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Sunday, 13 April 2014

A New Love! NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream!

It's very rare for me to fall head over heels in love with a lip product, especially a lipstick, simply because I'm always trying new ones and falling in and out of love with them. I also don't usually go for liquid lipsticks. I only own a total of two liquid lipsticks at the moment and one is brand new - literally a day old - and I love it!

Whilst shopping at Target today, I noticed a '3 for the price of 2' special on for NYX products. There were so many I didn't know what to choose! Being a lipstick junkie, I eventually gave in and chose to purchase three lip products. Two were matte lipsticks and one was the soft matte lip cream.

Let me start off by saying, OH MY GOD THESE LIP CREAMS ARE LIKE BUTTER! When they said soft, boy did they mean it! It glided onto my lips so smoothly and felt so soft and creamy. I didn't feel like I was wearing a lipstick, I felt like I was wearing an expensive silk blouse, but one made for my lips. I was honestly so impressed with it, I didn't bother to try the lipsticks yet! I'm sure they'll be great but will they be as much of a love as this?

I purchased the shade San Paulo. It's a gorgeous rosy pink tone. I chose this shade because I own many red lipsticks so I wanted to try something different.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

The shade in the bottle is true to the colour it turns up on my skin which is great. The product itself has a creamy consistency and when applied does not feel like it will slip and slide. It is almost at full opacity in the first layer which means this product will last. I found it did transfer however, this was avoided by blotting my lips. It didn't settle into any creases on my lips whilst it was wet but as it dried (a couple hours in if I didn't blot) it settled a little. Though this, the settling is not as bad as other matte lipsticks I have tried. In fact, even when it settled, it didn't look bad at all. The colour lasted for hours too, I didn't see the need to reapply throughout the day. I had a small snack with this on and am happy to say the product lasted nicely and didn't fade.

All in all, I have to say this is a great product and a LOVE! I look forward to purchasing more colours in the near future!

Below are some swatches of the lip cream on my lips. This is after one application:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

This is what it looks like with a second layer. I will probably use it with one layer most, simply because the colour is so opaque, however I find with two layers the pink tone pops way more on my skin, so I'll probably use it like this when I'm going out.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - San Paulo

Anyway that's all for today. I hope you found my review helpful!

Nur xx


  1. i think green lipstick would look better

    1. I actually have a lipstick that is green coloured in the tube. I'll be sure to post about it soon! Thanks for visiting x