NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam Review

by Preiti on January 20, 2013 · 51 comments

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam Review

Today, I’m going to review my current Holy Grail lip product that I can’t seem to get enough of! Let me start off by saying that NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are to die for. They are one of a kind and I have never used anything like them ever. I recently bought myself two of these in shades- Amsterdam and Addis Ababa.  Addis Ababa has already been reviewed on IMBB.  I will be reviewing Amsterdam for you ladies.

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Product Claims:

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.

Packaging:

These lip creams come in a round plastic tube with a matte black cap. All the ingredients along with the product description are mentioned on the tube. These lip creams come with a doe-foot sponge applicator.

Fragrance:

Beautiful vanilla essence fragrance; something along the lines of fresh baked vanilla muffins!

Shade:

Red Lipstick 1

Amsterdam is a bright matte red shade.  It instantly brightens up the face. It might be a bit too bright and/or bold for dusky/darker toned women.

My Experience with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam:

This lip cream is super soft, smooth and easy to apply. It is completely opaque, highly pigmented, does not transfer, bleed or feather and stays on for hours at a stretch. Since this red is true matte and super bright, I usually do a normal winged eyeliner, slight blush while keeping the lips bold.

Red Lipstick 2

I apply a lip balm prior to applying this because it does tend to dry the lips. Don’t get me wrong here, this lip cream is super moisturizing but matte lipsticks in general tend to dry out the lips slightly and accentuate the lines on lips. If you have dry lips, moisturize your lips intensely prior to application because the last thing you want is a matte lipstick that has settled in fine lines. Eeks! The lip balm tends to reduce the matte effect slightly, but it works fine for me.

Swatches:

With flash:

Red Lipstick 3

Without flash:

Red Lipstick 4

Once applied, it stays on for almost the entire day. But you might need slight touch up after a meal or a drink.

Red Lips

Red Lip

Last but not the least, this is one of the best lip colors I have used. There is no excuse to not buying this lip color. So ladies, go get yourself one of these soft matter lip creams. They come in 11 gorgeous shades. You will love them!

Price:

Rs. 750 for 6.5 gm.

Pros of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam:

  • Lasts almost the entire day.
  • Doesn’t feather, bleed or transfer.
  • Amazing fragrance.
  • Comes in 11 gorgeous shades to pick from.
  • Available in India.
  • Decently priced for the amazing quality.
  • Application is super smooth.

Cons of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam:

  • None.

IMBB Rating:

5/5.

Would I Recommend NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Amsterdam?

Yes Yes Yes!

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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol January 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

So smoking red hot…….its a beautiful red shade :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Hey Jo!! :)

It sure is!

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Poo January 20, 2013 at 9:21 am

AMazinggg Shade.. damn bold Red Lips.. Stunning.. :) :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thank you! :D

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neha January 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

awesome :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm
coralcrue January 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

whoa! awesome colour pay off!!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yes! It’s super opaque :)

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Pooh January 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Wow nice color :)

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Gowme Sundaram January 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

wowwu…. amazing color and osm on ur lips :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Thanks !! :D

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Neha January 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

gorgeous lotd and rockiing shade

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Neha! :)

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Sophia January 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

lovely review…need i say dat amsterdam looks gr8 on ur lips…..its one of the best reds I’ve tried and the particular shade is so easy to carry off….this reminds me of the one collecting dust in my drawer-amsterdam here i come :-)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Thank you Sophia! :)

It definitely is one of the best reds! And the fragraaannnce. My gosh! :D

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Rati January 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

oh mannnnnn!!! I am getting this. How stunning is the color and I loveeeeed your lip swatches. Stunning! :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Thanks Rati! :)

It’s super matte. I’ve applied lipbalm underneath so it takes away the matte finish slightly. The photos don’t do justice to this amazing lip cream! You should totally get this

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Shikha January 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

pouts are amazing.. and this gloss looks so thick and pigmented

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Shikha!

This lip cream is super creamy and totally opaque :)

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Nidhi January 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

Itss so lovely…. i kno bot this lippie but havn’t laid my hands on any yet :-) .. thanks for reminding :-) .. will chk it out soon :-).. beautiful lip swatch :-)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Hey Nidhi! Thanks!
You should totally check out these lip creams. At least one of them! You’ll be hooked on to them once you buy one. :D

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Pallavi Negi January 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

oooohhh my gosh!!! :O
though i never liked red lipstick or red color on lips but ur review changed my mind completely!
In love wid this color and product now, i think i’l b surely trying this in one of the upcoming weddings :D :D
wooowwwiiieeee ;)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

YAAAY! That’s awesome! Get this lip cream! :D

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Pia January 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

What a super gorgeous color.. N ur lip swatch is so awesum.. Looks like straight out of some magazine ad..!! :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Aww thank you Pia! :)

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sreya January 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

i cant ignore them after seeing your swatches :D stunning is the word :D :D

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Thank you Sreya! :D

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Aditi January 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Oh wow..amazing red this is..I’m absolutely loving this!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

It surely is.. I’m hooked! Especially the fragrance and color pay off :D

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Niesha January 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

pretty red .. your lip swatches are lovely.!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Thank you Niesha! :)

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aparajita January 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

this is THE red i was searching for! :D yay! i m getting this NOW!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Awesome! Get it asap! :D

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Parita January 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

WHOA!!! thats a gorgeous shade!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Yes yes :D

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Nafisa Ali January 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

wowwwwwwwww! tat is 1 to die for shade!!! wow wow wow! n it looks positively delish on ur lips!

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hey Nafisa! Thanks! It’s a crazy bright shade and it looks better in person than in photos :D

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Leez January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The texture is just perfect!! I love creamy lipcolors..looks absolutely stunning on your lips.

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks girly! The texture is amazing! :)

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Natasha (Nats) January 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Red is gonna rock this year too… n ur lips seem all set for it… very pretty LOTD and great review Preiti :)

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Preiti January 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Thank you Natasha! :)

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Roshini January 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

super awesome lip swatch :)

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank you Roshini! (:

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tarry January 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

WOW! Awesome review….

Have been thinking of trying out a red lippie on my dark wheatish complexion… dunno whether this one would suit me?

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Thank you Tarry. :)

This might be too bright for you..

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Mamta Sharma Das January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Oohhh Lala!!!!!! Smokin Red Hot lips!

What a useful and hot review preiti <3
I am getting htis one for sure. Awesome lip swatches and you have beautiful lips too :)

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Thank you so much Mamta! :)
xx

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sandhya January 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

preiti i cant stop staring at your lips!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so pretty! looks like one awesome lip product.
Ordering right away your highness!

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Aww thank you Sandhya! :) You should totally get this lip cream! :)

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Preiti January 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm
poorva January 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

amazingg lip swatches!! wow :)

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