[Review] Want Matte Lips? Try NYX Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink

I’ve come across NYX cosmetics many times during my online shopping. I love the quality of most NYX products, as well as its affordability. Half of my cosmetics collection is from NYX, which already says a lot.

NYX introduced their Matte Lipstick some months after their Matte Lip Cream. The Matte Lip Cream, known for its duality / identity crisis (their tagline — It’s neither a lipstick nor a lip gloss), was a hit with online shoppers. This time, NYX is giving us a Matte Lipstick. I chose a Pale Pink shade, which I haven’t tried before, but have been dying to try one since trying out the shade in Etude House.

The NYX Matte Lipstick retails at around 280 pesos or $6.37 USD. I got mine at around the sale price of 200 pesos.

I love how the packaging looks so sleek.

Isn’t it lovely?

It doesn’t have such a bad smell like its predecessor, NYX Matte Lip Cream. That one had the pungent odor of dishwashing liquid, which is difficult to tolerate anywhere near your puckers or nose. Actually, I can’t quite figure out what the NYX Matte Lipstick smells like. I think it doesn’t have one, but it doesn’t matter so long as it’s not repelling.

The sight of a newly opened, unused, free from defect lipstick. It’s perfect!

Now, for the lip swatch:

Unedited, untweaked

Forgive the pimple scars. My face is taking time to recover from the awful breakout I had.

So this is what the NYX Pale Pink Matte Lipstick looks like on my lips. I didn’t apply a coat of gloss over i, or any lip product/ moisturizer prior to the lipstick application. The shade is lovely, but makes me feel somewhat two tones darker than usual. It’s very easy to apply, and I did not find it drying to the lips. Some girls or women might prefer to apply some lip gloss over it, but I like it the way it is. :)

The staying power of the NYX Matte Lipstick is somewhat poor. One burrito, a plate of nachos, and half a taco later (some 2 hours to finish), the lipstick is barely there. So for me, the NYX Matte Lipstick’s staying power is a good two hours. I shall try putting some lipliner next time and see if the lipstick stays on my lips longer than it’s current record.

Who would like this product? I would definitely recommend this lipstick to girls who have time to freshen up every now and then. The Pale Pink shade, I would recommend to adventurous, fun-loving girls :) The whole NYX line, I would recommend to makeup junkies who love to experiment with color. The affordability of the NYX line makes it perfect material to experiment with.

Who would not like this product? Well, people who are outside most of the time and who hates reapplying makeup every two hours or so would not be friends with this product. Also those who do not like the matte lipstick look and are inclined to wear glossy/ moisture-rich lippies would not love this product.

Over-all, considering its price and quality, Everyday Doll gives this product a rating of 3/5.

How about you, dolls? Any thoughts on the NYX Matte Lipstick? Share them with me~!

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