Review: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream

A new lipstick makes my world go round! LOL! But yes, owning a new lipstick, especially a shade that is not in my arsenal, is making me really happy. The recent addition to my humble collection is this Nyx Soft Matte. This isn’t my first product from the brand as I have a few shades of Nyx Round Lipstick before and one Nyx Matte Lip Cream. I think the Round Lipstick is one of the factors that got me hooked to shades outside the MLBB (my lips but better) shades. If only, the formulation of this one is better, I might have stuck to it. Anyway, this time around, I will be reviewing the Soft Matte Lip Cream from Nyx.

Product Description

Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color 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.


Packaging and Appeal. The lip cream comes in a bullet with doe foot applicator. At first, I had a hard time using the applicator as I am used to lipstick and lip brush which can be applied precisely. But after a few practice, I managed to get the hang of it and can apply it on my lips precisely even without the help of lip brush. 

Scent. The lipstick smells like chocolate to me.

Pigmentation. As of the moment, I only got one shade - Copenhagen, a deep burgundy shade with red undertone. This one is a bit sheer but is buildable so no problem when you want a heavier color.

Texture. I love the texture of this lip cream. Though it’s matte, it feels smooth and light on the lips. It isn’t heavy like other matte lipsticks I have tried before. 

Staying Power. This can last for four to six hours even with meals.

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 AlLake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 AlLake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499(Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (TitaniumDioxide).

Price. I got this from a friend who sells authentic US brands makeup for Php 300. We do not have Nyx counters here in Iloilo so I’m not sure how much this costs in malls.

Availability. As what I have said, Nyx is not available in Iloilo yet so one cannot simply just go to the mall and buy.


Aspects Rating
Packaging & Appeal 3.5/5
Scent 3.5/5
Pigmentation 3.5/5
Texture 3.5/5
Staying Power 3.5/5
Ingredients 3/5
Price 3/5
Availability 3/5
Overall Rating 3.3/5

Will I purchase again?
Yes, there are lots of pretty shades available.


Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream is light on the lips and finishes off matte. It is long-lasting and non-drying as well. If you are looking for a matte lipstick that is easy on the pocket, give these babies a try. The downside is, you have to purchase online or from someone who is selling guaranteed authentic US brands makeup.

1 comment

  1. Had a hard time getting used to liquid lipsticks too. I find that it's better to remove as much product from the applicator and build it up.

    I still haven't tried these ones by NYX. The ones from Etude house are nice (Lips Fit)