NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, (Rs 570/ 8 ml), available at Sephora
So with the temperatures dipping and the "chill" factor getting higher , I feel myself digging back in to the deeper, darker lip colors in my vanity, and as you all must know by now, when it comes to comfort colors, there's nothing that's more close to my heart than a pretty shade of red. Today, I will be reviewing for you all, a gorgeous Red Lip color from the house of NYX, the soft matte lip cream in the shade Monte Carlo.
You may also see this Lip Color as a part of my HAUL post HERE.
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in a color coded round plastic tube with a black ruberised screw top cap. The packaging is simple, durable and user friendly and I love to carry it around for the sheer lightweight factor.
The applicator is a regular sponge tip doe foot type akin to glosses and it makes the application part very easy. The pointed tip allows for precision when reaching for lip corners and the bed part holds sufficient product to avoid you dipping it inside the tube again and again.
The texture of this is like a lightweight but dense cream, aptly suggested by the name of the product. It is a color saturated lip cream that spreads easily on the lips, but does not feather or bleed once applied.
Read my review on the shade Addis Ababa HERE
The shade Monte Carlo is described as a Deep Cranberry Red and it is exactly that, a deep Red with cool undertones. It looks creamy once applied but sets to a matte finish after about 10 minutes of wear or so. Once set, this does not move for the next 5-6 hours even with small meals in between. With a lip liner underneath, this stays on forever.
Since it is a matte lip product, proper exfoliation of lips is a must prior to application. The lip cream can be a little drying when worn for long hours, in my case if I wear it for two consecutive days, I get some dry,flakiness on the lips.
Overall, The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo is the best budget Red Lip Color that I know of, with a gorgeous matte finish that isn't rough or dry to look at. It is very lightweight on the lips, richly pigmented and stays on for long hours without the need of frequent touch-ups. The quality of this can give some high end lip products a run for their money.