Review: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream

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I have been slightly obsessed with matte lips lately, especially in bright or dark colors. The Nyx soft matte lip creams (SMLC) have been one of my favorite products to use for a matte lip and they are the first matte lip products that I've ever owned. They have good pigmentation and lasting power AND the scent reminds me of sugar cookies! Whenever you wear a matte lip, you should always make sure to exfoliate and moisturize because most matte products tend to be drying and accentuate any dry spots you already have. I recommend using a lip primer or lip pencil before using the SMLC to get a more precise application and to help prevent the product from settling into fine lines. The SMLC comes in a liquid lipstick form with a doe-foot applicator. It  feels like velvet when applied but it's still comfortable on the lips after it dries.

These lip creams come in a good variety of colors (22 total) which makes it really hard for decision making when you're on a limited budget. I started off my collection with Cannes, Addis Ababa, and Prague and recently purchased Istanbul, Copenhagen, and Transylvania during a sale at Ulta. Next on my list are Ibiza, San Paulo, and Zurich.

Cannes is a rosy mauve nude that's a great everyday color for medium skin tones.

Prague is a fuchsia berry with purple undertones. This color is my favorite because I don't have any other colors like it and its flattering on all skin tones but can take on a different color in different people. If you only get one color from this collection then this one should be it!

Addis Ababa is a cool-toned hot pink that is very wearable. The pigmentation in this color isn't as great but it is easy to layer.

Istanbul is a chalky midtone pink. I haven't worn this on my lips but it might be too chalky for my skin tone.

Copenhagen is a deep wine with red undertones. This one is perfect for a fall, vampy lip!

Transylvania is a deep, almost black purple. This color would be a lot better if it wasn't so streaky and if it didn't cling to drysposts and fine lines on the lip. Some people claim that this color is a dupe for Mac's Cyber but I haven't been able to confirm it.

Let me know what colors you like from this collection by leaving me a comment down below!

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  1. I was looking today for a lipstick that would hopefully have the same color as the Istanbul version that you wrote about but didn't find it. This post come very handy now :) I will give it a try!

    1. Glad I was able to help! I hope you like it! :)

  2. I really enjoy my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams! Copenhagen looks like such a pretty color; I'm currently loving the shade Monte Carlo - it's a bit of a brighter red.