NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo

Hi People!!

Today, my review is of NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo

Product Description:

“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:

  • Straddles the line between lipstick and gloss.
  • Creamy, lustrous formula applies like silk.
  • Soft matte finish exudes a sensual glow.
  • Unique innovative texture adds the perfect polish to any look.



Apply directly to dry, clean lips. Use alone or with any NYX lip liner.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo

The Shades that I Got for My Makeup Bag:

  • Shade SML C10 – MONTE CARLO – a neon pink with blue undertones.
  • Shade SML C07 – ADDIS ABABA – a deep blood red.


Addis Ababa

NYX Addis Ababa

NYX Addis Ababa Swatch

Monte Carlo

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo

NYX Monte Carlo

My Take on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream:

Whipped Cream! That’s how I would explain this “lip cream.”  It is a highly pigmented cream with a mattifying effect. Despite being a matte lip cream, it does not leave you with a drying effect, although, people with chapped lip/dry lips, may use a lip balm before its application. The color lasts easily for 4 hours,  which with a proper application (with lip liner/primer) can be extended. The smell is of vanilla/chocolate/caramel, somewhere in between.

Both the shades I have are absolutely amazing, Addis Ababa (the neon pink) is very summery, Monte Carlo (deep red) is perfect for autumn/winter.


Trick of the Trade:

  • Exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying it.
  • Buy from www.cherryculture.com (you can’t beat the price there!!)

Pros of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo:

  • Highly pigmented.
  • Great shades to choose from.
  • Very affordable price.
  • Long-lasting.
  • Nice smell.
  • Good packaging.
  • Very nice applicator.

Cons of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo:

  • Might be drying for already dry/chapped lips (like any other matte lip product!!)



Image Source: 1, 2, 3, 7.

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28 thoughts on “NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa and Monte Carlo

  1. Great review Alice! Thanks! :yes:
    The red is such a sexy, diva-esque color! :love: Loved it! Have seen NYX cosmetics at Health n Glow recently. Will definitely check it out!

  2. am gonna get some of their other shades – love the texture – whipped cream you say? fastastically fabulous it is – and the blood red would go so well with a lbd slightly greenish eyes :stars:

  3. ZOMG (three years after high school and I still sound like a trippy teenager :headbang: )!!! :woot: :woot: :happydance: I LOVE the shades and goodness, if there’s a lip cream called “Addis Ababa”, I’m sold already! :balle: 😛 The whole concept of a lip cream sounds interesting too. Great review, Alice! :woot: :thanks: Are they easily available?

    1. check out cherry culture…not available in stores in India… 🙁 Urban Touch also has it …but….might be costlier dan CC

  4. Addis Ababa had been reviewed by Rati already, and I bought it soon after…awesome color i will say, and Monte Carlo has been on my list too :woot: :woot: …great :yes: :yes: review

  5. Hey,
    Nice review :clap: :clap:
    I so wanted to buy this…but then I found like an exact dupe for 100/- by VOV in a local beauty centre. Same colours, smell, packaging, everything….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :balle: :balle:

  6. lovely pics n very nice review! 🙂

    d nly bad part i find bout dese are the way in which they dry.. not evenly.. but then gr8 value at their prices! :))

  7. I have both these shades and love them to bits! I love how they dry down to a soft matte velvet finish without drying your lips!!! But the lighter shades in this range don’t perform as well. I have no idea why!! My favorites are addis ababa and Monte Carlo too! :happydance: :happydance:

  8. :woot: :woot: :woot: Both of them are sooo amazing! I seriously need to get my hands on Addis Ababa! :preen:
    Lovely review,Alice! :thanks:

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