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.
- Long wearing.
- Truly matte lip creams.
- Colours show up different to expected.
- 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.