NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

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!

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  • I tried the soft matte lippies last night for the first time and it was so nice to wear. This colour looks gorg!!! Xx

    Lucy x // http://lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Ooh what colours have you tried so far? I’ve caught the Soft Matte Lip Cream bug and need to try more! x

  • I am a huge fan of the soft matte lip creams by NYX. Istanbul is such a pretty colour which I have yet to purchase in my collection. My all time favourite shade is London 🙂

    Have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    • It’s such a pretty shade, I’d really recommend it! x

  • Such a pretty pink shade!

    Abigail Alice x

  • I don’t really have many pink shades – this looks so gorgeous though, might have to pick this up next!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • It’s definitely worth trying, it’s a lovely shade! x

  • Beauty Bird

    Oh this is such a nice shade! I haven’t tried any of the matte lip creams yet xx

    • They have such a lovely formula, I’d really recommend the lip creams! x

  • I love these lip creams, I have a few. I think I’ll have to pick this shade up next, it’s lovely! x

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

    • It’s such a pretty colour! It would be lovely in the spring and summer too x

  • Such a lovely shade. I haven’t tried any NYX lip products yet, but I keep seeing them everywhere!

    Sara | http://www.saraspoke.com

    • You NEED to try them, they’re so lovely! x

  • I’ve picked this up so many times but have always ended up putting it back. Think a cheeky NYX order is definitely on the horizon!


    • Ooh that sounds exciting, I hope you pick up lots of lovely things! x

  • That one is a lovely shade. I’ll have to bear it in mind when I go to pick up my next one x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    • It’s such a pretty shade, you need to try it! x