I feel like all my past posts have had some mention of how winter is finally over, which really can’t be emphasized enough because winter is just the worst. One of the worst parts about winter is winter skin, especially my lips. Even with the most religious exfoliation they always manage to be gross and dry and chapped, which makes it very difficult to wear matte lipsticks without it looking absolutely horrible.
But now that its warm I can finally start wearing all the pretty matte colors! In honor of this I decided to head out to Ulta to get my hands on some NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. There are 22 shades available and can be bought at Ulta, directly from NYX, or drug stores for around $6. I always use me trusty $3.50 off coupon from Ulta that comes in the mail each month and they’re often running sales, so its possible to score these at a fraction of their cost.
I bought seven. One brown, one nude, two peachy pinks, a deep coral, and two redish purples. Excuse my poor lighting, I’m saving up for a new camera but for now I’m working with an iphone.
The shades of the lip creams were from left to right: London, Athens, Buenos Aires, Antwerp, Ibiza, San Paulo, and Prauge. I love that they’re named after cities even though it doesn’t really make sense why each color is associated with that city.
I swatched these on my casper pale skin and took the photo without waiting for these to dry, so ignore the shine. These dry super extra matte but stay very smooth.
The above picture shows what a single application of Antwerp looks like. The coverage is pretty great and the application is so incredibly smooth it feels almost like a mousse.
Here’s what it looks like after two applications. Its much more vibrant but looks a little mess matte. Overall I was very impressed and I plan on buying and swatching more!
Overall rating: Four star(fish)
Application: Five star(fish)
Longevity: Three star(fish)
Color: Four star(fish)
If you like my reviews or want me to check out any other colors let me know by tweeting at me @littleshalittle and on Instagram @Shalott!