NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Swatches, Review, and Impressions

First off if you've been thinking about getting these lip creams you must go to Ulta as soon as you can. Currently, there's a Buy 2 get 1 free deal on NYX cosmetics. I then found this coupon (Good until the 21st!) for $5 off a $10 purchase.

At my Ulta, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are $5.99 each. I got three in London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. Without the deal or coupon I would have paid $19.50 with tax. At the end of it I paid $7.59 with tax which is a pretty sweet deal. I feel like an extreme couponer.

For some reason the amount of product is not listed on the packaging but I emailed NYX and there's 6 ml of product.

These have a doefoot applicator. I found that the two nude shades had a tendency to look slightly streaky because of the applicator but you can smooth out the streaky lines. Be sure to moisturize before you wear them though because they can accentuate flakiness and these aren't particularly moisturizing.

From left to right, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and London.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream bottle pictures

Lip cream is a good way to describe the texture of them. They smell a little sweet to me, kind of a baked good sweet. It has some slip as you apply it but once they dry down (about five minutes) it looked gorgeously satin-matte without that uncomfortable matte feel. Seriously, they did a great job calling it a soft matte because it did feel really soft and comfortable on my lips.

Here they are swatched on my arm. From left to right, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and London.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip cream

As always, bare lips for reference.

Bare lips

Stockholm. This is my favorite pinky coral "Your Lips But Better" color. A gorgeous nude that I would wear the hell out of.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockton

Amsterdam. I think I love this because it makes my lips look HUGE. I will say that this one took more effort to look polished because of how bright the color is and the doefoot applicator.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

London. This is my "If I have a Smoky Eye and Need to Look Goood" lip color. It is a nude that looks fabulous on. I found that this was most prone to looking a little streaky. London is a little more of a browny nude than Stockholm which is more of a pinky nude.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Have you tried the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams?


  1. Wow! gorgeous colors! thanks for this great review <3

  2. Great score! I have been interested in these. Probably not going to be able to catch this deal though. LOVE the colors! You have great lips for swatches! 

  3. I was going to get these off of CherryCulture but they weren't included in the 50% off special. :( Tomorrow is the 12 yr anni sale for NYX so i hope they have these on sale if not I'll get them off of Ulta.  

  4. No problem :) They are so pretty looking I think I need to get more colors

  5. Awww thank you :)

  6. It looks like they'll be on sale tomorrow but I know it'll be a big pain to use the NYX site!

  7. I recently bought some NYX Megashine glosses on that one American website that ships overseas and think I made a good deal with 30$ incl. shipping for 5 glosses, I know it's a lot, but I can't get it cheaper as a European.

    Anyways, you can pull off mattes so well, my lips are too.. crumbly (?), I have to use tons of layer of gloss, which then makes the matte effect disappear, lol, love the colours you chose.

  8. Gorgeous swatches and those look amazing, I was thinking of getting these so thank you for convincing me!

  9.  I nEEd these!!!  Especially London.  :)

    Mendi at  Her Late Night Cravings

  10. OMG! I really love how the stockton look on your lip <3 i should buy this one! thanks for the review

  11. Is it stockton or stockholm?

  12. @Anonymous Pfft how did I not notice that I wrote Stockton instead of Stockholm? Thank you for pointing it out to me, it actually is Stockholm!

  13. Really good review, thks so much :-)

  14. very good review.. ive been looking for a review between the difference of stockholm and london. i already have abu dhabi though.. nweiz, bec of this review, ill purchasing both stockholm and london.. nyx should pay you for this! super thanks.. <3 owp to add, i think you have the perfect lips for a lip product review.. hehe..

  15. Finally! Someone who posts a "bare lips" picture! I always wonder how pigmented the person's lips are because that can affect the outcome of a color once you actually wear it. Thanks for being a smart girl! Keep it up!

    1. awww thank you for being kind :) It used to be a pet peeve for me when I saw lip swatches without seeing how someone's bare lips so I made it a vow to try to always do a bare lips picture with my swatches.


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