Friday, 9 August 2013

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Review

I have not really been fond of super matte lips, especially as i suffer from mega dry lips! However, a few weeks back i was placing an order with NYX Cosmetics and came across the Soft Matte Lip Cream. My sister is obsessed with using something very similar and raves about it a lot, so i added it to my basket.

When it arrived it look almost identical to the Collection Cream Puff (that's the one my sister uses). I am always wary of using matte products on my lips, as i do find some of them really dry out my lips and who wants to keep reapplying lip balm all day?!

I decided to pick up Antwerp, as it looked like a pretty colour for my skin tone. Antwerp is a pinky, coral shade and very pigmented. It has a vanilla scent to it, which didn't bother me as it was subtle. I'm not keen on the scents that MAC lipsticks have!

I think this shade will look different on different skin tones, because on me, it looks like a soft coral but i think on a fairer person, it will show up much more vibrant.

It comes with a doe foot applicator, so it's easy to get the product out but also apply it precisely to the lips. When applied, it has a slight sheen to it but after a bit of time, it appears more matte and opaque on the lips without that dry look! This will go patchy if you apply too much product, as it is quite opaque.

Once it dries, it doesn't budge! Even having a drink, there is no mark left on the cup! This stays put for about 4-5 hours on my lips, but i think if you are eating or drinking, chances are some of the product will come off slightly. I do find that it does fade unevenly, so you do have to be careful if you are having a heavy meal!

Overall, i do think this is great value for money, however i believe the Collection Cream Puffs retail for £2.99, which is slightly cheaper than the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. The other thing that i have mentioned before is that you can only purchase it online, so sometimes it is very difficult to get an idea of the shades.

I prefer this product more for the summer months, purely because my lips don't get as dry and i think this shade fits in perfectly for this time of year.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams retail for £5.50 and can be purchased HERE.

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  1. I have the same NYX lip cream and I must say I love to use it whenever I go out and don't need to worry about touching up my makeup. The color is really beautiful and perfect for summer and to add a statement to a simple makeup look! The only thing I don't like is that I can't use it when my lips are chapped because this already is a bit drying out the lips...

  2. I didn't buy this because I thought it would be too bright but clearly I was checking swatches on much fairer skins than ours because it looks natural on you x