Hello my lovelies,
So I’m a lipstick lover, I very rarely go out the house without something on my lips. 9 times out of 10 it is a matte finish, for me I much prefer it and it is more long lasting. Recently in the beauty world liquid lipsticks have taken over. Liquid lipsticks for me are amazing, when the formula and the pigmentation is right then you are onto a winner.
In the past recent months I have been trying the NYX Softy Matte Lip Creams that retail for around £6 here in the UK see here. I seriously was drawn to these due to the choice of colours that are in the range. Seriously you are spoilt for choice – I have never seen so many beautiful colors in lipstick form! Another thing that drew me to them was the price & that they were matte lip creams – to me what more could you want!?
The shades I have are on the darker side, for some reason I much prefer darker shades purples, reds and dark browns are more my thing than pretty pinks and nude shades. The shades I have are: Copenhagen, Havana, Monte Carlo and Vancouver. I love that all the shades are names of cities all over the world it’s such a cool idea!
As the name suggests they are a matte liquid lipstick and are fairly long lasting. The applicator is a doe foot which is fairly standard making it straight forward to apply onto the lips. I must just add as soon as you open the lip creams they smell pretty incredible! I can’t put my finger on what the smell is of – very sweet and I would say nearing towards cookie dough. Weird I know but the smell doesn’t transfer when applied to the lips it must just be the bottle.
The pigmentation of the creams does vary. I have 4 and some are more pigmented than others. I had to apply 5 layers of Havana just to get a decent colour pay off whereas with Copenhagen one layer and I am good to go. I would say test these out in shops if you can to check the colour pay off and make sure you are happy with it.
When you do get to your personal preference of how opaque you like, the colours are pretty incredible. They really are the same colour as the packaging and I love that. I hate when you buy something and it is nothing like the colour of the packaging and you are left disappointed. They really have done well on this front!
From the description of the product it is a matte finish I would say it takes a couple of minutes to dry down which is fine for me. Its super comfortable of the lips and does not seem to dry my lips which is a major plus. Even when I remove this my lips feel hydrated and soft – I can’t tell by the ingredients how it is able to do this – but I’m not complaining!
It is fairly long lasting ,there is pay off when I drink or eat but my lipstick stays in fairly good condition. I would say it is able to last around 6/7 hours before you would have to top up which for me is amazing. I work full time and I don’t have a chance to keep topping up my makeup so as long as I go through the full day I am a happy bunny. With any liquid lipstick when the colour starts to go it is very obvious and as it has dried there is no way to blend it out. If you are out and about and don’t have a chance to top up your make-up up this may prove a problem..
I would say they can be a bugger to take off after a long day. You will have to scrub a little as they do stain the lips to a certain extent. If I’m honest I’m ok with this because it shows the longevity of the formula.
Left to Right: Copenhagen, Havana, Monte Carlo and Vancouver
Overall, I am fairly impressed with them. They are very well priced and perfect for delving into the wonderful world of liquid lipsticks and trying new colours. I love the formula of these it’s just frustrating that some of the colours are not so opaque I just need to remember to swatch them in store before I commit to buying one!
I will definitely be buying more of these little babies and I can’t wait to try a few new colours. It’s now even easier to get hold of these in the UK as the wonderful people at NYX have been able to stock in Boots – every one is a winner!
Have you tried the Soft Matte Lip Creams – what did you think of them & what colours do you have I would love to hear your thoughts!