NYX Matte Lipstick Swatches & Review

I’ve had the NYX Matte Lipstick in 3 shades for a long while. I got them at CherryCulture.com when they were not readily available at Canadian retailers (haul here). Now, NYX can be found at Target locations across Canada, but in limited quantities. I still haven’t seen the famous butter glosses!

There are a lot of things I like about this lipstick. NYX Matte Lipstick comes in over 30 shades, making it difficult to choose just one. The colours are opaque and have a matte cream finish. The price is a bargain, too.

Other than that, this post will focus on lip swatches of Shocking PinkIndie Flick and Pure Red.

NYX Matte Lipstick

NYX Matte Lipsticks are highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put in a matte finish. From Pure Red to Nude, Matte Lipsticks are available in a variety of rich shades. – NYX website

NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking PinkNYX-matte-lipstick-mls02-shocking-pink

Shocking Pink indeed; this lipstick demands attention on the lips! I swoon over colours like these which as perfect for spring and summer.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie FlickNYX-matte-lipstick-mls05-indie-flick

Indie Flick reminds me of MAC Lady Danger, except you could get three of these for the price of one MAC lipstick. I wouldn’t recommend this shade for anyone who isn’t comfortable with getting looks – it’s extremely bright, just the way I like it.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure RedNYX-matte-lipstick-mls08-pure-red

Pure Red is just that, it’s a gorgeous retro matte red. The colour pay off was amazing with this one. This was even more opaque than the first two matte lipstick shade; you only need one swipe for bold colour!

NYX Matte Lipstick SwatchesNYX-Matte-Lipstick-shocking-pink-pure-red-indie-flck-swatches

NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure Red, Indie Flick and Shocking Pink.

Overall thoughts

I looked up swatches of the shades I wanted to purchase before taking the plunge – I recommend you do the same.

My biggest complaint about these Matte Lipsticks is the packaging, it’s ridiculously cheap. I have no problem with the look of the tube, but when you press the lipstick to the lips the lipstick pushes back into the tube. In short, I would pay more for a more stable tube .

Other than the packaging, this is a great matte lipstick that doesn’t feel that drying and offers opaque coverage. Bare in mind that if a matte lipstick is a true matte, especially at this price range, it will most likely make the lips feel dry (sorry, that’s life).

It has a thicker formula that the Soft Matte Lip Cream, but it’s worth mentioning that these are longer lasting.

What are your favourite matte lipsticks?

*I purchased these myself.


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