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Tokyo, Istanbul, Antwerp, Addis Ababa
I'm not sure why the container of Istanbul is a lighter color than Tokyo when it's a much darker color. Here are the swatches
See what I mean??? Istanbul is much darker than Tokyo but the tube is lighter... go figure.
my favorite of the bunch. It's a light pink color. It's really beautiful. I think it'd look amazing with a navy blue smokey eye.
this is a VERY natural lip color. It's actually almost my exact natural lip color, just slightly more pink.
A darker color than I usually wear, a pretty color but not my favorite on me.
Fushia. This is VERY bright. I know it looks bright in the picture but it's even brighter in person.
The colors look much lighter on the closeup pictures, the full face pictures are more true to color.
I like these quite a bit though I have to say they are not the best for someone who licks their lips or rubs their lips together a lot (I don't know how I'd know that... haha). When you do that, the lip color kind of balls up and rubs off which is not really a good look haha. But if you can control yourself and not lick your lips, it stays in place quite nicely.
With the applicator, I actually feel like I have a lot of control as to where I apply the product, I don't think you'd need a lip brush even if you had a really deep color. The longer you have these on your lips, the drier they get. They feel great for like the first hour and get more dry after that.
I got mine for $3 apiece and I'd definitely buy them again. I really do like them a lot. Oh, I wanted to say that I haven't been able to get these to layer under lipgloss successfully. When I put lipgloss on top, the same thing happened as when I licked my lips. It balled up and came off in certain spots. They are matte finish (once they dry) so that'll have to be the look you're going for, don't try to layer lipgloss on top. I have not tried to layer a lipstick on top so I'm not sure if that would work or not.
I took all of these pictures yesterday (hence the already posted eye makeup and stuff haha) but I'm trying to space out posts a little bit haha. I'm going up to New York this weekend for my niece's birthday party but hopefully I'll have this planned well enough where I'll have a post ready to go when I'm up there. Haha this pre-planning is not my thing. As soon as I do a look or buy something I want to show you haha.
I hope this helped anyone who was looking at the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. If you have some or get some let me know what you think!! Thanks guys!!!