Thanks for all of the great guesses on yesterday's "mystery lipstick" post. It's now time for the big reveal. If you'll recall, the only clue I gave you was that this lipstick retails for under $7...
Keep reading to see if you were right...
Congratulations to reader Emma, who was the only one to correctly guess that this is NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar!
NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar
(retail: $6 on the NYX website, 0.14 oz)
Here's a swatch that shows you what it looks in direct light and also in indirect light:
Here's why I'm absolutely obsessed with this color:
First of all, I love mattes in the fall and winter. I've been wearing matte lipsticks since the 1990s and I swear to you, this formula is one of the most non-drying I have ever tried. It's like wrapping your lips in a soft, comfy sweater! It just feels so creamy and smooth (if it looks drying in the pic above, that's only because my lips are currently chapped due to the weather and everything looks drying in extreme close-up on my lips). But you'll have to trust me here--I know drying matte formulas and this is not one of them.
As far as matte lipsticks go, this one also has incredible staying power on my lips. I can put it on in the early morning and I can still see it by lunchtime. Also, it wears down evenly (no ring-around-the-lips).
And let's not forget the COLOR! I'd called Whipped Caviar a pinky-brown-nude, but it's on the lighter end of the spectrum (it's definitely not a medium-toned pinky-brown-nude when it's on my lips). It's as close as I can come to wearing a full-on nude. On my NC20 skintone it looks nude-ish, but it's got enough pink in it to keep me from looking pale and sickly. It's my number one go-to shade when I'm wearing a smoky eye:
In the above pic, I paired Whipped Caviar with the shimmery/smoky look I did in my review for the e.l.f. Natural Eye palette. I think that wearing a blush that has pink undertones really pulls the look together. For me, this is as nude as I can go when it comes to my lips, and I LOVE that it's just nude enough. (PS: I'm wearing CoverGirl Simply Ageless Blush in Lush Berry on my cheeks, in case you're wondering.)I also love wearing Whipped Caviar on light or no-makeup days. It really pulls a light-makeup-look together and gives me a much more polished and put-together appearance, as opposed to wearing a clear or sheer gloss. It's really a go-to shade for me in almost any situation--I can't think of another lipstick that I've purchased in the past year that is this versatile for my needs and my skintone. LOVE it. Oh, and it's essentially fragrance- and flavor-free.Do you own any NYX Matte Lipsticks? If so, how do you like them? I'd love to try additional shades in the future, but I'm just so stuck on this one, I haven't even though about venturing out yet!You can purchase NYX Matte Lipsticks on the NYX website, Ulta (in-store and online), Cherry Culture and various beauty supply stores throughout the nation. As of the time of this post, NYX Matte Lipsticks are currently on sale at Cherry Culture for $4.50.
This product was purchased with personal funds.