Monday, 6 June 2016

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream First Impressions

Wanting to try a new beauty product and being on a spending ban is literally like have an angel and devil on each shoulder. One part of me knows that I should try it, I mean I can write about it on my blog but the other part of me knows that I can wait a few more months to try it. But, as usual, the devil won out and I ended up purchasing two of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. These have become readily available in the UK and you get them from the likes of Boots, ASOS and Feel Unique for £5.50 each. I bought mine from ASOS when they were doing 20% off for students, but they didn't have many shades and so I took a chance and went with two brighter colours. When I get nudes I want to be able to swatch them to see which shade will go better with my skin tone.

The two shades I ended up getting were Prague and Morocco. Prague is a deep berry pink and goes onto the lips a little bit darker than it looks in the tube. Morocco is a bright orange red and I didn't know whether this one would be patchy or match my skin colour, but it's absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad I got it.

All of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams have a very sweet smell, like vanilla cupcake batter but if you're sensitive to smell this soon settles down and they are quite odourless once dry. The formula is unlike anything I've ever tried, it's so smooth and mousse-like when you apply which makes it easy to put on and then it settles down into a matte lip which is not drying or harsh on the lips. This makes them great for people who want a long lasting lip colour but suffer from dry and cracked lips.

 While I do like both of them, Morocco is my favourite of the two I bought. I feel like with Prague you definitely have to have a lip liner with it because it can bleed and it doesn't last as long as Morocco. Once Morocco is on, it will last for hours! I have worn both of these on a night out and found that once you've reapplied a few times that they do get a bit flaky. But, that might have just been because I can't apply lipstick after a vodka too many.

Morocco is such a perfect summer shade and I think perfect for all skin types. It made my teeth look so white and didn't wash out my pale skin or clash with my red hair. Prague again is very wearable and perfect for the warmer weather if you're after a darker lip but don't want to go full vampy. I am so happy with these and they're my favourite lip products of the moment. I can't wait to go to swatch some of the other shades. I already have my eye on Stockholm and for £5.50 each, they aren't exactly breaking the bank. Find them at Boots, ASOS and Feel Unique!

P.S One thing I will say, if you're going from swatches online, ASOS swatches are so much lighter than what the shades are like in real life so I wouldn't use them for reference. Feel Unique are the much more accurate ones.

Til' next time! XOXO


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