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New From NYX: Soft Matte Lip Creams!

7 Mar

Hellooo lovelies! I decided to pop in to Ulta a week ago and found a new product out by NYX call Soft Matte Lip Cream. The colors looked great and I am always on the prowl for a matte lip product that won’t dry my lips out like the Sahara Desert. I am happy to report that this product is not drying, but does have the staying power of a matte lipstick! Check out the swatches:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams L-R: Addis Ababa, Antwerp, Stockholm, Istanbul

My favorite colors of the collection are the ones I ended up purchasing (they are all named after cities, how cute!) including Addis Ababa- a brightish fuschia pink, Antwerp- a muted red/coral, Stockholm- a warm nude, and Istanbul- a nude pink. They come with a doe-foot applicator and glide smoothly onto the lips. The texture is difficult to describe, and it is somewhat mousse or whip like in consistency. I really enjoy the formula and do not feel the need to put gloss over the top, though I do usually add a bit of balm. These stay put through drinking and eating, and lasted about 5 hours for me. Even after that my lips held a stain. Obviously, the more pigmented colors like Antwerp and Addis Ababa have a longer life-span on the lips than that of Stockholm and Istanbul.

These were around $5.00/each at Ulta but you can also get them from the NYX website and from cherryculture.com

What colors will you be picking up, if any? I still might get the red color, Amsterdam, as it looks very lovely.

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Small Cherry Culture Haul

1 Feb

I will be swatching and reviewing these items in upcoming posts. The items I purchased:

– NYX Blush in Raisin (Michele1218 recommended this blush and I love it!)

– NYX lipsticks in Fig and Rose (as seen swatched by Tiffany on WillWorkForMakeup)

– NYX Glitter Cream Eye Palettes in Sweet Chocolate Browns and Royal Violets

– Milani Dressmaker nail polish

– Lip Balm- came free in my shipment–thanks Cherry Culture!

But for this post, I will show you the NYX Raisin blush. When I first saw it in the packaging it looked similar to NARS Douceur. Upon further investigation it is different, but both are more subdued. Take a look:

NARS Douceur and NYX Raisin

NARS Douceur (L) and NYX Raisin (R)

They look more similar in the pan than when they are swatched on the skin. Doesn’t everything seem to go that way? Anyhow, I really enjoy this NYX color. I wore it today and it looks so natural and is one of the easiest blushes to blend that I own, seriously. What do you think? Which of these blushes would you wear? I definitely enjoy the NYX price better at about $4 compared to the $26 you will pay for a NARS blush!