With Nyx now well and truly ensconced in the UK via Boots, I couldn’t help myself from taking a look at their stand in my local store. Even though I’d already bought a matte lipstick and two of the Liquid Suede products online, I ended up buying another matte lipstick, a third Liquid Suede, and two of the Soft Matte Lip Creams.
Here’s the video review of the latter, or keep reading below if you prefer text.
So basically, the Soft Matte Lip Creams are a case of Beauty Blogging Hype. The world and his wife seemed to be raving over them, and like an idiot, I fell for it. I picked up Copenhagen and Moscow, and went on my merry way. Here’s what Copenhagen looks like, on a day trip to the Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.
Pretty, yeah? But practically impossible to get it to last. Same deal with Moscow. Incidentally, Moscow is now making me look incredibly cyanose. Not a good look.
The colours are great BUT they’re a weird consistency. They look pretty thick, but then the colour goes on in an almost sheer way. Building layers is all well and good but damnit, I want my liquid lip products to be wearable from the word go. I don’t want to be wearing half an inch of product just to get decent colour pay off.
So not only are they patchy, they’re also incredibly drying. That’s par for the course with liquid lip products, but given you need to keep re-applying the lip creams throughout the day, you end up with a bizarre, uneven, cracked finish because your lips are like the Sahara.
I’ve heard them called “buttery soft” (the number of make up products described as ‘buttery’ is verging on ridiculous) and I can’t disagree more. They’re stiff, drying, and patchy. I’d have expected more from a lip cream, and I’ll be sticking to Nyx’s Liquid Suede cream lipsticks in future.