After thinking long and hard about this, I think it’s safe to say that the NYX Matte Lipstick ($6) formula is my favorite lipstick formula ever. That’s a pretty bold statement considering my ever-growing lipstick collection but I think NYX really knocked it out of the park with this formula. Now to share my NYX Matte Lipstick swatches in Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter and Hippie Chic.
Packaging: Matte black tube with a clear “window” showing the shade. None of that flipping it upside down to read the shade name or taking the cap off to figure it out. 10/10
Longevity: Impressive staying power. 8/10
Application: Glides on smoothly and opaque right out of the tube. No dragging or skipping. 9/10
Texture: Smooth and comfortable. 10/10
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NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches
Without flash. L-R: Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter, Hippie Chic
With flash. Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter, Hippie Chic
This review might be bordering on a rave because I only have good things to say about this product. This formula boasts an impressive 33 shades (looks like I have a new goal) and for $6 a tube, I couldn’t be more pleased.
While this product is called matte, I’d say it’s more along the lines of “basically matte”. I have lipsticks far more truly matte than these but I’m not complaining. The fact that they aren’t completely matte works to their advantage here because this makes it possible for these lipsticks to feel creamy upon application and extremely comfortable to wear. Unlike many matte formulas, I don’t find these to be at all drying.
This product applies smoothly and opaque right out of the tube without much fuss. Of course, like with all matte formulas, the NYX Matte Lipsticks will look their best once you have exfoliated and moisturized your lips.
I think the wear time for these lipsticks is impressive, especially for the more pigmented shades. It’s unlikely that you could apply this once in the morning and have it look perfect all day long but they still wear quite well. Many times I’ve been wearing Indie Flick or Sweet Pink while eating and then afterwards go to touch it up only to find that it still looks damn near perfect!