Today I am going to be reviewing NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM. I have three of these beauties in my stash:
1. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM ADDIS ABABA
2. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM ANTWERP
3. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM SAN PAULO
So lets gets this review started. More than anything its unique texture is what enticed me to buy these lipsticks. Its a lipstick in the form of a lip gloss. Thats what the product is in a nutshell. Now lets get to the details.
WHAT THE COMPANY SAYS ABOUT THE PRODUCT
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. Available in 11 lip colors.
No complaints here. Its packaged in a clear tube so you can see the color for what it is and it has a sponge tip applicator which give you more control than a brush tip applicator. The name of the product is mentioned on the bottom of the tube.
All the shades are very pigmented. A single swipe on the lips is enough. Even antwerp being a lighter shade has amazing pigmentation. Couldnt have asked for more.
As the name suggests its matte, but what is unique about this it is so soft and gives a silk like velvety feel to the lips when applied and as it dries it gives a matte look to the lips.Its quiet unlike any product that I own. But the only con with this product is that being a matte lip product it does leave the lips dry after a while as it shows the lines and cracks in the lips. Now a good way to solve it is to put a lip balm on your lips before applying it and also if you wish you can add a tiny amount of gloss to the lips. I personally just reapply the product little bit.
STAYING POWER 4/5
It is not meant to be a long wear lip product , its not marketed as such but still it has pretty good lasting power, since the pigmentation is so good on these that even after wearing off you still have color on our lips. I would say it has fairly good amount of staying power.
Here is the thing about pricing. NYX products are cheap or affordable only the USA. Outside USA not so much. IN USA they go around for $6, in India they go around for anywhere between 750-650.
FINAL VERDICT: 4/5 I love this product.NYX has a great variety of color selection for these matte lip creams and they glide on ever so smoothly on your lips. The drying bit on the lips is the only con i can give the product other than that it is perfect. For a matte lipstick it is still less drying than most other lipsticks. I would definitely recommend this product.