So I finally decided to try a NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream after hearing so many good reviews and I now truly understand the hype around these lip creams. NYX isn’t readily available here in the UK, but quite recently Boots has started to stock NYX products, which is a great news. I had been on the lookout for a dark berry lip color for ages but hadn’t been successful because a lot of berry lip shades tend to look more pink than deep berry on my lips. I eventually came across this NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Transylvania. At first, I was a little apprehensive because it looked super dark in the tube. However, once I put it on, I realized that it was the perfect berry shade for my lips.
Product Description: Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite.
My Experience with NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Lip Cream:
I’m really impressed with this lip cream for several reasons. It has a great lasting power and it lasts well throughout the day. Also, it stays put on the lips even when you’re drinking or eating. There is hardly any color transfer so the cream doesn’t smudge or rub off the lips. It is also easy to apply and glides on the lips effortlessly, thanks to the applicator. The applicator is a sponge tip applicator and it is the perfect size for creating smooth, clean edges, and it reaches the corners well too.
As the name suggests, the texture of this product is creamy and thick. So, it glides onto the lips easily but dries down to a smooth, matte finish. I also love the fact that it dries very quickly. The packaging is also handy – it is small and travel-friendly. You can easily carry this tube in your bag and use it for touch-ups. The product has a sweet vanilla scent which I personally love; it’s definitely not too overpowering.
This lip cream is also affordable and many have compared this shade to Kylie Jenner’s Kourt K liquid lipstick. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, definitely try this one. Kylie Jenner’s liquid lipsticks also come with a matching lip liner and a lip liner that perfectly complements this lip cream is the Collection Lip Definer in the shade Damson. I’ve included a hand swatch with the lip cream next to the lip liner and I think they’re pretty similar. I’ll be writing a review very soon on this lip liner, so stay tuned.
One the downside, this product doesn’t give full, even coverage in one swipe; you do need to build it up in order to get an opaque look. As you can see from the swatches on my hand, it can look a little streaky if the colour isn’t built up properly. I would also highly recommend wearing a lip liner under this lip cream to create even coverage and also to make the colour pop.
In the first picture, I have applied the lip cream without a lip liner and in the second picture I have applied it with a lip liner underneath. I think the colour looks a lot deeper and even with the lip liner. I would also recommend a lip liner underneath to prevent the appearance of cracked lips. This lip cream doesn’t make my lips feel dry at all, but it might settle into the fine lines and emphasize dryness if only a sheer layer is applied.
Pros of NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Lip Cream:
• Travel friendly
• Great lasting power
• Pleasant scent
• Doesn’t smudge
• Doesn’t make lips feel dry
• Dries quickly on the lips
• Cruelty free brand
Cons of NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Lip Cream:
• Need more than one swipe to achieve an even opaque finish
• Can give the appearance of dryness
Would I Repurchase NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Lip Cream?
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Overall, I’m really happy with this product. It is affordable, offers good quality, and looks amazing! Even though it’s such a dark shade and the texture is quite thick, it honestly doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your lips. I’d definitely love to try more NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I am impressed with the product and would recommend to everyone.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review and I hope to be back very soon with another one!
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