Besides a stain, there’s nothing I love more than a nice bold, matte lip and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream combines my two loves just $6 each, sometimes less depending where you go. These go on soft and creamy like a mousse but behave more like a stain. They remind me a lot of Becca’s Beach Tints because the shades I have tried dry down in a similar way, like an opaque lip stain, but still give lips color and coverage without feathering. The color dries down to a little less vibrant shade, which I appreciate. NYX says it is moisturizing but I don’t really find that to be true with my lips. However, compared to other long wearing lip colors, they are not nearly as drying and don’t have that stickiness we know and hate. None of the color flakes off of my lips with Lip Cream either. I get good wear out of these too, it clings to my lips throughout the day but does suffer a tiny bit with eating and drinking. The only caveat here is you MUST exfoliate your lips before wearing a Lip Cream. Otherwise every single flake and imperfection will be noticeable and there’s nothing worse than a flakey lip. Am I right?
If you want to play with bold color but are a little hesitant, give Milan a try. It’s the shade I’ve been wearing all this week. I’m now scrounging through my apartment for any Ulta coupons I can find, I need to try more of these!