NYX Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches (Shy, Temptress, Street Cred, Eden, Aria, Siren)

NYX Matte Lipstick Shy, Temptress, Street Cred, Eden, Aria, Siren Review
NYX Matte Lipsticks: Shy, Temptress, Street Cred, Eden, Aria, and Siren

Today I have a few NYX Matte Lipsticks to share with you. I received the all of the new 2014 shades, but decided to only keep a few, because I don’t need that many lipsticks! I decided to try out 6 shades:

  • Shy (true nude)
  • Temptress (neutral pink)
  • Street Cred (raspberry pink)
  • Eden ( bright blue based red)
  • Aria (violet)
  • Siren (deep violet)
NYX Matte Lipstick Shy, Temptress, Street Cred, Eden, Aria, Siren Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick swatches: Shy, Temptress, Street Cred, Eden, Aria, & Siren

All of these shades are quite pigmented in just a single swipe. These lipsticks are really matte in both color and finish, so if you prefer a more glossy looking lipstick, these aren’t for you! This line has primarily nudes (for all skin tones), pinks, reds, plums, and vampy shades. There isn’t a true orange color, just a coral and orange-red shade.

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS26 Shy Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Shy swatch

The first shade, Shy, is a very light nude. I find that because this shade is so light, it highlights all imperfections in the lips. I wouldn’t wear this shade on it’s own, personally, but I’m sure some ladies could make it work!

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS25 Temptress Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Temptress swatch

 Temptress is a very wearable shade. It’s a pretty neutral peachy-pink. This one does highlight some imperfections when close up, but it looks fine otherwise. It reminds me a bit of Athens Soft Matte Lip Cream, but I think it looks nicer on the lips.

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS24 Street Cred Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Street Cred swatch

Street Cred is a nice raspberry shade- it’s a fun pop of color! I like that it is bright, but not too bright. I think this would look amazing with fairer skin tones.

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS27 Eden Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Eden swatch

Eden is a blue-based red. It’s nice, but I’m not a huge red wearer, besides during the holidays. It is nicely pigmented, and I don’t have many matte reds, so it is nice to have. It reminds me of Smashbox Infrared, but a lot less expensive! If red is your color, check this one out!

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS30 Aria Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Aria swatch

Aria is a lot lighter than I thought it would be. I expected a deeper shade, but when applied it is a bright orchid purple shade. Because orchid is the color of the year, I think this one will be fun to wear this spring!

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS32 Siren Review Swatch
NYX Matte Lipstick in Siren swatch

Siren is a burgundy shade, I thought it would be darker at first, but is just your basic deep red. I tend to lean towards darker burgundies, personally, but if you haven’t tried burgundy lips yet, check this one out! I wore this one recently, applied in a thin layer, and it lasted for 4 hours. I didn’t eat anything during that time, though. But, I don’t think these will last through eating…not many products do!

I do think these matte lipsticks are worth checking out if you want an affordable matte lip. I personally prefer the Soft Matte Lip Creams, but these are a lot more comfortable on the lips & are better for beginners. As far as my picks? Aria & Siren for bold lip lovers, Temptress for neutral loving ladies. I love NYX because of their affordable price tag, because you can’t find truly matte lip products everywhere, especially at the drug store for only $6!

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  • http://modernmartha.com/ Kelsey Reddick

    Aria and Street Cred have to be my favorite from the bunch. Adding to my wishlist!

    • Olivia Frescura

      They will both look great on you! Street Cred is perfect for every day, and Aria is the perfect mix between dark & bright! :)

  • http://www.rheapunya.blogspot.com/ rhea

    so pretty colors! should buy this!

    • Olivia Frescura

      You really should! At least try one! Which one is appealing to you?

      • http://www.rheapunya.blogspot.com/ rhea

        i think eden! 😀