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Loosing My Matte Virginity | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream


Until recently I had never owned a matte lip product. I think it's because I am always so worried about my lips being dry or chapped that I thought they would look terrible. But one day I saw the mother of all swatch videos from Emily Fox that made my forget my prior worries and I ran to boots to purchase one of the famous NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams.

With so many shades to choose from, I decided that my first of many should be something that I can wear every day. I opted for Stockholm, a nude peach shade. Surprisingly it's quite warm against my pale skin, but I like that. Paired with a light base this brings out blue in my eyes and just screams summer.  

I decided to test this at work, with four hours left of my shift and a renoundly destructive air-con it was pushed to its limits. And I'm happy to say it was still intact by the time I took my makeup off that evening.

The formula is almost weightless. You can feel the texture of the brush on your lips, but not the product. It feels silky, in a matte way. And the pigmentation is amazing. Flawless in fact. At first, it has a creamy look to it but within minutes, it dries to a completely matte finish. And gives off an amazingly sweet scent. Not as powerful as the butter glosses, but just enough to notice as you apply.

I can't believe that I avoided matte formulas for so long, it's not drying at all. Of course I make sure that my lips aren't dry or flakey and with a good base this wears like a dream. When drinking this hold up surprisingly well, and after lunch I did have a ring of sorts around the inside of my lips, but this was is no way visible unless I stuck my lips out like the kiss emoji. I simply smoothed it out with a lip balm and I was good to go. You could reapply, but I wouldn't worry about it.

I know that I will be adding more to my collection, in fact, I have a whole list of shades that I'm dying to get my hands on. Firstly Zurich a darker nude pink, Cannes a mauve nude, Antwerp a subtle coral and finally Amsterdam a soft pinky red.

Have you tried any of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams? What do you think of the shade Stockholm? 

Gem. x

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