After seeing NYX’s Matte Lip Creams everywhere, I knew I had to try them myself. I bought three colours, so here’s my review of each shade and how I found the lip creams overall.

NYX Lip Cream in Milan


My go to lip colour is a light to medium pink, so Milan is definitely a brighter, bolder choice for me. As I ordered online, this shade is a more of a stand out colour than I was expecting, but it’s definitely wearable nonetheless. I’d describe this as a cool toned medium pink/purple that has a hint of brightness to it.

For a fairly bold lip colour, there’s little transfer due to it’s matte texture, however, I still wore a lip liner underneath to prevent any bleeding.

Below is a swatch and me wearing Milan.



NYX Lip Cream in London


London is the shade I was most excited about, as it’s that on trend, Kylie Jenner style brown. On me I have to say the result was pretty disappointing. This shade showed up as more of a nude lip colour as opposed to brown, so it did nothing for my fair complexion.

It applied the creamiest and most hydrating of the three lip creams I bought, but still had a matte finish. For such a light shade it didn’t show up any dry patches or lines on my lips, however it’s definitely not the brown colour I was hoping for.

Below is a swatch and me wearing London.



NYX Lip Cream in Stockholm


Online I’ve often seen Stockholm described as a more pinky brown version of the London lip cream. In the tube both shades appeared similar, however, Stockholm is completely different to what I was expecting. On me it’s very much a peachy coral with a hint of orange.

It warmed my complexion up more than London, but I didn’t find this shade flattering on me. It’s also the driest of the three lip creams and the most patchy.

Below is a swatch and me wearing Stockholm.




  • A vast range of colours to choose from.
  • Affordable.
  • Long wearing.
  • Truly matte lip creams.


  • Colours show up different to expected.
  • Drying.
  • Can build up and become heavy and patchy.

As a lover of glossy lip products, it was always going to be hard to convert me to a matte lip, and NYX hasn’t suceeded. The colours were disappointing, the formula too drying and it felt too heavy and clumpy on my lips. I couldn’t wait to remove the lip creams by the end of the day, so it’s a thumbs down from me.

Let me know if you’ve tried NYX’s Lip Creams. 

29 Replies to “NYX Lip Creams”

  1. I’ve never tried one of these and due to your review I will never do it because I also like glossy lip products. But I really like the first colour on you 🙂 x

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  2. I personally really enjoy these lip creams! Copenhagen is my absolute favourite and I didn’t find them during at all (they’re actually my second favourite matte lip product). It’s a shame they didn’t work out so well for you, as they do suit you wonderfully! xx

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      1. I agree. I don’t like the feel of dry lips, so I knew there was a good chance I wouldn’t love matte products. I can see why other people would love these lip creams though☺ I haven’t tried them yet. Are they good? X


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