Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream In Antwerp: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on July 27, 2013

in Grade B+, Lip Products, lipgloss, Lipsticks, Reviews

Nyx Lip Cream Antwerp (4) Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream In Antwerp: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Lee (Light Skin Tone/NC 35, Combination Skin)

Lipstick in a liquid form? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Well it certainly made me curious and I couldn’t wait to try this hybrid of a lipstick, lipgloss and a lip stain by NYX Cosmetics.

Product Description: Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.

My Views 

After going through numerous swatches I finally settled on the shade ‘Antwerp’. Antwerp is a soft coral-pink which is bright enough to perk up your complexion yet subtle enough to be worn during daytime-office wear shade. It will suit light-medium complexion beautifully but might wash out the dusky beauties!

The texture of the lip cream is like an air whipped mousse and glides well on the lips. It settles into a matte finish after a few minutes of application. It does not dry out my lips however during winters when my lips weren’t so healthy and chapped they did make my lips dry. Since it is a matte lip cream it has the tendency to accentuate the fine lines of the lips hence prior exfoliation is a must and it is best to apply a lip balm underneath.

The lip cream is well pigmented and a single swipe gives the true color. It can get a bit patchy if you layer it too much so you need to be careful while applying it. Being a matte lip cream it does not bleed or transfer. The staying power is pretty good and stays put for 4-5 hours after which it settles into a light coral tint. It survives drinks and snacks but you will need to touch it up incase you have a full meal. The thing I hate the most is that it fades very unevenly which looks horrid requiring an immediate touch up.

Overall, I feel the lip cream is good value for money and a total steal if you buy it internationally as it retails at a really affordable price there. In India it is priced at more than double the amount but you can usually get it at a good discount online and I do think it is well worth its price in India.

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Pros:

1)A coral pink shade suitable for office and day wear

2)Has an air whipped creamy and lightweight texture

3)It is highly pigmented and will easily cover pigmentation of lips

4)Decent staying power which survives drink and snacks

5)Super affordable if bought through international websites

Cons:

1) Can be drying and settles into fine lines unless the lips are prepped and exfoliated well.

2) Fades unevenly which looks disgusting!

Rating: B+

Price: Rs 750 on Indian Websites & Rs 530 at Sephora, Delhi

Final Recommendation: NYX Antwerp Lipcream is a pretty coral pink shade with a matte finish. It can be drying and settles into fine lines unless the lips are prepped well. However, it is long staying and well pigmented so unless you have dry lips this will be a certain recommendation from me!

We have reviewed four other shades of these lip creams previously. Go here to view:

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Atreyee July 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Wow, it is such a pretty colour.

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Yes,it is :)

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Poorva July 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm

wow gorgeous :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

thanks :)

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Tanmayee July 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Pretty Shade :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I lurrvee the shade!

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Vipra S July 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Such a pretty shade .. Cute lip swatch Lee <3 :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Thannkuuu :D

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Priyanka Jain July 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm

love the color and it looks sooo flattering on u Lee :)
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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

aw thank u so much :)

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Apoorva July 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Pretty shade.. how much does it suit the dusky skintone ?
and uneven fading.. eww..!!

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Apoo i feel this might wash out the dusky skintones and the fading part is certainly such a bummer :(

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Heena July 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Have This n Love It!

But Yes.. Uneven Fading Is Quite a Prob :-s

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

oooh same pinch :)
I know,right? These lipcreams would’ve been perfect only if it faded evenly :(

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Nivedita July 27, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I have been lusting after the lip creams for such a long time!! This one is a gorgeous shade!

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Oh u have to get these! I have 5 and i absolutely adore them!! This along with Pinky Nude(from the xtreme range) are my favorite!!

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Gowthami July 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Great shade :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

yep i agree :)

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Ayantika July 28, 2013 at 12:41 am

wow…I want this….really love this one :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Check out Sephora if u live in Delhi :) It is well priced there!

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Smriti July 28, 2013 at 1:40 am

Beautiful shade :)

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Totally! <3

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Arshi July 28, 2013 at 2:13 am

beautiful lip swatch Lee

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leeb33 July 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

aw thanks Arshi!!

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deepti July 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

loved the shade and the lip swatch looks veryyyyyyyyyy beautiful!!

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leeb33 July 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm

thank u so much Deepti! :)

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Sumathi July 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Looks great on you.. Very pretty colour.. Why do I have pigmented lips :(
Now I want these lip creams :D

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leeb33 July 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Thanks darling! These Lip creams are super pigmented so I’m sure U’ll luuurvee these!

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tarannum July 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Wow Lee!

such an awesome colour…

and it looks super beautiful on you… the lip swatches are simply to die for…

Hi Mehak… hv been a silent reader of ur blog but have now decided to connect more…

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leeb33 July 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks honey! xo

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mehak July 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Hi Tarannum!
Nice to see you here!

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tarannum July 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

thanks mehak

how do i connect to u…

do gmme ur mail id

thanks

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JC July 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

This looks absolutely beautiful! I need this in my life right now! :-/

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Preeti August 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

A good dupe for this is Miss Claire Matte Lip Cream in shade 08. Costs Rs 195 but the con is its not available easily. I have not managed to get it online. You have to hunt in beauty shops and smaller shops for this. Folks living in Mumbai will get it in the various Beauty stores spread across the city.

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