NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan


nyx soft matte lip cream review and swatch


I am crazy about matte finishes, especially when it comes to lip products. As you guys probably know NYX Matte Lipsticks are one my favorite lipsticks in the entire universe (especially Audrey-it’s definitely my go-to color), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favorite lippie of the moment is also from NYX, and it’s also one with a matte finish.

nyx soft matte in milan swatch

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan is a gorgeous pink shade that has a very unique and incredible texture. When I picked “Milan”, I was actually hoping that this color would more of a natural pink and was a bit surprised at how bright it was. Love it nonetheless, but that just tells you, you can’t always judge a product by its packaging (AND PLEASE when will drugstores start providing product testers?! So sick of picking up a lipstick and finding that someone has already opened it, used it and put it back on the shelf!).   NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan  is just one of those shades that you can rock with nothing else but mascara on, and it instantly brightens your face and makes you look put together.

nyx lip cream in milan

First thing I noticed was the irresistible smell of this lip cream, it smells just like vanilla cake batter (don’t use this while hungry). It goes on so very smooth on the lips and has a very velvet-like feel to it, that I have to say I haven’t experienced with any other lip product before. I was a little surprised to find that when first applied the finish was not completely matte, as it had a slight sheen to it. After a few minutes the finish turns completely matte and it lasts for a good few hours. I’d say that it looks great for the first 3 hours and then it starts to slightly wear off at the edges. Pigmentation is also superb- one layer is enough to achieve a great color payoff. I noticed that on these pictures the finish seems to be not very matte-like, but I think it’s because of my new ring light (which, by the way, makes my skin look flaaawleeess- also I can’t help but to admire how long my lashes have gotten!!!! I’ll write all about that very soon.) I love the fact that despite this being a matte product, it isn’t drying at all.

I have to say that as much as I love this lip cream, it gets all over the freaking place! I used a neutral lip liner as a base and still had to clean up the corners with a concealer. That’s definitely not something that would discourage me from buying more of these. In comes in 22 shades, named after different cities of the World and I seriously want to get my hands on the rest of these. Each sells for about $6.00, which I think is great for the quality of the product.

Have you guys tried any of these? Which color should I try next?

nyx soft matte lip cream milan


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    August 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I love this colour, it looks so pretty on you !!!

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      August 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you! ;)

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    August 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    that is a beautiful color!! thank god drugstores here provide testers :)

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      August 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Oh lucky you! There are only a few drugstores around here that do, and it gets me so mad sometimes, haha ;)

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    Emily London
    August 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I LOVEEEE NYX lip cream! I have 2 shades Tokyo and another peachy one (Cannot remember the name)

    They are lush xx

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      August 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      They’re so fab, aren’t they :D

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    August 12, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Wow this looks like a gorgeous lipstick. I love matte lipstick so much! And the color is amazing.

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    August 12, 2014 at 4:48 am

    NYX seems like such an amazing brand! I love the idea of this polish and you know I have a thing for matte too! It looks stunning on you!
    I wish it was more readily available in the UK <3
    xoxo, | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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    collected by Katja
    August 12, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wow – amazing make up and eyes!! Such a beauty!! – Kisses from Vienna,


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      August 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

      Aww, thank you!! <3

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    Sophie Sierra
    August 12, 2014 at 8:35 am

    First I’ve got to start off by stating how stunningly beautiful you look in the second picture Paula. I think this photo comes the closest to capturing your true, real life beauty for all the girls reading that have not met you in person ;) Your beauty just radiates, I’m so in love with the photo; from your pretty necklace that adds so much to the picture (so, SO cute) to the beautiful Milan lip cream, to your dazzling blue eyes. Your lashes look incredible as always, and I am so excited to hear more about them in an upcoming post! Also a ring light, SO exciting! I love that this look is so natural but at the same time the make-up you’re wearing just blossoms and packs a fresh but nevertheless, powerful punch. BEAUTIFUL! <3 <3

    Your application is just sheer perfection; I adore how the product sits and looks like a gorgeous pop of pink without being too bold, nor too neutral. The smell sounds divine, vanilla cake batter? Yes please ;) :D Hehe. And I can imagine it feels very comfortable and gives a nice feel to the lips, definitely get the velvet-y vibe you mentioned. So wonderful to know the product offers longevity and lasts a good few hours without budging. I've always loved the look of NYX products in your previous posts, but this range definitely peaks my interest even more. This product just looks and sounds utterly dreamy and it's the coolest that all 22 lip creams are named after cities in the world!! :D :)

    Sophie xo

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      October 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Oh my goodness thank you so very much Sophie! You’re such a sweetheart!!

      This product really is amazing, I love it so much! It honestly smells so delicious I just want to eat it hahah! Not to mention the stunning color <3

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    Gemma Davison
    August 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Your skin does look fantastic, you look absolutely stunning. What skincare products do you use, because I would kill to have skin just half as pretty as this, and hello those eyelashes…wow! I love the bright pink lip ahainst your creamy skin and dark hair, it works so well and I am definitely going to have to copy you and get my hand on some of these NYX lippies.

    I really need something more matte, I’m so sick of my hair getting stuck to my glosses with the slightest hint of a breeze. Again Paula’s beauty reviews save the day. You rock girl!

    Gems x

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      August 15, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Aww thank you so much Gems! Please, trust me, you wouldn’t want to have my skin haha it’s far away from being perfect, but great lighting really does wonders!! ;) ;)

      That’s another great thing about matte lip products! Your hair never gets stuck to it, even on a windy day hehe ;) Than you SO, SO much Gemma <3

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    August 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Instanbul was seriously my thing for a while, you should def try it out!

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      August 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion Kira! ;)

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    August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Gosh you are gorgeous! This color looks so pretty on you! I have so many of these and love them all, just don’t try Transylvania. too patchy!

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      August 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Thank you! Ugh isn’t it annoying sometimes? I mean you’d expect all the colors to have the same formula.

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