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4.01.2013

Pucker Up! | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp and Milan.

Remember how I fell head over heels in love with Addis Ababa? It's been months since my love affair with this lippy began, and although I'll never get tired of wearing this shade, I decided it's time to try other shades from the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream line.

My first choice was Sau Paolo, but this shade is just too elusive. It's almost always out of stock each time I search for it! And so I went for Antwerp and Milan instead, which I bought from Skye Avenue some three or four weeks ago.
Antwerp + Milan.
They're on sale at Php 250 each. That's 30 pesos off from the original retail price.
Antwerp + Milan.
As always, it comes with a doe foot applicator and has the same yummy scent as Addis Ababa. Both shades are highly-pigmented, colors are buildable, and dry into a lovely matte finish.
Antwerp on the left, Milan on the right.
Don't forget to wear a lip balm underneath these Lip Creams! (I use EOS, in case you're wondering.) You wouldn't want your lips to look parched and dry while wearing these lovely colors.
Swatches. Antwerp on the left, Milan on the right.
Antwerp is a pretty shade of coral that, when worn, tends to brighten one's face. The color is suitable for daytime wear and absolutely perfect for the summer. (It's now summer in the Philippines, by the way.)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp.
Milan, on the other hand, is a neutral pink shade that looks quite natural on the lips. On days when I'm too lazy to go through my full makeup routine, I reach for this lippy and wear it together with one of my favorite BB creams.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan.

What I love:
- Gorgeous shades
- Highly-pigmented
- Buildable colors
- Nice scent
- Stays on your lips for hours
- Kiss-proof
- Affordable price
- Cruelty-free (not tested on animals)

What you might not like:
- Has a tendency to dry out the lips (nothing a good lip balm can't handle, though).

Wrapping this post up with a Face of the Day! Two faces, to be precise. :)
Lips in Milan. 
Indoor light, no flash.
My son says I look like a pullip doll in this photo. Haha!
Lips in Antwerp.
Outdoor light, no flash.
I was standing in a spot where the sunlight actually streaks on my face, lol.

18 replies:

Faith Roxas said...

Great detailed review hun! awesome shades <3 Milan looks so beautiful, you're making me wanna buy it *LOL*

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

very nice review in details.keep up the good job.

Lexie Lane said...

Cjai, this really makes your lips look so kissable! lol! Very plumpulicious!

Jennifer H said...

I really like the antwerp!

Taylor Gilmore said...

You look great in both. Milan is soft and pretty, it looks good, but I prefer Antwerp - it has that "pow" factor going for it.
Great review!

Ganessa Archival said...

I like the Milan. Looks so good. Wanna have one :)

Michelle said...

I've heard so many good things about NYX's Lip Creams. you can definitely tell that the color pay off is good, like most NYX products. Super like Antwerp. It will go perfectly well with my collection :D

Franc said...

Both have easy too carry shades and it looks great for regular wear.

Christy Garrett said...

I love lipstick that goes on more like a gloss. These colors are both beautiful on you.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

Looks good on you both the lippies dear!!ang fresh mo tngnn! love the antwerp best! xx

April Perez said...

I have one of these and I must say I love the product consistency. I also use my EOS as a base because it does really make my lips look chapped if I don't apply a lip balm before using this lip cream.

Courtney G said...

Ooooh! Those are the perfect pinks! I love them:)

roviedear said...

the antwerp rocks! :D matagal tagal na akong di naka product review! time for me to make another one :D

k@ye said...

I really want to try this matte lip cream from Nyx too. Now you're making me want to buy it more! I love the shades you picked...I was curious if these could hide pigmented lips, but I guess they do since you said they are buildable. Thanks for this great review! Bibili na ako! lol!

earthlingorgeous said...

did you just said kiss proof? OK me wanna buy! hahaha !

Wander Woman said...

These are pretty shades.

Kiss proof? I'm sold! :)

Wander Woman said...

These are pretty shades.

Kiss proof? I'm sold! :)

Mitch said...

The kind of shades I love!

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