NYX Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches. Perfect Red

I like wearing a red lipstick because it makes my day special. I don’t wear it everyday, so I didn’t want to pay a fortune for a lipstick and was looking for something inexpensive, but good. After reading reviews, I bought NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red. Honestly, it was beyond my expectations.

If you are interested, I also have a review about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp.


NYX Matte Lipstick has a black case; the material feels a bit cheap, but that’s OK. The lipstick is made in Taiwan and is cruelty free. It has a slight odor, but you cannot smell it when the product is on your lips.

NYX Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches. Perfect Red

NYX Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches. Perfect Red

Pigmentation and Texture

NYX Matte Lipstick is pigmented very well. It’s easy to apply. I usually apply two layers on my lips. The texture feels a bit creamy. The lipstick is not drying.


If I don’t eat or drink, I wear the lipstick for 3 or 4 hours, and the color doesn’t fade or smudge. Once I ate oily pizza while wearing NYX Matte lipstick, and the result was that the color faded but not completely. I was able to apply a new layer, and it looked good.

NYX doesn’t claim this product being long lasting. I think that wearing it for 3-4 hours is a pretty good result.

NYX Matte Lipstick. Swatch. Perfect Red

NYX Matte Lipstick Swatch. Perfect Red

Shade and Swatches

NYX describes Perfect Red as “bright blue-toned red.” Indeed, it has blue undertones, and the shade looks cool. I made the swatches using natural light and no flash.

If you are looking for a red lipstick with orange undertones, I may recommend Pure Red from NYX. And if you are interested in a cooler shade, take a look at Eden from NYX. NYX Perfect Red is matte, but it will not give your lips a velvet finish.

I like how NYX Matte Lipstick looks on my lips. It feels comfortable and not drying. I remove it using an eye makeup remover from Loreal. I would not recommend using micellar water because it dries your lips.


10/10. NYX Matte Lipstick is a good product. It’s not expensive, and it has a wide range of shades. Actually, I read that the quality of shades differes. Some of them are not that great, but I definitely recommend that you try Perfect Red.

Read my other reviews about NYX

NYX powder blush

NYX Wonder pencil

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