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I have such a love affair with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, they are my ultimate go to product for a perfect matte nude lip that's going to last all day. When I heard NYX were releasing a whole range of liquid lipsticks in nude shades I was all over it, I waited what seemed forever for them to be brought to the UK and got myself on the Boots waiting list. Compared to the Soft Matte Lip Creams, everything is just bigger, the tube it's self is bigger and heavier, the doe foot applicator is bigger and the wand is bigger, the price tag is also £1 bigger.

I got myself three NYX Lip Lingerie's but now I'm keen to get the entire range, the shades range from pinky nudes to browns, the shades I chose were: Push Up, Corset and Baby Doll. (Love the names too.) I went for warmy toned nudes and an almost brown. (Channeling that Kylie Lip Kit True Brown K.)

I've actually been dreading trying to write this post because the formula of these have thrown me, and I just don't really know how to describe it. It's sort of, the slight stickiness of a lip gloss combined with the slight dryness of a MAC matte lipstick, so, it's not really sticky or really drying, but there's 'elements' of both. I don't hate it but I don't love it, I'm very much on the fence about the texture, it's unlike any lip product I've tried before.

Application is just, weird. The applicator is too long and too skinny and it makes the process unnecessarily faffy, and I think it's the bad applicator that makes the texture feel worse, unlike the other NYX applicators, it just doesn't have that fluffiness or bounce that makes the colour feel like a hug on the lips.
Once applied, the product is best described feeling like a dry gel, it has a slight tackiness you'd expect from a cheap lip gloss but it's also semi matte and therefore semi drying too, it really is a strange combination. But having said that, that 'tacky' side of the formula means that after a few hours my lips don't feel like the Sahara Desert, and then the matte side means it has very impressive staying power for a £6 lip product.
The pigmentation is a little less than what you get with the Lip Creams, I do find that I need to re-dip the applicator and do a few coatings for a good, even coverage.

I don't mean to sound negative about these because I do really like them, but they're just so strange, but kind of a good strange? I mean, the shade range was enough to sell them to me, ALL DEM NUDES.

1 comment

  1. I'm totally in love with the soft matte lip creams as well but haven't tried any from this range, they definitely sound interesting but you picked up some gorgeous shades! NYX is becoming fast a new fave brand of mine! xx


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