Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Antwerp

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. 

When I tried NYX SMLC in Addis Ababa and London, I knew that I have to try out other colors. The pigmentation, lightweight feel, staying power, vanilla scent  and of course the matte finish, are more than enough reasons why I should get more colors.

I already did a review on Addis Ababa and London. I now have four out of the eleven colors the product line carries. However, I am not planning to buy more. I think I already have what I need.

Packaging, Price: It is made up of translucent plastic packaging that has a black matte cap. Color label is located at the bottom of the product. The color of each tube is consistent with the lip product that is why there is no difficulty of locating a particular color. Each tube costs 250php at Chic Cosmetics Manila. In my opinion, the product is fairly priced and worth every penny.


Formulation, Application: As the description says, it goes on silky and dries up matte. Well, it does! I don't find the formula drying like most people do. I actually like the formula - very lightweight and easy to apply! Be cautious in second coating though as it may get a bit streaky. 

L-R: San Paulo, London, Antwerp, Addis Ababa

San Paulo is a warm shade of pink that can compliment any skin tone. Very wearable and great for everyday use.

Antwerp is a peachy/pink nude that can be easily paired with any eye makeup. Like San Paulo, it is very wearable and great for everyday use as well.

Pigmentation, Staying Power: A single coat of lip cream is enough for me. It goes more vibrant as it dries up. I think the pigmentation is great for a lip cream. It can last up to six hours without eating. It does not fade completely after eating. It leaves a slight tint on the lips.

What I like:
  • Simple packaging
  • Formulation - lightweight, nondrying, matte finish
  • Affordable
  • Decent staying power up to 6 hours without eating
  • Available in different colors
What I don't like:
  • Not available in local malls
NYX SMLCs will always be one of my favorite lip products because really, it is like nothing I've ever had: lightweight, nondrying, pigmented.
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  1. You're so pretty! <3 Missed your posts! I really want to try San Paulo! I think it's better than antwerp.

  2. I love the shade of San Paulo. You're pretty.


  3. I have to agree, san paulo looks great on you!

  4. I need to buy a new soft matte lip cream. Nanakaw (along with my Charm Brush Kit) yung akin. ):

  5. San Paulo is good for everyday use. Bagay sayo. I want one too. Hehe.

    Followed you :3

  6. Great color choices dear! bagay syo laHat! :)

    by the way i just followed you. Mind to follow back?

  7. Nice reviews :) I especially like how you're never caught without lipstick in your pictures :D

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  8. antwerp is my favorite shade and it's my to go lippy! I really love how nice and affordable nyx lippies are. Nice review! :)

  9. San Paulo NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is great for everyday use!

    ~Pauline @Kallony

  10. i like antwerp because it gives you natural look and it brightens more skin tone.. good for light to medium skin tones..

  11. i like antwerp because it gives you natural look and it brightens more skin tone.. good for light to medium skin tones..



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