New! Liquid Lip Suedes from Civilized Cosmetics

Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suede

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Over Thanksgiving. my 4-year old niece asked me if I could show her how to do makeup when she’s older. Of course, someday, when she is old enough and my sister says it’s okay, I will be happy to oblige. But it got me thinking about when I began to love makeup. It was during my dance recitals when we could wear blue eyeshadow and red lipstick. I couldn’t get enough and would sneak off to apply more and more. Perhaps this is why all these years later, I’m a lippie junkie. I recently indulged this obsession while trying out the new Liquid Lip Suedes from Civilized Cosmetics, $19.

New Liquid Lip Suedes

Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lips Suede Doe Foot

Before I began playing with the six luscious colors in this collection, I was happy to see some of my favorite words on the packaging – non-toxic, natural, vegan,  cruelty-free, organic, gluten-free, and made in the USA. When I think about how much lipstick I probably ingest each year, I prefer to wear products made with the best ingredients.

I love that these liquid lip suedes are plant-based. Each bold color contains green tea, elderberry, chamomile, kaolin, vitamin E, vanilla flavoring, and plumeria.  The powerful antioxidant properties of these ingredients help protect your lips while keeping them looking soft and smooth.

Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suede Swatches

In addition to having a fabulous formula, the Civilized Cosmetic Liquid Lip Suedes deliver on pigmentation.

  • Spiced Chai – soft warm beige
  • Nude Blush – soft pink beige
  • Blood Orange – vivid fiery orange
  • Peony Pink – bright rosy pink
  • Candy Apple – bold true red
  • Black Berry – deep cool berry

Anyone who wears liquid lipsticks knows applying them isn’t as simple as a couple of swipes. You must exfoliate and hydrate your lips or the lipsticks won’t properly apply. I did find this to be true with the Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suedes. To remedy this, I made sure to prep my lips by wearing a lip balm while I was doing the rest of my makeup.  I would then remove the balm and apply the liquid lipsticks.

Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suede Lip Swatches

As you can see from the swatches, some colors apply better than others. Of the six shades, Nude Blush, Blood Orange, and Candy Apple are the easiest to work with and my favorite. I did have some issues with Black Berry, Spiced Chai, and Peony Pink. They can be a bit patchy. However, I notice application is smoother when I use the doe-foot applicator on my bottom lip first and then pat my lips together to transfer the color to my upper lip.

Unlike most liquid lippies, the liquid lip suedes are very comfortable to wear. They have pretty decent staying power as well. However, they will rub off while eating, not from the food, but from wiping your mouth with a napkin. I think this may be due to their suede finish, which keeps them from being super dry mattes. As someone who doesn’t like very dry lippies, I prefer this type of finish. I did wear Blood Orange during a long day of travel and it held up very well through my airport/airplane snack and drink. So, I would say they do live up to being water-resistant.

Overall: Civilized Cosmetics Liquid Lip Suedes are a beautiful collection of six highly pigmented shades. There’s really a color, or two, or six for everyone. Not only am I fan of the shade range, but also of their non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan, natural formulation which makes my lips look and feel fabulous.

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  1. Lola Seicento says

    Too bad that the quality isn’t consistent. I like Nude Blush a lot!

  2. Love the nude blush and peony pink. I hate when things are consistent when it comes to the same brand.

  3. Those are all super pretty shades of lip color, but what a bummer that they are inconsistent.

  4. Krystal Butherus says

    I like the Peony Pink, Blood Orange and Black Berry. A very diverse array of color choices!

  5. Love the nude blush and black berry! I’m on a lipstick hiatus until I have used a few of the ones I have already. They seem to breed in my bathroom I swear!

  6. Maria Katsulos says

    OMG, I absolutely love the Blood Orange shade, it’s so fun! Good to hear they hold up against food, that’s always my issue with wearing lipstick all day.

  7. Amber Nelson says

    Oh wow, that nude blush is right up my alley. I need to try this brand of lip color. How pretty!

  8. I have never heard of this brand. I am always searching for kissable lipsticks and have never worn a suede style before. I always get ultimate matte! I love the colors, it’s too bad they weren’t completely consistent in application.

  9. I’m surprised how different they look on your hand and on your lips. On your hand I didn’t think there was a shade light enough but it appears there are two on your lips. I haven’t heard of this brand before.

  10. OOO these look so lovely! I would want to wear them all!

  11. All these shades look soooo beautiful

  12. Shandy Kaye says

    I don’t use Liquid Lip Suedes but I love the shades and I want to try it.

  13. shoshana sue says

    It is interesting how different they look on the arm versus the lips! The black berry really is beautiful. Oh don’t remind me about how much lipstick we ingest lol. Thank goodness for Liquid Lip is non toxic

  14. Kim Byars Croisant says

    I love the first two since I’m more of a neutral type person. Wow Barbi Benton is 67 – wow. Wonder what she looks like now.

  15. Stephnie@ says

    Fabulous shades. That nude blush and black berry are my favorites.

  16. Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls) says

    you are always educating me about brands that I have never seen before. Super pretty colors!

  17. Love discovering new non toxic and vegan brands like this. Thanks for sharing!!

  18. I have never heard of this brand. They look really nice, and I really like the color selection. I may have to get myself one of these.

  19. These are all gorgeous shades and they do look comfortable on the lips. I’d have to say that Nude Blush and Peony Pink would be my favorite shades.

  20. These look really nice and not that drying. I really like nude blush and blackberry for myself. I like candy apple too.

  21. All of these colors look amazing. I especially love the more nude tones 🙂

  22. Molly Kumar says

    Those lip colors are amazing!! I’m especially loving the ‘spiced chai’ color, it would go perfectly with most colored clothes.

  23. I got to admit I am a lip product hog! I just love all of them…from mattes to liquid lips! Your selection of New Liquid Lip Suedes is so chic! I want them all!

  24. Spiced Chai is calling my name! I am a lipstick junkie and these look gorgeous. I’m glad that you mentioned that they are comfortable on the lips.

  25. Lynnette Joselly says

    Those swatches look like a great matte finish. My favorite is the Nude Blush for an everyday pout.