NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing NYX Soft matte lip cream in the shade San Paulo.

Price : $ 6 or approx. Rs 300 ( from cherryculture.com)

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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What NYX says about the Soft matte lip creams :

Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo : Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

INGREDIENTS:

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain: CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na. Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 Al Lake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 Al Lake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499 (Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

 

Shades :

It comes in 11 shades with lots of nudes to choose from.

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream -shades

 

Product on NYX website : HERE

Product on cherryculture.com : HERE

 

My take on the product

 

NYX Soft matte lip creams come in a transparent plastic tube packaging with a black screw on cap which has a regular slanted tip sponge applicator inside. The plastic of the tube has a matte finish which I really like. The transparent part allows one to easily locate the shades. The applicator picks up enough product for a single application however it gives a slightly streaky finish on the lips.

The first thing one notices the moment the cap in unscrewed is the warm vanilla fragrance. The texture is like soft, light whipped cream and it feels like dessert on the lips! Single swipe gives intensely pigmented color and opaque coverage to the lips. To lighten the intensity, one can apply the product using finger tip instead of directly from the applicator. The lip cream sets to a matte finish within a few seconds on application (for reference, see swatch images). The staying power is excellent – it lasts 5-6 hours on me including meals.

While the product is quite attractive right from the packaging to the texture, it has a major MAJOR con! Because of its matte finish and long staying power, it accentuates the fine lines of the lips and gives them a dry cracked appearance. I have tried applying this over lip butter but that doesn’t help much either. It may not be big issue for some people but I dislike the matte dry looking appearance and prefer glossy, creamy finishes that give a healthy look to my lips.

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade ‘San Paulo’ :

San Paulo is one of the few colorful shades from a range otherwise filled with nude shades. It is a bright rosy coral pink on me . I have seen this shade on other people as well and I think its one of those shades which looks different on different skin tones. It instantly brightens up the face and I’ve worn this bare eyes as well as soft brown smokey eyes and it works well with both. It is a very young and feminine shade and I absolutely love it! It is bright but not neon and doesn’t look garish . I just wish it didn’t make my lips so dry and unhealthy looking after some time of wear. For reference, I’m NC 40 in MAC and I feel this shade would suit complexions upto NC 42 but may look a little too bright for complexions duskier than that.

If you’re of fair/medium complexion and looking for a brightening lip color, this is definitely the shade for you!

 

Swatch-  freshly applied :

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Swatch – few minutes after application :

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo :

  1. Attractive , sleek packaging with transparent tube to easily locate shades
  2. Soft, light creamy texture that transforms to matte finish on application
  3. Intensely pigmented
  4. Gives opaque coverage in single swipe
  5. Long staying power , 5+ hours including meals
  6. San Paulo is a popping bright coral pink shade with a bit of rosyness – brings life to the face
  7. Can be paired with a variety of eye makeup
  8. Will suit most fair/medium complexions
  9. Reasonably priced
  10. Available in 11 shades
  11. Cruelty free
The NOT-SO-GOOD about NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo :
  1. Applicator gives a little streaky application sometimes
  2. Accentuates the fine lines on the lips
  3. Drying, gives a dry unhealthy look to the lips after few hours
  4. Expensive if purchased in India
  5. Shade range has more nudes than colored shades
  6. Has a strong vanilla fragrance – may not be liked by everyone

 

Here’s how it looks on me :

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD
NYX Soft matte lip cream San Paulo - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict

 

NYX Soft matte lip creams are soft, light weight and intensely pigmented creamy textured lip colors that transform to a long stay matte finish few minutes after application. The packaging is attractive and convenient and the product stays on for 5+ hours without smudging, bleeding. However, it begins to feel drying after few hours and accentuates the fine lines on the lips giving a dry,unhealthy look to the lips. The shade San Paulo is a brightening coral pink with a bit of rosy touch that gives an instant face lift.

The formula isn’t the best but the shade is quite pretty. It works out much cheaper if purchased online from cherryculture.com etc rather than purchased in India.

Rating : 3.85/5

 

Have you tried NYX Soft matte lip creams?

 

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55 Comments

      1. hey i just checked it at the Beauty centre…and i checked it nut the color was a peachy pale..it looks great on you but a washed me out completely adding to it it was for 600 bucks there…cherry culture payment is via credit card of debit net banking lemme know

        1. Hi Ankita….can you please do me a favour of buying a lipstick for me from cherry culture NYX lipstick in Monte carlo,,,,,as i dont have a paypal account nor credit card….i shall pay it back to you:)

    1. I guess that will help a bit but won’t completely solve the problem. It doesn’t feel as dry as it looks! The lined, cracked appearance becomes really unsightly!

  1. Ankita, u r cho chweeeet… I did not expect u tht u ll do this review so soon.. thanks for the review and fotd!!! and you know what? even I pair this lipcream with smokey eyes as you did in the fotd…. Yayyyyy.. same pinch:-))))))))))))

    1. Thanks Anuradha! I would recommend other mattes, like Colorbar and Chambor, they don’t settle into lines like this one!

  2. its looking so gorgeous on u…i cant take my eyes off.. really ! u knw I have been looking for these for a long time but i think I cant carry such a bright shade 🙁 I will try Milan or Antwerp or Istanbul 😀

  3. I bought Milan. It is pink with blue in it, difficult to make it work with my skintone but I still like it.
    It is so sad that these settle so unflattering-ly in the lines. Except that, I love the soft matte creams.

    1. Milan seems quite popular! Its really too bad they settle this way, I would have loved to pick up few more shades if they weren’t so drying and unflattering!

    1. I was planning on getting Amsterdam too but probably won’t now, they look too unflattering and drying on me after some time. Will do eye makeup breakdown soon 🙂

  4. Wow! Are you super fast or what? I bow to thee!! You’re the best ankita! 🙂
    Hey and the colour looks fab on you. I’m definitely picking this up on my next haul from BeautyJoint. Btw I’ve found that BeautyJoint.com has the cheapest prices for NYX and they delivered in 10 days flat!
    And for people who are around nc40 Abu dhabi from this range is a great nude.. And so is stockholm.. Stockholm is a little peachish nude while Abu dhabi is brownish.

    1. Thank u so much PurpleSpirit! 🙂 I haven’t shopped from Beautyjoint yet, will try it next time I want to pick up NYX products. Thanks for the recommendation though I’m not sure if I’d picking up any more of these, they look too unflattering on me after a few hours!

    1. Ya it appears like a brownish pink on the site image but its quite a bright pink! Those are the 2 shades I wanted after this but won’t buy now, don’t like the drying texture at all 😐

    1. Thanks Rashmi 🙂 I would definitely recommend the shade though the texture is not the best. Have you tried any of these lip creams before?

  5. hey Ankita, this is a pretty colour but aren’t you wearing shades from the same colour family these days? Or have I not been noticing? How about a plummy / mauve / nude look?

    1. Hi Anks, you’re right, I’ve been more into pinks and its variants lately. I’ll do a different one soon, Thanks for pointing out!

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