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.
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?