I’m back with another review of a beauty purchase from our honeymoon, and this time I’m raving about the beautiful NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul. I know that we can now pick up lots of NYX goodies in Boots, but there was just something special about popping into the NYX store in the Mall at Millenia and having a good look. I’d had my eye on the Soft Matte Lip Creams for the longest time, and after a lot of swatching, I decided that Istanbul would be the perfect shade for me.
Istanbul is a gorgeous warm rosy pink colour that works so well with my paler skin. It adds a lovely pop of pink without going overboard – the perfect shade for Mrs Muted Lips over here. I like to pair this shade with a neutral eye and lots of highlighter!
What I love is that this product does exactly what it claims to do. This liquid lipstick goes on so smoothly and feels so soft on the lips before drying to a matte finish, but what’s great is that it doesn’t feel too drying or uncomfortable. I tend to suffer from really dry lips in the winter so I’m always topping up on lip balm and this lipstick sits so well on moisturised lips. I can imagine that it might cling to dry patches but just make sure to give your lips a bit of attention first!