Thursday, August 4, 2011

My dry lips say, yes please, to Nyx's Soft Matte Lip Cream

Visions of a perfect matte pout, for me, seemed as unlikely as finding a good nail polish colour at the bottom of a half off bin.That is until I picked of 3 of Nyx's Soft Matte Lip Creams at Imats Vancouver 2011.

Right to left: Istanbul, Amsterdam, Stockholm
These babies stood out from the rest of the afore posted hoard, making me wish I had of gone back for more. It was difficult to know if these would be a hit or miss, as Nyx did not have any..sanitary ways of testing this product (there was no way a TESTER doefoot applicator was going anywhere near my mouth). After several swatches appeared promising, I took the plunge. 

Right to Left: Amsterdam, Stockholm, Istanbul

"It's not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It's
 like nothing you've experienced 
before. It's lipstick cream that goes 
on silky but looks soft matte."

This entire line has been named after famous European and Middle Eastern cities:
Istanbul- a light baby pink (not Constantinople, sorry had to)
Stockholm - a nude with slight brown undertones
Amersterdam - a classic brick red

Nyx soft matte lip cream - Stockholm

Nyx soft matte lip cream - Amsterdam

Nyx soft matte lip cream - Istanbul

Soft Matte, is creamy at first then dries to a matte finish, making it easy for the colour to sink into my helplessly dry lips. The colours don't budge, and since my lips can't go too long without moisture, an afternoon top up of lip balm or gloss is welcomed, with no drastic changes to the colour or texture of the lipstick.The short doefoot applicator makes these lippies easy to apply, with no lip priming or fussing required. I like to dab a few dots in the center of my lips and smoosh the colour around before diving back in for more, if needed. A little does go a long way.The red, Amersterdam, might benefit from a liner, just because reds are funny that way, but it is not a must. 

I think Istanbul is my favourite, and for 6$ why not? You can buy them online here or at most of your local drugstores like pharmasave.

How has your Thursday been treating you? Friday tomorrow, and it is going to be a hot one, y'all!
I can't seem to get the whistling, from Britney Spears' - I wanna go, out of my head today.

- Emily

1 comment:

  1. I bought the red one and looking forward to using it!