City Hopping Lip Creams

Happy Monday! Also welcome to #MatteLipWeek here on fashionxfairytale! What is that you may ask? Well I noticed I had a lot of reviews for matte lipsticks in my drafts and since it's all I've been using lately I thought I would dedicate a whole week to reviewing my current fave matte lipsticks. So every other day this week I will be reviewing a couple of matte lipsticks. To start off with I will be talking about the famous NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which are quite a cult favorite and when I got my hands on them I was so excited to try them and see what all the hype was about. So here are my thoughts on the Lip Creams.

| NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams // 390php - $5.99 |

Description (from website): NYX’s beloved liquid lipstick with a matte finish. Delightfully creamy formula; offers full, shine-free color; fitted with an easy-to-wield wand applicator; feels weightless and silky-smooth on lips. It's super lightweight and opaque lip color.

Where to buy: BeautyMNL & Zalora. Also in SM Beauty in SM Department Stores, Watson's and supermarkets. Also there is a NYX Store in SM Megamall. This product cost 390.00php in a plastic tube with many shades to choose from.

The lip creams come in pretty lightweight tubes. The packaging of these lip creams is really nice. The tube is made from this rubberized material, which makes it feel very easy to hold on to. They’re also pretty small, which makes it great to take them with you when you’re traveling and throwing in you handbag!On the bottom of the tube you can find it's code and the color of the lip cream with it's name on it.

Color & Pigmentation
These lippies have great color and pigmentation. I was super impressed with the colors I choose and how opaque these can be. The bright colors of course have a bit more color but the lighter shades do achieve a nice color and can work both ways which is great.

Application & Staying Power
The NYX soft matte lip cream has a sweetish smell to it like vanilla but that won’t bother you if you are a fan of sweet scents. The scent usually disappears within a few minutes of application and doesn't linger but at first it is very light. The lasting power of this lipstick is around three to four hours easily. If you are out a lot then you have to reapply but for a fair period out it works great. Once it is complete matte it stays there perfectly neither does it budge or smear after drying on the lips.

It's swatch time! I think these swatches are so pretty and look at all these shades. The lip creams have a kind of ‘soft matte’ finish like the name suggest. The pictures for these swatches I waited until they dried so it is in it's true form. They’re a matte texture but they don’t have that dry texture to them. I also think the color pay off of these lip creams is great and you can see how well they swatched in just a couple of layers. The only shade which is Sydney is a bit less opaque but you can’t see that when you’re wearing it on the lips just add another layer and blend it in and it is fine.

Addis Ababa
First up is Addis Ababa and it is a bright pink shade with a bit of a fuchsia undertone.It is a great summer color and pretty bright. It can be a medium pink if blended out but built up it is a hot pink. I love this color on my lips and took it with me for my summer vacay.

San Paulo
The second lip cream is San Pablo which is a rosy mauve and has a bit of a red undertone. It is a gorgeous color and I use it as my formal color. I don't own anything like it and it makes me feel so grown up and goes with a lot of eye looks and isn't that bold. It sure is a nice shade to have in my collection.

The third color is Cannes and it is a pink mauve warm pink with more of a muted rose color. This is so pretty and so many people rave about this color and I can see why. It is so pretty and out of these four this one is my favorite and has such a great color. The best part about this lip cream is that the shade almost gives a feel of the natural lip color. It is the perfect MLBB (my lips but better) color and is so nice on and will look good on multiple skin tones.

The last color is Sydney and it is a light baby pink with a blue undertone to it. It's a bit too light for me so it is a fail for me but I found a way to wear it so it wasn't a waste. I actually wear it over Cannes and it creates a gorgeous color that is perfect for me and my favorite color to wear. At least I found a way to wear it and even though the color doesn't look great on me maybe that gives you an idea to combine them to create a rosy color instead. It looks lovely on other people but me not so much. I do love the color in swatches but on my lips it doesn't do well. Cannes on the bottom and this blended on top is the dream color though.

Overall Experience
Overall I love the lip creams and it has great value and amazing quality. I enjoyed using each shade but one out of all the ones I featured I do love Cannes. I'm extremely happy with this overall and I do recommend it especially the shades in this because they are great colors to add to your collection. If you get a chance you should pick it up as it has a superb formula for the price. I wasn't disappointed with the quality and it lived up to the hype I was reading about it. For the price of this and with all the hype it is worth picking up a shade you like or more and not break the bank while doing so. It would be great to keep in mind if you are on the lookout for some new lip colors. Have you tried any of the NYX Matte Lip Creams yet?

My rating is:
I'll give it 4.5/5 because I love everything about them but Sydney puts it down a bit. It isn't the lip creams fault but it just doesn't go good with my skin tone and makes me look very washed out. Beside that, it's affordable and has great value, has great pigmentation and nice colors to choose from. The best thing is the formula and all the different shades are really nice and so many to choose from. So it was pretty amazing I think and would love to buy more of the colors as I was quite impressed with this.

That's it for the review of the NYX Matte Lip Creams. I quite enjoyed them and they are really good lipsticks. I can't wait to show you more of what is to come for my #fxfmattelipweek! I am still not back from my summer vacay so the rest of these posts will be scheduled. I guess that is it and I will see you in the next part of this series. So hope you enjoy the beginning of your week!

What are your thoughts on the NYX Matte Lip Creams and have you tried one?