I bought a soft matte lip cream in Monte Carlo. Maybe this specific color is a dud, but I did not enjoy it at all. It did not have very good color payoff, and when it dried, although it was matte, it would crack and I couldn't move my lips. It was also super patchy on my lips. Even the cheap wet n wild $2 matte lipsticks work way better than this lip cream. I would not recommend buying it, or at least in the shade Monte Carlo. But if you do try it, if it doesn't work out for you, at least it's not very expensive.
I have the colour "Tokyo" and i love it! It's a cool toned baby pink. The swatches online don't do it justice! It's gorgeous.
You absolutely need to MOISTURIZE your lips before hand, otherwise it will look "patchy" and can enhance lines on your lips.
It feels amazing going onto your lips, very soft and velvet like. loooove.
I absolutely love this product. I have the two most recommended colors- Antwerp and San Paulo. I would not have ventured into matte lip creams otherwise, as I didn't see the point (i.e. lip sticks or glosses). But I am so glad that I bought these two.
The color pay off is intense, close to what one expects of OCC lip tars. The staying power is longer ear than lip sticks, though this means that it is less moisturizing. I like the matte finish of the cream, though you can always layer a gloss on top.
The price that I paid for these is reasonable $6.50. I wish that I had waited to use the Ulta $3 off coupon.
For reference I have dirty blonde hair and blue eyes, NW15. I will probably get Amsterdam for a sexy Bond girl look, if I get it for $3.50. Addis Ababa is pretty looking for a girl's night...though Maybelline in Fusia Fever is what I prefer.
Apply a lip balm first and you'll love this stuff.
It feels velvety, creamy smooth going on but distributes color unevenly. Not good for pigmented lips. It feels moisturizing and lightweight but makes it's presence known because it tastes awful and in time dries your lips out. Not a repurchase.
- I bought these in istanbul and antwerp and the colors look really pretty on me
- i have pigmented lips, so it works well on me.
- I love the vanilla ice cream scent of this product
- it does not leave a stain on my glass when I drink which i'm really happy about
- it lasts long on my lips
- it's a little hard to evenly apply (it's patchy)
- it dries on lips so I'll have to put on lip balm first
- it runs out really fast
however I still could overcome the cons and i think I would repurchase it :)
I don't understand how people like this so much? It literally lasts like 1 1/2 hours for me and when it fades, it fades really patchy and ugly. I like the texture and finish and color and everything, but it WOULD NOT last and faded really ugly... and I wasn't eating or licking my lips or anything.
I purchased the colour Tokyo at Target for $7.99
The colour is nice but I don't find it overly pigmented on me. If I wear this I usually apply something else over it cause it makes a pretty good base coat. I don't find it overly drying on the lips which is a bonus for a matte product. Lasting power isn't the best compared to other matter lip products. The smell is amazing. It smells like vanilla cupcakes. I would buy again cause I do like it for layering. Maybe my lips are just to pigmented for it to really pop.
Awesome colour. Great matte, smooth and soft texture. Lasts a few hours but will need retouching after meals. I find that if I keep reapplying once or twice the entire day my lips don't dry out and the colour and texture remains beautiful on the lips. I am slowly collecting them all because I love them so much. The smell doesn't bother me or taste bad.
LOVE! Got this in "Tokyo" on a whim. Ulta has all NYX 40% off and the $3.50 off $10 can be used as well, which made this lovely flat baby pink lip color an amazing $2.50! Can't beat that with a stick! When I first put it on I was not impressed, but after I allowed the product to dry on my lips, I was sooooo happy I didn't wipe it off with my initial impression! This dried BEAUTIFULLY to a soft powdery finish and didn't have much (if any) transfer when I used a straw. Love the color! I put the Butter Gloss in "Eclair" over it and have found my new HG lip routine for spring and summer! Will definitely purchase more combos of the two products (soft matte lip cream & butter gloss)... Especially since the prices are so stinking amazing right now! Love NYX and The YouTubers who introduced me to all this! Jaclyn Hill, Casey Holmes, Nicole Guerriero