NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams: 18 shades swatched!

nyx soft matte lip creams

I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. The first that I tried was Stockholm, I think. I liked it so much that I got (and kept) its sisters Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan and Istanbul, swatched below. I did not much like Monte Carlo (too vampy dark), Abu Dhabi and London (too dark), Tokyo (too light) and did not keep them, though I had them all at one time.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams Amsterdam, Antwerp, Addis Ababa, San Paulo (Sao Paulo), Milan, Istanbul, Stockholm

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams Amsterdam, Antwerp, Addis Ababa, San Paulo (Sao Paulo), Milan, Istanbul, Stockholm

The swatches below were taken at different times as I added to my collection. I also didn’t like Buenos Aires and Sydney; there were both too pale for my relatively dark mauve-y beige lips. I still can use Buenos Aires, but Sydney is just plain weird on me. Istanbul is the palest I can go in terms of pink; beyond that it is not a good sight.

NYX Lip Products:  Antwerp, Strawberry Daiquiri (matte lipstik), San Paulo, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Milan, Istanbul.

NYX Lip Products: Antwerp, Strawberry Daiquiri (matte lipstik), San Paulo, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Istanbul, Milan

The recently released nine colors are overall pretty nice. Transylvania (too dark), Cairo (too light), Cannes and Zurich (both too dark) won’t work for me, but the others definitely will. Moreover, they’re all pretty different than the ones I already have. My favorite is Morocco (miss-spelt in the picture, sorry). I also really like Prague (radiant orchid being the 2014 color of the year) and Athens (a lighter ‘nude’ color than Stockholm).

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, 13 colors swatched.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams: Antwerp, Stockholm, Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Prague, Copenhagen, Marocco, Transyvania, Cairo, Athens, Ibiza, Cannes, Zurich

Bottom line: do I like them? Yes I do, very much, if you can’t already tell.  The colors are so vibrant yet can go on sheer or as stain if you wish; the coverage is excellent; the scent is pleasant to my nose (unlike other NYX lip products, most of which I can’t tolerate) and the price is just right for the quality. The lasting power is relatively good, and they’re not particularly drying on me unless I wear it several days in a row from dawn til dusk.

Overall, I highly recommend these. If you are medium-toned, try Stockholm and see if you agree with the formula. If yes, then I would highly recommend San Paulo (still conservative for office use but not boring), Morocco (bright!), Istanbul (the best complement for smokey-eyes) and Milan (another office-friendly color).

nyx morocco and istanbul

Nyx Morrocco (left) and Istanbul

NXY Prague

NXY Prague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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