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REVIEW + SWATCHES: NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick (ALL 12 SHADES)





I have been dying for these lipsticks to come to ULTA! Once they were available you know I had to snag all of them so I can swatch them for all of you! Earlier in the year I swatched all new 2016 Matte shades – click here to see my swatches and review.

NYX came out with 12 new shades. Dress your lips in decadent color with NYX Cosmetics’ Velvet Matte Lipstick – a luxurious lip color that glides right on and never feels dry. Housed in an elegant soft-touch case, each standout shade is a fashion statement in itself.

Keep reading to see my review and swatches…

  • Beach Casual – Sand Nude
  • Soft Femme – Rosewood Red
  • Charmed – Brick Red With Purple
  • Duchess – Deep Sangria Purple
  • Effervescent – Deep coral
  • Miami Nights – Hot pink
  • Unicorn Fur – Hot pink with purple undertones
  • Blood Love – Red with blue undertones
  • Volcano – Deep magenta
  • Disorderly – Deep purple
  • Violet Voltage – Deep violet
  • Midnight Muse – Midnight blue



So I will start off with saying these are a little dry and they feel pretty similar to the regular NYX Matte Lipsticks. I honestly don’t know what the difference between the two are. These aren’t uncomfortable but you can definitely feel that they are dryer than a regular lipstick. Urban Decay came out with new Matte and Comfort Matte Vice Lipsticks and I expected them to feel like that, but these are a little bit more dry than those. These also don’t have any sort of scent to them.

These lipsticks are very pigmented and actually long-lasting. Obviously they aren’t as long lasting as a liquid lipstick but they last longer than a regular lipstick or gloss, of course. If you love matte lips then you will love these. I love the way they look on the lips.

The only drawback to these lipsticks is that they are somewhat difficult to apply. you really have to press hard and build them up on your lips because they are dry. And not all of them are created equal. Some shades are definitely better than others. Some of the darker shades went on a little patchy (especially the purples), but that is pretty typical for most dark matte lipsticks.

If you love any of these colors or love matte lips then these are for you! If you don’t love the dry matte lip trend then these work nice with a gloss on top too.


NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Beach Casual

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Soft Femme

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Charmed

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Duchess

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Effervescent

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Miami Nights

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Unicorn Fur

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Blood Love

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Volcano

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Disorderly

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Violet Voltage

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Midnight Muse

I hope you liked my swatches.


Be sure to see my previous lip swatches on the NEW 2016 NYX Matte Lipstick shades as well – click here to see the post.

Watch my YouTube review as well:





6 thoughts on “REVIEW + SWATCHES: NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick (ALL 12 SHADES)

  1. I love your swatches so much, Kitty Kat! I’ve bookmarked your site and use it for all the new releases now. =) Thanks for the review, was seriously wondering the difference between these and the original matte formulas, lol.

    1. Awesome, thanks for stopping by! I honestly don’t think there is a huge difference. They feel the same on the lips. I think the velvet matte have just a bit of a difference finish to it. They have a very slight sheen.

    1. I didn’t use a lip liner so I am not sure how it would work. It might help 🙂

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