NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatches

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Hey everyone!
How has your day been? Today I will be reviewing the famous Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Abu Dhabi! I purchased this shade because it seemed like a beautiful nude shade and I am forever hunting for my perfect peachy nude lipstick! So scroll down to see my thoughts.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi Review and Swatches
What Nyx claims..
Our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite. 

Price, Packaging and Quantity..
Each lip cream costs $6 and you get a good 8mls of product. The lip cream has simple lipgloss/liquid lipstick like packaging. Although the black velvety cap looks and feels luxurious, I find it gets dirty quickly. Even though I stored it so far away from my powder products. The standard doe foot applicator feels sturdy and spreads product very well on the lips.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
My thoughts..
I love the formula of these! It's like a whipped almost mousse like consistency. And you guys!! It smells like VANILLA! Well.. I initially thought they smell like cake batter but later decided it's vanilla haha. It's not an intrusive smell but it definitely lingers for atleast an hour on me. But I don't usually mind fragrance in cosmetic products unless it's straight up perfume. 
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi (best nude shade for light-medium skintones)
Let's talk about the shade Abu Dhabi! It's a beautiful nude shade and applies smoothly with zero patchiness! But once again, I've misjudged the shade when trying to purchase a nude shade for me because this is a little too pale. Sigh.. But I feel like it's a stunning nude shade for anyone with light to medium skintones. I line my lips with a warm brown shade and apply this over it and blend it in with my fingers a little bit and then it looks so GOOD!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi Review and Swatches
It's not drying on my lips because it never fully dries on me even though Nyx claims that it sets into a matte finish. It has a satin or slightly matte finish when it's on your lips but it doesn't feel like a matte liquid lipstick(a.k.a. doesn't suck the life out of your lips and make it feel like sandpaper). I wouldn't call this a long lasting lipstick because it moves around like a normal cream, old school, twist up lipstick does and definitely transfers onto your glass but simultaneously feels lightweight. 
Pros..
  • Great shade range with 34 shades
  • Good pigmentation
  • Great formula and not drying
  • Good amount of product for a liquid lipstick(8ml)
  • Vanilla scented
Cons..
  • Doesn't dry down like NYX claims
  • Some may not like the fragrance
Would I recommend this?
You should definitely try this out! It's a gorgeous formula that looks satin to matte depending on the texture of your lips but it's not drying at all! For me that's a win win situation! I think the shade Rome will be a great nude shade for my medium dark nc44 skintone. I'm definitely going to give that a shot next time. 
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatches: The Veiled Artist
You can check my last post here it was a tutorial on some gorgeous classic black smokey eyes!
Thank you so much for reading! Take care!
-Zaha

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2 comments

  1. I need to try this lipgloss!! the colour looks amazing ! omg :D thanks for sharing

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    1. Yess you should! It's a very unique formula! Thank you so much for reading <3

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