NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatches. Antwerp
I was looking for a neutral color lipstick that I could wear everyday. After checking swathes on the Internet, I purchased NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp shade. In pictures from the Internet, it seemed to be neutral pink, but in reality it is bright pink.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is placed in a tube that is more common for lip glosses. It has a sponge that is easy to use and picks up the right amount of the product. As for the package, I must admit that it looks very nice. The lipstick is made in China and is cruelty free. It smells like a cake, but once it is on your lips, you cannot really smell it.
Pigmentation and Texture
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has very good pigmentation; it is very creamy and easy to apply on the lips. I apply one or two layers, and the color looks saturated. What I do not like about the product is that it is very drying and gets on the teeth. When I wear it for more than three hours, I have discomfort on my lips and want to moisturize them. So I cannot wear the lipstick for the whole day as I planned.
If I do nt eat, it lasts for five hours, but the color will fade. It fades evenly, so it is really not a big deal and is easy to fix by applying a new layer on the top.
Shade and Swatches. Antwerp
NYX describes Antwerp shade as “mid-tone yellow-toned pink.” It is kind of a weird description. To me, the color looks like a very bright shade of pink with neutral undertone—I would even call it neon pink. The tube of NYX lip cream looks more orange, and it is not bright. So keep in mind, that the actual shade is different from the color of the tube.
The lipstick is supposed to be matte, but when you apply it, it has a satin finish for about 20 minutes. Then it becomes more matte.
6/10. I am taking 4 points off because the lipstick seems very drying to me and the color of the tube is misleading. Since stores (at least where I shop) do not have testers of lipsticks, it is difficult to choose the right shade. One more of its cons is that is gets on your teeth because it is very creamy. I own NYX Matte lipstick, and I like it much better.
What do you guys think about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream? What shades do you own?