7 February 2014

NYX in Australia - Soft Matte Lip Cream Review w/ Swatches


The recent release of NYX in Australia via Target has been met by much excitement by those in the Australian beauty world. Finally! Another much loved international brand has made its way onto Aussie shores - while not at the same fraction of the price as it is sold in the US, products still range between $8.95 and $21.95, similar to Australis with all their products being marketed as under $20.

I remember my first visit to a NYX counter came about a month or two after it had landed in Australia as I was waiting to go - and spend, after I had finished all my final year exams. Who knows, maybe my anticipated visit was what kept me going.

A product which I had always been interested in was the NYX 'Soft Matte Lip Cream' ($12.95) and upon seeing the range of colours, immediately picked out four which I found myself most drawn to.






Top - Bottom: San Paulo, Antwerp, Stockholm, Istanbul


THE VERDICT

What I really love about these lip creams is that you can easily build up the colour to a really opaque colour, or leave it as just a simple tint on the lips, I tend to apply them with a lighter hand and then darken them up if need be. They have a doe-foot applicator and easily apply on the lips like a cream, with a strong lasting-power of about 3-5 hours, (darker shades lasting a bit longer). The packaging is light-weight, making them very make up bag appropriate.

 There is a wide range of colours in the collection too, I'm definitely keen to try out the red colour (Monte Carlo)! I also love the cute idea of naming each of them by a city. My favourite at the moment would have to be 'Antwerp', which is a really pretty pinky-peach colour that is a perfect match with the Australian summer.

While I agree with that these lip creams can be rather drying on the lips, I've found applying a strong lip balm before applying my make up (I use the Nivea Lip Butter) and dabbing it off before i apply the lip cream is the best way to go.  

Another thing I really enjoy about these lip creams is that they can be used to go over a lipstick to mattify the look of the lipstick, I often use the colour "Stockholm' over Rimmel's 'Undressed' to complete the lipstick. The lip creams also have a strong sweet vanilla scent, something I don't mind but could deter others.

If you're a fan of matte lip products, or keen to test one out, this is definitely an affordable product to try!

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Since my first NYX purchase I've returned and picked up a couple of other goodies - some of which will be reviewed at a later date ;) I still have my eye on plenty of NYX products - such as the Jumbo lip pencil in 'Honey' and the eyeshadow palette in 'Caviar', but alas these purchases will have to come at a later date.

I and many others can only hope that the arrival of NYX in Australia will bring other internationally-loved drug store brands such as Sleek, MUA and Elf.

x

18 comments:

  1. NYX is one of my favourite drugstore brands, and I love their soft matte creams so much. I love how long lasting they are, the shades and also the scent. I read that they're releasing more shades too :D xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Really!? How exciting! I will definitely need to get my hands on some of those newer shades and NYX is slowly becoming one of my favourites too! xx

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  2. I haven't tried these, but I really like Stockholm! x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. They're really good 'I'm in a rush but I want to look like I put in effort' lip creams :) Ahh I love it too, was my favourite when I first got them! xx

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  3. I have my eye on Antwerp but Instanbul looks super pretty on you! Trying to resist buying any more lip products though (even when they're relatively affordable like these NYX ones) because Lord knows I have way too many already!

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    1. Aw thank you, argh I know the feeling, but the temptation is so hard to resist! xx

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  4. NYX is so hard to get in the UK grrr :( I'm not a fan of the matte lip but these do look gorgeous for someone who is!

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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    1. Really? I thought it was accessible in the UK, hopefully it'll be coming soon if its already in Australia ;) Aw thank you

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  5. Great post! Hope you are enjoying the new products :)

    AJ | www.TheAJMinute.com

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    1. Thank you!! Yes I definitely am :) x

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  6. while it's such a drying formula, it's also soft and lovely at the same time! I loooove the scent! It's like vanilla cake (it makes me feel like I'm applying icing as lipstick!)

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, they can be totally drying for me if I don't moisturise my lips before! But I've kinda found that the same with all matte lippies. Haha i've never thought of it as applying icing as lipstick but will definitely keep that in mind next time I use them :)

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  7. I really want to try these! Love the review!

    http://starsandspaceandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I may have to purchase these now, the colours are gorgeous! Love you blog, I had to follow :) Would really appreciate a follow back as I am new to this :) xxxx cocomademe.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Soooo hard to get it in the UK :(
    The finish of this is gorgeous!! x

    http://meredearr.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know its lovely! Oh thats so annoying.. which we could all have universal access to whatever brand! xx

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