I have been wanting to write this review for a while now because I keep mentioning this product all the time but never actually published a review.
Let’s all agree, although affordable, NYX is rather overpriced here in Malaysia which is why I feel like the dupe I found for it was worth while because the dupe is a third of the price (post here). I even wrote a first impressions post about this (post here). It is also noteworthy that Collection Cosmetics is being pulled from the drugstores in Malaysia (why can’t we never have nice things???)…
Description on the side of the tube.
Comes with a standard doe foot applicator.
Description: It is a liquid to matte type lipstick. The product isn’t entirely liquid, hence the name lip cream. It doesn’t dry down fast like a typical matte liquid lipstick. Comes in 8ml product.
Where to buy: Sephora outlets nationwide.
Price: MYR 30
I used it in one of my recent collaboration to create a summer look. I only use a light layer.
Comfortable on the lips.
Opaque (I have rather darker upper lips and it manages to cover it).
Long lasting (a good 4-5 hours before it fades; unless one eats).
These SMLCs comes in a wide range of colours; definitely worth a mention.
Doesn’t reapply too bad.
Picks up on dry patches.
Settles into wrinkle on the lips (but doesn’t exaggerate them).
Dries out the lips a bit.
Something to note is that it doesn’t dry down fast like a liquid lipstick does. The thinner the layer the faster it dries. When it dries down, it does dry down completely matte.
I kinda love this product!
Update: Collection, i.e. the brand of the dupe product is no longer available in Malaysia at Watsons.
NYX as a brand is pretty affordable, however, currency-to-currency it does cost more here in Malaysia than if one was to purchase it in America. This dupe was totally coincidental. I actually bought this product from a local drugstore after having heard really good things about it from several YouTubers AND also because it was on sale for a really good price! Only after having bought and used it I realised a striking similarity between the two and realised they swatch almost the same.
The product I’m duping is the NYX SMLC (Soft Matte Lip Cream) in London.
The dupe is the Collection Cosmetics Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in Angel Delight.
It just isn’t the product inside, just take a look at the packaging side by side.
It has the same plastic bottle with raised black font and a matte finish applicator handle.
Even the doe foot applicator looks the same!
Below is a swatch side by side. There’s a slight difference in that that the Collection one is a little more pink than the NYX one.
Albeit the slight difference in colour both products feel and look the same on the lips. They even smell similar!
The NYX at Sephora; MYR 30
The Collection (Watsons exclusive); MYR 10.50
I could buy three Collection ones for the price one NYX!!!
Although not exactly drugstore, NYX makeup brand prices are within drugstore range and NYX is the single most affordable makeup brand at Sephora.
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams (SMLC) has an almost cult following among the YouTube beauty community so I said hey, it’s about time I tried it out. So I picked up a nude colour that I can actually use.
The shade code on the bottom of the tube.
The doe foot applicator.
When it sets it becomes completely matte.
It is a liquid to matte lip product that dries and sets on the skin. The shade I have here is a brownish nude colour perfect for tanned skin people. It smells like dessert and I absolutely love that! It has a mousse-y texture and it is pretty long lasting. Overall I really do think this lip cream is pretty amazing. The darker colours may be trickier to work with. LOVE!!!
Price; MYR 30 (also depends your source of purchase)
Where to buy; Sephora (nationwide), FS Boutique (on mainland Penang, Facebook page link here).