[Review] Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam & 200th Post Excitement!

200th Post!!! I cant believe I’ve actually written 200 legible, decent posts for the world to view, judge & read ❤  *Pats on my back* I promise to write more posts and to try & blog more frequently. Amen.

It seems that one person can’t get enough of lippies, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m utterly obsessed with lipsticks, lip glosses & everything lip related in this world. Considering this is my third lip product review in a row for the past week, I can safely I’m an official lip addict now.

Nyx has been one of the more affordable brands available at Sephora, and the quality can rival any proper luxury brand. I’ve reviewed a couple of things from them, like the Shimmer Powders, eyeliners, liquid lipsticks, etc. I was never very keen on the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams so much, and despite all the raves, I steered clear from them.

I guess I finally caved in to the reviews, and so I bought the reddest of the lot for myself. The Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams are available in 22 shades which you can check out here. Amsterdam, which is the one I have here is described as a true red, though on this camera & lighting it pictures as a slightly coral tone, weirdly enough.

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The packaging is pretty straightforward, a twist tube with a doe foot applicator which does the job of application decently. There is 8ml of product in the tube, which personally lasted me all of 2 months. Yeap, I have officially hit tube on this, and I’ll tell you why in a bit ! 🙂

Product Description: Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. It is a highly pigmented, matte lip cream that allows you yo creates various matte lip looks & we love it for being delightfully creamy and lightweight.

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The lip cream does indeed dry to a matte finish, and I assure you, it is the least drying sort of matte you can ever get your hands on. Its so smooth, creamy, & soft! They stay on for 4-5 hours, and even after eating, drinking & gossiping, they leave your lips a beautifully stained.

And the most important reason why I love these? They smell like EFFING CUPCAKES! Imagine lacing your lips with a lipstick that smells like cake batter, cupcake frosting & melted butter, all at the same time. A swipe of the SMLC is all the dessert you need for the day. I confess to also occasionally, randomly opening the tube of SMLC during the day just to catch a whiff of the cupcake scent. And it has helped me with my sugar cravings too, lol! Everytime I feel like eating a bar of chocolate, I take a sniff of this instead! 

That will explain how I’ve hit bottom on this tube of lip cream. I already have a backup of it, plus a couple of other shades as well, you know, just in case. 😉

The scent does disappear after a while (le sigh), so for those of you who don’t feel like cupcakes (how could you not though??), not to fret, no scent is noticeable after 10 minutes or so.

Swatches of my veins for your viewing pleasure.

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Ingredients: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone,Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone /Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane,Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. May Contain:CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na.Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 AlLake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 AlLake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499(Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (TitaniumDioxide).

How it looks on moi. ❤

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The Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams retail at RM26 at all local Sephora outlets, but do remember that the SMLC’s sell out like hot cakes, literally, so if you see it in stock somewhere, and you wondering if you should come back to get it, don’t. Just take this baby home, ASAP. You wont regret it.

Closing thoughts from me? I love this, and I will never, ever, say no to a Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, ever again. And I solemnly swear to buy the whole range of shades for my personal pleasure. 

Mischief Managed.

PS: Sorry if this post seems a little cheeky & nonsensical, I’m feeling slightly high on life today. Plus I’m on some meds, so that may have contributed to the high, haha.
Ok, Bye. (Please sing in Frozen tune for optimum humour)

xoxo,
Shashay

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Nyx Retractable Eye Liner Review : Of Silky Cashmere & New Found Loves

I know, I haven’t blogged in a few days now, please don’t shoot *raises hands in the air*

I try to blog as much as I can, but sometimes I do get caught up with something I like to call life,  and I also have been enjoying some lazy days & catching up my favourite TV shows like  Modern Family & HIMYM, plus I just had a really lovely weekend shopping outing with my girlfriends, so I’m all refreshed, energized and super duper motivated  to start blogging now 😉

If you read my NYX Roll on Shimmer Review, I mentioned an eye liner that I was loving very much, an I’ll tell you exactly why you should own one of these lovely liners!

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First of all, its NYX, so you know its affordable and has great quality. Thumbs up if you’re a NYX fan!

Secondly, lets talk eye liner. Tell me you have at least 10-15 eye liners lying around in your make-up drawers, because I think I have wayyyy more, and I need someone to justify my addiction to eye liners. I absolutely adore eyeliners, and I probably have them in every shade imaginable although I mostly use my brown, black & sometimes blue ones when I’m feeling a little wild. 😉

A little about these retractable eye liners by NYX. They come in 18 shades, but Sephora Malaysia only carries 3 shades at the moment, which is Black, Silky Cashmere and Olive Green. 😦

Really Sephora, you couldn’t give us all 18 shades?  

I must tell you, the swatches of the rest of the 15 shades are gorgeous! I had a look online, and I know I really must get my hands on the Gypsy Blue, Deep Blue & Purple.

The NYX Retractable Eye Liner in the shade Silky Cashmere comes in a very creamy, pinky-brown colour with shimmery finish and looks absolutely divine. The eye liner is retractable, which is GREAT, because I hate sharpening my pencils, and I hate the wood of the pencils that sometimes poke you in the eye. =_=”

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The swatch looks great on medium brown tones skin like mine and gives off a very Cleopatra vibe. It slides on creamily, and  produces such a lovely glow!

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The liner lasts approximately 8-9 hours in our Malaysian tropical weather, and it doesn’t budge at all.

Personal Comments: I love using this liner to line my lower lash line and it really makes my eyes look so sparkly!

And you know how make up artists say white eyeliner brings out a pop in our eyes? THEY LIE.

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Well at least they are lying to all the brown skinned girls.

Brown girls and white eyeliner do not mix together, so if you’re brown skinned like me and you need that pop, I suggest Silky Cashmere. The gold flecks in the liner brings out our lovely olive skin tone and gives us the glow we’re looking for. *throws white liners out of the window*

The Retractable Eye Liner retails for RM20 and is available at all Sephora Malaysia stores.

Note: I had to go to 3 different Sephora’s to track these babies down. They get sold out super fast and the Sephora staff always tell me they’re out of stock. They also tell me that the NYX Liquid Illuminator is out of stock everywhere and I cant get my hands on them too. Damnit.

If you see the Liquid Illuminator in stock somewhere, can you readers please buy me one? 😦

Let me know in the comments if this is something you would want to get for yourself, and if you’ve used similar liners before! I need your thoughts!

Oh and BTW, I got my hands on some Hydraluron during my shopping trip, and I’m excited to try it out! Have you used it? Any results? Stay tuned if you want an in depth review of Hydraluron 🙂

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xoxo,
Shashay