NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream~SMLC08 San Paulo~ Review and swatches

Today I shall be reviewing a lip cream by NYX that I always reach out for when in doubt and it is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade SMLC08 San Paulo.


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.


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 ~ SMLC08 San Paulo:  This soft matte lip cream comes sealed in a cylindrical tube that has a doe foot applicator. The color-coded packaging is helpful while identifying the shade  in my vanity box. The 7ml tube is lightweight and travel friendly.


Color: San Paulo is a fiery coral with reddish tone to it. It is slightly neon and bright in color but is wearable because of the warm undertone. It would suit all kinds of Indian skin and would look great on dark skinned girls as well. This shade is my go to lippy just as is Addis Ababa that I’d reviewed on my earlier post. If you’d missed out on that, click here


Texture: The formula is extremely comfortable and glides on easily without creating any streaks. It has a creamy consistency that turns matte once applied but thankfully it doesn’t dry out my lips. Though it has a matte finish, there is no pulling nor tugging which is what I loved the most about these NYX lippies.

Pigmentation: BANG ON opacity! One swipe is all you need for an opaque look. Girls with pigmented lips will surely love it.


Staying power: Stays put for 5 to 6 hours without bugging. It survives light meal and drink as well.

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Color-coded tube

Travel friendly

Smooth texture


Comfortable to wear

Awesome pigmentation

Would flatter all kinds of skin tones

Good staying power


Unavailability is a pain

Very few might find it drying

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: YES! I would highly recommend it.

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2 Responses

  1. I love nyx lip creams
    This is a brilliant shade.
    Love it. Sexy LOTD

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