Skin Tone: Medium Fair, Warm Undertones
This review will be on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade “Seoul.” Read on to know more about this lipstick.
Available in statement-making shades, the evergreen fan favourite Soft Matte Lip Cream is neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip colour that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish.
Price and Quantity:
600 INR for 8 ml.
My Experience with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul:
This liquid lipstick comes in a small, cylindrical, color-coded plastic tube with a black cap. The cap has a rubberized velvet matte kind of finish. There is a typical doe-foot applicator attached to the cap. The applicator is soft and the slanted tip helps in achieving precise application. The applicator wand is neither too long nor too short and gives proper control while applying the lipstick. The brand name and other details about the product are printed on the tube. The shade name is also mentioned on the side of the tube. The color-coded packaging helps to easily spot the shade in makeup stash. The cap fits pretty securely making it leak proof and travel friendly. Overall, the packaging is basic and useful.
Normally, I pick more n*des, reds, corals and pinks, but this time, I hauled a lot of purples and browns and this lipstick is one of them. “Seoul” is described as a violet shade. It is a definitely a bright purple lipstick with some pinkish hue while the shade “Havana” is a typical bluish purple kind of color. This color is flattering for fair to slightly dusky skin tones. The lipstick is absolutely free from any shimmer and it sets to a gorgeous semi-matte finish. It neither looks glossy nor super matte.
It is a bold shade and definitely not for the weak hearted, but if you love to play with colors, this is a lovely shade for the fall. Plums, purples and berries kind of shades looks really stunning in winters. It is a nice party shade. It brightens up the complexion. The formula is decently pigmented but it needs to be layered on with 2-3 thin coats of lip color to get a perfect streak-free finish. It gives an opaque coverage and helps in hiding the pigmentation of my lips. The lipstick smells more like fresh vanilla cup cakes. The smell is not too overpowering and is pleasant to sniff.
The texture of the lipstick is to die for. It has a whipped cream type of texture, which glides on the lips like a dream. It is super soft, smooth and creamy. Therefore, it feels comfortable on the lips. It has a super lightweight formula, feels like nothing on the lips. It does not cling to dry patches of the lips, but still, I suggest prepping the lips well before applying any lipstick to get healthy-looking lips.
The formula is moisturizing and hydrating and I do not need any lip balm even after hours of application. My lips never feel dry with this lipstick, the formula is amazing for those with dry lips. The lipstick does not smear or feather even upon layering. It never settles into the fine lines of my lips. I really cannot find any cons of this lipstick. It does not transfer as much but still there is a little transfer of color to the lips.
The longevity of the lipstick is somewhere around 6-7 hours on my lips with constant sipping of water and a bit of snacking. It can survive light meals as well with slight fading but fades from the center of the lips after having a full meal. The color looks even on the lips and never gets patchy. This is very easy to remove with a makeup remover wipe and does not stain the lips. So, what more do we expect from a lipstick. It does its job well and I quite loved this one.
Pros of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul:
- Nice packaging.
- Pretty shade.
- Semi-matte finish.
- Mild and non-bothersome fragrance.
- Creamy texture.
- Glides effortlessly.
- Decently pigmented.
- Does not smear or feather.
- Does not settle into the fine lines.
- Moisturizing formula.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Feels comfortable on the lips.
- Good staying power.
- Survives meals partially.
Cons of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul:
- Transfers a little.
- Needs to be layered on to get an even and streak-free finish.
Would I Repurchase NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Seoul?
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