NYX Hits Boots! Here’s What I Picked Up…

IMG_1866NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX has slowly been upping their presence in the UK and I for one am pretty darn excited about it. It began online and then I first saw it in person in the Selfridges Beauty Workshop. Fast forward a couple of months and on a trip to my local Boots to pick up cotton pads (PAH – as if I thought I was just going to leave with those!) I spotted a double sided counter. DOUBLE SIDED PEOPLE! A swarm of beauty junkies descended as the poor shop assistant desperately tried to refill the emptying display. I was like a bee to honey and it took me about 10 seconds to forget what I’d even gone into Boots for in the first place.

Now it’s not like every single item available from NYX hits my spot, but everything that I have tried so far I’ve been really impressed with and you just can’t beat the price point and the vast amount of shades available in everything from lip colours to eyebrow pencils, contour palettes to eyeshadow offerings – it’s a really bloody massive line-up. For me I always get excited to see the Soft Matte Lip Creams. They are £5.50, come in 26 shades and after a bit of deliberation I pip these as my favourite matte liquid lipstick product out there.

Here’s the thing. They are soft and mousse-like in texture and so glide onto the lips as more of a light stain. The opaqueness and the pigment are there, but it’s a very thin formula so things don’t get too dry, or too flakey, or too cakey. It still dries down matte, but you almost forget that there’s anything on your lips. The only down side is that where the texture isn’t like paint, they’re not the longest lasting liquid lipsticks out there. The nude colours you get a decent few hours out of because they wear off in a less obvious way, but the darker shades require a tad more work. Nothing off-putting though, because the texture is so light, it’s easy to reapply. In fact I’d dub these ‘The Entry Level Liquid Lipstick‘ – never given ’em a go before? Then start off with these.

I already own Cannes and Morocco; the former of which is a dusky pink shade and the latter an orange-based red, but this time round I picked up Stockholm and Copenhagen – both colours I’ve had on my shopping list for ages, but have never previously been able to spot in stock. Stockholm is STUNNING. In fact I declared my love for it on Snapchat the other day (‘viviannamakeup‘ on there if you’re interested). It’s a peachy nude that’s perfect for summer. Copenhagen isn’t perhaps the most stereotypical spring/summer shade out there, but it’s a pretty deep wine that actually goes on really evenly for such a vampy colour which is practically impossible to find in the liquid lipstick world.

So it’ss another two thumbs up from me. Bets on for me having to pick up a new Soft Matte Lip Cream shade each time I head to Boots? Yeah it’s not good odds is it… 


  • Definitely popping into Boots on my lunch break today! Need to stock up my NYX collection 🙂 x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  • I already own Stockholm and it’s so gorgeous, it’s an everyday kind of shade. I need to pick up Copenhagen though, I have nothing else quick like it!

    Jodie //

  • The both look gorgeous!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I love their soft matte lip creams so much! The scent of it is quite nauseating, especially after hours of wearing it, but I love it! x defo gonna try out they’re other shades.

  • I’ve read somewhere that NYX SMLC in “Abu Dhabi” which I’m wearing here: is a practical dupe for Kylie’s Dolce kit…so I picked that one up, on me it’s quite wearable, but I’m an oriental medium fair (MAC NC30, have a bit more of a yellow undertone).


  • Laura

    I love NYX products, I’m so glad they’re easier to get hold of in the UK now! Both Stockholm & Copenhagen look so pretty, might have to go get them!

    L x

  • NYX just launched in Finland too and I’ve been trying to get my hands on the Soft Matte Lip Creams, but all the nice shades are always sold out! Stockholm is definitely going on my list, it look so pretty on you. xx

  • I keep seeing NYX everywhere on blogs and social media, I’ll have to take a trip to my local boots and see if they’ve finally started stocking it!



  • Ooo! Those lip colours are beautiful! I hope one is coming to Leeds soon!!

  • Megan Clarke

    The shade on the right is just gorgeous!

  • I like the shade. Seem like NYX is doing a really good job, it’s not glossy and have lots of different colours. Really temped to buy one. Anyone has more good suggestion on the shade?

  • Sheridan Grady

    Such gorgeous shades! I picked up Antwerp which doesn’t suit me but I loved the products itself so I must try some more! xx

  • Rachel

    I definitely want Copenhagen now! NYX blushes are also really good for the price.

  • Oh, I’m a huge sucker for liquid lipsticks. Who isn’t right? They go on easily like a gloss, but you get the pigmentation of a traditional lipstick. I have a few of the Bourjois ones, but they unfortunately aren’t as forgiving. Need to give these NYX ones a try! Thanks

    According to Mimi

  • I’ve yet to hear any bad things about these so I don’t know why I keep forgetting to try them!

  • Natalie Browne

    I LOVE the Soft Matte Lip Creams and NYX as a brand in general!

    Natalie x

  • Jessica Thoma

    Oh that Stockholm shade looks right up my street! Need to plan a trip to my nearest NYX counter it seems haha 🙂 x

  • Becca

    Ah I am dying to try these! I’m not sure my boots has a NYX counter yet, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled xx

  • I love both these shades so so much! I’m dying to try some lip products from NYX, I think a some Boots purchasing may be in order! x

  • OMG I cannot believe you bought Stockholm and Copenhagen bcos I literally just ordered those two from Feel Unique about 3 hours ago!! They look great on you though and now I’m super excited for them to arrive x

  • I’ve never had anything from NYX before, but my fingers and toes are all crossed they decide to pitch up in my local Boots! I’m especially loving the look of Copenhagan….

  • I adore the soft matte lip creams, we have Nyx in Sephora so they are fab x

  • I’ve never tried anything from NYK so far, but loads of people around me love their products 🙂 This darker shade looks perfect!

  • Whitney

    I love NYX lipsticks and glosses. They are my go to when I need a pop of color and stay on so well.


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod


    i love these lip products. its so tempting to get one because their value is amazing! Its almost like getting a sandwich or something, but much more of an investment!!! haha

  • Hannah

    These are such beautiful shades. I have been wanting to try these lip creams for so long now I really need to pick one (or maybe two) up! xo

  • sophie

    I’m off to boots today to pick some up ?

  • Cannes looks gorgeous! I wish there would be a stand in my local Boots, although I know there won’t be as it’s such a little store. Maybe I’ll pop to a bigger Boots soon and have a look!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • I really need to try these! Copenhagen looks so beautiful! x

  • Nyx has been available in the US for a while, but personally, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the formula :/

  • Oh my goodness, I am IN LOVE with Stockholm! It looks really amazing on you! I own four shades, none of which are the same as yours! Will definitely need to pick up more…
    Ivory Avenue

  • Copenhagen looks gorgeous, definitely going to buy it!


  • I have Copenhagen and Cannes as well. I wear Cannes probably once a week, it’s such a perfect color! But I mostly wanted to say, I love the lip swatches in this post. The lighting is perfect and lovely and it’s so helpful to see what the color is actually like on human lips. 🙂

  • Ok, now I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that doesn’t like NYX SMLC. I have Copenhagen and Antwerp. Color of Copenhagen is color (love) of my life, but after 1-2 hours, it looks terrible on my lips! I get that nasty line where my lips close, witch looks almost black, because it’s dark color, it becomes flaky and it’s impossible to reapply. And with Antwerp it’s the same. It is lighter color, and less visible, but it also looks terrible on my lips. I’m so sad, so so sad.

  • Stockholm looks like an amazing nude! I’m very into pinky nude shades for this spring and summer, so I definitely want to try it.

  • ChristineIversen

    These look really pretty 🙂 x

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

  • Cristina

    Same here this morning in my Boots!! Anna you should try the Liquid Suede lipstick in Soft Spoken – it’s KVD’s Lolita dupe! And it’s fab! X

  • I’m more of a Butter Gloss girl, myself, but the formula of these sounds great for a matte!

    She Likes to Shop

  • I’m so glad NYX are now in boots! I’ve wanted to check them out for a while now, i know what i’ll be doing this weekend!

  • Both colours look absolutely gorgeous on you Anna! I love NYX – I’ve recently ordered some of their prismatic eyeshadows as well 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • Oh, those 2 shades are beautiful! My local Boots needs to hurry up and get a NYX counter!!

    Hayley xo |

  • Anna
  • You look awesome in that nude! I don’t know if I can get into the super drying thing. I’m old school and just love a classic lipliner, lipstick and gloss combo. xo.

  • Ana

    Both shades look amazingly good on you! I will definitely have to go and buy some of these, everyone raves about them and they are just so cheap!


  • I really want to try some bits from NYX. These look stunning.

    Robyn |

  • Ivy Fuld

    So glad you love these Anna! They have been one of my fave lip products for years 🙂

  • Jen

    Stockholm really is the perfect peachy nude! x

  • Lauren

    You need to try the shade San Paolo from the same range – It’s amazing !
    As always, great post Anna 🙂


  • I’m obsessed with NYX, I also had a NYX post go up this week if anyone want’s a read!


  • Ashley Wauters Hedeen

    I have the same one but in the color Abu Dhabi, love love love the color!!!!

  • These look so gorgeous and that price!!! I’m going to have to order some!!!
    Life of Em |

  • Such beautiful colours! They look very different on the lips from the packaging though — is that true? Either way they look very natural applied (no crustiness at all!) x

  • Stockholm looks beautifullll, such a lovely nude shade. I really want to try more of the matte lip creams (I only own one ) but unfortunately every time I go to the nyx makeup stand they’re all sold out. I think I need some insider intel as to when they re-stock so I can pounce haha. Holly x |

  • The Sunday Mode

    Stockholm looks so good on you! I wonder if a shade like that would suit my fair skin or not. Definitely going to try and track it down just incase!

  • Milana Troshchenkova

    Copenhagen looks shamazing!! Such a bright berry, I think it’s really versatile.

  • Love them! Copenhagen looks perfect on you! xx

  • LilyM

    Is this the Westfield white city boots? Bc I might need to make a trip! x

  • Charlotte Dyer

    Love them! I am deffo going to have to invest in some of them 🙂

    Love, Char –

  • NYX can do no wrong *bows down*

  • Stacy

    I am a huuuuuuge fan of NYX!!!!))

  • Beautiful shades and photos to match – look gorgeous on you Anna!

    Lauren x
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