I’ve said this about a zillion times before, but one of the main things I look for in beauty is an effortless application. My everyday makeup needs to take no more than 15 minutes – anymore than that and it starts cutting straight into morning snooze time. This brings me nicely to NYX which has been popping up all over the place and has a range of much hyped lip colours that provide instant colour and a super-simple application. So when I was in my local Boots, I thought it was high time I added a few to my collection.
First up, the price point is insane. Like I said, these guys are everywhere, from Selfridges to Superdrug, but I’d never realised how affordable they were (well are). Obviously as soon as I found that out, I snatched up at least 4 different shades of the matte lip cream. For the record, their other makeup looks pretty awesome too – there is a highlighter palate that has my name all over it!
Anyway back to the lip creams. The first thing to point out (and it may seem obvious) is that these are a cream and not a traditional lipstick or gloss. So the application is a little wetter than an ordinary lipstick, however give it a few seconds and it will dry completely matte. If you normally shy away from matte lip colours, I would seriously encourage you to give these a go. There is none of that nasty dry effect that some matte colours usually give, just full coverage colour and gorgeous looking lips.
The collection of shades available is pretty immense, from subtle nudes to neon purple, so no matter who you are, or what your mood there really is something to suit you. That does sound like somewhat of a cliché, but it’s true. I’ve only tried a hand full of colours (although I’ve swatched plenty), but these three are my current go-to shades…
Have you tried the NYX Lip Creams? I’d love to know your favourite colours and recommendations.