Review : NYX Soft matte lip cream in "Istanbul"

Friday, 10 May 2013


Sorting through my makeup for our move I came across this little gem which hadnt had the chance to be in the spotlight on the blog before . Let me introduce you to the NYX Soft Matte Lip cream in Istanbul. I'd heard a lot about these on youtube videos and blogs from across the pond so picked up this particular shade as I thought it would be a good 'everyday' colour to start off with. 

The packaging looks like a gloss, you apply it the same way as a gloss, however  the product its self has a creamy formula, when applied dries to a lovely matte finish to the lips. Application is smooth, it  isn't thick in consistency  it actually is very easy to work with. Sometimes the more creamy formulas can be a bit messy to apply, but there's no sign of that here!  Like most lip products you an alter the colour payoff depending on how much product you use. Bare in mind that these NYX Soft matte lip creams are very pigmented so a little goes a long way! Unlike other matte lip products they don't cling to any dry bits on your lips - well not for me anyway. If you are wary of using a matte product then you could always exfoliate your lips prior to application or start with a lip balm first.

It's a really weightless lip product, what I mean by that is that once it is dried on your lips you cant feel it at all - there's no stickiness that you sometimes get with a gloss, or heaviness you sometimes get with a lipstick. It's really light just like a lip tint. Saying this, the staying power of the product is relatively decent. I can get about 4/5 hours out of it before I feel i need to reapply another slick of it! - I will have to include this in a 'face of the day' style post soon, as my lips arent in perfect condition at the moment, so swatches had to be postponed for a later date! Sorry!

There are 11 different shades of the NYX Soft Matte Lip creams available from the UK website, retailing at £5.00 each. However I do currently have my eye on the Give a Little Love set, where you can pick up 3 of the lip creams in the shades 'Tokyo','Antwerp' & 'Addis Ababa' for £12. From the swatches I have seen online, its a good selection of wearable shades that would suit all occasions!

Have you tried the NYX  Soft Matte Lip creams before?

Much Love


  1. I really want to try these - NYX has some of the best lip products!

  2. Ooooh these sound fab! Have seen them briefly on a couple of blogs, but I love the sound of them, with no stickiness and whatnot! Good to hear they don't cling to dry bits too, any matte lipgloss or lippy looks disgusting on my for that reason - Wish these were more readily available on the high street! I like to swatch :(

  3. This looks so nice! I use a collection 2000 one which is basically the same and I think its a bit cheaper! they don't have a nice light pink shade though which is a shame x

  4. I've never tried one of these before but really want to! This is such a pretty shade.

    Hannah x

  5. I've heard their lipsticks are good! x

  6. Yeah, I just google for swatches normally and just guess! Collection do do some similar but they dont have as many shades x

  7. Yeah I've seen them. They only have 3 shades I think. They should bring out more. They are easier to get hold of quickly as you dont have to order online! x

  8. It's the perfect everyday lip! x


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