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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

We all know how the makeup community has just been crazy about lip products since the dawn of time. Lipstick is probably one of the most fun makeup products that you can play around with and really be adventurous.

You can really go crazy with collecting every color in a lipstick and wear a different shade depending on your mood. It can really reflect your mood and personality and even give you a boost of confidence when you need it. A nice pop of color on your lips is guaranteed to make you feel more put together if you’re feeling a bit poorly.

Lipstick has always been an obsession for makeup lovers, but lately, we have just been even crazier for it ever since the whole liquid lipstick trend has been born. But before the liquid lipstick craze happened and the very line that started the whole matte lip trend that the whole makeup community (including all the brands!) have been loving right now, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has upped the game of lip products and changed the whole makeup industry.

It’s no wonder that this lip cream line started a whole “liquid” lip craze. Its formula is something that a normal lipstick in a tube can’t really compare to. It’s super long-lasting, transfer proof, completely opaque, and ultra-matte.

Want to try out the lip line that made the matte liquid lip all the rage? Here are all the “classic” NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams that started it all.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is considered to be a “perfect” Barbie pink. It’s a super cute shade that brings a nice pop of color to your face. This is the shade that basically looks good on every skin tone whether you are really pale or have dark skin because of the neutral undertone and the not-too-dark and not-too-light shade of the pink. This is the perfect shade to have if you’re just starting out with makeup and are not really too sure what shades look good on you. It suits every skin tone and it’s not too crazy a color, perfect for a natural and subtle makeup look.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is quite a unique and fun shade. It’s bright, pale, true peach that is just the perfect lip color to wear during the summer. Now, this color isn’t really for everyone because it’s vibrant, bright, and out there, but it is actually a gorgeous shade especially if you like to be more adventurous with your lip colors and really stand out. This actually can look good on pale, tan, and dark skin tones. It’ll look less crazy with lighter skin tones but it can really look gorgeous and super vibrant with the contrast to darker skin tones and really make your lips the star of the show.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, San Paolo

San Paolo is another color that will be great for those just starting out with makeup because it just looks really good with any skin tone. This shade is best described as kind of a mix between a pink and a wine color that produces a gorgeous and subtle look. It looks just like the natural and healthy flush of color your lips get when they’ve got blood flowing in them. This will look best on those with paler skin tones or dark skin tones, however, it still looks amazing on tan or olive skin.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Tokyo

Tokyo is the lightest or the palest color in the Soft Matte Lip Cream line. It is a very pale pink that has a neutral undertone. This is definitely as nude as you can get when it comes to nude pinks that it almost has a white undertone to it. Now, this color is definitely a bit picky when it comes to skin tones. This is best for those with a warmer tone to their skin as opposed to someone with a pinkish undertone. This is a really great nude to pair with a dark smoky eye to make the eyes really pop, however, if you have pale pinkish skin, this color might wash you out and make you look a bit sick. For darker skin, this might work if you’re into crazy colors and like to be adventurous with your lips because it will look super bright and super pale on your pout. However, if you like a more subtle or “prettier” color, this might not work for you.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Sydney

Sydney, like Tokyo, is another super pale pink in this line, but they’re actually quite a bit different. While Tokyo is a bit more on the neutral pink side, Sydney has a really noticeable blue undertone. It’s so pale a pink and the blue undertones are so heavy that it almost looks a bit lavender on the lips. This is a great color to pair with some really dark smoky eyes with a fierce cat eye liner look. Because it is such a unique color, it doesn’t really look good with every type of skin tone. This’ll probably look best for those with warmer tan skin. Paler skin tones with cool undertones could get washed out with this color and make it look like you’ve been deprived of oxygen. This is another color that could look good on dark skin tones depending on your preference. It’s definitely super pale and vibrant and a little bit crazy looking on the lips for darker skin, however, if you like something that’s a little less in your face, this might not be a color you want to wear.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Istanbul

Istanbul can probably be described as the perfect nude pink for those with lighter skin. It’s not a super pale nude pink that can make your skin tone look washed out, it’s very natural and just blends in with your skin tone as opposed to standing out against it. This pink has a neutral undertone so it’s not too bright or an in your face kind of pink shade. This will look like the perfect nude for lighter to tan skin tones but will also be a gorgeous color for those with olive or dark skin. Basically, this is another shade that will be perfect for an everyday look and suit every skin tone.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Milan

Milan is another pink in the Soft Matte Lip Cream line. This is different in the way that it’s not really a pale pink or a full on Barbie pink either. It has a bit of a blue undertone but the pink is a bit darker and produces an almost light mauve color. This will look like a nice subtle flush of pink on lighter, tan, and olive skin tones but will also look like a really nice bright pink for those with darker skin. This is another pink that would look great for a natural, everyday makeup look for any skin tone.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Antwerp

Antwerp is another super cute, summery color that will look good on any skin tone. It’s the perfect mix of bright pink and peach and unlike Buenos Aires, the other peach “summer” color in this line, this shade is more natural looking and not too orange in tone. If you also don’t really like the pink shades with blue undertones and prefer a pink with warmer undertones, you might like Antwerp better. This will look amazing on people with cooler undertones in their skin, however, it’s a pretty flexible everyday lip color that will look good on pretty much any skin tone whether it’s pale, tan, olive, or dark.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a pale, beige nude with neutral undertones. We all know that the term “nude” is pretty relative, but when we think about “nude” it pretty much means that it should look blended into the skin in the way that it looks bare or nude. But we all also know that nudes can easily wash you out if it’s not the right shade for you. This particular nude is pretty neutral and beige-y so it will probably be the perfect nude for those who have olive skin and a darker “brown-ish” nude for those with paler skin. This might not be the best shade for those who have darker skin, however, because it might wash your lips out and make you look a little sickly.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, London

London is another shade that falls under the category of a pale, beige nude. However, unlike Abu Dhabi, it has more of a grayish undertone. This nude will be perfect for those with warmer skin tones and those with olive skin will find this to be a great nude for them without looking washed out or too pale. Those however who are paler or those with darker skin might not suit this particular nude because it might look a little ashy or unflattering on their skin tone.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm

Stockholm is probably the “safest” choice out of the bunch when it comes to the paler, beige-y nudes. It’s a bit darker than the other beige nudes and has a warmer undertone that will look good on more skin tones. This will be a great darker, peachy nude on light skin, a lighter peachy nude on tan or olive skin, and a nice pale beige-y peach on darker skin tones. On darker skin tones, it’ll be less of a nude than more of a muted color of peach with beige making for a classy paler lip color.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a bright and vibrant cherry red that really, any skin tone can rock and will look good on anyone. This is also another great summer color with its vibrant red color with orange-y undertones. It’s also perfect for those that prefer orange-y reds rather than blue toned reds. This is a nice pop of color for when you want to do something simple with the eyes or when you just feel like you want to liven things up a little bit with your lipstick game. This will look vibrant and amazing on pale skin, tan skin, olive skin, and dark skin.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is more of that classic, blue toned red that really just makes you feel like an old Hollywood star. This is another color that looks good on everyone and any skin tone. This is more of a “true red” that will make your teeth look whiter and give you that powerful red lip look. Every girl needs a true red lipstick in her arsenal and this is the perfect shade for it. Whether you have dark skin, pale skin, olive skin, or tan skin, this blue toned red lipstick will give you that classic Hollywood look and have you feeling fancy and powerful.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Copenhagen

Looking for a dark, vampy lip color that is just perfect for the fall season? Copenhagen from the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream line is the perfect go-to vampy lip color when the leaves turn orange and the layers start coming on. This is a gorgeous plum color with slight berry undertones that is dark and vampy but still wearable and classy. This dark color is pretty much suitable for any skin tone be it pale, tan, olive, or dark. Not only is this shade perfect for fall, it’s also just great for whenever you want to be a bit daring or if you just love to feel fierce and chic and wear dark lips all the time.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Transylvania

Transylvania is another lip color from NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream line that is in the vampy category. It’s quite a bit different from Copenhagen in the way that it’s darker, plumier, and cool toned. It’s a pretty unique shade and it might be more for those who love to take risks makeup wise and love some daring and bold lip colors. This dark shade is a bit scary to wear if you’re not really used to wearing dark colors and it’s different from a more wearable berry toned lip with warmer undertones, however, this shade will suit any skin tone. Dark skin, olive skin, tan skin, or pale skin, this shade will stand out and make you look bold, powerful, and classy. Who doesn’t love a little danger, right?

Give ‘em Some Lip!

Lipsticks are always fun to collect. There’s just something about putting on a lip color that you absolutely love that boosts your confidence tenfold and makes you feel like you can take on the world. You rarely see a girl with only one lipstick in their collection and that’s because we just can’t help ourselves! There’s just something really satisfying about watching your collection grow and being able to put a color on your lips that matches your mood.

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a great product to add to your collection. It is just an all-time favorite of the beauty community by now. It is the product that started the liquid lip era and had all the companies produce their own versions. It’s basically the OG liquid lip. And there’s a reason why everyone loves it so much. The best part about it is that they’re really affordable too! So, don’t be afraid to add shades from the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream line to your collection, it definitely won’t break the bank and you’ll still get an amazing quality product.



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