Today I am going to review a lipstick that is the first of its king in my collection. I got this in my recent haul (here) Its the NYX Soft Matte Lip cream in the shade Tokyo!! Its a very unique and crazy shade and I totally love it! But there are some more details I want to talk about, which I do and do not like about this lipstick. So let’s get started with the review!
About the Looks!
Its a liquid lipstick which comes in a tube packaging with a doe foot applicator. The cap is black the tube is transparent showing the shade of the lipstick. In the tube the lipstick looks like a very basic nude pink, but on application its completely different. The packaging pretty, sturdy, convenient and attractive.
Price – 570
Net Content – 8ml or 0.27 fl. oz.
Ingredients – Please refer to the picture below.
Shelf Life – 18 months
My experience with the shade Tokyo!
When I first applied the lipstick I was expecting a very basic nude pink color, but, to my surprise it turned out a very shocking, pale nude color with fuchsia/purple undertones. It immediately reminded me of one of the Nicky Minaj’s make up look!! (See picture).
Ever since I was wondering about the lipstick she used. Finally, I got it!! It somehow also reminds me of the bright colored popsicles in summers! 😀 It may wash out a lot of skin tones, some might say it does washes me out too, but off camera in reality it looks really awesome! Yes very different but really good!! I loved it and I am excited to wear it again! The only trick was to balance everything. I skipped the eyeshadow and opted for a bold and thick eyeliner and mauve blush with the lipstick. It was just perfect, nothing overdone.
Coming to the formula, it is quite pigmented and opaque but since the color is so pale and shocking it kind of streaks a bit and you have to be very careful of watching out of missed spots. It takes quite a few minutes to get the right and even application but when its done, it looks super!!
After the lipstick has settled it will not go away! It turns completely matte! Even with food and drinks only the color on the inner side will fade but barely noticeable. If you chose to drink directly from the glass and not straw then the lipstick will fade a little bit more. I would say it will last for more than 10 hours without meals and drinks and 6 hours with meals and drinks.
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The lipstick is not moisturizing but not drying either. If your lips have a lot of fine lines or are flaky then don’t even think about wearing it! It will accentuate all that!! You need to take care of your lips a lot to pull this off. Not just because it is matte but also the shade will actually highlight all the flaws if there are any. Instead of making you look pretty, it will look gross. Scrub and moisturize your lips regularly to soften them.
Honestly, I love this shade a lot and I see myself wearing this shade quite often in summers. The shade reminds me of summer popsicles and give me a cool and fresh feeling. Its a lovely color, a little tricky to pull it off but not impossible. If you like the shade on my skin tone, then you will surely love on yours if you have the similar skin tone! I highly recommend it to everyone!!