Battle of the Mauve

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Applying lipstick before I head out of the house is a necessity for me. If you asked me about it a year ago, I would say "no" to lipsticks and go on to the world without any smidgen of a product on my lippies. What changed was one night, about six months ago, as I scrolled through pictures that I took from my camera, I looked at some pictures of myself and realized how pale I looked. Took me a while to realize what the problem was, but it's all down to the lips, okay? Whatever color your choice of lipstick is, it's going to look brilliant on you than zombie lips, trust me!

For me, the right color for my complexion is of the darker shade as I'm quite pale. A very autumn-y lipstick, but hey, it fits with every single outfit I wear, so it's all good!

My two holy grail lip products that I wear quite often these past few months are these two. They're both of a mauve shade that has a tint of burgundy added to it too. I thought I'd give a little review on which one I like best, because um, why not?! Without further ado, let's get on to it!



NYX Matte Lip Cream in the shade Cannes ($6.00)


I've had this for half a year now and wore it almost every single time I was out and about for two months straight. The scent of it is of a vanilla scent (quite a strong one) that I have a hate/love relationship with. The problem is, with a vanilla scent, you get nauseated after a few hours after applying it. Also the finish of the lip cream is matte, so it really dries your lips. I like how it looks on my lips from afar. But from a close distance, you can see how drying the product is on the lips. Maybe that's just me though, because my lips are always so dry!

As for the lasting power, it lasts for so long. Don't worry about re-applying the lip cream every few hours, because it'll stay on your lips all day long. It even stays on your lips after you eat and drink. To be honest, I don't know if that's a good thing or not, haha! Removing it on the other hand, is hard. You have to wipe it clean over three or four times to literally get the product off your lips. As for the application, I think it's best to wear it with a lipliner beforehand, because applying it straight from the bullet doesn't look so tidy. Not gonna lie, sometimes when I wear this, I look like I have chocolate pudding all over my lips!

OVERALL RATING: ❤︎❤︎❤︎.5/5



Sephora Lip Stain in the shade Infinite Rose ($14.00)


I bought this when I was in Bangkok when I was in desperate need of a lipstick, because the ligloss that I brought with me wasn't bringing any color to my lips. At first, I was about to buy the lip stain in the shade "Pink Souffle", but decided against it because the shade was exactly the same as the NYX lip cream that I had. Very happy that I chose this shade instead, because IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

Obviously, it has a tint of mauve in it, but with a tint of pink in it too that isn't too pink-y. The application of it is super duper easy, you can wear it sans lipliner and still look like a boss. Suzie from Hello October recently purchased this exact same lip stain and loved it. Like she said, after applying it and smacking your lips the products feels matte, but when you see yourself in the mirror, there's a tiny sheen to it that brings out the whole beauty of this lip stain. As for the longevity, it doesn't last as long as the NYX one, but I promise you, re-applying it a couple of times is easy peasy lemon squeezy! Oh, the scent is not nauseating at all, which is always a plus for moi! 

OVERALL RATING: ❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎.5/5


All in all, my favorite lipstick out of these two would probably be the Sephora one. It is more expensive than the NYX one, but I promise you, it's worth the purchase! I love how easy the application process is and how you can wear every single outfit that you wear on a day to day basis! 

Which one is your favorite? 

Much love, Ashley xx

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60 comments

  1. I agree, the sephora lip stains are amazing, especially considering the price! Need to try the nyx soft matte lip creams, love the colour range.

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    1. I need to buy the other shades ASAP! Yes, give it a try! Thank you, Eva. :) x

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  2. I totally understand you!
    I'm so pale that whenever you wear lipstick you feel alive again! Always leaving the home with something on the lips!

    Laura
    https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. Yay, finally someone who gets me! Hehehe. :D so true, I feel so much more alive whenever I apply my lipstick.

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  3. this is so good , Love the colors , I can't live without lipsticks
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    1. Thank you :) hahaha glad someone has the same thought as me!

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  4. The Sephora lip stain is so, so pretty. Just looking at the swatch I can see how lovely it is. :]

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    1. You can see from the swatch that it's much more easier to apply than the NYX one too! A very smooth one. :)

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  5. I like to try these!
    xo
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  6. Love this color! Seems really universal and flattering on everyone :)

    Erica
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    1. Thank you! Yes, I totally agree with you. :)

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  7. loving this review, those shades are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

    xx Melis
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  8. That's awesome, love your pics and your way with words!

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  9. I've never tried any of these but both sound amazing, love the colors.
    Nina
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    1. Give them both a try if you like lipsticks. xx

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  10. Mauve shades suit well on almost anyone too!!!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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  11. such beautiful colors
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  12. I recently bought the NYX liquid suede lipsticks and I LOVE them! I definitely want to try out more of their products so I think that matte one might be next on the list! lovely post :) xxx
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    1. Oh that sounds lovely! I really wanna try out their other products too! Thank you, Samantha. x

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  13. both such gorgeous shades:) I definitely need to try one!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  14. Such pretty colours! X
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  15. Great post, thanks a lot for sharing...I shall try it too :)

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  16. I heard so much great comments about NYX matte lip cream and I really think I will end up to buy it, what a shame I can't find this brand in Sephora and stuff where I live ! :(

    xo

    Delphine
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    1. Yay, do tell me what you thought about the NYX one! Yeah, I bought my Sephora one whilst I was abroad, sooo.

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  17. I’m obsessed with these coloured lipsticks right now, too! These ones look really good.

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    1. They're gorgeous, aren't they?! Hehehe, thank you! x

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  18. I dont really apply the lipstick that much, but I have been obsessing with matte ones lately!

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    1. I used to detest the thought of applying them on my lips, but now I'm a convert, haha! Yeah, they're amazing. Very hard to find the right one though. x

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  19. Oh I've been wanting to try these for months. Everyone keeps telling me how amazing they are!

    Love, Kerstin
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    1. Many people love both the NYX and Sephora one so much!!! Give them a try! :)

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  20. This post has made my life! I've wanted to try NYX Lip Cremes for SO long, and now they're slowly starting to be sold in UK stores. I am buying these today, thanks for the review!!

    Natalie xxxx
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    1. Aw, glad you liked this post! Definitely give them a gooooo! Yes, I've heard that they're selling in Selfridges now. Glad that you find this informative! x

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  21. Totally! Lip color makes such a big difference in pictures. I love these shades. I'd definitely pay a little more for the better quality one. Lovely pics and great review!

    ~Krisztina
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    1. They're very autumn-y colors, but I wear it all year round, haha! Thank you. x

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  22. I like so much the brand NYX ! I 'm like you I can't go out without my lipstick button.
    xx
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    1. It's amazing, isn't it?! Hahaha, great to know I'm not alooone! x

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  23. I like to try these!
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    1. Be sure to tell me how you get along with these two! x

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  24. Been using lots os NYX products lately, great brand!

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    1. I've only tried this lipstick of theirs. Gonna try out some of their other stuff soon, I hope. :)

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  25. I *love* NYX lip creams! I haven't tried that color before, but I love a mauve lip so I'll have to check it out!

    Lindsey
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    1. They have such gorgeous shades too! Definitely give them a go, it's a lovely shade. :)

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  26. What an interesting post, the mauves are definitely super popular amongst everyone and their mothers it seems. I love the mauvey tones too! xx adaatude.com

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  27. I love the Sephora Lip Stains! I agree with you about the smell of the NYX Matte Lip Creams. I hate it when lip products have scents to them as they are always so nauseating! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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    1. I love how smooth the applicator is, gliding it on the lips is easy peasy lemon squeezy! Where as the NYX one, you have to be precise and wear something beforehand to not dry it up!

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  28. Love your lipstick!
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