NYX is a quite frequently raved about drugstore brand, especially for shadows and bases. I've enjoyed their lipsticks before and am excited to give their Soft Matte Lip Cream a go! For this particular post, I have the shade Stockholm to share with you.
What the NYX website has to say about Soft Matte Lip Cream:
Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint 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. Available in 11 lip colors.
Stockholm was a bit less peach on the lips than in the tube. It's definitely more of a nude shade. The shade is perfect and is what I'm looking for as an everyday neutral.
Some cons.... This cream clings to every imperfection on your lips. I exfoliated right before this and you can still notice some cracks. It's rather drying, and this is not a product you could wear alone without something on top if dryness bothers you (like it does me). The wear wasn't all that great, either. That point disappointed me the most, because I love when the mattes are long-wearing. I generally use a bold matte shade when I have some sort of function.
To combat the dryness you COULD put a balm on underneath, but that will effect the wear. A gloss on top defeats the purpose of a matte.
Overall, the product is ok for the $$ but I'd rather spend more and get something that I love that does what I need and expect it to.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream retails for $6.00 and can be found at Ulta, or NYXcosmetics.com. I also noticed a huge display of these at my grocery store, which is a Giant Eagle. I live in western PA near Pittsburgh, so I'm not sure how widespread Giant Eagle is... but you might want to look in the makeup section next time you go shopping for food!