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Is it a lipstick or a lipgloss??

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It’s a lip creme actually! I’m talking about the new Soft Matte Lip Cremes from NYX Cosmetics.  This is the last part of my mini haul.  These products came out earlier this year and there has been a lot of buzz surrounding these.  The Lip Cremes come in packaging similar to the typical lip gloss with matte, rubberized caps and the doe foot applicator.  The lip cremes are supposed to be more pigmented than a lip gloss but more moisturizing than a matte lipstick.  These come in 11 colours and I paid $4.50 each from beautyjoint.com.  What a steal!  These products are similar to the Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color.

I purchased 3 colours:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo

Close up NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

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Swatched! Review of Zoya Matte Velvet Fall Collection

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Hi guys!!!

So today I am going to review the Zoya Matte Velvet Fall Collection.  I only started wearing Zoya this year when I took advantage of their exchange programme that they had earlier this year.  I had always heard great things about this nail polish line and they’ve lived up to the hype!  They have more than 300 nail colours and have some of the best colours out there! For the most part their polish applies smoothly and the formula is on the thinner side.  They are Big-3 Free, i.e. they don’t contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which have been linked to health issues.  Zoya also does not contain camphor.

Anyway, one of the most anticipated matte lines to come out is the Matte Velvet Fall Collection.  As some of y’all may know, matte nails are the hottest nail trend and everybody is coming out with some sort of matte line. A few general points about matte nail polishes.  Matte polishes are a little different to the regular polishes.  They are meant to have no shine,  no gloss, just pure colour.  This trend is not for everyone as we are so used to having bright, glossy nails, but I love the change in texture that this finish gives!  They also don’t last as long as glossy finishes because of the difference in formula, so they chip a lot faster and are easily affected by water, lotions, oils, creams etc.  Lastly, they are not meant to be worn with any base coat, top coat, primers, anything!!! Just you and your bare nails! So there is a risk of getting stained nails as well.  If you are iffy about they whole matte look and don’t want to spend $$$ on buying separate polishes, there are a lot of matte top coats out there to try. I have the Essie Matte About  You.  Mattes also run the gamut from completely flat and chalky to glittery, semi-matte satin.

Onto the review! No, really…..!

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