REVIEW: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ISTANBUL.

Yo hey guys! I think some of you may have guessed it right! The CMI on my previous post is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ISTANBUL. Let me stress on that again- it's the ISTANBUL shade. The NYX Addis Ababa (bright hot pink) and the Sao Paolo (hybrid of pink & red) did not give me any trouble at all, except for this.

Well, it's expected. Whenever I order bulk items, there's a high %age that 1 or 2 of them will disappoint me, irregardless if they are of the same brand. Nevertheless, I'd give again an in-depth review of this SMLC by NYX.




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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

WHAT IT CLAIMS




Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. 








My take on this shade: ISTANBUL



WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE PRODUCT
  • super pigmented; 9/10
  • incredible colour payoff
  • sleek clear tube packaging- so you will get the exact color as seen from the tube (as slim as 3-5 inches long)
  • featherweight; non-sticky
  • butter cream smell (like those frosting on cookies!) ; glides like  butter cream too
  • staying power (approx 4-5 hours)
  • inexpensive (heard it's now selling as low as PHP280 (approx USD6/SGD8) from online sellers

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THE PRODUCT
  • this particular shade accentuates my lip lines; unsure why because the other two shades do not actually
  • dries up my lips after a few hours


FINAL THOUGHTS

Just 2 things: this is creamy as butter when applied; then dries up to a matte finish (around 2-3 minutes or so). If you're on a hunt for a matte, neutral pink color, this is for you. If you're in luck it will give you the cotton candy/barbie pink dolled-up look! Matte lipsticks have the reputation of accentuating lip lines & chapping, but it doesn't apply to ALL. That is so passé .
If there is such an influx going on with the makeup industry out there, well they're doing their homework for real. Trust me, not all mattes are like that. Sadly, this one is. I actually had high hopes for this, but yeah what to do. I'm still on the process of how will I make this work.
Shade-wise, it delivers. The real thing comes in on your tolerance level with regards to matte lipsticks.


SWATCHES

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initial swipe.. notice how it tends to clump as well?


Ready to see Mrs. Casper?









B O O !





eeep! would you run when you see me wearing this? ⊙﹏⊙


What do you guys think? Should I bin this tube already? 
mugshot before the CMI trial case haha!


By the way, I will also feature Sao Paolo, it has been my all time favo lip stain. I always get compliments whenever I wear it ho ho!








 

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