Are you a lip color junkie? If yes – with mattes, stains, glosses and a myriad of formulas in the scenario, you know picking out a finish is a serious struggle. I’m going to be reviewing the classic NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, and if you don’t already own multitude shades from this range, you need to give these a shot because you just may find your holy grail lip color.
Now, let me tell you, this collection was launched back in 2011 and they were selling like hotcakes, even before ‘liquid lipstick’ became a thing! Want to know if these live up to the hype? Let’s take a look at the specifics. Here’s an all-inclusive review.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review
The evergreen fan favorite Soft Matte Lip Cream is neither lipstick nor lip gloss; this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. These sweetly scented and delightfully creamy tubes are available in a wide range of vibrant shades.
Features And Benefits
- Sets to a velvety smooth, soft matte finish
- Sweetly scented and delightfully creamy
- Lightweight and long-lasting
- Available in 34 shades
This comes in a super cute tube with vivid colors that represent the shade of the lip cream. The applicator wand is a convenient doe foot applicator. It helps you get that precise edge and apply the formula evenly and with ease. Always test the cream on your palm as the color of the tube isn’t always the exact shade as its formula.
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone /Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum.
My Experience With NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
I was so excited to try these lip creams when they first came out, and I bought them in the shades ‘Addis Ababa’ and ‘Copenhagen.’ Each plush and vibrant shade is named after a city, and there are a total of 34 shades available. If you are new to liquid lipstick, the NYX soft matte lip cream is a great product to start off with as it’s very easy to apply. Allow me to elaborate on my experience with these lippies.
Texture And Fragrance
The NYX soft matte lip cream has a delightfully moussey texture that goes on silky smooth and sets into a stunning matte finish. It’s easy to work with, and the fragrance is sweet! It has a sweet vanilla essence fragrance and smells like freshly baked muffins. Yum!
Pigmentation And Efficacy
Most of the shades from this range are super saturated and pigmented. However, some of the shades can go on streaky. However, the second coat of application is enough to cover up any streakiness and create a flawless finish. Also, these lip creams are notable for being comfortable on the lips.
It easily lasts for a good 3-5 hours without eating before it needs to be reapplied. However, since it’s so easy to re-apply, the short wear time does not seem to be a matter of huge concern with most people.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Shades
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in 34 shades – each one named after a famous city around the globe! Let’s take a look at the shades.
1. Abu Dhabi
2. Addis Ababa
8. Buenos Aires
20. Monte Carlo
26. San Juan
27. Sao Paulo
Zurich is a matte muted rose shade on the warm side.
- Extremely comfortable to wear
- Easy to apply
- Transfer-proof (once dry)
- Great pigmentation
- Applies smoothly and evenly
- Does not dry out your lips
- Travel-friendly packaging
- Affordable and easily available
- Few shades tend to settle into fine lines and can look patchy
- Can’t survive a heavy meal
*Subject to Availability
How To Use NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream?
Exfoliate your lips well before application to ensure that they’re smooth and slightly pumped. You can also apply a nourishing lip balm and let it soak into your lips. Use the doe-foot applicator for a seamless finish, allowing the first coat to dry for 4-5 minutes, before applying your second coat. You can build coverage or layer different shades to achieve the desired finish.
Shelf Life: 18 months
Will I Recommend This Product?
I absolutely recommend the NYX soft matte lip cream in literally any color. If you’re looking for a pigmented, long-lasting, affordable, and easy to use lip product that does not dry out your lips, this is something you must try. It’s also surprisingly lightweight and durable. We get why this sweet-scented formula is such a cult favorite!
The brighter the lips, the brighter the smile! All things considered, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is an incredible product. If you are on a budget and are looking for an affordable lip cream that gives you the results of most high-end brand products, then this one’s for you. Have you ever tried this lip cream? If yes, what’s your favorite shade and why? Let us know in the comments section below!
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