Sunday, November 29, 2015

[REVIEW] NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

Hello, Readers!

As promised, I will give you my review on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo! Yeay!

I know it is kind of late, many people have tried this product, but I just purchased it few weeks ago.  (Yeah, poor me.)

Before we jump into the review, I want to tell you something. Actually I have many hesitations in buying matte lipstick. That’s because I had bad experience in using matte lipstick. My first matte lipstick was from Revlon Colorstay in shade Designer. The color itself is very good, it was orangey and it looked very fresh in my lips. But the after usage is … blrashhsd … it dried up my lips very very bad. I don’t know whether I had sensitive lips or what, i just don't know. But I don't like the after usegae effect. It made my lips chappy, dried my lips, and at the end of the story I chose not to use it again. Funny story tho, it was good to be applied on my cheek as a substitute for blush on (I am lazy af to buy blush on kkkk). Yeah, at least I didn’t throw my money to buy something I didn’t use later.
Okay, back to the story. So, I ended up bought NYX SMLC in Monte Carlo after I watched a swatches video in Youtube. After that, I waited for my package to arrive and voila… here is the baby~

This lip cream comes in simple long tube with a doff handler.

Application is standard, as many other liquid lipstick.
What I like the most from this applicator is, little bit angled on one side. So it makes the application easier.

Comparison with my other favorite lipstick Maybelline Colorshow Pinkalicious. Look how red deep is Monte Carlo!
This SMLC texture is creamy, which is good ad it glides easily on my lips (as expected from the name Soft Matte Lip Cream).
This need to be highlighted, this lip cream is so pigmented. One swatch on your lips is enough. It really covers my dark-skinned lips beautifully. However, since my lips are quite dark, to achieve a real shade of Monte Carlo, I need to use two or three layers on my lips. And bam, after that I got that dark red of Monte Carlo ^^.
Unfortunately, there is only one minus from SMLC Monte Carlo. Even though this lip cream glides smoothly when application, not chalky and not sticky, this lip cream is quite hard to erase.  I found it hard to erase this lip cream after the usage. I tried to wipe it off with baby wipes and baby oil, but it just doesn’t come off. Even though most part of the lip cream are able to come off, but some are still stained my lips in the center. I don’t know whether to be thankful or to worry over this. Half of me said, “It is okay, that means this product have good pigmentation.” But my other half said the opposite, “OMG what am I going to do? Is it bad if I leave it like this to sleep?”

At the end I didn’t do anything with that. I woke up the day after and the stains are still on my lips.

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