I was just in Selfridges wandering around, admiring the beauty stands as you do, taking everything in like I’m in paradise. Then, I came across the NYX stand and was straight in there, swatching as many products as possible, and came away with quite a few! I rediscovered some favourites, but there were four particular lip shades that really stood out to me from the Soft Matte Lip Collection. You can shop the range here

The formulas of the lip creams are extremely creamy, as they say, whilst drying matte quite quickly. I find that certain shades can fade throughout the day, but all you need to do is top up, you really can’t go wrong for just £5.50!

If you’re a lover of the brown lip trend going on right now, like me, then the shade Abu Dhabi would be just for you. It’s a nude brown, which I find the right shade to suit many from light/medium skin tones to dark skin. It’s very pigmented and goes perfectly with any nude to brown lip liners. My favourites are MAC’s Boldly Bare or Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude.
For those of you that love a more order generic amoxil girly pink lip, then Istanbulwould be your choice. It’s a true mid-toned pink that gives such a natural finish to any look. Although it’s formula and function is matte, it looks gorgeous with a clear or pink gloss over the top. Also it’s a great dupe for MAC’s Please Me.
My, my, did NYX make me love a red lip? Yes they did. Monte Carlo is my favourite shade from the range. A true red that’s a little darker than most, which I find very flattering and a lot easier to wear. For some reason this is also a lot longer lasting than most without needing touch ups!
Last but not least is Copenhagen, a gorgeous deep wine/purple that flatters all skin tones. Don’t find the swatch intimidating, as it honestly looks so beautiful on. This lip cream has dared me into wearing darker lips, so if you need that push then I recommend you try it to.

L-R: Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Copenhagen

What’s your go-to lip shade?
Megan ?

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  • Ooooh, I love all of those colors. I can't even pick a favorite because I love all of them so much 🙂

  • Glad you love them to! I have to pick Monte Carlo, it's so gorgeous 🙂

  • I have passed by the NYX displays a bunch of times… not sure what I would want to get. This is so helpful to have me remember some pretty shades for the next time I see NYX. I am a major lipstick junkie, so this post is right up my alley!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  • Whoa, there's a NYX stand in Selfridges?! I thought they were just online in Boots! And here I've been trying to pick the next shade I want to buy by analysing swatches! Oh dear. Abu Dhabi and Copenhagen are two shades I have too and I absolutely love them! I want to try Transylvania, but I'm also worried it's going to be too dark.

  • I love the Nude. I might just need the nude lol


  • Hmm, I don't know if I have seen this brand before!
    I would totally love to try Copenhagen… just for the shock value. I think the Istanbul would be my regular wear color.
    Love my pink!

  • I can't believe these were only £5.50! I definitely need to have a peek – Instanbul looks like such a fab Spring colour

    Steph – http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  • Istanbul looks such a gorgeous shade, I didn't realise they were so cheap. I will have to try them out myself

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • Those colors look so beautiful. I wish I could look good in those darker colors. Amber N

  • I am always looking for a lip cream. I really want to try going with darker colors I am always so scared of them!

  • Istanbul looks like it would be a perfect spring color for me! I just saw a display of this brand recently…. Im going to have to check it out when Im back in that store! Thanks for sharing!

  • Because of my dark complexion I love dark colors. I especially love plum like colors. I've never used NYX products before however, I'm more of a M.A.C girl.

  • I love the istanbul and the abu dhabi the best, these look a lot deeper colours than the usual lip glosses i've seen, I had no idea they had matte lip colours!

  • My go-to lip colour is always red! I own more rep lipsticks than any other colour. It's my favourite colour to wear, although I recently bought Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lip in the colour Beeper and that's quite brown and I was surprised how much I love it!
    Abibailey.co.uk xxx

  • Ah I love the sound of these lip products! I really want to try them and the shades you've chosen are gorgeous 🙂 xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love all of the colors. I don't know if I could pull off wearing the Copenhagen but I love the color.

  • These shades are so pretty! I've tried one of the soft matte lip creams but i wasnt fan of the shade. I definitely need to get some though. I've been loving the Revlon HD lip creams (i think thats what they're called haha) xx


  • Monte Carlo looks like my pick! I'll have to check these out the next time I'm shopping for cosmetics!

  • Have always loved the look of Copenhagen for myself. And glad I can now see a swatch of Abu Dhabi because this was one I was also considering for myself. Thanks for the review.
    Love Hannah xx

  • I just recently started buying these NYX lip colors and I really do like them. I bought the matte lipsticks and really like how they last. I'll try these next

  • I'm a lip gloss kind of gal, and I like the sound of a lip "cream" – never tried one before. Copenhagen looks like a shade that I would like to try.

  • Copenhagen looks gorgeous! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  • Omg I just love NYX!!! Pretty fabulous makeup at an even more fabulous price 🙂

  • The NYC soft matte lip creams are on my wishlist!

    Maira @ http://lovefrommaira.co.uk

  • I've always been a huge fan of matte lip colors. I really like that these come in the same dispensers that you can find lipgloss. It's easier to apply with the wand and to carry in my purse this way.

  • They have amazing products. Glad you liked it and that I could help 🙂 X

  • I know, fell in love as soon as I saw it! Ooh I've seen that – super pretty!

  • I think you should get the nude haha!

  • You should check them out, so affordable and amazing quality. X

  • I know right, how fabulous!! X

  • You should – I just want them all now!!

  • Copenhagen seems like a shade that would suit everyone! You should try it 🙂

  • I was to, but honestly don't be! These lip creams look fab on everyone!

  • No problem 🙂

  • I love MAC to, but for the price these are so worth it!

  • They have a whole range of colours now – you should check them out 🙂

  • I want to wear reds a lot more – they make you feel so nice! I really want to get my hands on Beeper, nice to hear you like it 🙂 xx

  • You should, they have so many more shades to! Xx

  • Would be good to give it a go, it really surprised me!

  • What shade did you try? Most are really stunning. Yeah I've seen those, I'll check them out! Xx

  • It's gorgeous isn't it 🙂

  • Let me know what you think if you get them! No problem 🙂 xx

  • I love their matte lipsticks to, my favourite is the shade Natural! X

  • It glides on so smoothly, like lip gloss, but drys matte!

  • It is – it was so surprising how much I loved it! X

  • Tell me about it!!!

  • Woo good to hear it!

  • They're very easy to apply, don't really need liners which is different as most lipsticks need liners!

  • A lovely post! I love Nyx products 🙂


  • Copenhagen looks so rich and elegant!


  • Ohh Istanbul seems such a pretty colour, need to add it to my wishlist.

    Tasha x sincereblonde.com

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  • I need some NYX in my life!!

  • I'm absolutely obsessed with my NYX Lip Creams! I have them in Abu Dhabi and Stockholm but am constantly looking to expand my collection. Copenhagen sounds so lovely, so I'll be sure to check it out! x

    Kayleigh | http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk