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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NYX Matte Lipsticks Review

Hello Lovelies,

I'm back from vacation and I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I've been on a roller coaster between my personal life and work. I guess I can admit, I've lost my motivation and needed the break. The vacation was relaxing but I'm already longing for another vacation. Perhaps, I'll treat myself to a spa. I could use a facial and massage. I love to spoil myself when I'm feeling a little down.

I already posted a preview of these new NYX Matte lipsticks a couple weeks ago so feel free to check it out if you haven't already. I purchased them for $4.99 from

  • They are slightly longer than the average lipstick
  • In the center of the lipstick, you get a clear view of the actual color. I personally would prefer the colorview on the end or top of the lipstick because I like to store them vertically.
  • The case is matte black, lightweight, and looks and feels cheap.
  • Net weight is .16 oz or 4.5 g
  • I typically don't wear a lot of matte but I actually really like these because they are pigmented, creamy, and apply smoothly.
  • Matte lipsticks have a tendency to be drying; however, I didn't find these to be either drying or moisturizing although my lips felt comfortable for the most part.
  • They have a muted fruity scent, which I don't mind.
  • They last on average about 3 hours on my lips. Although they will fade quicker through a meal, some of the lipcolor will remain so you'll still be left with stained lips.
  • They will emphasize dry lips if you don't exfoliate and prep them prior to applying the lipstick.

Tea Rose would probably be a favorite among many. It's a medium dusty, cool-toned rose which will look great on most skintone. I have quite a handful colors similar to it.

Summer Breeze is a medium blue based pink. It looks like a bubble gum pink in the tube but surprisingly actually looks more wearable on the lips. I quite like it.

Sweet Pink is a fuchsia pink. Not as bold as some I've seen. I love this type of lipcolor. It's fun and flirty.

Sierra is a corally/rose brown I suppose. It doesn't look like anything in the tube but on my lips, I actually like it. It's a good alternative to pinks, nudes, and corals. I think this color would look great on every skintone.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this lipstick as far as the formula goes. This is definitely matte although you may notice a slight sheen at first due to the creaminess of the product but once it sets, it looks like a true matte. It wears for a pretty decent amount of time. Doesn't feel drying. You'll need to exfoliate and prep your lips prior to application so that it doesn't accentuate any dry flaky skin you may have. I am not a fan of the packaging though but I can deal with it since it's practical and the product works for me.
If you are looking for a matte lipstick, I would definitely recommend these. NYX have 22 different shades to choose from. Since these are new, they may be hard to find in stores so you'll have better luck ordering online.
My rating 9/10.

Have you tried these yet? Which color do you like?

**UPDATE--For additional swatches for other shades, please click HERE.  **


  1. All of them look great! i like Sierra and Tea rose..=)
    (lol..why does a lot of brands like to use the name tea rose?? XD Especially NYX)

  2. oh my goodness. Tea Rose looks like a dupe of one of my favorite lipsticks that has been discontinued. These all look wonderful...I may just have to get them all!

  3. I actually really love all of these lipsticks, even though they're matte. Also, sorry to hear you've been feeling that way. I have too--mostly because of my weird and random work schedule. I find it all very exhausting.

    I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for the very clear photos and very pretty swatches/FOTD's. :)

  4. Tea Rose looks so good on you! I don't remember if I ever said this before but I love the shape of your lips :) I wish my lips had more definition sometimes lol. You should totally go to the spa for a little pick me up when you're feeling down since you seem to work so much! I was going through a semi-rough patch a few weeks ago but I somehow stuck it out and my fall semester is looking brighter. Stay strong and good luck Pang! :D

  5. They all look great on you, i love the shades!

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  7. I love Sweet Pink, it looks beautiful on you! You're so pretty :)

  8. i think matte lipstick looks great on you... im a big fan of this finish.. it looks more natural if you get what i mean.. the shininess of other lipstick is more of a fancy look you know? sorry if i dont make sense

  9. I'm loving Sweet Pink & Sierra! I'm so into those colors. Am I considering buying them now? Yes...

    Thanks for the post---very helpful.

  10. The first three are gorgeous!

  11. lovin your blog babe~ followed too!



  12. i love the tea rose and summer breeze! your blog is really helpful! :)

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  14. I really love these shades! I have summer breeze and shocking pink, but I plan to get more.

  15. I love all the pink lipstick I should get the matte one! I have the round lipstick of tea rose and I love it I use it almost everyday in school. I followed your blog I love how you review and swatch it.

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