NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I´ve heard a lot about the NYX lip products but always thought that they were one of the products I couldn´t get in Germany - much like my beloved Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I had already put them on my list of things to get once I come to visit London again. Much to my surprise I discovered them in a beauty shop when I was doing my Christmas shopping in Munich. Without thinking too much about it I quickly grabbed four of the Soft Matte Lip Creams. One as a gift for a friend and three as a early Christmas gift to myself. You got to treat yourself during Christmas as well, right?

The packaging of these is very simple. It´s a plastic container with a black screw on cap. The doe foot applicator that comes with it is also pretty much ordinary. I like it as much as any other packaging of a lipstick. I did notice though that the colours shown on the outside are not completely true to the real colours. That´s always  a bit of a disappointment but not a major thing. It´s just good to know that you have to swatch the colours before you actually decide if you like them. The three colours I got for myself were 06 that looks like a very nice baby pink but is actually a bit more muted, 08 looking like a berry nude that is actually more of a berry pink and 10 that looks like a dark red but is actually a very standard light red.

Because I´m that weird person that thinks the smell of a lipstick is important, I´ll say that these have a really weird and chemical scent with a disturbingly sweet note. But somehow I do like it sometimes. I truly adore the texture of these. They´re really smooth when you apply them which makes a precise application very easy. At first they they also feel very nourishing on the lips. Only when they´ve slowly dried to a matte it is that your lips feel a bit dry. When you press your lips together then they don´t glide smoothly anymore and you get a bit of a sticky feeling. As long as you don´t do that though, your lips feel fine almost like you´ve put nothing on.

The lasting power of these blew my mind. They´re almost like lip stains. I can go for about 6 hours before I have to re-apply them and chances are I´ve had a full meal in that time (because everyone should really have a full meal every six hours!). They only smudge when they´re not dried yet and I have found no bleeding at all. They don´t stick to dry patches or creases and they don´t even leave a stain on your glass! For that lasting power and quality I can easily overlook the fact that they dry out my lips. It´s really something that every matte lip product does and as long as you take care of your lips before and after you´ll be fine. I will say though that you shouldn´t mix these with lip balms. I´ve tried applying them underneath and on top and the lip creams started to bleed and went uneven then.

Overall, I think these are amazing. They have their downsides that come with being a matte lip product but the lasting power really cuts it out for them. I mean what´s not to love when I can go a full day at uni without worrying about my lipstick? Please let me know if you know of any other NYX products that might blow me away like these did. I´ll definitely try to hunt some more down!


  1. I desperately need to try these! I loved your review of this, very detailed and honest.
    Pretty Mad Things .. x o

  2. I really want to try these! They looks gorgeous and I've heard so many good things about them, great review x
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

  3. Oh my gosh, these lip creams are gorgeous! I'm totally swooning over that berry pink shade! I'm really surprised that I haven't tried these yet as I love NYX and these lip creams sound amazing! One of my favourite products from NYX is their Jumbo Lip Pencils - really easy to apply and they come in loads of different shades!

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

  4. Great post! I've been wanting to try these for ages but couldn't decide which colour to get. The berry pink looks lovely tho. I've heard the translucent powder is excellent and is on my list too. Fab review!

    Chrissy x | chaptersevern.blogspot.co.uk

  5. On lasting power alone, I have GOT to try these guys! x

  6. Never tried these products and I definitely think I should give them a try!

    Have a nice day!
    Xo, Sitara | Simply Sitara

  7. I've seen these so much! They're super pretty though and they sound like a dream

    lovely review!
    Daizy from www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

  8. I wish I could find NYX near me!! These look amazingly pigmented XX

  9. Oooh, these are gorgeous! I've been lusting after the lip creams myself, especially Copenhagen.


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