Monday, October 24, 2011

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream review

The lovely Georgina didn't just help us buy brushes, she totally totally snuck in some extras!
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
Monte Carlo:
$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


  1. haha oh you actually do pole dancing class? I thought you were joking before, that's so cool! I wanna try!!

    Love the Monte Carlo shade. It's so hard to get that perfect mix of matte, but not drying.

  2. oh wow (: i loving the colour! i like the second colour!

    CMPang x

  3. Glat these work out for you. I grabbed Addis Ababa with the last Cherry Culture sale, Rasilla got Antwerp :)

  4. YAY! im so happy you love them as well :) antwerp is my favorite, it brightens up my complexion like a lightbulb haha! i can get you milan and addis ababa, you want? ;)

  5. *slow clap* for bright lips!! i saw these at the store and wanted to get them. but they aren't sealed so i'm pretty sure some grubby teen has opened & tried most of them >.> will be forced to buy these online! i hate waiting!

    i don't need the Oh So Special palette to feel special. im special all day errrday! LOL

  6. I must get some! Your lips look fabulous!

  7. Monte Carlo looks lovely on you! I like these I just wish they wore off in a more uniform way on me.

  8. ooh, they look so pretty on you. Great choice of shades!! I really love the look of Monte Carlo.

  9. Ohh.. tempting. I feel like getting some now :O they look great on your lips~!! :)