Skin Type: Dry and occasionally acne-prone
Skin Tone: Fair with neutral undertones
I have already reviewed NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream “Crystalized Metal“. Today’ review is on NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream “Speed of Light”. I hope you find this review helpful.
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Intense, multidimensional color collides with the glistening effect of gloss for out-of-this world lips like you’ve never seen before. With a creamy smooth texture and dazzling metallic finish, NYX Professional Makeup’s Cosmic Metals Lip Cream covers your lips in lustrous color and a dazzling metallic finish that feels and looks like a gloss.
·Dazzling metallic finish that feels and looks like a gloss.
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$7.50 for 4 ml
Isododecane, 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 / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): 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.
My Experience with NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream Speed of Light:
NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Cream Lipstick is a beautiful range of 10 beautiful and shining lip colours. All the shades look gorgeous and the colour selection is really nice. From subtle metallic nudes to bold metallic shades, this range is gorgeous. Okay, now let’s get into the packaging details.
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Packaging: The packaging of NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream is very much similar to other liquid lipsticks from NYX. The body of the lipstick tube is colour-coordinated but non-transparent, so you can get an idea of the shade inside by looking at the tube’s body. One thing that I don’t like about non-transparent tubes is that you will never know how much product is left. The tube has a glossy black cap that sits properly in place. There will be no unwanted leakage of the product inside. The body of the lipstick has a shiny kind of finish which looks very attractive.
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Now coming to the applicator, it is exactly similar to other liquid lipstick ranges from NYX. It is a perfect doe-foot shaped applicator that helps in precise application of the lipstick. I love the applicator very much and I feel it comes in good use during application. The shade name, product description and other details are given on the body of the tube. Overall, I love the packaging.
Shade: The shade “Speed of Light” is a very beautiful rose gold shade and has a pearly finish to it. It does not contain chunky glitters. This shade has a fantastic chrome effect and looks a bit overpowering for daytime wear. It is very metallic and looks bomb on me. I have always wanted to flaunt rose gold lips and with this perfect lippie from NYX, I am really feeling ecstatic. When I swatched this shade in reality, it looked so gleaming to the eyes. It is a perfect party-wear shade and the rich chrome finish in it bumps it up to an extra level. It is mostly suitable for weddings and evening occasions, so if you are not fond of ultra-bold shades, you can give this a miss.
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This shade is another popular shade among beauty bloggers. This will look good on all skin tones. One thing to be kept in mind is that out of all the shades only a very few are wearable. The rest are way too bold and not worthy to be purchased.
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Pigmentation: The colour goes opaque in one swipe. Pigmentation is very good, and you can easily layer the product for a more intensified look. It has richly molten colour pigments that give it a luxurious feel. On my lips, only a single swipe was sufficient for complete coverage and I did not have to re-dip the brush. The lipstick has no scent and hence no issues for people who are not very fond of fragrance in lipsticks.
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Texture and Finish: The shade is very easy to apply and goes super smooth on application. The application is even and it spreads nicely on the lips without any tugging or pulling. The formula has a slightly thick and gloppy texture and I can feel the presence of it on my lips. It looks super glossy and works well as a lip gloss. It feels quite sticky and tacky even if you apply a thin layer of it. It doesn’t settle to a matte finish but has a wet texture with a radiant metallic finish to it. Hence, it does not bleed or feather out of the lip line. The formula is not extremely hydrating but it is also not drying. It does not dry out my lips and the formulation is good. This lip cream gives a good plumping effect to the lips and renders them a fuller look.
For people who have dry lips, it will never highlight the fines lines of your lips. It doesn’t feel patchy which I feel is a plus point of this lip cream. It feels very hydrating and you can skip using a lip balm for getting softer lips prior to applying this lipstick. This lipstick is not completely transfer-proof and smudgeproof as the finish is wet. So, it easily transfers on coming in contact with objects and gets messy. You can wear this as a stand-alone lippie for perfect chrome lips. You can also layer this lippie over any other pink-based lip colour for a shimmery and glossy finish. It works pretty well in both ways.
Overall, I feel that the cosmic metal range of lippies from NYX has an interesting formulation, but it will fetch mixed reviews. I love glittery and glossy finished lip creams, so I love the texture. But, somebody who is a not a big fan of glossy formulations may not like it. So texture-wise, the results will vary from person to person. Hence, if you are a matte lipstick lover, this type of formulation is not for you.
Staying Power: This lipstick stays on my lips for about 4-5 hours. I think it is not very long-lasting at this price point. However, it can survive light meals with light fading but it does transfer to the body of the cup if you are sipping coffee or something. This lipstick will not be able to survive oily meals. Be careful because, in that case the formula breaks down from the middle of your lips and give a messy look. This is one of the most probable cons that you will experience with shimmery and wet lip products. This lipstick has no issues during removal. It comes off easily with any normal makeup remover.
Overall: Personally, I feel that this shade is a great product. I am a sucker of glitter and metals and this is a beautiful combo of both. If you want to flaunt ‘rose gold’ lips, this shade is a great match for you. The finish is glistening along with a rich pigmentation. But, it has disadvantages too in terms of formulations and staying power. My advice would be to see swatches of all the shades properly and then go ahead to make your purchase.
Pros of NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream Speed of Light:
- Color-coded body.
- Doe-foot applicator helps in precise application.
- Beautiful rose gold shade with a pearly finish.
- Suits all skin tones.
- Has a rich chrome effect.
- Great for parties and festivals.
- Does not bleed or feather out of lip line.
- Rich pigmentation.
- Glides smoothly on lips.
- Does not feel patchy.
- Does not highlight fine lines of the lips.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Gets removed easily.
- Staying power is decent.
- Fragrance free.
Cons of NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream Speed of Light:
- Non-transparent tube body.
- Not completely transfer-proof or smudgeproof.
- Not suitable during the day.
- Formula feels heavy and sticky.
- Not very long-lasting.
- Cannot survive oily meals.
- Not meant for you if you want to ditch glossy products.
- Metallic finish is too pronounced.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream Speed of Light?
Yes. It is a lovely rose gold shade.
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