NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Review, Swatch

I’ve been passing NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams in Ulta for many months and finally decided to pick one up after hearing a lot about them. The shade I am reviewing today is called Antwerp and it is a light, peachy-pink lip color.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Review, Swatch

If you’ve never tried a matte cream before, the texture may feel a bit strange, to say the least. It is neither a lipstick nor a gloss. It has a creamy, almost whipped and airy consistency, but it still feels ‘dry’ to the touch.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Review

The Soft Matte Lip Creams come with a doe-foot wand to apply the product. I really wanted to love it, butapplication was quite patchy for me every time I’ve used it on bare lips. It took a lot more finessing and blending than I thought was reasonable to get fairly even coverage. For me, this may be best served over a lip liner or lipstick.

In addition to this, the lasting power is pretty poor, averaging at just 2 or 3 hours (if I’m lucky) and evaporating to leave weird patches of color on the lips. Note to the wise: exfoliate prior to using this or any other matte product because it does accentuate dry patches.

The lip cream has a noticeable, but pleasant sweet, vanilla scent and as the name would suggest, the finish is a creamy matte.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp Lips

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams can be found at Ulta  or Target for $5.99.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

Overall, I like the color and the concept of this matte cream. I know many people love these, but it just did not work out for me in the way that I would have hoped. I do think it could work well as a top coat for a lip pencil or lipstick, though.

I give NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp 2.5/5

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Thanks so much for reading!

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