Hey there, lovelies!
Matte lips are all the rage nowadays. I love them, but the problem is that even the most high end matte products tend to make my lips look awful and chapped. They always intensify any lip troubles I am having instead of making me look like Kylie Jenner. On top of that, I usually find them uncomfortable to wear on an everyday basis. HOWEVER, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally discovered a matte product that works for me: *drum roll* NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream!
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream definitely deserves all of the rave that it has gotten -Why didn’t I listen to everyone sooner? I regret each second of my life not spent with these beauties in it. I now have four shades to tell you all about, so let’s get to the review!
Firstly, these Matte Lip Creams cost $5.99 a pop. I’ve seen them at Target, Fred Meyer and Ulta. If you want the widest range of shades to choose from, check out Ulta’s website, because they usually have double the shades which are available at other stores!
They go on extremely smoothly and evenly. They smell nice and sweet, but not overwhelmingly strong. The applicator is your typical doe foot, but it’s the consistency of the product itself that really impresses me. When you apply this cream, it gives your lips the most sharp, crisp, and clean edge! Since these aren’t a liquid, I find them much easier to handle and get the perfect application. I’m just too clumsy for liquid lipstick -one shake of the hand and your lips are screwed! With these creams, I have much more control and my lips come out looking much nicer!
The finish is on the matte side, but I find that they don’t dry down as much as your typical liquid lipstick. They still let your lips breath instead of feeling like they are encased in pavement. Also, they last pretty well when eating and drinking, although they don’t have the lasting power of liquid lipsticks.
Let’s begin the swatches with my favorite of the bunch –Copenhagen! Normally, I never go for deep or dark colors, so I was shocked at how much I loved this shade when I first put it on! The first thing I noticed was just how evenly the color was applied. Typically with these deep berry shades, I notice at least a bit of unevenness in color, but this goes on perfectly! I am obsessed.
Next up, we have Antwerp, which is a coral/pink shade. I think this color would be absolutely perfect for spring and summer, however it is a bit bright for my taste. I think the shade is gorgeous, but I’ll probably hold off on wearing it until the warmer months roll around again.
Milan is a beautiful pink shade. I was expecting this one to be more on the nude side of things based off of the packaging, however it’s actually pretty bright. I think that shade is gorgeous and it’s super pigmented, but again, I’ll probably reach for this more when things warm up a bit.
Last, but most definitely not least, is Istanbul. This shade is a nude pink. It’s super natural and isn’t too light that it makes you look washed out. I think this shade is perfect for everyday wear and I know I’ll be reaching for this one a lot!
Thanks so much for reading! Have you tried NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams yet? Do you know of any other matter lip products that still look great on dry skin?
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