I'm sure you already know by now that I love lip products, and I really like matte lip products whether it be a lipstick or liquid lipstick I really like matte shades, for my birthday one of my lovely friends gave me 3 of the NYX matte lipsticks, when I posted my "what I got for my birthday" post I got a lot of requests to review the NYX matte lipsticks I received, so as promised that's what I have for you today.
I have tried the Soft Matte Lip Creams from NYX (review post here) and the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks (review post here) but not any other lip products so I was really keen to use these especially as the shades are all perfect spring/summer shades.
(L-R) Summer Breeze, Hippie Chic and Shocking Pink.
Summer Breeze is a lovely cool toned Barbie Pink shade, I love to wear shades like this in spring/summer, if you own or are aware of MAC Chatterbox lipstick it puts me in mind of that, it isn't super bright but it's a lovely pink shade that's definitely noticeable. It provides a lovely opaque finish in one swipe and feels very comfortable on the lips, it has what I would say is a satin finish and definitely not totally matte but that isn't something that bothers me at all, the colour payoff is excellent and it feels lovely on the lips, I can wear Summer Breeze for around 3-4 hours before re applying which I think is brilliant. It is a stunning shade and one I will be wearing a lot over the spring/summer months.
Out of all the 3 lipsticks Hippie Chic is my favourite, I knew it would be before I'd even tried any of the lipsticks, it is a gorgeous cool toned neon coral shade, I thought it may be a dupe for one of my favourite MAC lipsticks Betty Bright which was limited edition but unfortunately it isn't, it isn't far off but it's not a dupe either. Hippie Chic is a beautiful shade, I have to layer it up to get a nice opaque shade, it isn't as pigmented as Summer Breeze and Shocking Pink but don't let that put you off because it is beautiful and will definitely be one of my go to shades for the spring/summer months, I love coral and wear a lot of coral lip products throughout spring/summer and this will be no exception, it's stunning. As with Summer Breeze, Hippie Chic glides on to the lips and feels very nourishing and creamy and not drying at all, again it isn't a full matte finish and definitely more of a satin but that isn't a problem because it is a beautiful lipstick. I can wear Hippie Chic for around 3 hours before re applying.
Out of all 3 of the lipsticks Shocking Pink is definitely the brightest shade, it is a cool toned bright pink with purple undertones, it is opaque in one swipe and the pigmentation and colour payoff is incredible, it is again very comfortable on the lips and more of a satin finish but that isn't a problem, it is a beautiful bright pink shade with definite purple tones and is again stunning. I can wear Shocking Pink for around 4 hours before re applying and it doesn't dry my lips out at all, it is stunning and perfect for a bright spring/summer lip.
Overall, I love all 3 shades, they are all perfect shades for the spring/summer especially Hippie Chic and Summer Breeze, Shocking Pink would make a lovely bright evening lip colour but isn't too bright to wear during the day either, all 3 shades are stunning and I love them all but Hippie Chic has to be my favourite out of the 3. All 3 lipsticks apply effortlessly, they feel nourishing and creamy on the lips and not drying at all, as I said I feel they are definitely more of a satin finish than a matte finish but because of that they aren't at all drying so if matte lip products aren't usually something you enjoy, these may be for you but on the other hand if you do like matte lipsticks, don't write these off because they are stunning in shade and formula. Summer Breeze and Shocking Pink definitely have the best colour payoff and are opaque in just 1 swipe whereas I have to apply 2 layers of Hippie Chic as it isn't as pigmented but it is still stunning and layering doesn't put me off at all because it is a beautiful lipstick. I highly recommend all 3 of the shades I have, and will definitely be picking up some more shades, they are incredible lipsticks for their price of £6.50 and there are a lot shades to choose from, so if the 3 shades I have aren't your thing, there is bound to be a shade you like.
Me wearing Hippie Chic
I am so impressed with the NYX matte lipsticks, they are incredible for the price and the colour payoff and wear time is brilliant, as I said they feel more of a satin finish than a matte but I certainly wouldn't let that deter you from trying these as they are incredible.
If you would like to try the NYX matte lipsticks, you can find 28 shades on the Boots website for £6.50.
Have you tried any of the NYX matte lipsticks? Which shade of the 3 I have is your favourite? And can you recommend any other shades to me? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always