Apologies for the overload of 90s lip themed posts over the past few months – this is the last one, promise. The whole nude brown lip trend really captured my heart though and after ages of me trying to find good dupes for the oh-so-difficult-to-find MAC Soar & Brave it’s finally here! Ladies and gentleman, say hello to NYX Whipped Caviar (here / here). This bad boy is the best drugstore alternative to our favorite Kylie Jenner lip duo and I love it to bits. Its gorgeous mauve pink brownish color is absolutely stunning and the hint of purple is the perfect finishing touch. The lippy is one of those ‘suit everyone’ lip shades, which complement all skin tones and it’s something every gal needs to have in her collection. Whipped Caviar, same as Soar (here) does something to my confidence and it makes me feel like a bombshell in an instant. This gem makes everything look more polished and put together, yet it has that cheeky vibe to it, which I adore. Whipped Caviar is the sort of lippy that makes your lips look 100x better whilst adding just a touch of everyday-friendly something. It’s a super unique shade and if you are looking for something different than the same old same old mainstream nudes, this baby is definitely something to check out.
Whipped Caviar is branded as a ‘matte’ but similar to Tea Rose (here) it’s more of a satin for me. It definitely has some serious sheeny finish going on, which was a bit of a let down for me. When I think 90s lip, I think full on matte and this lipstick just didn’t live up to the expectations sadly. It’s still absolutely stunning and I get a lot of wear out of it but I just wish it was less luster-y. Apart from that though – it rocks. The lipstick is super creamy, glides on like a dream and gives the lips a nice coat of moisture. Whipped Caviar is perfect for those no-mirror situations and the best part is that it doesn’t settle into fine lines, which I find rare with drugstore nudes. It performs decent on the longevity front and I get some good four hours of wear before it starts to fade. And for the price that’s more that I’d hope for! Gawd this stuff is good!
Have you tried NYX Whipped Caviar before? Isn’t it just a beaut?
Lots of love,