NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan

4.0

33 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

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on 3/21/2015 12:01:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The lower than average rating is due to the fact that the color of the tube's exterior is not reflective of the color you actually end up with. I was thinking it would be more of a neutral pale mauve based on the packaging. Color is bit more of a true raspberry pink. Although the color works fine on me with my dark hair color & fair skin tone, it's still not what I expected and a bit too similar to other lip products I already own. Still, it does get high marks for ease of application, dries down pretty quickly, feels like you aren't wearing any lip product at all - so truly matte. Transferring is really minimal - color lasted pretty well through drinking a coffee and bottled water right up until lunch. And the price was great - on sale at CVS for under $4.



on 2/24/2015 8:10:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I agree with the previous reviews - the color on the tube is not what you get. The actual color is a vibrant pink with blue/purple undertone. I am NC20 and I find it difficult to pull off hot pinks, but this one really doesn't look bad at all. It goes on pretty smooth; it is not too drying, the wear time is pretty good. The only drawback is that it tends to bunch on the inside of the lips. It doesn't settle into the lines, but it will cling to any dryness you may have, so exfoliate!!! Will have to wear it a couple more times to see if the crusting/patchiness on the inside of the lips is a repeat thing.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This color is NOTHING like the tube suggests it is. Really, is the company manager color blind ?!?
Anywho; this is more a hot pink color with a tiiiny tinge of purple in it. It is like a soft raspberry color. I am actually surprised it looks so good with my yellow under toned skin. I never EVER use bright pink lipsticks because the color clashes and looks terrible on me.
The formula is pretty fantastic. I had never used anything like it before. It is a product with soft creamy consistency that glides on the lips very smoothly. Before I even noticed it dried to a very matte finish, I can barely feel any product on my lips, and the color looks solid and super pigmented. Three lippies for magic formula.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE NYX products. They are fun, decent quality, varied in the types of products and relatively low cost for the risk that comes with purchasing products that are hard to test before buying. I really like the Soft Matte Lip Cream for a variety of reasons.

Pros:
Long lasting, especially if you make sure to exfoliate your lips beforehand
Realtively inexpensive
Smells kind of fun - sweet, almost candy like
Nice texture, not too gummy, sticky or gloppy
Seems to stay put - no drift, if I make sure to dab off any excess
Easy to apply w its little doe-foot sponge applicator
It seems like there is a lot of product for the price
Nice finish - matte, and not flat-matte that it appears to be chalky
I like it enough that I am going to purchase some other colors

Cons:
The color of the actual product does not at all look like the pinky mauve that the tube color suggests. It is instead a bright, almost hot pink with a blue undertone. It fades some, and it still is nowhere near close to the color that the tube suggests
This is why I gave the packaging a low score - the packaging is pretty misleading in its color

Overall, this is a big fail for me. However, I like enough of the qualities of the product that I am going to look for some other color options

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/13/2015 2:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

First off I really struggled to find any NYX products in the UK but kept reading great things about them online. I don't really like shiny/glossy lips on myself, I don't know why I just don't think it suits me so I am super happy that matte lips are in fashion and more brands are making matte lipsticks etc! I was desperate to try the Soft Matte Lip Cream and I found them on Amazon so I spent ages looking at the colours available and googling colour swatches etc because I generally avoid buying cosmetics online as it is SO hard to judge colours. I thought Milan looked like a cute peachy pink colour but when it arrived and I tried it on it is definitely more of a plummy colour. Definitely not what I was expecting so I was kind of disappointed because I generally stick to real nudey pink shades because I feel that's what suits me best. However, when I put it on I fell in love with the texture! It goes on so smoothly and smells great. It also lasted for hours which is hard to find in any lipstick/gloss. I wasn't overly keen on the colour but left it on when I went out purely because I really enjoyed the matte texture and everyone said what a beautiful colour it was. I had so many compliments on my lip colour! I would absolutely recommend this for anyone that wants a matte look that doesn't dry out your lips but please be careful when picking your colour because they are very different to how they look in the tube. I will absolutely be purchasing more of these but perhaps not in Milan as it is definitely a tad too dark for me- I'm so used to pale shades that when I wear a dark lip I get super self conscious! But like I say it is a great product and although more expensive than other lip glosses it is definitely cheaper than other high end matte look products I have seen on offer.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I love the Soft Matte Lip Creams for a lot of reasons but there is one thing I really dislike about this line and that is, you look at the tube and see one color and then you open it and get something completely different.

Milan looks like a soft mauvey rose but applies much louder, like a cool subdued but still in your face hot pink. This color really isn't for me and taught me a good lesson about thoroughly researching the matte lip cream shades before purchasing.

Shade issues aside, these apply so well, dry to a gorgeous matte finish and are nearly transfer resistent, all things I adore about this line.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 9/3/2014 9:44:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

For an inexpensive brand, I think NYX is great quality. I was surprised by how bright pink this was, really was expecting a more mauvey-nude rose, but I didn't mind giving it a try for the day. Bigger issue for me was the matte finish, I'm just too old for it. Still, if you like a matte finish, this goes on easy and is very long wearing.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 8/21/2014 10:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Green

I have very pale, slightly cool-toned to neutral skin. From the packaging, this shade looked like it would be a pinkish mauve, MLBB shade. Unfortunately, upon application, it was a MUCH brighter pink than I would ordinarily wear to work/at my age. I wore it for one day and felt garish. A plus was that it was very, very long-lasting, comfortable to wear, and not at all drying; applied creamy at first and then quickly became a matte finish. Smells pleasantly of yellow cake batter and is easy to apply. Only reason I wouldn't repurchase is the color. Will definitely try other shades.


on 7/25/2014 11:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

You know when I tried this on I almost jumped back from the mirror. It's garish - or so I thought at first sight. But then it grew on me.

This is much more pink and young then I would have ever thought I'd wear and the color didn't come across on the swatches her as much as I thought.

I've decided I actually really like this color. It's a fun, peppy little pink mauve on me that's different from the darker or nuder colors I'm used to.

It's a great addition to your collection if you're looking for something a little more daring :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this off amazon and is way darker then I expected its a really dark mauve pink color. would look better on someone older or darker. I wouldn't re purchase.


Recommended for Medium Skin



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