NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream~Addis Ababa~Review and swatches

I’m a sucker for matte lippies and love collecting them in all kinds of form. So, on today’s post, I’ll be sharing one such product with our Gupshupian matte lovers like me and it is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Addis Ababa. So, let’s get into the post. Shall we? 

Addis Ababa 1

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.

Ingredient: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone,Beeswax, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone /Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane,Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-):CI77019 (Mica) / CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI15850 (D&C Red 6 Na.Salt), CI15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI15985:1 (FD&C Yellow 6 AlLake), CI19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI45410 (D&C Red 28 AlLake), CI77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI77499(Iron Oxide Black), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77891 (TitaniumDioxide).

Price: 6 US$ (7ml)

 My take on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ~ Addis Ababa:

This soft matte lip cream comes sealed in a cylindrical tube which would be easily confused with a lip-gloss tube. It has a doe foot brush that is easy during application. The color-coded packaging is lightweight and very convenient for me to spot the shade in my stash, as I own a couple of these lippies.

Addis Ababa 3

Color: Addis Ababa is a fuchsia pink shade with a slight blue undertone. I have warm skin so any lippy with blue tone doesn’t work on me but Addis Ababa did well on me and brighten up my face in an instant. I love the vivid, fun color as it screams SPRINGTIME! It is my go to and one of the best matte lippy so far.

Addis Ababa 2

Texture: Lightweight and is extremely comfortable to wear. It has a fluffy mousse like consistency that turns matte after application but doesn’t dry out my lips usually how matte lippies work. It applies very smoothly over my lips with no tugging whatsoever. The formula is awesome and doesn’t settle on fine lines. I’m totally hooked to it!

Addis Ababa 4

Pigmentation: Awesome pigmentation! One swipe does the job as seen on the swatches below but you can play around with the saturation as desired.

Staying power: Stays in place for 5 to 6 hours with slight snacking in between. I didn’t even need to reapply. But yes, it won’t survive heavy meals.


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The good things:

Color-coded tube

Vibrant summer color

Extremely smooth


Comfortable to wear

Travel friendly

Great color payoff

Long wearing

 The bad things:

Not easily available in India

Matte texture can be an issue for super dry lips

 Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: OMG! Yes, yes and yes!

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10 Responses

  1. Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

    Wow i love the color

  2. sushmita mazumdar says:

    Everyone love this shade.. I wanna try too

  3. Somreeta Mukherjee says:

    My perennial favourite shade! <3

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