This winter I made a pact with myself that I would step out of my comfort zone and dip my toe into the bold lip trend. I must admit that I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to lip products - give me a tinted lip balm any day.
I am a huge fan of the NYX Collection Noir Black Liquid Liner, so when I received an e-mail from NYX Cosmetics offering free delivery on purchases over £10 I popped a NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Addis Ababa (bright fuchsia) into my online basket - a colour which is right up my street!
Neither a lipstick nor a gloss, the lip creams come in 13 different shades, packed simply yet chic, and promise to add highly pigmented lasting colour to the lips. They are extremely lightweight, creamy, set to a matte finish, and can be applied directly to the lips or on top of lipstick - no flashy skills required. I must admit that after a couple of hours I did find the formula lacked moisture and my lips became extremely dry, but this could be easily prevented by a generous smother of lip balm prior to application.
This lip cream won’t be gathering dust at the back of my dressing table, but it hasn’t wowed me enough to make the cut for my bold lip must-haves. It’s going to take something special to knock my beloved Rimmel Apocolips off the winners pedestal that’s for sure.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are priced at £5.50 and can be bought online here: