Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color 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.
I am on a drugstore brand kick lately so I am following up my last review with another one from NYX called NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes. If you have read my last post, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams were my first makeup from NYX, and since then, I fell in love with the brand. I collected different shades of this lip cream but the latest one that I bought was Cannes.
• What it is: Highly pigmented, matte lip cream
• What it does: Creates various matte lip looks
• Why we love it: Delightfully creamy and lightweight, our award-winning line just expanded with two captivating new shades.
Artist Tips/Suggested Use
• How to use: Apply directly to lips, or over lipstick. Apply with lip liner to define outline of lips.
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams come in several shades. There’s definitely one for any skin tone. I personally love San Paulo, Amsterdam, and Addis Ababa. I like the darker shades more because they suit my medium skin tone.
The packaging is plastic, with a doe foot applicator. It is very lightweight, and it closes properly. It’s not going to make a hot mess inside your purse. The packaging is very similar to what the real color is inside so that’s a plus!
Cannes was described as Matte Muted Mauve. I think it is peach or brownish pink in person. It is a very wearable shade that suits all skin tones for me. This applies very smoothly, like a mousse, and then dries down to a matte finish. It is not drying on my lips, and feels like a very thin layer, like velvet, when I press my lips together.
Some people say that it comes off easily, but on me, it stays put, maybe a little faded after eating. It doesn’t come off when I drink, and it doesn’t leave a stain on my cup when it is fully set. One tube on our local counters costs Php 390, $6 (U.S.) and about Php 250-280 when you buy from online stores like MakeupInboxPH.
Out of all the liquid to matte lipsticks that I have tried, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are definitely the best, so I highly recommend them!
Have you tried these lip creams? What shades are your favorites? Share!