Always been in love with matte-ified lips as it brings a gasp of sophistication to a woman's overall look. But since they are really hard to deal with- as they makes ones lips dry, I try to steer clear from it. Then I heard of this new range from NYX that everyone is almost raving about. I heard it's a lip gloss but matte. Intriguing I see. How can a lip gloss be matte at the same time? For a fact that I hate lipgloss coz of its stickiness, I have to kill the cat's curiosity and try this out.
(0n me: NYX SMLC in San Paolo)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
It's not a lipstick, nor is it gloss. It's like nothing you've experience before. It's lipstick cream that goes on silky but look soft matte.
~ SUPER PIGMENTED. Nuff said.
~ WYSIWYG. You will have the exact color of the gloss as seen on the actual tube. I suggest you don't rely on NYX swatches on their website.
Varies from different online sellers. Most recommended seller is Sol of Digital Traincase. Trusted and has authenticated US products.
Approx 4-5 hours.
As much as possible, I defer in putting up swatches. For simple reasons that swatches are subjective. I prefer to apply the product itself straight on to my lips.
~ As it is good in giving a matte-dry effect on your lips, as expected it's quite drying, Be wise enough to guard your lips with a balm prior to application. Do not skip exfoliating!
Photo credit below goes to Lipstickfreak.Haul. Actual pics are owned by yours truly but they asked for permission and used it for marketing purposes, in which I did not mind at all. Some swatches were extracted from Google and the NYX website itself. If you happen to be a seller, please be responsible enough to research your own pool of swatches.. I mean come on, give proper acknowledgment to those people who owns the actual rights to these photos alright? Thank you.
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Oh, I've promised someone that I have put up this review for her. She actually wanted to know the actual shades of these lip creams. I told her I will put up the detailed shades and its descriptions , all IMHO.
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These babies, that come in 12 colors, are a hybrid lipstick/lip gloss combo.
7- ADDIS ABABA
8- SAN PAOLO
9- ABU DHABI
10- MONTE CARLO
|credit to owner*|
- amsterdam- bright red
- stockholm- very light beige / brownish shade
- tokyo- pale pink
- london- brown/pink neutral color; great nude/subdued shade
- antwerp- gorgeous peach shade
- istanbul- cotton candy/ barbie pink shade; perfect for a doll look
- addis ababa- bright fuschia pink
- san paolo- pretty pretty vivid pink/red combo
- abu dhabi- perfect nude shade ( NC44-45ish tones)
- monte carlo- deep crimson color
- milan- rosy pink
There were 3 colors that I picked from Sol of Digital Traincase:
Addis Ababa, Istanbul and San Paolo.
Whoops, sorry! I haven't tried Istanbul yet. Maybe if I already found a matching top? lol.
Quoted from Sol during my last visit @ NBC tent The Fort:
"Sis, try Addis Ababa, mas mataray pa 'yan sa Narcissus & Louisiana mo".
After a month of using it, it still tops my list for the SMLC series.If Sao Paolo is my husband, the Addis Ababa would be my lover!It's pure hot pink l♥ve.
I watched the play RENT when I took these fotos and after merely 5hrs of talking,(even smoking), drinking& eating @ Midnight Mercato, it surprisingly leaves a stain on the lips. In which your face doesn't really looks totally washed-out. (IMHO). I got no make-up on in any of these pics, the matte cream is just right to save me throughout ze night.
and my favo amongst the 3: Sa0 Paolo.
Actual shade term is - SAO PAOLO.
NYX USA reflected "SAN PAULO"- ONLY in the packaging.
It's a love child of the colors pink and red. FTW!
Hope this review will somehow help you guys!
Tried any NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream already? ツ