Best & Worst of All NYX Lipsticks (Part 2: Liquid Lipsticks)

Today we’re continuing my series reviewing all of the NYX lip products. If you missed my first post, I reviewed all of the traditional lipsticks that NYX has released. In this post, we’re going to turn our sights to the NYX Liquid Lipsticks. I’m hopeful this series will help you wade through all the the formulas that NYX has released. If you’re anything like me, that wall of NYX at Ulta can be a little overwhelming. My final post will be for NYX Glosses and that’s coming soon!

This blog is a companion to my YouTube Best & Worst of All NYX Lipsticks (Part 2: Liquid Lipsticks). So if you’re interested in live swatches and more detailed information, check out the video below.


Lipstick Pricing Examples

As we did in the first post, I want to share pricing for other liquid lipsticks on the market. I think it’s important when reviewing products to look at things in terms of the price we pay, but also to consider the $/oz.

BRANDPRODUCTPRICEOZ$/OZ
FentyStunna Lip Paint$24.000.13$184.62
SmashboxAlways On Liquid Lipstick$24.000.13$184.62
ABHLiquid Lipstick$20.000.11$181.62
Georgio ArmaniLip Maestro$38.000.22$172.73
NARSPowermatte$26.000.18$144.44
Huda BeautyLiquid Matte Lipstick$20.000.17$117.65
Bite BeautyAmuse Bouche Liquified$24.000.25$96.00
Kat Von DEverlasting Liquid Lipstick$20.000.22$90.91
SephoraCream Lip Stain$14.000.169$82.95
OfraLiquid Lipstick$17.000.21$80.95
Colour PopUltra Satin OR Ultra Matte$6.500.11$59.09
MaybellineSuperStay Matte Ink$9.490.17$55.82
Too FacedMelted Matte$21.000.40$52.50
LorealPro-Matte Liquid Lipstick$$9.990.21$47.57
Wet N WildLiquid Catsuit$4.990.21$23.76

NYX Epic Ink

★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Classic lip stain formula – staining power is great
  • Goes on as a watery pigment that evaporates & leave lips stained
  • VERY hard to remove. Took many products and a full 24 hours before it was gone
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★
Liquid Stain
12
Red, Oranges, Maroons
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.00
0.25
$28.00
Slight chemical smell
NYX DESCRIPTONThin formula that stains lips. Seems like it would be good to wear under bolder lip colors. Not my favorite type of lip product, but if you like stains, this delivers. Formula is watery pigment. Will leave you lips exactly as they were wehn you started only stained.
INGREDIENTSWater/Aqua/Eau, Talc, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Isohexadecane, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol.

NYX Lip Lustre

★★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Interesting thicker gel formula – feels almost like pudding
  • Goes on glossy, but settles into a satin that is lightly staining
  • Feels very similar to the NARS Velvet Lip Glide
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★★★
Gel Gloss/Cream Hybrid
12
Basic Range
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.00
0.27
$25.93
Light Fruity
NYX DESCRIPTONLavish your pout with extraordinary shine and a hint of brilliant color with our new Lip Lustre Glossy Lip Tint! Silky smooth with a lightweight finish, this revolutionary formula glides on a gloss and adjusts to a gorgeous tint that lasts.
INGREDIENTSWater/Aqua/Eau, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Alumina, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum.

NYX Cosmic Metals

★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Thicker cream formula that is lightly glossy
  • Many shades have an interesting duo-chrome shift
  • Gets patchy when you rub your lips together
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★
Thicker Mousse
18
Metal Colors and Bolds
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.50
0.13
$57.69
None
NYX DESCRIPTONIntense, multidimensional color collides with the glistening effect of gloss for out-of-this world lips like you’ve never seen before. Now available in six more nude-based shades—from champagne gold and pink to a gorgeous deep brown laced with blue shimmer—our creamy-smooth Cosmic Metals Lip Cream covers your lips in lustrous color and a dazzling metallic finish that feels and looks like a gloss.
INGREDIENTSPolybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano], Tocopheryl Acetate, Water/Aqua/Eau, Alumina, Talc, Tin Oxide, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

NYX Powder Puff

★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Has a strong slip to the formula – you feel the silicone
  • Feels light and whipped
  • Take a little smudging to get the color into place, but like the matte effect that is very creamy
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★
Matte with a Velvet Slip
8
Mid-Tone Shades
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$8.49
0.40
$21.23
Light Vanilla
NYX DESCRIPTONPucker up and powder your pout! Featuring a pillowy cushion-applicator, NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream goes on mousse-y and sets to a powdery-soft finish. Achieve a flush of color in eight vibrant shades - from warm peach to true red, and hot pink to cool plum - for an irresistible, just-kissed look.
INGREDIENTSDimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Alumina, Aluminum Benzoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Lightweight matte formula
  • Settles down on lips once applied, but is never transfer-proof
  • Lighter to mid-tone shades work well
  • Deeper shades can be a little patchy
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★★
Matte Cream
34
Full Balanced Range
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$6.00
0.27
$22.22
Artificial Vanilla
NYX DESCRIPTONNow available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite.
INGREDIENTSIsohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rosin/Colophonium/Colophane, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Metallic

★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Very consistent formula to the original Soft Matte Lip Cream
  • Subtle metallic/matte finish
  • Deeper shades don’t have the same issue with patchiness
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★
Matte Cream w/ Soft Metallic Finish
12
Balanced Range
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.00
0.22
$31.77
Artificial Vanilla
NYX DESCRIPTONThe NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream shades deliver a burst of pearly color and set to a stunning matte finish. These little beauties are just as lightweight, delightfully creamy and sweetly scented as all the shades you know and love!
INGREDIENTSIsododecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C20-40 Alcohols, Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Glycerin, Alumina, Aluminum Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

NYX Liquid Suede

★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Thinner liquid lipstick formula that sets to a matte/satin
  • Not 100% transfer-proof, but more comfortable as a result
  • Similar to the ColourPop Ultra Satin
  • Pigmentation is very strong for all shades, light to dark
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★★
Liquid, Sets to Satin/Matte
24
Mostly Bolds & Grungy Colors
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.00
0.13
$53.85
Slight Chemical Smell
NYX DESCRIPTONDoll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! Our Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish. Now available in 12 more velvety-soft shades, this waterproof lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.
INGREDIENTSIsododecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C20-40 Alcohols, Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Glycerin, Alumina, Aluminum Benzoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic

★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Formula is very consistent from the original Liquid Suede
  • Unlike the Soft Matte Lip Cream Metallics, these have more of a true metallic shine
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★★★
Liquid, Sets to Satin/Matte with a Strong Metallic
12
Metals and Bolds
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.49
0.13
$57.62
Slight Chemical Smell
NYX DESCRIPTONTried and true meets shiny and new! Now available in ultra-metallic shades, NYX Professional Makeup's Liquid Suede Metallic Cream Lipsticks are just as plush and vibrant as the velvety-matte classics you already love. Whether your fave finish is metallic or matte, these pigment-rich liquid lipsticks deliver intense payoff.
INGREDIENTSIsododecane, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Ethylene / Propylene Copolymer, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Tin Oxide, Water / Aqua / Eau, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120). May Contain: Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica.

NYX Lip Lingerie

★★★★

Available At: Ulta

  • Thinner liquid lipstick formula that dries 100% matte
  • Very drying formula that is transfer-proof
  • Light shades need to be built up or are patchy
  • Mid-tone to deeper shades go on smoothly
  • Have issues with these crumbling and cracking on my lips
RATING
FINISH
# OF COLORS
RANGE
★★
Liquid, Sets to Full Matte
24
Nudes
PRICE
OUNCES
$/0Z
SCENT
$7.00
0.13
$53.85
Slight Chemical Smell
NYX DESCRIPTONSlip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.
INGREDIENTSIsododecane, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polycyclopentadiene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol.

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