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Review–NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

I’m a gloss girl. Even if I wear lipstick I have to finish with a coat of glossy goodness or I feel naked, but then I saw these NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and I thought just maybe this might be the product that combines two of my favourite qualities in a lip product.

It's not a lipstick, nor is it a gloss, it's like nothing you've ever experienced before! It's lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte. These long lasting lip creams come in 11 colours that will be sure to keep you lips moisturized and colourful.

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Packaging: These lip creams come in the traditional lip gloss tube with a doe-foot applicator. I guess to match the finish of the lip cream, the caps are matte as well!

Scent: Creamy vanilla. It reminds me a lot of my favourite Tassimo Gevalia Vanilla Latte. Mmmm…

Formula: You can see from the swatches that these lip creams are incredibly pigmented! They glide on beautifully and really do feel creamy on the lips. Due to the nature of the matte appearance, any cracks in your lips will be accentuated so I would probably use a lip scrub (I love using any of the Lush ones) prior to application to give the lip creams a smooth surface to sit on. The wear time was not particularly long-lasting on me. Once I started eating and drinking, the colour just started fading fast. I have heard other bloggers say otherwise though.

Final Verdict: I don’t reach for these everyday, but I’m glad I have them in my makeup inventory because I love how I can have a bright pop of colour on my lips, but have it be more subtle because of how matte the finish is. The only thing that I found a bit strange was that when the colour started fading, it left a definitive ring of colour around the edges of my lips as if I didn’t blend my lip liner correctly…Abu Dhabi wasn’t quite as bad because it’s a nude, but the other two gave me quite an obvious “lip ring”. Even with this little quirk, I still think these matte lip creams are worth trying because the feel and finish is so unique and something I have never experienced before in a lip product. The finish on the lips is beautifully matte yet still moisturizing.

What do you guys think? Has anyone tried them yet and experienced what I have?

12 comments

  1. I absolutely agree with you. The lip ring is one thing that puts me off BUT I still love them. Thanks for the lovely swatches :) xx

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    1. Haha, the things we will put up with for the sake of a good lip product! Thank you for the comment Sara, I really appreciate it! So glad I discovered your blog!

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  2. Hmmm, lip cream. That's a good idea as I love gloss but it usually isn't as pigmented as lipstick. And I love creamy lipsti8cks; if they are too drying then it's gone!

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    1. It's an interesting product. I think it's worth just having one because they're so unique!

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  3. I can't get over vibrant and matte they are! I am starting to like glosses, but this is great because it isn't shiney which I really like. What's your favorite color?

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    1. The colour is super pigmented! I like Abu Dhabi the best because it's so neutral. I don't wear bright red all the time so the other two only get used for a night out.

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  4. Wow these are super pigmented lol. I also like to top off lipstick with some gloss! I like the idea of having a 2 in 1 kind of product!

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    1. They are scarily pigmented! The texture really is quite interesting and I think it's worth getting just for the experience.

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  5. I have Tokoyo and I would love it other then it making my lips look more cracked and dry then they actually are! Would have to agree 100% with your review... good to have but not for everyday!

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    1. Ugh, I know my lips always look kind of dry when I wear them, but I guess it's all part of the look right?

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  6. eeeeeee i've always wanted to try these because i heard the color payoff is amazing. there are not a whole lot of NYX retailers here so it's hard for me to get my hands on some!

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    1. I would just order from Beauty Joint. The prices and shipping time are pretty good too.

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