The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream seemed to be at the forefront of the whole matte lip trend because this product was released back in 2012. Of course NYX continued to add colors over time, so there’s basically a color for anyone!
I got the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp and Milan on sale at ULTA a couple years ago. I chose these colors because I have naturally pigmented lips, and I wanted two colors that could still look natural. I tend not to like very light shades for matte lip colors because I think it emphasizes any cracking or dryness, which I think makes the product look worse on the lips…but this is just my opinion. I’ve seen some people wear the light matte colors and thought they can rock it lol.
I love the feel of applying the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and the overall appearance. The price on these is also much more budget-friendly than some other matte lip products at this time. There is a slight vanilla scent, but it’s not so strong that you smell it when you open the top. It’s more of a you-smell-it-to-figure-out-if-it-has-a-scent level of scent.
What I don’t like about these is the uneven application of the formula. When it comes to wearing matte lip colors, I prefer to do a thin layer so the product doesn’t build up and cause cracking or that dry look on the lips….but I end up having to apply 2-3 layers of this, which just doesn’t look nice as time passes.
Important to note, these are not meant to be a long-wearing matte lip formula. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream does transfer and come off pretty easily onto glasses, silverware, significant others, etc. So if you are looking for a long-wearing matte lip, I suggest skipping these.
However, if you are just getting into the whole matte lip trend, this product would be good to try. You can often get them on sale at ULTA or other places NYX products are sold.