Thursday, 17 September 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams - Cannes, Antwerp, San Paulo, Copenhagen - Review and Swatches

One of the latest and most hotly anticipated additions to the NYX lineup in Ireland are the Soft Matte Lip Creams. These beauts have been doing the rounds in the US for years now, and they've only just landed in Irish shores. NYX were one of the first brands to release a long lasting lipstick and there have been many since but I was convinced even before trying these that there is a reason that these get so many hypes. I have four colours to show you today but there are 11 available shades in Ireland (far less than the US but that's life it seems) and they will set you back €7.75 a piece. The packaging of these is quite similar to the NYX Butter Glosses in that the outer packaging co-ordinates with the colour of the product inside (SUCH a cute touch) but, unlike the butter glosses, the lids are black. They all have that sweet, butterscotch scent and a doe foot applicator.

The shades that I have are Cannes - a nude mauvey pinky brown, San Paulo - a bright raspberry pink, Antwerp - a neon pinkish coral and Copenhagen - a dark plum with red/purple undertones. 
The formula of these remind me of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks but they are less drying on the lips and more longwearing. The formulas of both are quite similar- not a lipstick and not a lip gloss- but it goes on thinly. It feels quite creamy when applying it, and the layers are so thin that they are easily buildable- about 2 coats will give you full opacity for most colours, and three coats for the darker shades like Copenhagen. These are incredibly longwearing for what they are and their tiny little price tag- I can get about 6 hours before needing to top up, and when it does wear, they fade evenly and not in patches. The soft matte lip creams feel smooth and silky on the lips, not dry or gritty like some liquid lipsticks, and they did not accentuate or sink into the fine lines of my lips.
The formula of these is excellent, and I would definitely pick up more if the colours I wanted were in stock. Speaking of stock- my understanding is that not all NYX stands are carrying the new lines yet but they are incoming, so keep your eyes peeled. NYX is also available online from Meaghers Pharmacy and they have the new lines in stock. 

Have you tried these new NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams yet? 


  1. Delighted to see these at last. I thought my local stand just didn't stock them as it has a pretty limited stock at the best of times, no HD powder etc. Will def be checking these out.

  2. Ooh I'll have to get a couple of these, for the blog and all ;P Antwerp looks gowjus

  3. I love Antwerp, it's a fantastic colour and it's even better over lipliner, completely transforms into a different colour! Not going near Meaghers until next month or I'll bankrupt myself even further, but I'm delighted that they're here at last!

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  5. Just saw these on the stand in hickeys Henry street today, they look lovely. I'm smashed but will give them a try payday. Also like the look of the new lipsticks

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