Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams!

Hey everyone!
Some of you have been requesting a review on the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in one of my hauls so here it is! NYX Cosmetics isn't readily available where I live so I bought this for almost 9 US dollars, which I know is kind of a ripoff but we always get ripped off here in Thailand so I'm kind of used to it. haha. I know that in the US it's only 6 dollars which is an amazing price!

These come in 11 shades so I think there will be something for everyone. I got mine in shades Abu Dhabi and Sao Paolo.

I really liked the packaging on these until the black cap of the red one came off. I think the glue of black cap got dry so it didn't hold onto the white cap anymore. So make sure you get a good one before you buy it! I wasn't too bothered by this just because I didn't expect amazing packaging or anything. The applicator of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are the typical doe foot applicator.

On to the actual product, I really liked these! The formula is very unique and different from anything that I have. I first thought that these might resemble the MAC Kissable Lipcolors, but they're not dupes of each other at all. The MAC ones are more of liquid lipsticks and they do not dry down to a matte finish. When you first apply the NYX ones onto the lips, they are the creamiest thing. Seriously, it just glides onto your lips. It also felt really moisturizing when you first apply it. About 10 minutes after application, it dries down to a matte finish, which makes the color really long lasting. Not gonna lie though, it becomes quite drying once it's settled. So, for those of you who don't like matte lips or have dry lips, I wouldn't recommend this product at all. But if you're like me and you love matte lips, get these noooow. They're amazing.

I've heard from a few reviews that these smell like vanilla. To me, the scent has a hint of florally smell which I'm kind of mehh about. It's a tiny bit strong for my taste and it somewhat lingers on the lips. I much prefer the MAC vanilla scent in their lip products.

I've swatches a few of my red lip products in comparison to the NYX Sao Paolo. It's a tiny bit lighter than MAC Russian Red but the finishes of the two are the same. When I swatched NYX Sao Paolo on my arm, it doesn't go on complete opaque but on the lips it does. Not quite sure why that is :/
(Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart, MAC Russian Red, NYX Sao Paolo, MAC Prolong)

I tried to swatch NYX Abu Dhabi to my nude lipsticks but I don't have any dupes for it. It's a lot darker than anything that I have and I would describe it as a dusty rose color. 
(MAC Hue, NARS Cruising, MAC Kissable Lipcolor in Woo me, NYX Abu Dhabi, MAC Viva Glam Gaga II)

All in all, I would recommend these but only to those who like matte lips! If you have dry lips, steer clear of these 'cause they can be quite drying after about 10 minutes after application. The color payoff is amazing. I would definitely repurchase these just because I actually do like the matte finish it gives. They also do a hot pink one called Addis Ababa that's really pretty! so check that out if you're into bold lips :)

- Inexpensive
- Good color payoff
- Unique texture
- Long lasting

- Matte finish dries out your lips sometimes
- Packaging isn't the best quality

Let me know whether you prefer a matte lip or a glossy lip?


  1. I bought two of these also, and I was a little disappointed with the product :/ maybe it was just me though, I hope you like yours much more!


  2. Great review, I like how you compared them to others such as MAC. I've been wanting a matte lip cream for a while. I'm not sure if these are it and think I should keep looking tbh.
    Daniella x


    1. maybe try the collection 2000 cream puffs? x

  3. not a huge fan of matte lips so I think I'll skip these

  4. I love the look of Amsterdam, although I'd be a bit scared to wear it! I have two of these in Addis Ababa and Antwerp and they're lovely! xx

  5. I have heard so many wonderful things about these lip creams! I must get my hands on a few of these soon! :)

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  6. Pretty! I love Sao Paolo a lot. :)


  7. Oh no, you should slap some super glue onto the top part of the white topper and then stick the black topper back on so that it doesn't pop off any more! Too bad that that happened :/ And I'm surprised yours smell florally!! Mine smell like absolute vanilla cake heaven, I love the scent they have.
    As for matte or glossy lips? Totally depends on the day :)


    1. yeah, maybe i'll try to glue the cap back on :)

  8. Ugh, I hate when the cap comes off like that! Your comparison swatches are fantastic- they really give a good frame of reference. The red shade looks really beautiful :)



    1. thanks, i was hoping it would give a good indicator of what the color actually looks like :) x

  9. I've been wanting to try there lip glosses but don't want to order them online :(
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    1. thanks :) will check it out now x

  10. I love matte finish lipsticks/lip glosses!

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  12. Thanks for the review, think I'm gonna get my self some of these babies :)


  13. these look so lovely; especially the darker colours. it's so annoying how they are not available in the UK though :( x

  14. I really like the look of these. Matte finishes are my favourites, but there aren't many I've tried. I'm not sure I can get these in the UK, but I think Collection 2000 have a similar product. Might have to give them a go :)



  15. Nice colours!


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  17. Omg I love these! I have them in all colors except too, they double very nicely as blush as well! Love love love!!


  18. Such fantastic pictures and Swatches and indeed a great review!
    I love Glossy one's always:-))
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  21. They look amazing but I have quite dry lips :( xxx



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