Monday, October 15, 2012

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

This is a product that I've been meaning to post a review of for a while. I wanted to wait until I was able to  write a good quality review with pictures and swatches. Here is that review.

The description of the Soft Matte Lip Cream on Nyx's website is:

Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.

I own two of these in the shades Tokyo and Addis Ababa. I love the names of each of these shades, they are all named after cities.


  I love the packaging of this product. It is cute and it is classy. It is small enough where you can quickly shove it in a purse or your pocket when in a rush.

Application, formula and wear:

This product has a doe foot applicator, which is great when on the go or when you don't have the time to put on a product with a lip brush. Putting this product on is great. It goes on feeling like silk, and as the name suggests it is very soft. I love using this product when I don't feel like wearing much makeup. It feels very light, when wearing it I often forget that I'm wearing anything on my lips. I should also comment on the smell of this. I absolutely love the smell of this product! It smells like vanilla cupcakes. It is completely different from the cherry-sweet like scent of Nyx's Mega Shine Lip Glosses ( another review for another day).

 These lip creams are also very pigmented, they have the pigmentation of a lipstick without the heaviness.They hold up better than many lipsticks do, I can usually go a whole day without reapplying (depending on what/when I eat or drink). They are very long wearing.

The only cons I do have are sometimes this product can be drying (that normally doesn't bother me) so you need to put on a layer of lip balm before applying. It also tends to settle into the cracks of your lips, but what lipstick-like product doesn't?


Here is what the colors look like on my lips:


In real life Tokyo is just a little bit pinker, it is the perfect pinky-nude shade for me. It is a beautiful light pink shade that can be worn every day, it is perfect for when you want a toned down lip with a bold eye.

Addis Ababa

This color looks way different in real life. For some reason my camera decided to tone down the color. The color is a beautiful bright fuchsia barbie pink. It is great if you want a bold lip and don't feel like wearing a lipstick.

Hand swatches:

I took these while the swatches were still wet (hence the shine in the picture). Tokyo is on the left while Addis Ababa is on the right.

Over all:

 I love this product. It is unlike anything else I have ever used. It is very easy to use and I love how pigmented each shade is. I am definitely planning on getting more colors (I have been eyeing Antwerp for a while now). If you have been debating on buying these, buy them! You will not regret it, they will easily become one of your favorite lip products like they are one of mine. This is a product that I have used on clients for prom and more theatrical makeup looks. I would love to get more to add to my pro kit.


  1. I really want to get these products now! They sound perfect for what I am looking for in a lip product! One question I do have is, what is a doe foot applicator?

    1. If you want to get the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream you can get it from Ulta or Ulta's website (, Amazon ( or Nyx's website ( A doe foot applicator is the basic applicator (the one attached to the cap with the spongey tip at the end) that comes with most lip glosses. Thank you for commenting and asking! That is a great question, hope I was able to help!

    2. Thank you so much! I cannot wait to get them!

  2. You're welcome! I'm so glad I could help! Helping out people with their beauty questions is a huge part of what I want this blog to do.