27 December, 2013

NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM SWATCHES

I am so excited about NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams that I had to by all 13 shades. They are highly pigmented, apply smoothly onto the lips and have a pleasant scent to them. Neither lip gloss nor lipstick, these lip creams are so moisturising and creamy - it's like you're applying butter cream onto your lips! 
From swatching them on my arm I instantly knew that the lighter colours wouldn't suit my tanned Asian skin tone. Have a look at the lip swatches below:
Monte Carlo - The darkest of the two reds which reminds of Limecrime's Red Velvet or MAC's Prolong. It's a really bold and show-off colour and ideal for a night out.
Amsterdam - A beautiful scarlet red. Easy to wear and suits all skin tones.
Addis Ababa - A fun, girly and vibrant fushia pink.
San Paulo - My favourite shade of all, a beautiful dark pink well suited to my skin tone.

Antwerp - Very similar to San Paulo but a shade lighter. Very pretty and perfect for everyday wear. It's almost like a tinted lip balm.
Milan & Istanbul - Both of theses shades look identical on my arm swatches but are different when applied to the lips. Istanbul is slightly paler and looks a little too light for my skin tone. Milan is a pretty 'can't go wrong' pink.
Sydney - This is a very pale pink and looks terrible on me! However if I apply it lightly and go over it will clear lip gloss it could actually look very nice. It reminds me of pink roses.
Tokyo - Another pale pink that would suit better with clear gloss or could be mixed with a darker colour!
London - The lightest of all the nudes and looks quite chalky but will look great with a 'bronzed' look.
Abu Dhabi - Darker than London and a perfect neutral shade for skin tones darker than mine.
Stockholm - A nude with a hint of pink. Perfect for everyday wear.
Buenos Aires - Looks like peachy orange colour on my arm but looks nude when applied lightly. I can imagine it would look great on pale skin tones.
NYX lip creams retail at an affordable £5.50 (hence me buying all the colours) and are apparently now available in Next stores! My sister bought me some shades from America and I purchased the rest online direct from NYX.

Have you tried NYX's lip creams and what colours do you like the most?

PS. I just noticed that I spelt Istanbul wrong on ALL the pictures!!! I honestly thought it was INstanbul!

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30 comments:

  1. Oh Monte Carlo is beautiful. Thank you for this post, it's super helpful and must have taken you ages!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  2. you got them all!! hahaha thats lovely! The nudes do look nice.. i think i might like London or Abu Dhabi :)

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  3. Wow, I need to try these outfit and you're so lucky to have gotten all 13 shades haha, love it.x

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  4. Oh hello, I need me some of these! x

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  5. You look beautiful. Thanks for sharing, I'd love to try the London one :)

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  6. such a great post!! I'm definitely going to pick one up to try, I've got my eye on Monte Carlo and Addis Ababa
    xo

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  7. This is such a helpful and well done post! Love the pictures.

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  8. Thank you everyone, I hope you found the post useful! X

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  9. thank you for this post!! so helpful to see someone close to my skin tone! i think i'm going to purchase abu dhabi and milan!

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    1. You're welcome! I've been wearing Milan almost every day since I bought them x

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  10. Hi, If you apply a gloss on top, would that make the product transfer or does it remain slightly matte? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, they dry matte so you can apply gloss over it! A bit of colour will transfer onto your lipgloss wand though x

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  11. I love Sao Paulo too! have you tried the new shades? they just hit the store (online) here in Indonesia

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    1. I didn't know they had new shades!! I just had a look online now, omg thank you for letting me know! X

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  12. Hi from Jakarta, Indonesia to beautiful Naheeda :D I am so glad to have found your awesome blog as I have same skin tone as you. I must say your blog on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is PERFECT! Can't be more helpful than this! Thank you so much Naheeda!

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    1. Hello and thank you for your comment! I am so glad you found this post helpful! xx

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  13. Thank you so much, this is really helpful!

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    1. You're welcome, I'm glad you found this helpful :) xx

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  14. Glad that i found your post. Since we have the same skin tone i can decide which color will look best on me. Thank you girl!! Muaah!

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  15. Really helpful swatches. Think i'm gonna go for Abu Dhabi, looks like the perfect nude for me :)

    Loving your complexion btw!

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    1. Thank you! Abu Dhabi is a gorgeous nude xx

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  16. An amazing post. I've bought 2 with your references in mind and they are perfect. Thank you. Would love to see a post on exactly which liners to use x

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    1. Hi, thank you! I will be doing an updated swatch post as I now have all the new shades :)

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  17. thank u soo much - this post helped me aaa looot !!! :D
    thank u sooo much

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  18. I just found your blog while looking for lip swatches on brown skin-tones. This is so very helpful, thank you for making this post! :)

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  19. Thank you sooooo much!! It was so difficult to find lip swatches on brown skin tones!!!... Am going to try out Antwerp and Abu Dhabi.... Thanks again.

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