NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review

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.

OVERALL: 9.25

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

Click here to see swatches of Forbidden, Nude, Summer Breeze and Alabama!

NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches

Without flash. L-R: Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter, Hippie Chic

NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches - Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter, Hippie Chic

With flash. Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter, Hippie Chic

NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches - 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!

Sweet Pink 

NYX Matte Lipstick - Sweet Pink

NYX Matte Lipstick - Sweet Pink

Indie Flick

NYX Matte Lipstick - Indie Flick

NYX Matte Lipstick - Indie Flick

Euro Trash

NYX Matte Lipstick - Euro Trash

NYX Matte Lipstick - Euro Trash

Butter

NYX Matte Lipstick - Butter

NYX Matte Lipstick - Butter

Hippie Chic

NYX Matte Lipstick - Hippie Chick

NYX Matte Lipstick - Hippie Chick

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20 thoughts on “NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review

  1. All of these shades look great on you!
    My fave is euro trash, it kind of reminds me
    of Kylies famous lipstick look.

    1. Try using a matte brown eyeshadow a couple shades darker than your skin tone along the sides of your nose. Blend it in until the lines don’t look so harsh.

  2. Got a 20% off coupon from Ulta and needed something to round out my order for free shipping. Ended up choosing Indie Flick after remembering this post and coming back to it. Thanks for doing lip swatches! NYX and/or Ulta needs to work on their pics of their lipsticks being true to color!
    Also the Electric Palette will be on its way to me with this order. So stoked! You also pushed me over the edge on this decision with your post with thrash in the inner corners.
    If anyone ever makes you feel like you’re wasting your time posting about makeup or blogging when ‘so many people are doing it these days’ do not let them! I love your style and due to our similar coloring I know I can come here for inspiration and know it will work on me!

  3. We’ve just done a review on NYX Butter, the colour looks completely different on me though. I feel like it’s too dark to be nude on my complexion, it comes out pretty purple. It looks so much better on you, major envy!

    xoxo Nikki @ ourpreciouswonders.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I love these lipsticks too! They are amazing! Also, I am very, very pale and actually found that butter can be used a contour for me! Since it is matte it works perfectly either under or on top of my foundation and even my bb cream. Even more reason to love them!!

    1. Wow, never even thought of using Butter like that but I guess it could make a nice cool contour color. Very similar to Illamasqua’s Hollow!

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