Nyx Mattes Vs Metals Vault Review and swatches.

Hello my lovelies,

Okay, well it’s been a while since I’ve had a consistent blog schedule but I have finally regained my old laptop after four months of being without (who’d have thought a new charger would cost 80 bleeding pounds after having to spend so much on the macbook itself). In all honesty I’ve massively missed it and have even attempted to upload a couple of blog posts with my rubbish Iphone 5 but it just hasn’t been the same.

There have been a couple of changes since I last uploaded. I turned 21 (woop, woop), my partner turned 20 (I know, I do like a younger man. Don’t judge me) and Leo turned 1 (which I actually did manage to upload a tiny little blog post about). Pretty much every other minutes which hasn’t consisted of preparing for christmas has been either mumming, working or sleeping but I have taken the rare free moment that I have had to plan some new blogs and even possibly blog posts with potential schedules to upload since I’ve been gone for so long.



Today I am reviewing brand new products which I have been waiting until I received my new charger to blog about as I wanted a genuine first impression. See you can’t say I don’t do anything for you guys even though it has been only three days. It is the Nyx Mattes Vs Metals vault which I’ve actually seen advertised to the absolute extreme from either Nyx itself or some other company with a Mattes Vs. metals variation. Someone please let me know whether christmas sets have been this prominent in other years or whether companies are just being super extra. I remember holiday palettes and the occasional bundle but it seems like pretty much every Tom, Dick and Harry is going all out. I love it. And I love the concept of the mattes vs. metals even more, especially for only 30 pounds.

The mattes Vs. Metals Vault contains 12 miniature liquid lipsticks. 6 from the liquid suede collection and 6 from the Cosmic Metals Lip Cream range. There were actually a bunch of different variations of vaults that Nyx have brought out this year including their soft matte lip creams, lip lingerie and every single one of the Liquid suede colours but I decided on the Mattes Vs. Metals as I’ve owned a bunch of the Soft Matte Lip Creams and they don’t really do anything for me. I find that they rub off so easily and there are only so much of the lip lingerie variation of colours and I already own four full sized lip Lingeries. I own a few of the Liquid Suede lipsticks and really enjoy the formula, pigmentation and longevity but i’ve never swatched or even really seen anybody wearing the Cosmic Metal Lip Cream so I have no idea what to expect but I’m going to take a wild stab in the dark and say its going to be a pigmented lipgloss which is a huge risk because I’m a matte lip girl through and through.

So speaking of Matte lips, I’ll start with the Liquid suede collection at the top. Now the Liquid suede liquid lips are actually my favourite Nyx lip formula with the lip lingerie being slightly too sticky for me, the lip creams doing nothing for me and the lipsticks being okay but just not my thing. They are long lasting and lightweight which is such a hard thing to do for even the high end makeup lines. So to bring out a formula like that for 6.50 full sized then you are winning. Also they have an incredible variety of colours with blues, blacks and purples which is actually rather strange for drugstore companies. 


Here’s one of the miniature liquid lips next to a full size for comparison. I actually really do like the idea of selling bundles of miniatures so that you can work out if what colours you like and if you want to buy a full sized version but let’s be honest who’s ever been all the way through a lip product because I know that I certainly have. The only downside I have about the size of these products is that the applicator is shorter to fit inside the tube and it makes it slightly awkward to apply. It took almost twice as long as it would usually take and I still had to clean it up with a lip brush at the end which isn’t very good for when you’re in a rush or on the go.

The colours themselves were the real dealmaker in this situation though. Everybody who knows me knows that I’m a gothic girl at heart and plums and deep reds are the absolute soul to my heart so pretty much every single colour in the pack appealed to me apart from Tea and Cookies which I just knew wasn’t for me but wasn’t really overly bothered because every other colour made my womb tingle.


The six shades in order of swatch from top to bottom were Cherry Skies, Kitten Heels, Soft-Spoken, Sandstorm, Vintage and Tea and cookies and they were pretty close to what was advertised. I think that Kitten heels was supposed to be a slightly deeper more blue toned colour and for some reason Soft-Spoken and Sandstorm were pretty close in colour to each other but apart from that all of the colours did a pretty good job. I really love this entire half of the collection.


The next part was the Cosmic metals Lip creams which I really didn’t know what to expect. As I previously stated I was pretty much convinced that it was going to be a pigmented lip gloss and I think that I was right and just add a little bit of glitter. Not 100% my thing, but I don’t say no to anything and I’ll try anything once. Glosses are all obviously going to be not particularly long lasting so I don’t even think I’m going to comment on that part of them in this blog. 

The colours themselves are pretty varied. All still on the darker more autumnal/wintery shades which is nice but still not close enough to be ‘similar’ to each other . I especially liked metropolitan light which is the gold colour which would be gorgeous for an ombre or lip art on a matte lip. The colours from top to bottom are Speed of Light, Galactic love, Metropolitan night, Crystallized Metal, Elite and Lava. Pretty much all of these colours are true to their advertised colour apart from Lava which is an exclusive shade to the vault. I don’t really know what they wanted to go with in regards to this shade. It’s advertised as like a deep hot pink but as you can see in the swatches it;s literally a bright red with maybe a hint of pink. I do prefer the red to the pink that it was supposed to be it’s just not the swatch haha.

In conclusion this is a pretty good deal and for only 30 pounds it’s a bargain to. Think about it, that’s the equivalent to 1 and a half Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lips which as good as they are are still 20 quid a lippie. I massively recommend purchasing this, even if it is just on your christmas wish list. 

Have you seen any good christmas bundles recently?

Speak soon,

Hannah x

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