I’ve finally got round to trying NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and I really quite like it. I have the colour San Paulo, which is a gorgeous deep rosy pink. It’s incredibly wearable on my pale skin tone, although I do think it’d suit most skin tones. It also smells gorgeous, it’s vanilla but not a sickly vanilla. More ‘I want to eat it all’ kind of smell.
The texture of this is unusual. It’s creamy but once applied it sets to a matte finish. Being a matte it is drying on the lips but a bit of lip balm easily sorts that out. This does change the finish though.
I love the finish of this, it always looks a wee bit different than your standard lipstick. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on easily with the sponge applicator and stays on for a good amount of time. It lasted drinks but not a full meal. No big deal. The dryness hasn’t affected my lips either. Here’s the list of ingredients:
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone,Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone /Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane,Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain:CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na.Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 AlLake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 AlLake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499(Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (TitaniumDioxide).
Comparison with Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait
|Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait in Gourmandise|
The texture and finish of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream really reminds me of Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait . NYX is a good lesser quality dupe. Both have a creamy texture that sets to matte. Guerlain smells of violets while NYX of vanilla. NYX isn’t as good quality as Guerlain’s offering and NYX’s packaging isn’t anywhere near what Guerlain’s is. But the products do share some of the same qualities. So if you’re on a budget I really do recommend NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, I’ll also be buying Monte Carlo.
I got mine from 123 Hair & Beauty for £5 delivered.
Have you tried them? What do you think?