I love it when you find a product that is fantastic and also affordable. At the end of 2015 me and my little sister started to become obsessed with the NYX brand. It wasn’t as easy to get hold of at the time but Instagram was constantly covered in all the different swatches of the Soft Matte Lip Creams and so we added them all onto our Christmas wish list.
I manged to get a couple online and from Selfridges but when In Sephora in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year I managed to pick up a couple of shades that I couldn’t get at the time in the UK.
These are a great bargain at around £5.50 each (a perfect stocking filler present for Christmas!) They have 25+ shades and because of the fab price tag, it does make for dangerous shopping because every time I see a new colour or order one for someone else, a new one for Poppy always finds a place into my basket!
I wanted to do swatches on just my favourite 3 shades that I wear ALL the time! They are Morocco (orangey-red tones) , San Paulo (Pinky nudey tones) & Amsterdam (redish pink tones) (see swatches below) I love the others that I have but these are the colours that I think suit me best!
Now i’m not going to lie and say this product lasts all day, because it doesn’t. It definitely isn’t the longest lasting matte lipstick on the market right now and it will not last for hours and through copious coffees like the Kat Von Everlasting lipstick or the Kylie Cosmetics lip kits do, but frankly I don’t care! This has the most fantastic satin like texture that sets when you apply but is still movable, layer-able and is comfortable to wear, even after re-applying. I find that these lip creams keep my lips from drying out and don’t completely disappear but just fade away after a while.The range of colours are fantastic and all are really pigmented and there are so many options to suit all skin types. The lip creams glide effortlessly onto the lips and you are definitely not left with the ‘ring of liner’ or flakey lips look with this lipstick. I love this product and don’t even mind having to top up throughout the day, it also is a hell of a lot easier to take off at the end of the day compared to other matte lipsticks! This is a great brand that I hope to see them more readily available in the UK in the coming months, the price point means you can give one a go without breaking the bank! I love the formula of this product and would highly recommend this product, whether you are someone who maybe hasn’t used a matte lipstick before and wants to give one a go or for someone who likes to change their look throughout the day or if you are like me and just love trying new products!.
My local Boots doesn’t stock the NYX branch (sort it out!) but you can buy online with free delivery into your local store to collect!
You can also purchase online at Selfridges here
Check the range here – http://www.boots.com/en/NYX