NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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For those not in the know, NYX have finally made it to the UK. Boots and Feelunique both stock the line and I like many couldn't wait to dig in. Without a doubt, their Soft Matte Lip Creams were the product I had to get my hands on. They're the much beloved, 'original' matte liquid lipsticks and I had to see whether they were really worth the hype. And I have to say I'm on the fence if I'm honest. 



The shades I chose were Copenhagen (on the left) and Monte Carlo (on the right). I purchased these in late December so I was clearly all about a dark vampy lip at the time. I'll start with the bad because I think it's best to get it out of the way. First off, the scent. If you love that whole baked goods, uber sweet scent then crack on but the scent of these really bothers me. It's a super sickly vanilla which lingers for far longer than I'd like. 

Next is the actual performance of the product. Even when I line my lips I find these still bleed on me. When you're rocking such a dark colour, this kind of fallout is not appreciated. I leave my house looking great and by mid morning it looks like I applied it in the dark. My last little gripe is the actual colour payoff. They aren't sheer but they aren't fully opaque which means a lot of layering is needed for the full effect. 

Now all the negatives are out in the open it's time to turn that frown upside down. While they aren't perfect they are incredibly affordable at £5.50 a pop. For that price you could have a whole range of colours before you've even come close to the cost of one rival liquid lipstick. Which brings me on to the colour range; it's extensive. I'm pretty positive everyone can find a shade they like and suits them within the choice available. While most drugstore lines stick with the popular tones, NYX have really got all bases covered. 

To round things off, application is easy as pie. The doe foot is small enough for a precise application meaning they're great for on the go. So all in all a great budget choice and lets face it there probably is a solution to my gripes, I've just not found them yet. Needless to say I'm going to keep trying because I love these two shades. 

And that's about that. I think most products have good and bad so don't let the negatives put you off. Give them a whirl, there's really not much to lose. As I said earlier you can find these at Boots and Feelunique for £5.50. 




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