Worth The Hype? | NYX Lip Lingeries | Exotic & Teddy

Okay, so if you haven’t seen or heard of these lip products, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. These lil tubes rocketed to social media stardom straight after their release, due to NYX’s very successful line of liquid-to-matte lipsticks. The real selling point of these is the lingerie shade range – meaning all of the colours are somewhat, nudes. Being completely honest, this is definitely what attracted me to them as I am a complete sucker for anything that’s beauty novelty.

Thing is, many brands have now launched their own line of liquid matte lippies (jumping on the hype, so to speak) and many of them are doing it so, so well. As these NYX Lip Lingeries only retail for about £6.50, on the more affordable end of the liquid lippy spectrum, I just had to investigate. 

I popped down to my local Boots, which has a NYX counter – yes, I do feel blessed – and bought the shades Exotic & Teddy. I did have to buy them on two separate occasions, as they are simply flying off the shelves rn. However, I really didn’t want to settle and buy any of the shades that were in stock, that wouldn’t suit my skintone at all.

PACKAGING

Ohhh I do like this packaging, guys, I like it a lot. There’s just something about simplistic packaging that makes my heart beat a little faster. The clear tube displaying the product with iconic lettering is just perfect for a low-budget drugstore product. I sometimes feel like the drugstore goes too H.A.M on trying to get their products to look fancy, whereas this has way more of an impact on me personally.

The applicator is a long, flat doe tip – and to be honest, I’m not going to rave about it. The applicator is pretty standard, and I would much prefer a round tipped doe like you would see on many other liquid lipsticks as this one can be a little tricky to apply with and doesn’t hold a generous amount of product.

SHADES

Even though the shade range is pretty impressive for an exclusively “nude” collection, I decided to pick up two shades that are some of the least nudey-nudes, if you feel me. A plain flat nude in a liquid-to-matte always looks a big off on my yellow undertoned skin, so I always opt out of that one – no offence, NYX!

EXOTIC – Uhhhh can we just appreciate this shade for a moment? This was the one, the one I fell in love with right from the very first release, and I waited months for it to be stocked at my local NYX counter. It’s just that very on trend blush pink nude that works on so many skin tones, and boy is it flattering. 

TEDDY – I picked up Teddy as soon as I saw that it was in stock (yes, I do tend to loiter around the NYX counter) as it is definitely more up my street than any of the other brown-toned nudes. It has a slight mauve undertone that slayyyys right now, so I would say that this is more of a dusty mid-brown.

PRODUCT

Even after reading and watching so many reviews on these lip products, I was still pretty shocked by the moussey consistency. It creates quite a thick layer when applied, so you can easily build up opaquity without streaks. I did also notice a slightly chemically smell to these, so if you aren’t about that I would stay away from them!

Once on, this does take slightly longer to dry than expected, but again I think this down to the thickness of the formula. After allowing it to fully dry, there is still a bit of tackiness to the product, which I’m not crazy about. But hey, these are definitely smudge proof and transfer proof, which is just fab.

OVERALL

I’m really glad that I invested in a few of these liquid lippies, the formula is great and I love the way they look on my lips. For me, they tick all my boxes for a great liquid lippy. However, I wont be buying any more.

Why? Well I have the shades that I really wanted, and the others are just too same-samey for my liking. I think that this product is a definitely some form of novelty item, and it’s just so easy to try and collect them all! I’m so glad that I invested in these two shades though, and will definitely be getting good use out of them.

Have you got any NYX Lip Lingeries?

Which ones have you got / got your eye on? 

20 Comments

  1. WHYNOTBLOG
    July 29, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    These look so pretty, I love Nyx lip products :)www.whynotblog.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:20 PM

      The packaging is just stunning! xo

  2. Claire Cavanagh
    July 29, 2016 / 11:15 AM

    I have three of these and love them too – in fact I definitely need to stock up on some other shades :)Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:21 PM

      Thank you for reading, Claire! xo

  3. Ella Whitehead
    July 29, 2016 / 12:35 PM

    I really need to try these they look so pretty! Great review lovely!Ella xxwww.inellaselement.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:21 PM

      Thank you, Ella! <3

  4. Kathryn O'Connor
    July 29, 2016 / 2:41 PM

    We definitely have the same feelings about this range of lipsticks, I'm not mad about them. The formula for me is alright but nothing to rave about like. I definitely prefer the soft matte lip creams and liquid suede lipsticks as opposed to these! xKathryn | Chapters of Kat

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:25 PM

      I totally agree with you there girly! <3

  5. Shay Holly
    July 29, 2016 / 2:53 PM

    I just purchased one of these in Bedtime Flirt and I love it!! The shades you picked are gorgeous too though! xwww.shayholly.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:26 PM

      I wish that shade suited my skin tone! <3

  6. Jasmin N
    July 29, 2016 / 3:45 PM

    Never tried these but they seem so lovely! That reminds me that I actually was supposed to check them out hahah :D<3: Jasmin Nlittlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 4:26 PM

      They're definitely worth a look if you love nudes and liquid lipstick!

  7. Nicole Merza
    July 29, 2016 / 4:30 PM

    I haven't tried these yet! I really want to though. Teddy is definitely on my wishlist! 🙂 Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 5:47 PM

      I hope you love it like I do! <3

  8. Laura Nolan
    July 29, 2016 / 4:34 PM

    I love the lip lingerie collection, beauty mark is my favourite and it's a perfect dupe for Kylie Jenner's true brown k!Laura xfbl-savvy.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 5:48 PM

      Oh I didn't even know that! I'll have to have a peek, thank you xo

  9. A Girl's Journal
    July 29, 2016 / 5:41 PM

    Who needs the Kylie lip kits when you can have these amazing duplicates :p xxhttp://girlsjournal95.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 29, 2016 / 5:48 PM

      Exactly! Save not splurge! <3

  10. Tania Pryer
    July 30, 2016 / 1:12 PM

    Would love to try these come pay day! Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      July 30, 2016 / 6:07 PM

      Thank you so much for reading, Tania! <3

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