So remember how I always say that I cannot rock a red lip? “Red lipstick is not for me :( I have fat lips! It’s too much! It looks so much better on the others! blah bla blah bouhouuu Poor me…” WELL that time is now OVER ladies and gentlemen. YES. I have found the perfect red lip color for me and the perfect formula for my lips.
Enter the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo: a dark red with a soft matte finish. As described by NYX the Soft Matte Lip Creams are part lipstick, part lip gloss, part lip stain. Read what NYX says:
It’s not a lipstick, nor is it a gloss, it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! It’s lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte. These long lasting lip creams come in 11 colors that will be sure to keep you lips moisturized and colorful.
Indeed the Soft Matte Lip Creams do glide on the lips with ease, and dry to a soft matte velvety finish. The color is deep and literally stays on for hours. It is not extremely moisturizing so after a couple of hours I did need to apply some lip balm on top, but overall it was comfortable. The color did not budge for close to 4 hours and the product kept looking good. The color stayed deep and gorgeous and I had compliments on it all.day.long. And you know I dig that.
Monte Carlo is not the only color I purchased. I also got Amsterdam, a lighter red. This one also wears beautifully on the lips and works wonderfully with Monte Carlo to create ombré lips (a slow fade from dark to light colours on the lips) if you apply a darker liner, Monte Carlo all over the lips then Amsterdam on the center only, then blend.
The Soft Matte Lip Creams come in 11 colors. I got mine on eBay through Joy’s Cosmetics who sells 2 lip creams for 9.99$ which is a great price. Give it a go ;-)