Tuesday, January 31, 2012

6 shades of NYX soft matte lip creams swatched and reviewed.

Ok NYX is fast becoming one of my favourite brands, next to Inglot of course. And I loved these soft matte lip creams so much that I bought all colours that I thought would work on me. I now own 6 of these. Yes, six! In fact, I do this with everything. I see a dress I really like, I need to pick it up in at least 2 colours, if not more. Once, I bought this one particular shirt in all 5 available colours. Yep, I'm pretty mad that way. Oh but I digress. So I'll quickly swatch all the 6 shades and briefly review each. You can read a full review of these here.

Stockholm: A Peachy nude shade that is perfect for Indian tones esp around nc40 coz this is the perfect nude without giving you "concealer lips". The light peachy tones give this colour. This shade goes pretty opaque and would cover any pigmentation on lips too. Dries soft matte like all other shades.

Antwerp: A medium peachy pink shade that is perfect for the office with neutral eye makeup or even smokey eyes. Very versatile shade. One of my faves. Goes on slightly sheer but can be built up and dries to a nice matte finish.

San Paolo (I think they mean Sao Paolo): a bright coral pink shade that again is not too dark nor too light. I like pairing this with shimmery eyeshadow and a winged liner. Goes on fully opaque. But I'm not such a fan of this shade coz corals don't flatter my cool-undertoned complexion so much. Might work well on most Indian skin tones though. I'm a freak, yes. :/

Milan: A blue based light pink shade. But not milky light, you know what I mean? When the colour is lighter than your skin tone. I'm nc40 and this is a nice light pink on me. Works great when worn lightly as a stain with lip balm over it.

Addis ababa: This is a bright fuchsia (pink with strong blue undertones) that really works well against my NC40 skin without looking too loud. On someone fairer, it might look too bright. But the best part is that this can be worn as a stain or as a full on matte lip colour. This is probably the sheerest of all shades so it gives the effect of a stain rather than a full on matte lipstick which actually works pretty well for this shade. Love love.

Monte Carlo: This is a blue based red with pinkish undertones thats completely opaque and can be used as a stain (it'll look like a deep pink) or as a proper matte lip colour. Intense pigmentation and beautiful colour. Works well against my skin and I think it'd suit all skin tones. However, if you want a warmer orange-red, look at Amsterdam. I didn't buy it coz I already have a warm red matte lippie in my stash.

So these shades I think would work on most Indian skin tones. Which ones are you picking up?

Oh and a quick thanks to everyone who's following my blog. I'm gonna be hosting a giveaway very soon as a little token of appreciation. Would be including mostly NYX stuff. Eye stuff and some nail paints.. Just getting those things in so I can take photos n tempt everyone. :p

26 comments:

  1. Really nice collection you've got there :D

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    1. Thanks Tanveer! I really like the formula of these... :)

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  2. San paolo...Nice shade...I can't figure out what suits my skin tone...so I do end up buying all shades in spectrum...nude, mauve, pink, reds...

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    1. Haha! Yup...you can only figure out what suits you by trying everything. ;)

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  3. Wow. Superb collection you have here.

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    1. Thanks Chetana! I hope you guys stock these and the NYX Xtreme lip creams in the near future..I've been waiting to get my hands on those too...

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  4. I liked Monte Carlo,Sao Paolo and Stockholm :) Pretty colors and I loved the idea of naming them with famous cities around the world...I wish Indian companies came with such wonderful ideas naming their new collection Delhi,Mumbai,Kolkata etc :D

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    1. I know! Even Inglot should start naming their stuff...so hard to remember numbers..uff

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  5. Nice collection, I have Sao Paolo & I love it :)

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    1. Ya...Sao Pablo will suit most people I guess... :)

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  6. hey purplesprit...hahaha nice name u got :)
    Me to a chennai blogger...went thro ur post...you write well:)
    I am in love with these lipcremes shd get atleast a couple of them soon :)

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    1. Hey get these Varshini...you'll love them!

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  7. Except Milan liked everything :).. Awesome collection

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    1. Actually Milan looks v natural when worn as a stain with lip balm on top..pretty shade. :)

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  8. thanks nitya...althogh i wanted abi dhabi considering it be a perfect nude, what do you think?

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    1. Hey Anshita...stockholm and Abu dhabi are v v similar except Stockholm is peachy and Abu dhabi is more beige/brownish... Abu dhabi will be a perfect nude for warm skin tones... But my personal preference is Stockholm coz I can't carry of browns.

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  9. When I saw 6.. I thought I want all.. When I saw the swatches.. I thought I can exclude Stockholm.. when I saw the colors on your lips it was more helpful for me to decide.. Yes I have Addis Ababa and wanted to buy Sao Paulo and now I want Antwerp too.. still debating whether I shd buy Monte Carlo :D

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    1. Monte Carlo is a beautiful dark red...it will suit you very very well..get it Aarthi!

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  10. stockholm and monte carlo! I want you now!! lol

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  11. luv all the shades esp antwerp n monte carlo.

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  12. Loved the shade Addis Ababa on your lips :)

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  13. i lovd these...got san paolo and stockholm myself!! m now eyeing one more :)

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  14. Wow, you own so many, i love the ababa one. great blog sweets :)

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  15. ooh! love these so much. :) have san paulo and loving it to bits. going to pick addis ababa and amsterdam ;)

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  16. I love love LOVE these. I have amsterdam and i am obsessed with it

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  17. Thats a really rich collection I must say :) I loved San Paolo the most :)

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