NYX VS Body Shop – The Liquid Lipstick Battle

I love a liquid lipstick, I love not having to spend an extortionate amount of money to get a good quality product. NYX is one of my favourite makeup brands, it’s great quality, reasonably priced and available in my local Boots. I have a substantial NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream collection (mainly nude tones), they’re so easy to just pop in my bag for on-the-go top ups and there’s one to suit every look. You can see some of my collection in this post.

Having said that, I’m always on the look out for better products (who isn’t) that don’t cost me the earth and last throughout the day on my face. In walks in the Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid. It’s 50p more expensive than the NYX one, but it’s bigger, so definitely worth it. It smells INCREDIBLE (like sweeties), it’s more moussey than NYX and seems to go on more evenly on the first application. I also find that it fades more evenly and doesn’t leave that ring of product build up around your lips and leave you looking like a 90’s makeup reject. There aren’t as many colour choices in the Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid as the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream but I would definitely recommend trying them out as they do have some similar colours. I also find the applicator easier to work with, it’s more firm, so you can create a smoother outline to your lips.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream VS Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

I thought I’d show you which 2 colours I compared from each collection. So in order from left to right we have:

NYX Athens, Body Shop Windsor Rose, NYX Stockholm, Body Shop Crete Carnation. As you can see, they really are very similar, so the comparison was quite easy.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream VS Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

So who wins in the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream VS Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid?

I prefer the formula and application of The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid, but the colour choice of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream.

Have you tried both? Which do you prefer?

8th November 2016



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    15th November 2016

    I haven’t tried either! I wanted to try out the NYX Lip creams but the store i went to didn’t have any colours that would suit me. But I’ve heard such great things about The Body Shop lip liquids and have wanted to try that for so long! Might have to go and pick up both to see how I feel… I do however prefer good formulas and application so the body shop one sounds like the one to me! x


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      16th November 2016

      There’s so many different colours in the NYX, but I really do prefer the feel of the Body Shop one, would love to know what you think if you try either of them out! x