NYX • Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo • Lips

rated 3.3(16 reviews)

Average Rating.3.3
Would buy this product again.56%

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* tinkerrbelle on 1/31/2014 9:16:00 PM more reviews by tinkerrbelle

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

A dramatic pale pink with a hint of peach, needs a strong smoky eye and false lashes (Kim Kardishan does this look well) or other dramatic makeup or it will look un-natural and wierd.

I usually love this type of shade but this one is thin and streaky, and goes on with a cakey uneven finish. Even with a ton of prep on young lips it quickly fades patchy after an hour. (DON'T trust that 1st pic of the lush even lips with a thick moist finish - you get a streaky, thin, MATTE color they've layered it with other products to get it to look shiny and plump).

If you are young and are prepared to go through a routine (ie scrub lips, apply balm, then Tokyo, then matching gloss or lipstick), and frequently touch-up, and don't have sensitive lips (all the matte lip creams are highly scented and very drying) then it might work for you. For most people it will dry unevely, emphasise every line, dry patch or uneven surface you never noticed before and make you look 20 years older. I think its limited to high maintenance young beauties who enjoy spending hours of time playing with looks. Most people will try it once and throw it away.

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rated 1 of 5 BeautyWorks on 8/24/2013 10:13:00 AM more reviews by BeautyWorks

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Unlike Antwerp and Abbis Dabba this shade does not suit me at all. It looks like I rubbed pink chalk all over my lips. Unfortunately lone lines on my lips are obvious and this makes it all worse. It's chalky and it builds up.

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rated 3 of 5 astr323 on 5/29/2013 9:58:00 PM more reviews by astr323

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I love the matte lip creams, I am completely addicted to them after trying addis ababa on a whim the other day. decided to go into ulta again today to grab a couple more nyx products after learning that a few of them were buy 1 get one 1/2 off. unfortunately I'm still pretty new to the world of lip color in general and don't really know how to see a color in a tube and know what the odds are that it will flatter me, unless it's a very pronounced pink or red (which I feel tend to complement my fair skin and dark hair very well). was going through the colors, picked up monte carlo + this after seeing the other colors in person and not really getting excited over them. it's a really pretty soft mauve-pink in the tube but goes on as an incredibly stark ice-pink. like cheap bubblegum hooker pink.

pros: smells good, applicator wand straightforward and easy to be precise

cons: goes on a little streaky, unflattering color

I'll unfortunately be returning this. :( a shame because I like the other three nyx products I have quite a bit! 3 stars because I feel that this was primarily a user error, although the streaky application definitely contributed to the score as well. boo!

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rated 4 of 5 doris98 on 1/3/2013 7:56:00 AM more reviews by doris98

Age: 44-55   Skin: Oily   Hair: Black   Eyes: Hazel    

I have Antwerp and Tokyo in the Lip Creams, and I like them both. They take a little work, but I don't mind. I would usually line my lips first then apply them, and if I want a softer look, I'd apply a matching lip gloss, usually Sorbet with Tokyo and Natural with Antwerp.

I love both colors too. Tokyo is a nice pale baby pink on me and I pair it with baby pink cheeks. I would wear Antwerp with a coral blush.

The formulas aren't drying on me at all. But if I know I'm going to wear them, I'd scrub my lips and use a good lip balm just to make sure.

The one thing I don't like is that they don't fade evenly on me. I'd need to take everything off, or I get color stuck on the drier bits on my lips. Other than that, I like these.

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rated 2 of 5 17rosenk on 12/22/2012 7:18:00 PM more reviews by 17rosenk

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I don't really like this product.. It's a pretty color and everything but it makes the dry patches on my lips sooooo noticeable! Even when i put on a chapstick underneath it, it still does. I think it's because the formula is matte so it drys out my lips even more. But yeah, not really a fan of this product.

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rated 3 of 5 Girlofpages on 9/19/2012 8:00:00 PM more reviews by Girlofpages

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Dry, Fair   Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

I bought this in a set of three for around $10 and Tokyo just looks so wrong on me. It looks like I've been drinking pepto! I have fair, pink toned skin, so I thought it'd look nice but I was so mistaken. The formula is pretty cool and the staying power is alright. It just wasn't for me. It's a super pale baby pink, not a nude-y pink like I expected. It's a lovely color, but that train just didn't stop at my station. lol I hope this helps.

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rated 3 of 5 kaid88 on 7/16/2012 11:52:00 PM more reviews by kaid88

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

For those expecting a nude pink color that looks "oh-so- natural", please stay away from this shade and go for Istanbul instead. This is a really light pink color that you have to layer and layer and layer. I used to swipe about 2 coats of this on my lips and the color would last for about an hour. My friend told me to layer A LOT of this product on my lip for it to have more staying power. I've been doing that now (about 6-8 coats) and it only lasts for about 3 hours (not drinking and eating) before I have re-apply again. Great shade for me, might not work for others. Oh, and application of the matte lip cream line is very tricky. If you put too much all at once, you'll have bits of lip color stuck to the cracks of your lips. DON'T FORGET TO MOISTURIZE your lips before putting this on, or else, you'll end up with "cakey" lips. Layer the color instead of putting it on with one swipe. I gave it 3 lippies because I love the color ♥

Costs around PHP270 in the Philippines. It's a very affordable lippy so don't expect too much ☺

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rated 2 of 5 bglasper on 5/7/2012 4:43:00 AM more reviews by bglasper

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Other    


This was a miss. Very light pink. Very hard to work on lips since it is not in harmony with my complexion.

I was able to mix it with other lipstick colors so it won't stay inside my drawer sleeping.

Other colors that works: Antwerp, Istanbul, San Paulo, Milan.

Addis Adaba - I'd say ... so-so color. Can be workable. Try to work on it on thin layer and slowly building up the color intensity.

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rated 4 of 5 cbailey4111 on 12/18/2011 1:09:00 PM more reviews by cbailey4111

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

Got this color in my glam bag. Like it quite a lot. It's not for everyone, but on my very pale warm skin, it lends itself to a cute dolly look quite well. I will be buying more shades. The only small drawback is it is a tiny bit drying and it can settle into lip lines a bit, but lip balm helps with both of those problems.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* jaylyn85 on 12/15/2011 4:22:00 AM more reviews by jaylyn85

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

As like all of the matte lip creams this is long lasting color. The color however might be hard for some to pull off. It is a very light bubblegum pink, the only way I can get it to work for me is by layering it over top of nyx mauve lip liner and then adding a gloss of a slightly darker pink. It looks pretty used like this. I have very cool undertones and normally would not have this problem but it is just because the color is so very light. If you have warm undertones I wouldn't suggest this color.

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