Thursday, February 9, 2012

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa - Review, Photos, and Swatches

CANDY YUM YUM! If you're a real MAC (or any kind of lipstick) addict, you should know what Candy Yum Yum is.

The famous Candy Yum Yum caused a huge craze last 2011. It was sold out a  few hours after it was released here in Manila. Everyone who failed to get a tube was bummed. So what did we do? We scoured the world of makeup to find a dupe.

There are a lot of good dupes for CYY, one of which is one my current favorite drugstore pink lipsticks:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa SMLC07
Lip cream with and wand

Swatch with flash

Swatch without flash

I prefer bright colors in matte finish. I just think matte looks more polished and sophisticated than glossy neon shades; that's why I love Addis Ababa.

PROS: nice matte formula, shade is a good dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum, affordable
CONS: for people who have problems with "double dipping", the fact that you have to use a wand would be an issue

VERDICT: 5 out of 5 CHILIS! The only possible issue in this product is the wand. Since it doesn't bother me at all, for me it's perfect. :)

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
300php, Pretty Goddess

Have you found a good dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum?
What do you think about a "lipstick" that comes with a wand?
I would love to hear your thoughts. :)

FTC: I paid for these products with my own money. I am not getting paid to make this review. I am not affiliated with the said brands. Photos above are taken/owned by yours truly.

1 comment:

  1. Hi i just recently bought this lippy and it has tiny blue glitz on it. Also, unlike the other shades I got before, its not as pigmented (you have to apply twice to have full coverage) and doesnt smell much like the other shade i got. The packaging is different as well; the print on the tube is a bit sheer, and the "net weight" is at the bottom beneath the shade color. :(