Dupe Alert~ NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream San Paulo and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 08

DUPE ALERT! DUPE ALERT! Am super stoked about the dupe post that I shall be sharing with all the lovely ladies on GA who have been craving for the famous NYX matte lip creams forever. Unfortunately, NYX is not available anywhere in India apart from Sephora, Delhi or online. I have seen a lot of Indian bloggers rave about this product, so I went ahead and got a couple of these lip creams which looks identical as the NYX products.I would be comparing a lip cream from NYX in the shade San Paulo with the dupe from Miss Claire in the shade 08. So, without further chitchat, let’s get into the post. 


Product Description:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: 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.

Price: 6 US $( US)  INR 700(Sold online and at Sephora,Delhi)

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream: It’s not lipstick nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing that you have experienced before. It’s lipstick that goes on smoothly but looks matte.

Price: INR 150 to INR 200(Available in New Market, Metro Plaza and Vardaan Market, Kolkata)


My take on the comparison: Both of these lip creams have identical color-coded packaging with a doe foot applicator brush attached to it. The product description has been mentioned on both the tube and a sticker has been placed at the bottom with shade name/number on it. NYX has names to identify the shade while Miss Claire has numbers.



Color: 08 is a dupe for San Paulo. As seen on the swatches below, it looks identical. The color is a bright coral shade with pink undertones.I have swiped NYX San Paulo on the left and 08 on the right. I was blown away! 


Texture: It has a fluffy and creamy formula that is lightweight and glides over my lips exactly as the NYX lip cream. There is no streakiness or dryness but since it has a matte texture, I would recommend a lip balm for severe chapped lips prior application.

Hand Swatch ( Left to right: Nyx San Paulo, Miss Claire 08)


Pigmentation: BAMM! One swipe is all you need as seen on the swatch. I have used San Paulo on the left part of the lip swatch and 08 on the right. Identical, isn’t it?  It would also cover pigmented lips like a dream.

Lasting power: Since it is a matte lip cream, 08 last for 5 to 6 hours on me without flaking or bugging. It does survive light meal and drinks and has the same consistency as the NYX lip cream.

Scent: Yummy!! It too has the vanilla fragrance just as the NYX has! 


Suming up the similarities: Packaging, identical color, texture, pigmentation,scent and lasting power. 

Differences: Some of the ingredients listed are different.

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams has been one of my favourites but the unavailability was a major problem. Now that I have found a perfect dupe that works equally amazing, I would totally recommend Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream and at too at such an affordable price. They also have a huge range of colors to choose from. Do try it!

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5 Responses

  1. Ankita says:

    I love NYX matte lip creams. They stay on lips forever without touch ups (unless you eat something oily). Just make sure moisturize your lips beforehand.

  2. Manisha says:

    Great post. Love the comparison, indeed these are perfect dupes

  3. Sue says:

    Hey! I am from kol and have been looking all around for theese, Could you please give me exact shop details ? I mean which shop in NewMarket?
    please! It’d be a great help!

    • Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

      You would get it in almost all shops at new market.Try Royal beauty store or shaoo & Shaoo .Or you get these at metro plaza also

  1. December 24, 2015

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