Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

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Hi!

I've been raving about these lip creams for a long time now, since I first stumbled across Antwerp in a collection of NYX lip products that I bought on eBay. Last year, NYX finally became a little easier to buy in Ireland, so I've been building up a collection of the lip creams.

I received Amsterdam from a friend at Christmas, I purchased the other 8 myself. Apologies for the grubby lids, these are much loved!

L-R: Amsterdam, Stockholm, Antwerp, Istanbul, San Paulo, Milan, Prague, Cannes, Copenhagen

The formula is creamy, pigmented, and it dries to a soft matte finish. They're not drying. After I read The Rebel Lipstick's (excellent) review of her NYX lip collection, I wanted to try Copenhagen myself to see if the darker shades were easy to work with so I bought it last week - it's definitely not as pigmented as I'd have hoped, but that's alright, it's still a colour I'm happy to own and I had no issues with the formula. These last a few hours on me if I'm not eating or drinking (rare) but the applicator means they're easy to top up without much fuss.


I think my favourite shade for my skin tone is Milan, it's the one I reach for most often. Some of the shades are very similar, I had trouble telling Istanbul and San Paulo apart on my lips despite them looking different in the tube - that's the only gripe I have about them, I've ended up ordering shades that are too close to ones I own already.

They last a little longer with a lipliner underneath, that also stops them balling after multiple applications. Sometimes it can change up the colour too - Antwerp becomes much more vibrant with a nude liner underneath.

I bought these from a few different places - including Cara Pharmacy (€7.75, 9 shades available), Littlewoods (€11 - huge price increase but they have 22 shades available) and Boots (€7.75, 22 shades available).

I'd happily recommend these, they're a lovely product.


9 comments:

  1. Yeah I need to try this now thank you. Stockholm, get on my face!

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  2. Wow I thought Copenhagen would have been far more pigmented! This is why I love swatch posts! Great post Sharon X

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  3. Ooh these are all gorgeous on you, I love the regular Butter Glosses more because I'm more of a gloss girl but definitely plan to pick up more of the matte ones!

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  4. Nice swatches of these lip creams. They look great.

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  5. They look very nice! Great for everyday use :)

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  7. I have one or two - looking at your swatches think i need to pick up some more now ��

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  8. Sharon thank you for putting them on your lips- makes the buying process ~ so quick and easy. Loving San Paulo xx Siobhan

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  9. I was just looking at these on the Boots website and had picked out Milan as the shade I'd like. I'll def be buying it!

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