What It Says Online:
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.
In My Opinion:
I am usually not a lipgloss fan but love lipstick especially Matte lipstick because they are so long lasting. When I originally bought one of these I bought with a number of the NYX Matte Lipsticks because I thought I would prefer them but I was so surprised. I LOVE the Soft Matte Lip Creams and I’m slowly collecting them all. They are a must for your makeup bag.
They come in your usual lipgloss type of packaging with sponge applicator. It is really easy to apply so you don’t necessarily need any lipliner with these as they don’t bleed. They smell sweet like cake batter but I don’t usually like sweet scents and I didn’t find this off putting.
The texture is nice on the lips and nothing like a gloss. When you initially put this on it is wet and creamy and then it dries after a couple of minutes. The finish is a smooth genuine matte and the pigment is vibrant.
My first shade was San Paulo and I’ve since bought Milan, Amsterdam and Ibiza. I seriously need Copenhagen and Transylvania next. I love how the shades are named after cities. It makes them quite unique.
The best part about these is that they are so long lasting and I mean lasts nearly all day. No exaggerating! When I tried this out I wore to work and by 12pm everyone was asking what was on my lips because it was still on. Even after I ate it was still on. It lasted all day and I forgot it was on. The only negative I’d say is by 5pm my lips were dry and I had to apply some lip balm. I wouldn’t agree that they are moisturising but I wouldn’t say they are overly drying in a chapped lips way either.
All in all this is a product that is great value for money. This is a drugstore product that lasts as long as any high end matte lipstick products I’ve tried. They’re so reasonably priced that you can collect them all! I believe there are 27 shades ranging from nudes, to dark vampy shades. There are bright pinks, purples and red in you are adventurous and plenty of pink, peach and brown tones so there’s something to suit everyone.
I’d recommend you to try one and see if they are for you. Guarantee you will be hooked like me!
Price: $13.60 AUD
Littlewoods sell a lot of NYX however I can’t seem to find this product on there at the moment. I believe these are available from a number of pharmacies across the country or you can order from the UK site.
Price: 7 GDP
Price: $4.20 USD