On the top of my Christmas list, this year is a brand new big makeup bag! Because mine is literally overflowing with gorgeous products that I just can’t part with. One of my all-time favourite lipsticks is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. You can always find a handful in my makeup bag and also my handbag for emergencies haha! Albeit I am slightly addicted to all things lipgloss, lipstick, liquid lipsticks etc. However, the Soft Matte Lip Cream offers something slightly different from the others.
I first discovered these gorgeous creamy lip products a few years ago when I had the NYX Christmas advent calendar. It was the perfect way to try them out before buying the full-size products and I had the chance to try multiple different shades, some of which I wouldn’t normally reach for.
I recently decided to expand my collection and grab some more autumnal shades. The lip creams in the advent calendar were mini sizes so it was great to get my hands on the full sizes because of course they last longer. Although, the difficult part is picking which shades you want because they are all so beautiful.
I’ve picked out five of my favourite shades to share with you. Rome, Prague, Milan, Copenhagen and Monte Carlo. As you’ve probably noticed, they are all named after places which I think is such a lovely idea. You’ve probably heard me talking about Rome a lot. It is definitely my favourite of them all. Before I let you in on any more spoilers, I’ve popped some swatches of the shades for you below. From left to right: Monte Carlo, Rome, Prague, Milan and Copenhagen on the bottom. Which is your fave so far? I honestly love them all. P.s I’m wearing Copenhagen in the pictures above!
Ahhh Rome, one of my first NYX loves haha. Before I stumbled across this beauty, I had never really worn a brown/mauve shade on my lips. But it was love at first sight with this one. I went through a stage of wearing it every day! Obsessed. It is perfect for all year round, offering a little bit than nude but also a warm autumnal brown too. As with all of the Soft Matte Lip Cream Lipsticks, it glides onto your lips like velvet! Super easy to apply and stays in place pretty much all day. I love adding a gloss to give this an alternative look!
A stunning deep pink, perfect for a summery full glam look or with beautiful shimmery gold eye makeup over Christmas. Everyone needs this shade of pink in their lipstick collection, somewhere between hot pink and nude. I love how these lip creams last throughout the day. I haven’t needed to reapply unless I have been eating and drinking a lot that day which is completely normal with matte lip products.
You knew I wasn’t going to miss a red out right?! Often referring to myself as the queen of red lipstick, I had to include my favourite haha! Monte Carlo is such a gorgeous vibrant but deep red shade. Of course, it is perfect for Christmas (especially with matching red nails!). I loved wearing Monte Carlo over the autumn months, applying another layer to make it a slightly deeper shade of red.
For those days when you want to have more dramatic eye makeup or maybe you are having a ‘no makeup day’. Milan is a super glamorous shade of pink. Slightly lighter than Prague, so if you are not used to wearing pink then I would say this would be a great place to start. I was experimenting the other day with a shimmer lip topper and I applied it on top of this shade. It created such a pretty effect. Another great thing about the Soft Matte Lip Cream Lipsticks is that you can apply glosses, lip toppers etc on top and it makes them look even more amazing!
As I previously said, I am wearing the shade Copenhagen in the photos above. As you can see it is a dark purple/red shade. I love the way this look with a gloss on top! It looks super shiny and festive. I decided to go quite light with my eye makeup not to distract from the bold lip. I absolutely love switching things up and using a shade like this out of my comfort zone. But it honestly does become more comfortable the more you do it. Always shying away from bold shades in the past, I finally feel confident popping one in my basket and rocking it. I advise you all the do the same, go wild haha! It such a fab feeling.
I hope you loved my five NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Lipsticks that are in my makeup bag right now. All of these retail for £6.00 from Boots online but are on offer at the moment for only £4.80! (26/11/18).
Don’t forget that you can always ask me any questions in the comment below and I will get back to you ASAP. If you’d like to see what other products I love then have a nosey in My Makeup Bag. I hope you all have a super lovely week. I’m now going to start my Christmas shopping. Eeeek. I know I’m so unorganised this year! Have you started yours yet?
Lots of Love…