NYX Cosmetics

Review | NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

19th January 2016 by naffy

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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If there was one product NYX Cosmetics are well known for, it is for the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream. When I recently visited the NYX stand, they were one of the first items I was eager to get my hands on. I ended up grabbing four shades. (Make up hoarding problems)

The first shade I knew I wanted to see if they have it in stock and that was the shade Copenhagen, which is a deep purple shade. In the tube, this looks darker than it come across on your lips. For a full deep purple shade, I would apply a purple lip liner underneath. You do get a deep purple with a hint of berry without the lip liner which on days you may not want something very intense.

The next shade I leaned towards was the shade Prague. The Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague is a deep rich pink shade. I do not tend to wear true pink shades as much as I use to do and this is a beautiful colour. I found it came true to colour once I applied it on the lips. It is the shade of pink which is bold enough to allow me to feel I have something on my lips but still acceptable to wear to work.

One shade I was hoping to enjoy was the shade London. For one, I love the name. (London is one of my favourite cities) and in the tube it reminded me of the shade Stone from MAC, however unlike the deeper shade, this did not apply as well. I had it to build it up more than the others and feel like it was too much of a true nude for my lips.

San Paulo was the last shade I picked up. In all honesty this was due to curiosity as I am not usually the type of girl who wears bright shade, however this was wearable and works better than I imagined.

Formula was the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Creams remind me of a Lip Laquer but had much more of a creamy velvet texture when applied to the lips. There is a slight sweet scent to the Soft Matte Creams, which I personally enjoy.

Aside from the discrepancy in the colour pay off in terms of the bold and bright shades, if you like the look of traditional matte lips but not the texture, for £5.50 they are worth trying.

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17 COMMENTS
  • Never Say Die Beauty
    19th January 2016 / Reply

    I probably would have passed these by if I hadn’t read your review because most mattes are too drying for me. But I like your description of a “velvet” finish, much more appealing to me. (Do you limit the length of the comment? I’m getting cut off even tho’ I had more to say!)

    • naffy
      19th January 2016 / Reply

      Hi! no I don’t I apologise for that! not sure what happened.

  • Beth
    19th January 2016 / Reply

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about these, too! They look great, Copenhagen is definitely my favourite :) xx

    Toasty

    • naffy
      19th January 2016 / Reply

      Thanks Beth! xxx

  • Megan T.
    19th January 2016 / Reply

    I adore Soft Matte Lip Creams! I also have San Paulo & Copenhagen. I was a little disappointed that Copenhagen wasn’t as dark as it looks in the tube, but I think Transylvania would look much darker… just an excuse to buy more haha! I might get that one next. Great review Naffy!

    • naffy
      19th January 2016 / Reply

      aha true that! let me know if you give it a go!

  • Laurie-Elle
    19th January 2016 / Reply

    I hear about these everywhere!! I can’t believe they are only £5.50, I want to pick some up :-)

    LaurieElle.com xx

    • naffy
      19th January 2016 / Reply

      They are so good, let me know if you try them! xxx

  • Elaine
    20th January 2016 / Reply

    Wow the finish on these are gorgeous! Not to mentioned the pigment of the colours. Thanks so much; will definitely be checking these out!

  • Sammi the Beauty Buff
    20th January 2016 / Reply

    Wow, Copenhagan looked much scarier in the tube than it does in the lip swatch! These are much more wearable than I was expecting, especially the darker shades. A good friend of mine bought Stone Fox and WOW, what a color! Thanks for the review!

    • naffy
      21st January 2016 / Reply

      Thank you. Will have to give Stone Fox a look! xx

  • Ursula @blueridgebeautyblogger
    20th January 2016 / Reply

    I love the 3 out of the 4 shades that you tried and I know you love the deeper shades more!

    Ursula

    http://www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

    • naffy
      21st January 2016 / Reply

      Thanks love! x

  • Shireen L. Platt
    21st January 2016 / Reply

    I do adore NYX Matte Lip Cream, it’s the first sort of ‘liquid lipstick’ that I tried and I always go back to it regardless how I stray to other lip products. Definitely picking up more soon!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • naffy
      23rd January 2016 / Reply

      They are good ones to try out xxx

  • Megan Joy
    22nd January 2016 / Reply

    I love NYX lip products! I have so many of the lip butters but only one of the matte lip cream. It’s such a nice formula!

    • naffy
      23rd January 2016 / Reply

      I do enjoy the formula! xxx