NYX Matte Lip Cream~Amsterdam~ Review and swatches

I’m back with a post on yet another NYX matte lip cream in the shade Amsterdam. If you’d missed out on the previous review on the shade Addis Ababa, click here. Now, let’s carry on with the post.


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.

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 Amsterdam: The NYX soft matte lip cream comes sealed in a lip-gloss like cylindrical tube. It is extremely light and has a doe foot brush that makes it easy to apply. The packaging is color coded and easy to spot in my vanity.


Color: Yes, finally I have found the perfect red for my skin tone. Amsterdam is a warm toned red, which would look great on all Indian skin tones. I usually wear red lips with monochrome outfit for a pop of color.


Texture: It is lightweight in formula and is comfortable. It has a creamy consistency that turns matte once applied without drying out lips. There is no bleeding or pulling.

Pigmentation: Amazing color payoff. It goes opaque in a single swipe as seen on the swatch below. I’m totally blown away by this shade.

Staying power: Stays put for the entire day with slight snacking in between. It leaves a tint behind after heavy meal which  I personally don’t mind.

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What I like about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Amsterdam:

Color-coded tube

Perfect red


Smooth to apply

Travel friendly

Very comfortable

Great pigmentation

Long wearing

What I don’t like about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Amsterdam:

Matte finish may be a con for beauties with dry lips

Unavailability in India

 Rating: 4.8/5

Recommendation: Yes! Amsterdam is the perfect kind of red for all Indian skin tones.

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3 Responses

  1. Mini says:

    From where did you purchase this?i am craving to buy few shades.please help..

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