It is long lasting but I found that it's more drying than the other shades, so I just make sure I have chapstick or a dab of clear gloss to put on.
#5. Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels // This…red…POPS. I used to wear red lipstick all of the time but I couldn’t stand the constant re-applying. When I applied this shade, it's vibrancy reminded me why I used to wear red so much.
#6. Matte Lipstick in Aria // I'm not really a fan of purple lipstick but this is a fun, playful shade. To pull off this color, I would definitely say to keep your makeup, hair + outfit minimal because Aria definitely stands out on its own.
#7. Velvet Matte Lipstick in Midnight Muse // This is probably the darkest lipstick that I have. It's not an everyday look but it's great for when you want to have that dramatic look.
Note: This post is not sponsored. I'm just really addicted.
What NYX shades do y'all love? Fuel my addiction and let me know so I can try them out!