Simply Lippy Challenge Day 202 | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Shade SMLC 28, San Juan 

NYX lip products on the whole are pretty good, and I’m a big fan of their butter gloss and butter lipstick range which you’ll already know if you caught my Day 197 post last week.

However, there are some lip products that I haven’t quite made up my mind about, and this lip cream is one of those.


I bought this because I loved the bright orange colour, and as I’m away in Spain for the weekend, it was the perfect choice for a day wandering the sunny streets and night out on the tiles. Bright colours are my thing, so when it comes to the shade, I do love this and will definitely wear it again.


Where it falls down slightly for me though is the formula. As you can see from the photos, when you apply this you really need to layer it to build the colour but it slightly drags and pulls the colour already there so it’s hard to get an even, opaque application.


To try build it without pulling the colour too much I applied a few layers, left it for few minutes then applied a few more. It worked okay and I did like the final result, but it just takes a bit of effort getting there.


I like the softness of the formula however, and the texture is creamy, smooth and feels very moisturising on the lips. It doesn’t have amazing staying power though so you do have to reapply it, especially when eating and drinking.


So I’m kind of in two minds about it really; I love the colour and the feel, but the formula is just a bit high maintenance.

I do think in a lighter shade the formula wouldn’t be an issue at all, but because I wanted a bright pop, it fell down a little for me.


Have any of you tried these cream lippies? If so, let me know what you think. Or, have you any lipstick recommendations? Send those on too because I’ve a long way to go yet!

Sorcha 💋

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