In a previous post on NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure Red, I gushed about my love for the NYX Matte Lipstick formula and included swatches of my (then) entire NYX Collection. Since then, I've acquired the stunning Hippie Chic and made a video showcasing all three formulas (Matte, Regular, and Soft Matte Lip Cremes) and their gorgeous shades. Hope you enjoy it!
Products Mentioned (in no particular order):
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes:
- Monte Carlo, San Paulo, Amsterdam, and Addis Adaba
- NYX Round Lipstick:
- Chic Red and Pink Lyric
- NYX Matte Lipstick:
- Alabama, Merlot, Pure Red, Indie Flick, Hippie Chic, Shocking Pink, Bloody Mary, Sweet Pink, and Summer Breeze
As I said in the previous post (mixed with some new info)...
These highly pigmented NYX Matte lipsticks are a great value for money (they will only set you back about $5.99 for 4.5 grams of product) and, in my opinion, are quite comparable to MAC lipsticks ($14.50 for 3 grams). If you're an animal lover, you'll be happy to hear that NYX is a cruelty-free brand -- Dexter is quite pleased with that.
I haven't had a lot of experience with the regular lipstick range (worn the two I own very rarely), but I've heard good things. The Soft Matte Lip Cremes are really nice, I love the finish and look of them. They wear for quite a long time too, surprisingly. Addis Adaba, the bright pink, is definitely one of my favorites. The Mattes wear well, with a great matte finish -- duh -- but... if you're not a fan of matte lipsticks then you'll probably want to either avoid em and check NYX's regular lipstick range, which has about 70 shades, or simply apply gloss over the top. However, I love a matte finish and rarely ever use gloss or products on top of my lipstick. All of the shades (minus Hippie Chic -- which required a liner for an opaque look) I've tried were remarkably forgiving for a matte, not really that drying, wore very well on my lips with no liner, lasted for hours, and did not feather or bleed into my skin when wearing a liner -- without a liner underneath, very little occurs anyways.
If you are a packaging junkie, note that the packaging does feel a little cheap, as it's a very light plastic. Nevertheless, I have transported it around in bags and never had a problem with the top coming off or cracks in the plastic. Obviously it's not the most sleek or sophisticated packaging out there; but for a great quality lipstick for just under $6, can you REALLY complain that much?
I highly, highly recommend you try the Matte formula out -- there is a large range (22+) of reds, cranberries, pinks, nudes, peaches, and orangier (Is that a word? Well, now it is.) shades to choose from.
FYI: The Matte shades that really stand above the rest for me are Indie Flick, Pure Red, Shocking Pink, Alabama, and Hippie Chic.
Do you own any of these? Love em? Hate em? Let me know!