I picked up some of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams a while ago now. I literally think I’ve had them in my make up stash for a year or longer!
Lip products are my thing. I just love how they come in so many different colours. Sure a nice blush or highlight is nice, but nothing in make up application beats putting on a lipstick to complement your mood!
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are liquid lipsticks that have an almost light, whipped texture. When applied, they feel creamy but they dry down to a comfortable, long-wearing matte lipstick. There are 34 different shades to choose from, and at £6 for 8ml each, they’re pretty affordable. I picked up the shades Cannes and Zurich.
Each NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes packaged in a plastic tube with a rubberised lid. The colour of the tube is meant to reflect the shade, but I find that’s not always the case. I found some of the descriptions and swatches on the NYX website to be a bit inaccurate as well.
Each NYX Lip Cream has a doe foot applicator so that application can be kept neat and precise. I have found that from the NYX Lip Creams I have bought so far, they have buildable coverage, and it is best to reapply during the period between application and dry down as they remain creamy and blendable for about five minutes. Upon application they have a slight vanilla scent, but it’s nothing overpowering and disappears almost as soon as they dry down. Both Soft Matte Lip Creams fade evenly throughout the day and last for around 4-5 hours on the lips before they need to be reapplied.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes is described by NYX as a matte muted mauve. I’d generally disagree with that, although I guess it depends on the undertone of your skin and natural lip colour. From the swatch I can see why they might have said mauve, but on the lips it is more of a mid-toned rosy brown with a reddish undertone.
Each Soft Matte Lip Cream requires two coats or more to become fully opaque, but I found Cannes to be the more pigmented of the two. I find the formula comfortable to wear, and it does not exaggerate any fine lips or cracks in the lips.
Cannes is quite a rosy pink colour on me, but on someone with a deeper skin tone, I could imagine it being the perfect “my lips but better” shade.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich
On the NYX website, Zurich is advertised as a matte, muted rose. It’s definitely on the pink scale, but I’d say it was more of a peachy pink. It’s an ideal budget nude lipstick for people with fair skin.
NYX Zurich isn’t as pigmented as Cannes. It takes a few coats to become opaque. The lighter intensity and colour definitely lends itself more to every day wear though. I actually forgot that I had Zurich in my collection, but I’m definitely going to start wearing it all summer long as it’s a great low maintenance lipstick I can apply on the go.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes vs Zurich
Here are the shades Cannes and Zurich swatched side by side. Zurich is at the top and slightly to the right, and Cannes is underneath and slightly to the left. As you can see, Cannes is deeper and more reddish, whereas Zurich is lighter and peachier.
Have you ever tried the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams? What do you think of these colours?
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