Huda Beauty – Liquid Matte Minis Review (Nude Love Edition)

I’ve been eyeing up these mini lipsticks for a while now. These are the Nude Love Edition liquid lipsticks – not to be confused with the ‘Nude’ Edition, which I reviewed a while ago.

I saw one last pack sitting on the shelf at Sephora calling for me to take it home. So obviously I did. These are the colours I was waiting for. Even though I loved the Nude edition, the colours were still too dark for me to wear.  I wanted something natural, something pink, something NUDE!

This set comes in four shades – Crush, Wifey, Girlfriend and Sugar Mama.

My lips tend to be quite dry and these matte lipsticks haven’t added to the problem. However, before I begin painting, I always ensure the canvas is wiped clean. I exfoliate and moisturise my lips with a balm, especially if I am applying a liquid lipstick.

The formula is quite runny – more so than the previous Nude lipsticks. I wonder if the formula has been changed. Just don’t do what I did with my previous Huda lipstick and turn the tube upside down (it was an accident – I was trying to apply the lipstick whilst holding the tube in the same hand). I assumed her lipsticks would be more creamy in consistency. Clearly not because my jeans suffered as a result.

The applicator is so easy to use – the lipstick just glides on with no fuss.

Crush

It’s described as a ‘cool-toned pink’ but this is definitely more coral/peach toned. The pigmentation is really disappointing. I had to apply three times to get an even colour all over my lips. Normally with Huda’s lipsticks, one coat is usually enough. I found this shade to be streaky and patchy. It’s such a shame, as this is my favourite shade out the four. It won’t stop me wearing it though- I just pop on some lipstick after application to smooth out the colour.

Wifey

This baby glides on so smoothly and is much better in terms of pigmentation. I would describe this as a light brown nude – with a tiny touch of pink. I didn’t like this wet but once it dries, it really is a lovely natural nude shade.

Sugar Mama

This colour is very similar to Wifey, just a tad darker. I would describe it as a peachy brown. This was slightly patchy and it took two coats to get an even coating on the lips, however nowhere near as bad as Crush.

Girlfriend

This is my least favourite colour out the four but that’s merely down to preference. It’s very similar to Trendsetter. It’s a dark brown with a hint of peach/apricot or any other coral-coloured fruit you can think of. In terms of pigmentation, this is, by far, the best. One coat was enough to give me a lovely rich brown shade.

Overall, I do have to say I am somewhat disappointed. If you compare this set to the previous Nude collection, it can’t compete in terms of pigmentation and longevity. I don’t feel Crush and Sugar Mama have the lasting power as the others.

I love what Huda’s brand is about and I do feel she puts her heart and soul in creating her makeup products but for me, these lipsticks weren’t good enough.

Have you tried any of the shades in this set? Did you find you had the same problems?