NYX Matte Lip Cream First Impressions

Friday, July 1, 2016

NYX cosmetics has opened its first store here in Belgium and I couldn't be more excited. It opened on the 23rd of June, but I was still on vacation then. I heard people waited in line to get in for three hours (!!). I had to be in Ghent Wednesday so I decided to take a look at what the store had to offer. I went in with one goal: finally pick up some Soft Matte Lip Creams. So I did! This is a first impressions post, to show you girls which colors I got, how they look and what I think about them so far.

I'm sure you have all heard about the Soft Matte Lip Creams by NYX. There (like the name says) soft creams that apply like a gloss but look matte. They had a huge bunch of colors that I tried on my hand (swatch overload) and I picked up six colors. Three of these came together in a set. I like how they're all named after cities. Ofcourse I had to pick up Antwerp, which is a Belgian city.

  • London: Mid-tone beige 
  • Antwerp: Pink with yellow-y undertone (set)
  • San Paulo: Plummy pink (set) 
  • Amsterdam: Classic red (set)
  • Monte Carlo: Deep red
  • Copenhagen: Rich plum
London is an amazing everyday nude color. The red colors are to die for and the pinky colors seem perfect for summer (and spring ofcourse). I'm so curious about Copenhagen. I think it'll be an amazing color for fall and winter, I want to start wearing and trying out more vampy shades.

These smell very vanilla-cupcake sweet. If you don't like that sort of smells, this might bother you since the scent is very strong. If you like sweet scents, this will be perfect for you! I usually don't really mind strong scented lip products.

They apply very easy on the lips, especially the lighter colors. One of the girls in the store suggested to use a lipliner with the darker colors, to keep them in place. 

I've tried 'London' on the lips and it was very pigmented, creamy and comfortable! They don't 'dry' that much, but do settle a bit. I haven't tried if they are kiss proof, but I don't think they are. I also haven't worn these enough yet to see how long they last. Lots of playing around is yet to happens with these babies!

As you can see on the swatches below, they are all very pigmented! I was so happy to find San Paulo. It was one of my favorites when I swatched it at the store, but it was sold out. I was so happy to have found it in a set with Antwerp and Amsterdam.

These retail for around €7,20. A set of three is around 20€.

Have you tried these Matte Lip Creams yet? Which one is your favorite?


  1. I've been reading so many wonderful things about the NYX lip creams! The colours are beautiful!! I really do want to get them - but I don't have money haha! I haven't tried any yet!! x

    Victoria | http://victoriaahelenn.blogspot.co.uk

    1. If you ever get a chance to try them: I recommend them! :D

  2. Lucky you :). I am just waiting until I get to these. So far I only have Stockholm, but the formula is just amazing for my usually dry lips. Now I want them all :). London is also on my wishlist. It looks like a perfect brown :D.

    1. They are so amazing! I wore Amsterdam two days ago and it lasted all night, yet was still comfortable to wear! :D

  3. I only have Stockholm too, but I really like the formula (I wish the colour was a bit more neutral though), London is definitely looking like my kind of shade :)


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