NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream London, Addis Ababa Review Swatches Photos

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Rs 580) available at Sephora

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa

Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing

This is one product I have mixed feelings about. I tried one shade Abu Dhabi long back and detested it, maybe because of the chalky texture and unflattering shade. However after a gap of 2 years I decided to give it another chance and picked 4 of these. I loved Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo and reviewed it already. Two more shades San Paulo & Antwerp have been reviewed by Dela.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – London

Packaging is simple and user friendly. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in a tube packaging with a sponge tip applicator.

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ShadesAddis Ababa is a bright blue based pink which looks almost fuchsia and very flattering against my complexion. One can tone down the intensity by blotting the shade using a tissue paper. Since the formula is creamy , you can always control how much you want on your lips, go easy and get a nice tinted effect.

London, I expected it to look good however it looks too light to be a neutral shade for me. It almost makes me look dead and de-hydrated. However this shade can be a good everyday shade for fair girls.

Texture & Formula – True to brand’s claims texture of these mate lip creams is velvety soft. Formula is matte and finish is velvet matte. I love this finish when the shade is dark, however lighter shades tend to look chalky. Also getting even application takes time since the product keeps moving around. I prefer these without moisturizing my lips since application is much convenient then. Formula is indeed moisturizing and keeps lips comfortable.

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Pigmentation – Both the shades are quite pigmented. Formula provides medium to opaque coverage.

Staying Power – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream London, Addis Ababa stay on for good 3+ hours. Darker shades settle down as tints after a while.

 

Overall Thoughts

I really enjoy formula and finish of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. These lip creams are quite moisturizing and stay on for a good time without touch-up. I am eyeing new additions to this range –  Prague & Copenhagen. Do try them if you get a chance to.

Rating : 3.75/5

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13 Comments

  • January 8, 2015

    Appu

    Addis Ababa looks really good on you shalini 🙂
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  • January 8, 2015

    sindhu

    by seeing the lip swatch, london looks great on you sad that it doesn’t suit you actually 🙁

    • January 8, 2015

      Shalini

      I know what you mean, I picked it only because it looked pretty upon swatching, however thats not the case when I applied it, it washes me out

  • January 8, 2015

    mily

    i have san paulo and love it to bits!!!!

    • January 8, 2015

      Shalini

      Thats a pretty shade !

  • January 8, 2015

    Himanshi

    I love nude shades and london looks so amazing 😀
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    • January 8, 2015

      Shalini

      Do try that shade if you are into neutrals

  • January 8, 2015

    Krithi

    San Paulo is in my wishlist from long
    Need to visit sephora soon 🙂
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    • January 8, 2015

      Shalini

      You should check it, its beautiful

  • January 8, 2015

    rashmi

    I just have addis ababa and totallyyyy adore that shade 🙂 loved that on you Shalini 🙂

  • January 9, 2015

    Madhur

    I love these lip creams. I have Addis Ababa and San Paulo. I also wanted Ibiza, Prague and Coppenhagen but they are not available in Sephora. 🙁

  • January 9, 2015

    anubhuti

    I want both 🙂 So amazing colors..looks great on you 🙂

  • January 9, 2015

    Priyanjana

    the pink one is awesome!
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