Thursday, February 16, 2012

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp - Review, Photos, Swatches

Antwerp is renowned as being the diamond capital of the world. It is the second largest city and municipality in Belgium as well as the capital of the province of Flanders.(via Antwerp)

Given the chance to go there, I would! In a heartbeat! But due to lack of resources (like most of us are), I guess the next best thing I can devour is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

Antwerp is a warm coral shade. I love this shade because it's not intimidatingly bright like your usual orange, yet it's still vibrant enough to lighten up your face.
This shade is perfect for spring/summer: it's girly, youthful, and fresh.

Comes with a wand

Swatch without flash
Swatch with flash
Lip swatch

Because the shade is light, girls with pigmented lips (represent, y'all!), we need to apply it generously. I think it took me 3-4 layers so it will completely cover my dark lips.

PROS: The color is adorable and wearable, it's matte, handy, and affordable. The opacity and longevity are decent.
CONS: If you're like me who has pigmented lips, you will need to apply a little more product to get the right opacity.  When it turns totally matte, the lines on your lips will be a bit defined so exfoliate your puckers and always apply a lip balm.

VERDICT: 4 out of 5 CHILIS! This is almost perfect. It's just that my lips are pigmented so I have to apply generously to achieve the opacity that I want.

Where To Buy:
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp
300php, Pretty Goddess

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. I like it! But it doesn't make your lips choppy? :)

    1. Like any other matte lippies in light colors, yes it does :( Kaya one needs to apply a balm talaga before applying this.

  2. wow!! that's looking great..hmmf..i'll try looking for one here,,,

  3. Nice :)

    I just followed you :)

  4. Nice shade. Imma try. Thanks for the review. Your blog is very informative.
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    XX, Jenniya

  5. Ive been looking for a lipstick or any lip products that will cover my dark lips. Hopefully, eto
    na yun, considering okay naman sayo, kahit na pigmented lips, baka okay din sa dark lips?
    meron ka bang pic dito not wearing any lipsticks at all?

    1. Hi Cristel!

      I'll try posting a before and after photos for you. Might do it permanently on my next lipstick reviews. :) Thanks for the idea!

      Anyway, I learned that applying concealer before your lipstick would help if you want to wear light-colored lippies. I also try to find lip pencils closest to the shade of the lipstick I use. :)

  6. This is my HG lip color. I have dark, uneven lips [boo! :(] but this color goes with my complexion all the time. Doesn't matter which blush I'm wearing... It just brightens my face, even when I have ugly, sickly skin. I still haven't found a dupe for it. I'm looking over MAC and even OCC lippies (I had hopes OCC Grandma would be a hit)... Also bought Miners The Matte Factor Lip Paint but still none... It's the formula as well. Matte finishes just look so much better on me compared to those shiny, glossy ones. I'm going to finish my second tube already and set to buy three more once I get paid. I can't live without this.