I am in love with the NYX matte lipsticks, I absolutely adore them. They are ridiculously affordable and have a really lovely selection of shades to choose from. I currently have about half of the collection, (which is all I need considering my skin tone). My favourite shades are probably Euro Trash or Butter for a natural look, and Alabama for a red. Usually with matte lipsticks one must be careful and watch their lips throughout the day so they don't over-dry, crease, flake, feather, smudge, etc... But with this lipstick, I don't quite find myself running into those problems. I have tried so many lipstick brands ranging from Revlon to Chanel, and I honestly have to say that NYX is really one of the only brands that I can actually stand to wear, and that, in my opinion, has the broadest selection. My only complaint (besides the fact that there should still be more colours), is that after about seven or so hours it does tend to flake just a bit and dry out your lips if you don't apply a balm at least a couple of times during wear. Then again, that could be expected with a lot of matte lipsticks. I would recommend moisturizing your lips prior to application, following up with a good lip liner (I use an invisible one), then finally applying the lipstick with a brush, about three to five coats, blotting in between save for the last coat. This has been my process for the longest time, and my lipstick stays like you wouldn't believe. Like I said, great price, great selection, great quality. It would probably behoove you to get at least one shade of this lipstick.
Extremely smooth and nice, not drying. Comes off a lot on me thats the only reason i didnt give it a perfect score. Will rebuy.
Nyx matte lipstick in pure red is one of the prettiest bright red lipstick i have ever gotten for a great price from ulta.
My friend gave me this as part of a beauty loot-sort of gift for my graduation. She got me the Louisiana shade, which is a vibrant pink which wears well on my tan face. I loved it the moment I put it on! I usually put a coat on over lip balm, set it with some powder foundation, and then put another layer on top. It stays on the entire day, though sometimes I do touch-ups after a meal but it usually isn't necessary. It's that pigmented! I plan to get more shades, because this definitely is a staple in my kit now. Thank goodness Nyx has come to Manila!
I got so many compliments when I wear them. My friends ended up buying them too! I have Strawberry Daiquiri, Pure Red, and Tea Rose. They look so lovely on the lips and they don't make your lips look dry at all! They are so affordable, NYX makes the best blush and lip products is swear! I would recommend it a lot! :) Ulta store always have discount so go there! :)
DESCRIPTION OF ME ~ Light yellowy/olive complexion with a tendency to get redness on my cheeks and around my nose. MAC C2ish/NC20. Large pores, oily and prone to blackheads and occasional acne. Mid-thirties, some sun damage, (melasma) and fine creases on my forehead.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION~ The party line--> "NYX Matte Lipsticks are highly pigmented, richly formulated lipsticks that glide on smoothly, stay put and impart a non-glossy, high-fashion matte finish as they envelop lips in brilliant color. From Pure Red to Nude, Matte Lipstick is available in 22 rich shades." I have to say the description if pretty good. It doesn't "stay put" but it's not as drying as other mattes so I don't mind but it would be the only point I'm not sold on in that description.
PACKAGING~ I actually like the way the packaging looks. I like being able to see the colour through the little window and yeah it's a bit cheap but this *is* a drugstore ls. It does kind of seem like it might open by accident in my bag (not a tight cap) so I'm really careful and keep it in a makeup bag just in case.
CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE~ It's creamy and smooth going on, not as dry as MAC mattes much more creamy and less drag.
APPLICATION~ Goes on smooth as can be, I use a brush. I also use a touch of lip balm underneath.
FINISH~ It is soft matte with tiniest bit of shine, so lovely.
COVERAGE~ Highly pigmented, full coverage. Can be sheered out or left opaque with the same beautiful results.
STAYING POWER~ It doesn't last as long as drier mattes but that's fine with me, I don't mind reapplying. If I didn't I would use those paint on dry hard lipsticks.
SCENT~ Slightly waxy without an apparent added scent.
COLOUR~ The colours are lovely! I own six shades: Whipped Caviar (cool, light almost purpley), Angel (muted fushia), Pure Red (ruby woo [blue red] dupe srsly with a just a touch more shine), Euro Trash (warm light/medium neutral ylbb for warm skintones), Strawberry Daquri (muted strawberry! much like a strawberry and ice blended would look, pretty neutral as well ylbb for cooler skin tones), and Sierra (warm, medium caramel, slightly darker than natural lip and quite warm so it brightens my face right up! this is my fav owned shade).
With my really warm and pretty light NC20/25 skin tone, and full lips Whipped Caviar and Angel are too cool or bright or something, I think they look fine but my eyes are green and my eye makeup is darn near always warm so unless I'm playing around with cool tones, these aren't my fav shades. They *are* lovely though for sure.
Pure Red I can wear! :o It's pretty rare that I like a bright or dark red, my fat lips take over my face but there is something to be said for a perfect, lovely and FLATTERING red. :)
Euro Trash is a light/medium nude, it's neutral and so wearable.
Sierra is really warm and medium, reminds me of Agent Scully's lipstick on X Files!
Strawberry Daiquiri is a medium warm like Sierra just a touch more pink.
There are so many awesome swatches on the interwebs, definitely take a boo before purchasing if you can't/don't want to try the tester in the store.
OVERALL~ I adore these lippies! And, such a deal. I love MAC ls, I love the vanilla scent and NYX doesn't dupe the lustre formula well but I'm all for getting a deal on NYX mattes and saving money! :D
Thank you Seclusae2 giving me permission to use your great reviewing format.
Love the formula of this lipstick... It is matte, but not as drying as other lipstick brands of the same type. My favourite colours by far is Shocking Pink and Audrey. Shocking Pink is such a beautiful, vibrant hot/Fluro pink... Whereas Audrey is very nice dusty pink, perfect for everyday wear.
I rarely have to top up on this lipstick when I'm out, the colour stays vibrant all day... Can dry your lips over the course of the day but that's nothing that a little lip balm can't sort.
Quite hard for me to source though as I live in UK. I order it from Non-Pareil Boutique, who sell it for $6, so in GBP it's only around £3.80. Absolutely amazing price for the quality of this lipstick.
I would continue to re-purchase when my go-to colours in my collection run out... And I am very excited to try out some other colours in the range.
Best lipstick ever! It gives strong opaque colour with one coat and wears beautifully. It doesn't sink into the creases in my lips and looks like the name suggests - matte. I discovered NYX matte when I complimented a shop assistant on her amazing red lipstick, thinking it must have been MAC. When she told me it was only $10 (AUD) I was amazed! Now I get compliments when I wear it too!
So far in life my favorite formula of lipstick and color... ( I have: perfect red) I love red lips and this is matte, gorgeous.. And it dosnt dry out my lips and it lasts a long time I have only reapplied once all day ( after eating ) and not much. So nice
I am in complete and total unbridled, can't-live-without-this, oh-my-goodness-are-you-kidding-me love. This lipstick (in Alabama) is everything I wanted MAC Viva Glam I to be. (VGI was terribly dry, patchy, and faded and feathered so badly within an hour that it was returned the next day.)
The color stays so true for hours and hours without fading or feathering. I use a lip liner to aid in that, but even without it, it holds up beautifully. Even after eating lunch, I find that I only have to dab a little on the center of my bottom lip to reapply, happily ignoring the rest of my lips' surface, which stays saturated in color.
My lips do not get dry while wearing this. I'm pretty stringent in my lip care routine and rules, so they are properly prepped ahead of time, but some mattes will still destroy my lips within just a couple hours. Not this. The surprising amount of creaminess in this lipstick keeps my lips soft and plump.
The packaging is a little cheap-looking because it has far too much printed on it, and unless you lower it all the way down until it snaps, it will swivel in the tube and mash itself up against the inside of the cap. No bueno. But as long as I conscientiously snap it down, it's a non-issue. So far, I haven't forgotten to do so, but I'm sure that'll change and then I'll cry. Work on the packaging, NYX, to make it less wonky and more attractive. Then this product will be a ten. Or a five, by MUA standards...
Anyway, this lipstick is a super duper awesome win. LOVE.