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Contour & Sway with Rodial and NYX Cosmetics | A bright-lipped makeup look!

Rodial NYX makeup look

Every time I post a makeup look, it’s like, “Hi, I know it’s been a while, but surprise!”

This NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick was a pretty big surprise too, at least for me. I just finished being disappointed by the brand’s Soft Matte Lipstick in Transylvania, so when I pulled out Sway to finish off this Rodial contouring feature, I was really surprised by how lovely it was.

I haven’t given it a day-long test just yet, but it feels awesome – thick and creamy and dense, with the opacity and finish to match.

NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick swatch Sway

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick swatch in LSCL 06 Sway (Emprise)

Rodial makeup look motd products used

Products used

I used Rodial for my base, of course, and their Contouring Powder, Illuminating Powder, and South Beach Blusher on my cheeks. Their lightest foundation matches my summer tan really well, and the contour is nice (if a bit subtle). Then, I threw on my standard eye base/brow combo of the moment: Clarins Waterproof Liquid Eyeshadow and Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner.

Clarins Rosewood new 2016 4 colour eyeshadow palette review swatches makeup

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Rosewood, Marcelle Double Precision Liner in Black, and Annabelle BigShow Waterproof Mascara

To give a little colour to the eye, I used the brand new Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Rosewood ($43 USD), which looks… Surprisingly unlike the old Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in 03 Rosewood ($42 USD). I’m not sure why they didn’t just give it a new name – the near-identical packaging and labelling make things a little bit confusing!

(The mascara is Annabelle BigShow Waterproof ($9.95 CAD), which is also new to me. I liked it, but not as much as their Expandable Mascara.)

NYX Sway Liquid Suede review motd makeup look

And, finally, there was that NYX Liquid Suede lipstick. The formula smells a little bit like paint in the tube, but it’s actually super lovely: it has a velvety matte finish and applies so easily that I didn’t even need a lip brush to apply it. I’m kinda dying to add a couple other shades to my makeup collection!

What’s your favourite bold lip colour range?

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  • Kathy

    Oooh, that lipstick shade is total love for me! I'm a sucker for unusual, 'fairytale' colours and this one lands smack dab in the middle of all that is strange and whimsical XDD
    Strange thing though – this is a bold lip colour, but for me it seems like it actually could do with an even darker eye O_O maybe a strong corner wing to accentuate your eye shape? :D I just adore the contours of your face :D

    This shade makes me want to be a mermaid -_- how waterproof/smudge proof is this??
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    • I totally agree with you, Kathy – I wish I could go back in time and add a nice bold flick of liner to this look! I actually set forth to do a really easy, pink lip with this look, and Sway was a last minute decision.

      Not sure about how smudge proof this is, but I'll make sure to test for both of those when/if I do an additional review!

  • Oh my good god Sway is STUNNING. I love that neon lavender… it's giving you such an ethereal vibe. Ugh. WANT.

    • Sway would look amazeballs on you, Chelle! We could be ethereal makeup unicorns together!

  • Amy

    I love this look! You look absolutely amazing in a bright lip!
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  • shireenplatt

    You really rock that lipstick! I have three from the Suede range; Kitten Heels, Soft Spoken and Tea&Cookies but none of the fancy shades. That said now I really want Sway but I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull it off as well as you did!
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    • Thanks, lovely! I think you could totally pull this one off ;) Just needs a finished eye to balance it out imo… but, to be fair, that applies to any bold lip colour!

  • Kate & Zena

    This color looks really beautiful on you, Rae-Rae. Imagine if you did a bold cat eye with it. That would really balance out the boldness of this eye. (People say you shouldn't wear a bold eye with a bold lip. Sometimes I think you need a cat eye to balance a vibrant lip. It's just my opinion!)

    I have yet to find a purple lipstick that I like. I think I need to go with a darker shade? Either I look like a teenager (yikes) or I get washed out. My favorite bold lipstick is still my UD Anarchy. There is something about hot pink. XD I may not like it on my clothes, but nails and lips and I'm gaga for it.

    P.S. LOOK AT DEM FRECKLES! Oh my goodness, I love your freckles. <-She who has no freckles on face. *cries*

  • Lily @ChloeAsh

    That lip color! I won't have the courage to walk out of my house with it on, but my gosh it looks so good on you. Dye your hair purple or silver and you can be an ice princess :-)
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    • Haha honestly, I haven't left the house with it on either. But one day!!!

  • That lip shade!!!! i love purple lips but tend towards the darky mauvy ones. this one is wonderfully blatently purple!
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    • Jenn, this one would look SO good on you! Although I really love dark mauves, too – I feel like they're a lot less "look at me!" than lilacs.

  • You're really rocking that lip color! Unfortunately the Liquid Suede formula doesn't work well for me, I much prefer NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream. But maybe it was just the shade that I picked (Tea & Cookies or something like that?)
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    • Huh! That's so funny, Lulle – I'm the complete opposite! The Liquid Suede formula felt lovely on my lips, but the Soft Matte that I have (Transylvania) felt dry and patchy.

  • Kate & Zena

    I don't know! I don't wear bright, bold colors enough to think about it honestly, but I should experiment a bit and get out of my pinks range. I always wear pink or slightly corally, sometimes nude-ish colors (like UD Rush.) I do have red, but red is SO FREAKING HIGH-MAINTENANCE! Make a red that's not high maintenance and I may wear it more. LOL.