Simply Lippy Challenge Day 245 | NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick in Shade VMLS11, Blood Love

You may recall, I tried my first shade from the NYX velvet matte range a few weeks back and was very impressed with both the pigment and the finish. Today I tried my second shade, a raspberry red shade called Blood Love, and am happy to report that it didn’t disappoint.


The formula in the velvet matte range is quite creamy for a matte, and while it’s not super moisturising, the creamy element does leave your lips feeling soft while you wear it which is always good when it comes to a matte lip.


Although the finish itself is matte, it’s not a drying matte and it does have a velvety feel to it like the name implies. The pigment is rich and bold, and the colour pay off is pretty good too though you might need to apply a couple of layers to blend it in well.


Once blended, this lipstick has excellent staying power and won’t budge easily off your lips, even if you have a bite to eat. And I really like how smooth the texture of it is too.


My only real issue with this lippy is the shade, and it’s not really an issue but more of an observation. To me, this is very much a raspberry toned red rather than a ‘red’ red. Is it just me?! From the title and the look of the bullet, I was expecting a classic red, and while it is cool toned, it’s just not what I thought it would be.


Now don’t get me wrong, that’s not necessarily a bad thing and I did like the shade. I just wouldn’t go so far as to say I loved it.

Sorcha 💋

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