Monday, 23 November 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Review

Hey Beauts,

So today I bring you a review of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. I for one have always hated matte lips. I hate the dryness that they bring and I hate the way they look one dimensional. However, I had never actually tried a matte lippy for myself - until now!

At IMATS last year, I was so super excited to be able to check out a NYX stand - especially as I have heard so many good things about their products. I decided 'what the heck' and picked up two Soft Matte Lip Creams in 'San Paulo', a lovely dusty rose shade and 'Monte Carlo', a vibrant red shade, both of which are colours that I am in love with, not to mention the names are brilliant too. 

Both of these formulas are amazing. Whereas 'Monte Carlo' looks slightly streaky in the swatches above, another coat would have easily evened out the streaks. 'San Paulo' on the other hand is beautiful in one swift stroke. The doe foot applicator applies the perfect amount of product to your lips and makes it really easy to get a neat line around the lips without the use of a lip-liner. The product takes a while to set, maybe half an hour at most, but once it has - the product does not move throughout daily talking and drinking. However, as ever with lip products, when eating the majority of product from the centre of the lips is removed. I have worn this for 8 hours before with light eating and no touch ups and the product has only just started to fade in the centre of the lips. I have to say that these products have a really matte finish, but don't feel matte due to the creaminess of the product when applied. They feel more like a lip cream until they have set to their full matte finish.

I have to say that I am absolutely in love with this product and cannot wait to pick up a few more shades. At $6 each (around £4) they definatly do not break the bank and are perfect for day to day wear. To top it off, they now sell NYX on the Boots website, BRILLIANT! I can't wait to order some more. Have you ever tried these products out? What is your favourite shade? and what would you recommend for me to try next from NYX? I would love to hear what you have to say so leave a comment in the box below. Remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' if you aren't already so you don't miss out on any future posts. 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. I've heard such great things about NYX products - I'll definitely have to try the brand out now Boots stock it.


  2. Wow I really love that vibrant red ! It's pigmenting is brilliant ! I never realised NYX products that good could be as cheap as £4 ! I'm heading over to the boots website right now to check them out hehe :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

  3. I'm not a huge fan of matte lippies either (MAC's Ruby Woo was sort of a disappointment because the texture is so chalky!), but I'm actually really glad I've come across this post because these look brilliant!

    A Northern Light

  4. I haven't tried these, but the colours look gorgeous!

    I'm more of a nude person but I love the excuse to go out and try a different, more vibrant colour.

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

  5. Wow- I think I need those!! I certainly love a good lip cream. The shades look gorgeous as well!

    Savannah xx

  6. absolutely beautiful colors xx
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  7. I had the same berry red nyx. I really love this lipstick from them. great review dear. hope you could check my blog too =) new post on my blog

  8. The colour looks stunning and I hope you feel happy and yourself too! X
    Love the lipstick ❤️

  9. I've heard they've a good dupe for Lime Crime x

    Claudia Harriet

  10. San Paulo is such a beautiful colour! I'll have to get my hands on some of these! x

  11. Love the post and thank you for you comments


  12. I absolutely love these! They don't try my lips out at all which usually happens to me with liquid lipsticks, I have the shade Stockholm which I love and I just bought Athens, I'm excited to try it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  13. I have so many of these and I love them! They have an amazing formula!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  14. I've been wanting to try some Nyx products, both of these shades are so pretty!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  15. I love matte lip creams and so I really want to try these NYX ones out too as they're amazing! You've picked up exactly the two shades I would have gone for, they're lovely :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

  16. I have heard so much about these, but never really tried them. Thanks for the great review!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti x