12.19.2014
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Soft Matte Lip Cream
Rating
$6
Category:Makeup > Lipsticks > Matte Lipstick
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

There’s so much to love about this unique matte lipstick! Although its finish is very matte, the texture is slightly creamy and easy to apply with a wand applicator. Once on lips, it maintains a slightly slick feel that keeps lips comfortable. This makes Soft Matte Lip Cream a real find because dryness is often the biggest strike against matte lipsticks. The stain is impressive, meaning that you can count on hours of wear. The shades of this lightly scented lip color are exceptional, ranging from soft pinks to deep plums.

Pros:
  • Imparts lovely, true matte finish.
  • Maintains a slightly slick feel that keeps lips comfortable.
  • Wand applicator makes precise application easy.
  • Good stain means that color lasts for hours.
  • Exceptional shade selection.
  • A little goes a long way, making this a great value!
Cons:
  • None.
Claims
Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone,Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone /Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane,Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain:CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na.Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 AlLake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 AlLake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499(Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (TitaniumDioxide).

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

NYX Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: NYX provides complete ingredient lists on its website; inexpensive for such quality makeup that rivals department store brands (yes, even M.A.C.); superior blush, gloss, and eyeshadow; several excellent mascaras.

Weaknesses: Many products are available only from the company's website, which means you can't see or test the colors in person (and the company doesn't offer samples); disappointing foundation primers.

This small Los Angeles–based makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager (you know, just like about 99.9% of teenage women) and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.

It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products. The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.

NYX Cosmetics customer service number is (866) 699-1004 or you can visit www.nyxcosmetics.com.

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12.27.2014
New Favorite Lip Color

After reading the Beautypedia review and other online reviews, I decided to try this soft matte lip cream. I LOVE it! It goes on creamy but dries to a matte finish, and the colors are great! I have fair/light skin with blue undertones and blue eyes. I got Milan and Istanbul. Milan is a beautiful medium pink, and Istanbul is a lighter pink with mauve tones. They work well individually and layered. And they LAST! Great find and great value!

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Michelle B.
11.06.2014
Holy Grail

I bought this product in the shade Abu Dhabi after hearing rave reviews from beauty bloggers and I absolutely agree with the hype. This lip product goes on the lip in a creamy texture and eventually dries into a lip stain. After eating and drinking, this product remained on my lips and still looked flawless. Although the tube is quite small and the product doesn't seem to fill the tube, the price is quite reasonable. Definitely going to purchase more.

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Maddy E
10.20.2014
gorgeous, long-lasting lip color

This is the only matte lipstick I've purchased, but I truly love it. It lasts ALL day if you're careful. It is a bit drying, but my understanding is that that's normal for matte lipstick. It also provides a great base to wear under a clear or colorful gloss - I love it under Maybelline's Color Elixir by Colorsensationalgloss.

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Laura H.
09.11.2014
Color on lips doesn't match tube

The product's texture and wear is gorgeous, and the value is out of this world. The only problem is that the color of the product on my lips looks totally different than the color of the tube, and even the product on the wand. I've bought two of them and I will never wear them. I will keep trying because the finish is so nice but I've gotten very cautious.

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Kelsey A.
06.21.2014
My favourite lip product!

This creamy product is available in many more colours for 2014, and the intense ones can all be sheered out (except Transylvania, which is streaky) for a tamer look or layered for a brighter one. I don't find these to be dry feeling at all, and they last and last.

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SANDRA S.
04.24.2014
Unique Matte Cream

NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream is a unique product. It is matte yet creamy-ish, but not moisturizing and after awhile it does start to get a bit cakey and feel a bit dry. But it def feels more comfortable than the usual matte lipstick. The color selection is pretty limited and it's hard to tell what they actually look like online. I wish NYX had a stronger in-store presence. But like all NYX products, the price can't be beat and it's worth at least trying to see if you like the matte cream texture.

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SHEKINAH R S.
12.31.2013
Fantastic, innovative

Love this unique lip cream from NYX! The trick is to apply a very thin layer ...then it sets to a matte but not super-dry finish. I own Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo, two of the bolder colors. This unique finish probably isn't for everyone, but it is an amazing bargain for those who do. How I wish NYX would add a few more bright/bold & medium colors! (Nudes are grossly overrated and don't look good on many folks!)

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