Saturday, 14 May 2016

NYX Lip Lingerie Lipstick - Embellishment

Nyx isn't a brand that's been on my radar for very long. A couple of months ago, in one of my far too often ASOS orders, I picked up a lip cream in the shade London and I instantly fell head over heels in love with the formula and promptly decided I needed them all. 

After collecting almost half of the whole collection of I spotted these Lingerie Lipsticks and began trawling through swatches, deciding what one to try first (my willpower to only get one needs a gold star or something).

The shade I chose is Embellishment which is a muted, deep, warm toned mauve with some pink and brown tones to it. It's gorgeous - just not on me. It's far too dark for my skin tone and even though I love a vampy lip, something about this shade just makes me look ill. The formula on the other hand is completely for me. I adore it. It's creamy to apply but dries to a soft matte finish after about a minute. It doesn't really get uncomfortable throughout wear, but around the 6 hour mark it does dry down significantly more and every imperfection becomes terrifyingly apparent. However I do think that's mostly, if not all, down to the darkness of the shade and not the formula but I'll be sure to update you when I pick up a few more of these in lighter colours.
It's opaque on application, is not patchy in the slightest and lasts around 7 hours although the longer you wear it and the more you use your mouth (... um?) it does start to crumble and flake especially as it continues drying.

I think I'll need to get a few more of these to give a full review because I have a feeling that the lighter shades are going to perform differently. I am definitely a fan of the formula though and for £6.50 they are absolutely one to try if you haven't already.

Have you tried these? Do you have a recommendation of what shade I should try next?

Shop via Boots;

F I N D  &  F O L L O W  M E  O N 


  1. I bought some of their matte lip butters and liquid suede lipsticks - absolutely in love with them!

  2. Such a shame you didn't like the shade, as I'm looking to pick up my first and this is definitely the top of the list!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

  3. I love all the shades of the lip lingeries so I should get some quick!! The shade you have looks amazing :)

  4. I can't for this release ( they are yet to be released in my country...sadly). This is one of the shades I intend to get for sure!
    Take care*

  5. I have always heard good things about NYX and recently tried their matt lip butters and liquid suede lipsticks. Oh my gosh they are amazing. Need to try these lip lingerie's though, they always seem to have the most amazing shades!

    lots of love, Jane (new follower on bloglovin')
    Marble and Rose

  6. That a great shade, and really pigmented some look great in the tube but crap on.
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin