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on 1/3/2018 3:11:00 PM
More reviews by KeithRichards
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
I bought this because judging from other people's swatches, I thought it would be a nice soft, nude pink, but it ended up looking fluorescently yet still pastelly cool-coral on me. Eeek! It looks nicer on other people, but on me it was very, very cool toned and too "bright" against my skintone. Weird. I think it's because the skintones of all the people who've swatched it (that I have seen) have been on the more neutral side of warm or maybe more cool toned, whereas my skin is more aggressively yellowish, with some kind of slight greeny olive undertone that makes it hard to pin down exactly... Istanbul made me look quite ill. It's confusing because others here who claim to be warm say this color looks great on them, but I'm definitely warm (even neutral foundations look too pink on me) and it looks frightening. I blame my mysterious oliveness.Anyway, so obviously the color was a fail. But I did like the formula of this product. It felt very soft, smelled like real cupcakes, and was *almost* completely transfer proof. There was very slight transfer. I don't remember it applying very well over itself for touch-ups though, and after wearing it for about 8 hours it became a bit crumbly. But if you're just going to a quick event, hanging out, seeing a movie, dinner with granny, whatever, this is really nice because there are so many great color options and it's very comfortable to wear, not at all drying like most mattes. I'd like to try again with a different color someday.
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on 12/7/2016 12:34:00 PM
More reviews by blooiejagwa
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
One of the most perfect soft pinks I have had. It suits my (medium/warm) complexion perfectly. The other pinks and pale colours that NYX has look clownish or too ashy or cool on me. This one is so well balanced. Pigmented, covers up my naturally red lips nicely without looking bad. Looks soft-not shiny but not dead and dry. It is not the ugly overdone type of matte lips everyone is wearing nowadays (i HAtE that look!!) Very pretty and doesn't sit on top in an ugly layer sinks in nicely and wears well. I don't find it patchy nor drying. I would repurchase and plan to get backups.
on 11/29/2016 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by insgirl
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Yikes. Lately I've been loving and hence purchasing several different NYX products but this one was a total fail. After reading good reviews of this lipstick in another color (a red), I decided on Istanbul because I do not need yet another red.First off, color appears nothing like the soft pink/peach band on the tube. It is a bright cool hot pink. Ok I guess if that is fine if that is what you are after.. however.. this comes out of the tube on the little doe stick very clumpy. Accordingly, applies patchy. It stays moist long enough to work with, I'll give it that. Then after a half hour I had no choice but to scrub it off as it dried out my lips worse than any other product ever.Not sure if this is a bad shade and the others are good, but I tossed this immediately. Bye bye $6.00, not the end of the world but I would never purchase from their soft matte line again.
on 7/15/2016 10:52:00 AM
More reviews by ohsophiesophie
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Honestly I was looking for a lighter pink shade, I don't know is it because of the natural colour of my lips or my fairness but these lip cream shades come off as really strong when I put them on.Nonetheless, it's a beautiful medium pink shade, applies beautifully and lasts hours, even after drinking and eating. Doesn't dry my lips horrendously.
on 7/10/2016 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by cadabeijos
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I love this lip cream -- it's a tiny bit drying, like a lot of matte lip creams, but the color is a beautiful light pink that really brightens up any overall look. I tend to wear it as an everyday lip color or paired with a little bit heavier eye makeup. It's a good pinky neutral.
on 6/23/2016 6:14:00 PM
More reviews by olfactorysensation
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
It really pains me to give a NYX product a bad review. I love so many products they make, but this was a complete and utter miss on all fronts.I had issues with both the formula and the colour. Istanbul looked so pretty online - a soft, pretty pink that would be a good everyday option. In reality it was way too cool for my skin and looked very severe. I think it was the combination of the flat and streaky finish with the blue undertones that made this look awful again my pale skin, Not flattering at all.The main formula issues I had with this product were:1. It had a really rancid smell and taste. I'm not normally too fussy when it comes to scented products, but this had an awful plasticky/chemical scent and it tasted very strange.2. I found it really hard to get an even application. It needed two layers to get rid of any bald spots and then it took a long time to dry down, meaning it was prone to smudging and transfer.I'll admit the formula did feel comfortable, but with all the other issues I wouldn't bother with this product again.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/5/2016 11:35:00 PM
More reviews by bebe_girl
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
smlc06 istanbul is a light cool toned pink. i like it for everyday wear. too bad its not very pigmented. you need a few layers to get the actual color to show up.
on 3/30/2016 4:16:00 AM
More reviews by danai
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This product is totally worth the hype. The shade Istanbul is a beautiful medium rose pink on me. Now the formula is excellent. Goes on smooth and silky, feels lightweight. It doesn't dry immediately; it does take five minutes to set completely. But once it does set, it lasts and transfers minimally. I even had a full meal with this on and while I did reapply afterwards, I found most of it had stayed intact, and whatever little fading was not very noticeable.However, it doesn't feel heavy or drying at all. I actually sometimes forget I have this on. The scent is also lovely; smells like some sort of cupcake/vanilla dessert to me. The price, while much higher in my country than elsewhere, since NYX is not widely available here, is still very reasonable for the quality.I plan to get more shades when I have access to those again, which will hopefully be soon. Once I do, I will then review this product as a whole, as I can't be certain that the darker/brighter shades hold up as well as this one. So far I'm more than pleased, however.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/23/2016 5:49:00 AM
More reviews by carolinalima
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
It's a beautiful color but it dries your lips a lot.
on 1/18/2016 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by xSaLYU
Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
This is such a beautiful color on my skin tone. (Between MAC NC 45/50) However, it dries my lips out, fades, and can become patchy as the day goes on.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
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