Saturday, November 30, 2013

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams - Tokyo and Istanbul

I am probably the last blog to mention this, but NYX has now come to Australia and is available at selected Target stores. I have tried a very select few products from NYX so I was excited to go and have a swatchy time at the stand. Out of all of the products, the ones that stood out to me the most were the Soft Matte Lip Creams, and I picked up two of the colours in Tokyo and Istanbul.


Istanbul and Tokyo


These Soft Matte Lip Creams are supposed to apply like a lip gloss but have the staying power of a lipstick. The product is similar to the Lime Crime Velvetine I have but this formula is much creamier and less drying. As the name suggests, the formula is super soft and creamy and it dries down quite quickly to a matte finish. I usually apply two coats to get the full colour to show up on my lips. 

The formula is easy to apply and they last around 4 hours on me without eating or drinking. The formula is averagely drying for a matte formula. Dryness generally comes with the matte lip territory, I just go ahead and apply some lip balm beforehand. These do settle into lip lines a bit but it's nothing super unflattering. These also smell amazing, like some kind of fresh baked cupcakes.


Istanbul and Tokyo


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Istanbul


Tokyo

(These lip swatches are a little washed out, the ones on my arm are colour accurate on my computer monitor)


The look.

My verdict? I love them! The matte lip product obsession continues! I can't decide which colour I like more, as I love them both. However, I think Istanbul would look flattering on more skin tones, as Tokyo is pretty darn pale. They really feel like a high end lip product.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams retail for $12.95 in Target or $6 online.

What else do you think I should try from NYX? Have you found them at your local Target yet?

Mishelle

15 comments:

  1. Oooh I purchased Istanbul too and I love it! They range contains such beautiful colours, I want them all... I agree about the smell, it's awesome! x

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    1. Why can't everything smell like them? They are so yummy :)

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  2. I totally agree that Istanbul would be more complementary than Tokyo on more skin tones! I think you pull off both very very well! They both look amazing on you! I'm so glad you're loving the trend, I don't dare to touch anything matte for the lips for my dry lips!

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    1. Thanks, that sucks a lot. I heard the new Revlon Matte Balms that have been released in the US are a lot less drying that most mattes so maybe give them a try when they come out? :)

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  3. I love lip creams esp when they're red :-D
    essence does excellent lip creams imo, have you tried them?
    I agree with you that Istanbul would def be more complementary on a lot of skin tones, since it is less blue toned and warmer..

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  4. These have been on my wishlist for ages!

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  5. I really like Istanbul on you! I finally went to my local Target but the NYX stand was practically raided - there was hardly anything left! The scent of freshly baked cupcakes is definitely a huge plus :)

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  6. I am so jealous NYX is available in your country (Australia I assume :-))! I have wanted to try their product for so long but still haven't got my hands on them.. I might have to do some sneaky online shopping because these look gorgeous on you :-) I love how affordable they are as well. I love your blog, would love if you'd have little time to check out mine as well. It would mean a lot to me. :) x

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  7. I purchased Istanbul as well and love it, but I agree that it is better suited to paler skin tones - it looked darker in the store for some reason! I is such a creamy formula, I love these and am so glad they are finally in Aus:-)

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