So NYX Cosmetics is officially launching in India, it will be available on Nykaa from the 8th of July. NYX liquid lip formulas are quite popular and I own quite a few of them so I thought of sharing my Top 5 Liquid Lipsticks from NYX.
NYX is a budget friendly brand with high-quality makeup, but unavailability in India was such a bummer. They are available at Sephora but always OOS, and not everyone can have access to Sephora. I remember the pain I had to go through (or rather my cousin in Pune) to get my hands on the SMLC’s, but not anymore, it’s here….it’s finally here!!!!!!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has to be everyone’s favourite product. Available in 34 shades they have a very light and fluffy texture like whipped cream. They glide on easily and dry down to a soft matte finish in about 60 seconds that does not feel dry. These are light and comfortable, highly pigmented and give an opaque finish in one swipe for most of the shades.
Prepping lips by scrubbing and moisturising is a must to get a smooth finish otherwise after some time, they start accentuating fine lines, esp for those with dry lips. They do transfer slightly and fade evenly. Staying power is 4-6 hours. These are the best affordable liquid matte lipsticks.
(Note: I have tried Reds and a few bright shades from the brand, but they did not appeal to me)
Here are my top 3 NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
Price: $6, Rs 600/- in India
1) NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Antwerp : mid-tone yellow-toned pink
This is a bright pink with a hint of coral. It brightens up the complexion and is a very young and vibrant shade.
- Best suited for Fair to Medium skin tones, will not look good against dark skin tone.(not recommended beyond NC42)
2) Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creme in Sao Paolo : Plummy pink
A gorgeous bright rosy pink, again it brightens up the face but this somehow looks different every time I apply depending upon how tanned or clear my skin is. Nonetheless, it looks beautiful always.
- Best suited for fair to medium skin, will look too bright against dark skin. (not recommended beyond NC42)
3) Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creme in London : mid-tone beige
I wanted to buy Stockholm but it wasn’t available so I got this shade. Was sceptical initially because it is such a pale colour that can easily make your face look lifeless and stoned but when applied with smokey eyes or heavy kohl, perfectly groomed eyebrows and a high ponytail or a bun, it looks uber sexy. Little details do matter and this shade is quite unique, I am glad I bought this one because now I do have Stockholm, but I love this more.
- Best suited for medium-fair skin tones (NC 35 and NC37
4) Nyx Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Crepe : Deep Beige
Price: $6, Rs 575/- in India
Available in 24 shades here is another excellent formula for those who don’t like matte lipsticks. The Intense butter glosses are cream finish lipsticks that have a slight glossy effect. They have a thick texture that does not feel heavy or sticky when applied. They are extremely pigmented and give an opaque finish in one pass. Since they are cream finish, they do transfer. Lighter shades go on a bit streaky, just mentioning because I have it in the shade Napoleon and I have to work up the product to get an even finish. Staying power is 3-4 hours. Chocolate Crepe described as deep beige, it’s actually a dark plummy brown shade.
- Best suited for all skin tones
5) Nyx Liquid Suede in Soft-Spoken : Mauve Nude
Available in 24 shades, this is another lightweight formula from NYX. Unlike SMLC, it’s thin in texture but the application is a bit streaky, two to three swipes are needed to get an even finish. These are very comfortable, dry down to a matte finish within 5 minutes, but not very dry. They do transfer a bit but less than smlc. Staying power is 4-6 hours. Soft-Spoken is the only subtle shade I could pick up from the otherwise bold colours available in the range.
- Best suited for all skin tones
So these were my Top 5 Lip Colors from Nyx. Hope you like em, do share your favourites too ….XOXO