She overheard me whining about not picking these lip creams up during IMATS and she surprised me with 2 of them! Another great example of how whining always pays off xD
Swatches from left: Monte Carlo; Antwerp; and Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming
Damages:$6 from NYXCosmetics and $4.50 from CherryCulture
"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
INGREDIENTS: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain: CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na. Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 Al Lake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499 (Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide)."
2 words: Lip Mousse.
Seriously that's what these feel like; feather light yet packs a punch of long lasting colour. I wore Monte Carlo for 4 hours before it started to fade.
I'm really surprised that despite being a matte finish, these didn't dry out my lips or horribly emphasize my lip lines. I found that also the level of matte-ness depends on the shade, Monte Carlo had a bit of a sheen to it whereas Antwerp was completely matte.
Antwerp is the kind of nude pink I seem to have accumulated 50 different tubes of. It's close to Chanel Rouge Laque in Ming but of course Ming is a gloss.
Monte Carlo is a blue toned red that turns raspberry as it fades. It is my first red lip product and I've fallen completely head over heels in love with it. It's perfect for Autumn paired with subtle eyes and chunky knits xD.
These have a caramel/vanilla scent that isn't too awful and fades relatively quickly.
For $4.50 you really can't go wrong with these lip creams. Heck those Maybelline Baby Lips balms in my previous post cost around the same! Remember to pick these up at IMATS as NYX offers a 20/30% show discount!
Thank you so much for these Georgina!
Now I want Addis Ababa and Milan T.T *cues whining*
P.S. Yes I'm well aware that I still haven't posted my NYC pics. They will have to wait as I've sprained my back over the weekend doing something stupid at pole class and now if I sit for too long a periods of time (i.e. editing photos) my back freezes T.T