NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: Addis Ababa: A Hero or a Villian??

I’ve always fantasized about a hero who loves  me for who I am and kind of looks over my negatives. One such product (or so I thought) that was the hero(ine???) in my lip products stash was the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

Price: $6 (approx 300 INR)

The color is a bright hot pink with a blue undertone which spells  FUN!

The lip cream comes in a tube just like a lipgloss. A doe foot wand is what is given for application which I think serves the purpose effectively!

In terms of formulation, the Lip Cream scores BIG TIME!! I would call this luxury on the lips because of its light weight formula and the way it glides on the lips. Like they’ve mentioned on the tube, it is neither a lipstick nor a gloss. It is just a perfect combination of the two I would say!

The lip cream, as it is called glides on my lips like a dream irrespective of how horrible it is. (hurrah! for the hero! :D). BUT exfoliating is a necessary step before applying this soft matte lip cream because even though it glides on like a dream, after it dries and mattify-es (if there is such  word! :P) it emphasizes the dryness and roughness and the fine lines on the lips (Curse the Villian!! :P)

The staying power is good but not something I’d rave about!! But one thing I can say for sure is, I can have lunch, a coffee and probably a snack and lick my lips and still be sure that the lip cream is there!! It lasted on me for 5 hours which is good but not great (considering the formulation is so good!!). Infact after that there is a faded stain on the lips which looks uneven but I would still say it is a pretty sight!! 😉

Final Word: NYX Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa is a hero in a way, in terms of formulation (glides on beautifully on the lips and excellent staying power) but is a Villian when you least expect it!!! (read emphasizes fine lines, dry and chapped lips). But overall a little prep work could ensure this lipstick still remains a hero!

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  • oh my..!! It looks great!!! 🙂

  • HnB

    awesome shade..awesome lips.. 🙂

    • Thank you Revs <3 <3 <3 🙂 Do you wear these kind of shades on a regular basis? How is it in Hyd? Do ppl stare at you when you wear bright colors?

    • HnB

      yup.. i totally love fuchsia & magenta type of pinks… i hv around 3-4 lippies in these shades.. 😀

      i was quite wary of pulling off these colors until recently.. but off late i wear such shades bindaas…

      i basically use it like a tint to office & full-fledged to shopping/outings..

      i don’t think people really stare over here… but there are some who are inquisitive to see what is it that i hv on my lips ;p

    • 😀 Even I use these bright shades full-fledged on weekends only though

  • I want this! I have always wanted this! I have extremely dry lips, but even then I want this! I would scrub and moisturize or do anything, but I am buying this!
    I know I sound like a psycho, but still… 😛

    • hahaha 😀 no you dont!! Even I have extremely dry lips!! And seriously its worth all the effort!! 😀

  • I totally know what you mean, sometimes this shade looks amazing on my lips… Ok, it always looks amazing on my lips but sometimes I still have to wipe it off because of how flaky and dry it makes my lips look. >.<
    Nice review Deepika! 🙂

    • hehehe but still I can’t stop loving the matte lip creams!! Somehow they are irresistible because the color choices!!

      Thank you Nisha 🙂

  • pretty shade, i have the one in istanbul, its a nude pink shade. nice review

    • Thats the next shade I want to try! 😀

      Thank you dear 🙂

    • Ur lips <3 The color is brgt and opaque!Sad my super dry lips won’t like it :

    • Thank you <3 A little prep work can make this work on any lips!!

  • This is on my wishlist forever now. Need to get this baby ASAP now. u have tempted me enuf! 😛

    • lol me tempt you??? *innocent face* really??? 😛

      its a really pretty shade Jyo and since you pull off bright colors with ease you should definitely get this one!! Don’t kill me for tempting you further 😛

  • You wear it well, looks terribly garish on me!

    • Thank you 🙂

      Really?? Bright colors look so good on you especially bright pink! Surprising!

  • Looks great on you Deepika..I won’t be able to carry it off..:-(

    • Thank you Prachi 🙂

      Try it out as a lip stain first and then go ahead for a full on application.

  • My fav too Deeps 🙂

    • 🙂 How do you wear the matte cream Aarthi? as a lip stain or a full on color on the lips?

  • I love this color. This is the shade I was searching for over these many months. But unfortunately NYX is not available everywhere. I have to go to the city to get this 🙁

  • Love the shade, looking very pretty on your lips <3