NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream

 

I first heard of NYX via instagram. It’s page had lots of colourful and edgy posts, which is catered for a younger more adventurous make-up fiend.  How wrong was I?

I was looking on-line for a cheaper alternative to the Kylie lip-kit. Don’t judge. Some of the usual cosmetic brands came up. Anastasia Beverly Hills and Stila. Both were too hard to get a hold of. I came across an article on Seventeen Magazine Online. I looked and saw the brand NYX. Seventeen recommended their soft matte lip cream.

I wasn’t immediately filled with confidence, but saw it was sold at Boots, which pretty much sold me, as its a well known retailer.

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To my amazement it was super affordable, retailing at only £5.50.  I ordered a few colours to test them out. Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, and Cannes. I picked the colours which resembled the Kylie lip kit.

 

 

My order arrived super quickly, within 2 working days. I was so excited to test them. I started with Stockholm, as I am a huge fan of nude lip colours. The texture felt smooth and creamy, and had good coverage. I used a second coat to get a good solid matte look. I paired it with Mac Lip Pencil – Soar

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One of my big bug bears about lip colour, is it’s inability to stay on for long periods of time. I don’t expect miracles, but I’d like to be able to get more than an hour of wear. So I did my usual routine once at work, of a cup of tea and a snack. I took a morning rest break and saw that my lip colour was still wearing well. I also noticed it hadn’t stained my cup, like some of my other colours do!  Obviously there was still some wear, and I did reapply throughout the day, but felt that it had a longer staying power, than most lip products I’ve used in the past.

 

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I’ve now expanded my NYX collection, and own several of the more vivid colours. If you like Charlotte Tilbury’s Velvet Underground, I recommend you try Addis Ababa, or if you like a classic red lip, try Amsterdamn.

 

 

 

 

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