Nyx Cosmetics | Soft Matte Lip Creams

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Ever since Nyx Cosmetics became available online via Boots, and in some stores around the  UK, I have been dying to get my paws on these soft matte lip creams. I had read so much about how great they are and they sounded like the perfect matte lip product. At first, the only lipsticks available were the lingerie lipsticks (see my review here) which were lovely but are only covering the nude bases. With my Gerard Cosmetics liquid lipsticks, I was pretty much covered on the nude bases of matte products and was desperate to try out some different shades. This is what attracted me to the Nyx soft matte lip creams. The range of colours they have available is simply amazing so once they came in stock on the website, I ordered four shades which I wanted to try out for myself.

The formula of all of the matte lip creams is lovely; it dries down to a gorgeous matte very quickly and does not feel too drying on my lips. As it is a matte lip product, there will be some aspect of drying but, due to its cream-like consistency, it is not as bad as other matte products. At first, I was worried when applying as the formula seemed quite “bitty” and “clumpy” but I was proved wrong as it went onto my lips fine and did dry down and stick to my lips which was what I wanted. The only thing I would say is the doe foot applicator is not the best. A lot of the product sticks to the end of the applicator which can make it difficult to apply. When I am trying to get a precise line, a lot of the product comes off due to the applicator and can end up looking quite messy.

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi

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First up is a nude shade; I know I have just exclaimed how I was covered on the nude matte lip base but I needed to try out Abu Dhabi as it was talked about so much. It is a gorgeous brown nude which is very similar to the likes of Mac’s Velvet Teddy – perhaps a tiny bit of a lighter nude. I was pretty apprehensive about purchasing this shade as I thought it might wash me out (pale skin people, is it not terrifying trying out nude lipstick shades?) but I am pleasantly surprised as it does just look like a perfect brown-nude shade which I adore.

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lip Cream in Rome

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I think that Rome is one of their newer edition to the Matte Lip Cream collection but it is such an unusual and lovely shade. It is a gorgeous mauve shade and is very easy to wear. Being a toned down mauve, this shade is so suitable for everyday wear and I am loving wearing it with my different eyeshadow looks. I would say that the base tone of this matte lip cream is brown but it does appear like a beautiful dusty rose colour on my skin tone which is unlike any other shade in my lip collection; the closest I could mention is Mac’s Captive which is still a lot brighter and less muted than Rome. It truly is a one of a kind shade which is always great for a collection.

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

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As soon as I set my eyes on the Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lip Cream collection, I knew I had to try out one of the red shades. Amsterdam drew my eye from the get go as it appeared to be the perfect true red. I am going to say that I am a teeny bit disappointed though. I was expecting a Mac Ruby Woo shade in a matte lip cream bottle but it definitely has a slight pink undertone which I am not too sure on. The only thing I would say is that it is definitely unlike any other shade of red in my collection. I have Mac’s Russian Red, Ruby Woo and Diva and none of these are as bright as Amsterdam so at least I have a new red. I am still playing around with that make-up I think it would go with as it is so bright and unlike anything I would usually wear;  I am enjoying giving it a try though.

Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lip Cream in Madrid

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I saved the best to last with the shade Madrid. It is a gorgeous deep red which I absolutely adore on my skin tone. Heading towards the likes of Mac’s Diva, this shade is a deep, vampy shade and one which probably isn’t the best for the upcoming Summer but I don’t care as I love it. I have been wearing it the most out of all of the shades that I purchased and I think it suits me really well and melds well into the look I usually reach for.  The only thing I would say is that, due to it’s dark nature, it can go on a bit patchy but I find after two coats that it looks perfectly fine. I am also so impressed by how long it actually lasts on my lips when compared with my favourite mac lipsticks.

I think the Nyx Cosmetics  Matte Lip Creams are definitely well worth the purchase as they are so cheap on Boots and are actually really great lip products. Not to mention, I am forever impressed by the wide range of colours that they actually offer. Usually, matte lip products do not come in such a wide range of colours which can be quite aggravating but this is not the case with the Nyx matte lip creams. Consider me sold.

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    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:44 am

      I think the range of nudes in this collection is so gorgeous! You should definitely give one a try. Thank you lovely 🙂 xo

  1. May 24, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I love Rome & Amsterdam, but all four are absolutely gorgeous colours! x


    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Thank you :). I was not sure on Amsterdam at first but it is growing on me as a bright summer colour xo

  2. Candice Petersen
    May 24, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try the matte lip creams the shades you got are so pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:46 am

      You should give them a try as I think all of the shades are lovely and suit so many people 🙂 xo

  3. becky
    May 24, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Wow I love Rome and Madrid, they suit you so much! Darker colours are my go to. I need to dwell into more nudes, and different options, but I always find myself drawn to dark vampire like colours. I’m really pale too, so I think I wear darker colours to make myself look more alive tbh hahaha! I bought Copenhagen alongside a lipliner the other day from Nyx, they are so nice, I definitely want to purchase more!!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Thanks hun! I do love a dark shade, as you said it goes well on pale skin. Copenhagen looks so gorgeous and I really want to try the lipliners as I have heard they are quite good xo

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Thanks hun 🙂 xo

  4. Yousra
    May 24, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I never purchased any of these, I get so overwhelmed with all the people in the store (there’s only one in the city that has a NYX booth). I will go in next time and get Abu Dhabi, Madrid or Rome! They look beautiful on you 🙂

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:50 am

      You should try buying them online and collecting in the store; that is what I did. They are such nice shades, thank you 🙂 xo

  5. May 25, 2016 / 6:49 am

    Madrid is a lovely shade!! I wish I ordered this instead of Copenhagen, I think I love Madrid more haha! I ordered them this week, I look forward to receive them.


    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:50 am

      It is, isn’t it; it’s my favourite. Copenhagen looks really nice as well though and you could always order more… hehe xo

  6. May 25, 2016 / 7:46 am

    I’ve been buying new NYX lip products every few months now. I love the soft matte lip creams, I have it in Monte Carlo and San Paulo and now I’m going to get Rome and Madrid, you’ve convinced me. I did try the lingerie ones but only the shade exotic looked good on me. Just bought a suede lipstick in cherry skies and a high voltage lipstick in burlesque so I cant wait to try those out. I still have one of their discontinued black label lipsticks still!


    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 11:52 am

      They are so gorgeous! Rome and Madrid are both so lovely, you’ll love them 🙂 I did a post on the lingerie ones in the two shades I got which I actually liked as staple nudes I really want to try the suede lipsticks xo

      • May 25, 2016 / 7:07 pm

        Just read your reply on the lngerie post. Ok wore the suede lipstick today. It dries matte and has impressive staying power. Didn’t have to touch it up at all and was hard to scrub off. GET ONE

        • EmsAlice
          May 26, 2016 / 6:23 am

          ooh, I really need to go and get one. I will definitely have a look, thanks!! xo

  7. May 25, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    OMG I need some. I’m like the only person in the world who hasn’t tried these lip creams and the nude shades for it look amazing. Out of the ones you’ve tried here I LOVE Rome!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      They are so lovely – you should hop on the bandwagon for sure! Rome is so wearable and definitely one of my favourites xo

  8. May 25, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I’ve got a couple of the matte lip creams and love them! I really want some of the darker shades!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    • EmsAlice
      May 25, 2016 / 5:41 pm

      I wanted some darker shades as well and there are still so many more to try! xo

  9. May 28, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Ah I don’t own any of these shades actually! I’m a huge fan of the shade ‘london’. It’s beautiful! I do prefer the NYX liquid suede’s though, over the soft mattes.

    Katie // Words By Katie

    • EmsAlice
      May 30, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      The London shade looked really nice; I have recently picked up the suedes and I am loving them so much! xo

  10. June 1, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    OMG I need the last three; Rome, Amsterdam and Madrid. They are ALL such gorgeous shades!

    • EmsAlice
      June 4, 2016 / 9:52 am

      They are such great shades and so wearable! xo

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