Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 3-Piece Set

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Trio
Ever since I received a lip cream in one of my beauty swaps last year, I was absolutely convinced that lip creams are the best innovation since lipstick. So imagine my joy when I managed to snag a set of these NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams to review from Blanc to Noir; it was (almost) a dream come true. (≧∇≦)

Front and back of outer box
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The NYX Give A Little Love Soft Matte Lip Cream 3 Piece Set (phew, that's a real mouthful!) comes packaged in a matte cardboard box with a clear plastic window, where you can easily see all 3 shades.Their individual names and color swatches are also shown on the front.

Antwerp, Addis Ababa, Tokyo
The three shades included in the set are (left to right) Antwerp, Addis Ababa and Tokyp. All the NYX lip creams are named after cities around the world, which I think is really cute and unique. The lip creams are arranged neatly in a transparent plastic tray, and you can easily take out each individual tube for use, then pop it back in. :D

Doe-foot wand applicator
The lip creams come with a typical doe-foot wand applicator, which makes it easy to use and apply the product. Of course, you'd need a mirror for precise application, as the lip creams can be quite smooth and prone to smudging before they dry to a matte finish.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Antwerp
Antwerp is described as a "mid-toned yellow-based pink", which means that it will suit most, if not all, skin tones. I personally find this pretty coral-ish pink shade to be the most flattering and wearable out of the three.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa is a bright fuchsia pink, and is indeed the brightest of the trio. It's a very bold and loud shade for everyday wear, but you can easily tone it down by blotting with a tissue.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Tokyo
Tokyo is a bubblegum pink shade. I must say, it goes really well with the kawaii, innocent dolly look that many girls love these days. The downside is, this shade also shows up dry spots and lip lines the most, so it's best to wear this with a layer of lip balm before application.

Swatch of all 3 side by side:

And also lip swatches:
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I absolutely love love love these NYX lip creams! They have great colour payoff, come in a wide variety of shades, dry to a smooth velvety matte finish, smell delicious (vanilla frosting, anyone?), and last a good long while on the lips. I can't find anything bad about them, with a few exceptions for certain lighter shades that tend to show dry spots more obviously.

✓ Pros: Wide variety of colours available, opaque colour, yummy vanilla frosting scent, dries to smooth velvety matte finish, long lasting, affordable price, simple and convenient packaging.
✗ Cons: I would love say NONE but... The scent might bother some people, and some lighter shades will show up dry spots and lip lines.

You can buy the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams from Blanc to Noir here, along with lots of other NYX products.

*This item was sent to me by Blanc to Noir for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.


Leimun said...

So pretty ANtwerp and Addis ABaba

Mizu said...

I've been wanting to try this but not with my dry lips :(

arsyparsy said...

Oh my gosh!!! These look amazing - I've always wanted to try them!
Love the swatches!

June L. said...

Antwerp looks the prettiest, imo! Looks great on you, thank you for the review! ^__^

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- A Korean fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog! said...

i loved NYX product. i should buy that..thanks for information.

LauraLeia said...

Leimun: IKR! I didn't expect to like Antwerp this much (because of the colour of the tube lol)

Mizu: Don't worry! Dry lips also can use this. :D Only the very pale shades will show dry spots, lol.

arsyparsy: Aww thank you! :) Glad you like them ^^

June: Thank you so much! ^^ Followed you on Bloglovin' :) Do follow back ya ^^

Nadia: You're welcome! :)

wiida said...

I really wanted to buy antwerp for a long time. But I don't know why I did not buy it. hahah After see your post, I guess I need to go straight away buy this colour! hehehe

sadee said...

Hmmm heard so many good reviews about nyx glosses looks pretty on

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Karlina said...

Nice product, Antwerp & Addis Ababa look pretty and moisturizing your lips perfectly ^^

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Unknown said...

You're so lucky!! tokyo looks goooood on you! I also have that but it makes my lips look super dry :( I also made a review about this lippy. I'd appreciate it if you check it out :)

Unknown said...

I personally love antwerp and san paulo!! I made a review about it and I'd appreciate it if you check it out. You made a nice review by the way :)