NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatches

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream



NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam has been in my collection for a number of months now.  Craving some spring color (is it still only January???), I decided to pick up a few more shades during a recent sale at Ulta.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream packaging


These soft matte lip creams are housed in lipgloss-esque tubes with a doe-foot applicator.  My fave!  The tubes themselves are rather short (only about 1cm taller than a Too Faced La Creme), but the opacity of the color means very little product is needed for application.  At $5.99 a piece and for being cruelty-free, these lip colors are a steal.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream SwatchesAmsterdam, Addis Ababa, San Paulo, Antwerp, London 

The color of each Lip Cream is true to packaging and this might be the best product for keeping true to color on the lips too.  The texture and consistency is unlike any other lip product I own.  As NYX says on the packaging:  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.  Yep.  That’s about right.  Lipgloss is wet feeling, lipstick is creamy, NYX Lip Creams are…like whipped butter?  They apply smoothly and allow for mega impact.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Bare LipsNatural Lips

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Amsterdam SwatchAmsterdam

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa SwatchAddis Ababa

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream San Paulo SwatchSan Paulo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Antwerp SwatchAntwerp

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream London SwatchLondon

Being a matte product, you might be thinking they must also be drying.  Surprisingly, they aren’t!  My lips dry out with some lip products, but these hold up well and do less harm than other mattes.  They do fade in a patchy way, but reapplying or wearing a lip liner underneath solves that issue easily.  And given the doe-foot applicator, reapplying is a breeze.

Wearing NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

wearing NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp


Price:  $5.99

Availability:  NYX, Ulta

Summary:  NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams pack some serious color.  They will work well for anyone looking for a quality lip color and anyone being photographed.  The low price makes them ideal for shopping on a budget.

10am Beauty Approved?:  Yes

  • Kristen H

    Whipped butter – that is the perfect description! Great photos and post, Alison!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Thanks, Kristen! Have you tried these? What’s your favorite shade?

      • Kristen H

        I tried Antwerp but it was too warm on me. One of my male co-workers (who never EVER comments on my makeup), raised an eyebrow when he saw me wearing it and basically told me it looked crazy! He only confirmed what I was already thinking so I never wore it again. I did mean to try it in a different color because the texture was awesome!

        • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

          What if you try San Paulo? Gorgeous neutral-toned rose shade :)

  • http://twitter.com/Appu0483 Appu

    I remember picking up one of these and returning coz it was quite dying on me. I should probably try again when the weather gets a little better. You look gorgeous, btw! :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Thanks :) If you decide to buy another one, try filling your lips with a light layer of lip liner first. Sometimes just having that barrier between a lip color and your lips can really help prevent dryness.

  • Jasmine@themakeupfile

    I like Antwerp! It’s a MLBB type of shade. The applicators matte black too right?

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      The top to the applicator is matte black, yes.

  • Procrast1nato2

    I really liked the feeling of these but I found them to be a little patchy, coverage-wise. maybe i need to exfoliate more?

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I especially like exfoliating with a toothbrush before using matte lip colors. A thin layer of lip balm will help as will a thin layer of lip liner under the color. I was surprised at how little product I can use of the lip creams while still getting full coverage.

  • The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    These look great and I love how they look on you.

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Have you ever tried them? I love the price ;)

  • Deepti Mehndiratta

    Lovely shades and suits you well :)

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Have you tried any from this line?

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  • Seneca Greenstreet

    Oh my gosh these are gorgeous! Antwerp looks great on you!

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