If you’re looking for an affordable lipstick with great pigmentation, I would definitely suggest to check out the NYX Matte Lipsticks. NYX is one of my favorite affordable, cruelty-free make-up brands around. The quality of a lot of their make-up products are absolutely amazing, while the price is on point. I’m going to show you three shades of the NYX Matte Lipsticks, which are Tea Rose, Merlot and Pure Red.
I’ve purchased two shades (Merlot and Pure Red) one year ago during my holidays in Indonesia, I don’t know if the packaging is different per region or if the packaging has changed overtime. I can at least say that these are both original. The one in front on the picture above (Tea Rose), I have purchased here in the Netherlands. The lipstick tube has is matte black and has the NYX logo on one side and “Matte Lipstick” written on the other side. There is a transparant part in the middle so you can see the lipstick colour.
The transparent part continues until the base of the lipstick. I think the packaging looks very simple, modern and sleek.
Swatches from left to right: Tea Rose, Merlot and Pure Red. These lipsticks are very pigmented but still feel very smooth. They don’t have an extreme matte finish like the liquid lipsticks, but I think they are very comparable to the Matte finishes of MAC lipsticks. I think these lipsticks are unscented, so you can just smell a basic scent that most unscented lipsticks have. I personally do not notice any scent when applying these lipsticks.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose
Dusty Rose is a dusty mauve/rosy pink lipstick. It is a beautiful shade, perfect for anyone who likes cool-toned pink shades. It stays on my lips quite well but I’ve had to re-apply after eating something.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot
Merlot is a muted raspberry pink lipstick. Because the shade is muted, this lipstick is very wearable and colourful. Unfortunately, I don’t see this shade at the moment on the Douglas website so I really hope they will restock, since it is a gorgeous shade.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure Red
Pure Red is a bright orange toned red lipstick. In my opinion, this lipstick isn’t a true red but has a strong orange undertone. I love these kinds of bright shades during the summer. These lipsticks get easily smudged during eating, it can get all over your face if you’re not careful so just be aware of that, especially with a colour like this.
The NYX Matte Lipsticks are very pigmented while still feeling feel super comfortable and hydrating on the lips. Because of the creamy formula, the lipsticks tend to smudge easily, but they don’t bleed into fine lines. Just pay attention if you need to eat something and re-apply if needed. The best thing is, these lipsticks only cost €7,49 Euro. If you think MAC lipsticks are a bit too expensive, try these ones. I would say that these are quite similar in quality. The NYX Matte Lipsticks are available at selected Douglas stores and at the Douglas webstore.
Have you tried these lipsticks before?