I was in Ulta(surprise surprise) and wanted to try something new. I went over to the drugstore side to the NYX section and decided on the Soft Matte Lip Creams in Copenhagen and Transylvania.
The main thing I took away from NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream is that it lasts a long time. I put it on and went about my day. Once lunch came I could see that the product wasn’t transferring to my food or cup the way lipsticks usually do. So that was plus. It’s so annoying to take the time to apply something to your lips and have it get all over everything.
The minor transference of color that I experienced is probably an indicator of how the formula dries on your lips. I guess it reminds me of what I think a stain should be. With other stains I’ve tried one has to go through this progression of the sheen in the formula leaving the lips before you get to the stain. Since the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are truly matte you skip this part.
Since it is matte there may be concerns about it being drying. For me I usually know something is really drying when I’d rather start completely over instead of simply reapply the lip product on my lips. I was able to do a minor touch up with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and that’s probably a testament to how it adheres to the lips.
While I was on Twitter talking about the product a friend told me that she likes to put another color, Amsterdam, over her red lipstick to keep it in place.
@shantafabulous I have Copenhagen and Amsterdam. I like to Amsterdam over my red lipsticks sometimes. Makes them last all day
— Queen Bae. (@tamnificent) February 26, 2014
I haven’t tried this but it totally made sense because of the staying power of the product on my bare lips.
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in 22 colors retails for $6.00 and can be found where NYX products are sold and online.