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.”

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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.

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Directions:

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.

Swatches:

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.

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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!!)

Rating:

9/10.

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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