Product Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

Monday, February 13, 2012

     My camera is still not working! Pardon me with some blurry photos but I really, really want to make a review on this lip product. All photos were taken from my phone and when I'm doing watermarks on them, I know it doesn't give justice to its real color. My other problem in trying a bright  lippie is that it turns out darker than the true color because I have tad pigmented lips. 

     Some said this is a dupe for the infamous MAC Girl About Town lipstick and we all know that MAC lipsticks are expensive. I don't own GAT lipstick so I can't compare it but I'm impress with it and for being a cheapskate, I'm totally sold!

     This lip cream is one of my longest lemming and I'm glad that I bought it. A lot of girls have been raving them and some of them can't resist to buy all the colors, why? 
Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint 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. Available in 11 lip colors.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa- a bright fuchsia (pink with blue undertones)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
Swatch on my NC 15-20 Skin tone
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
On my lips, pardon the zit and messy application :)
size: 0.23 oz., 6.5grams

price: 330 php (Around $7.7+)

place bought: online re-seller like multiply (digital traincase) or ebay

instruction for use: apply as a lipstick let it dry for minutes for that matte look

ingredients: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain: CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na. Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 Al Lake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499 (Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

What I like:
  • The packaging is nice, I like the top part of the tube that is rubbery finish and looks expensive.
  • Really pigmented.
  • The doe foot applicator makes applying easy.
  • Can be used as a lip stain or full matte look without using lip liner.
  • The texture is creamy, velvety and it's like whipped cream on my lips but goes dry after minutes of application.
  • The scent- sweet but not overpowering.
  • Doesn't dry my lips.
  • Once dry it's transfer and water resistant.
  • Last 6 hours on my lips.
  • Easy to remove.
  • There's a batch and manufacturing date printed on it.
  • Inexpensive.
What I don't like: 
  • Since this turns out matte after a few minutes, it emphasized fine lines on my lips.
  • Comes off after eating or sipping my drink and fades unevenly.
  • It left my lips with a lip liner like line when I ate greasy food.
Will I repurchase? Yes! I want to try other colors like Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Milan

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I really love this to bits! Brightens my dull face and gives an oomph factor to my lips. Be sure to moisturize your lips prior to application to prevent dryness. I always use my EOS or Carmex lip balm underneath it. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is love!

     Have you tried matte lippies before?Thanks for visiting, Happy Monday everyone :)

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  1. I like NYX's soft matte lip cream. I have the Tokyo shade lang nga.. XD I want to buy Addis Ababa initially, but I don't have the courage to wear such bold lip color.. ^^

  2. @Sumi- sis, what shade yung tokyo?nude ba yun?I want something peachy and nude sana. thanks :)

  3. You have pretty pouty lips. With no lines. Inggit.

  4. @Rae- thanks :) Pero meron din lines kahit konti hindi lang nakita dahil sa phone lang yung photo. btw, I always use lip balm before going to sleep and paggising ko. Siguro it also helped na i-minimize yung appearance of fine lines.


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