Do you feel like you want something just because how pretty it looks, and not because you actually need it… It happens to me a lot, I am attracted to pretty and shiny things. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream might not have a shiny packing to take my attention, but the colour range and how much raved it is in the beauty world were pretty enough for me to make a decision…

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza | Review

NYX Soft Matte lip cream in Ibiza is the first and only product I own from NYX. I got it in October, and I mentioned it in my post Mini Boots Haul. I wanted to check the quality of the products before actually investing in more products, if that makes any sense.

NYX Soft Matte range has a great colour selection (around 20), and the shades are named after cities, how cool it is! There are nudes, pinks and reds, so it is almost impossible to not find a colour you might like. I wasn’t really sure about which one to get. I had my eyes on Cannes (mauvy nude), but ended up picking up Ibiza, which is a beautiful shade of pink, like coral pink. It would be an ideal lip colour for spring. These lip creams are really pigmented, so tiny amount on the brush will be more than enough for a natural looking lips.

I am new to matte lip creams, I only used a few of them and I wasn’t really impressed with them. If you have dry lips like me, you probably know the struggle of wearing matte lip products. You have to scrub your lips and wear plenty amount of lip balm before putting matte products and it might not be the best option if you don’t have so much time. This NYX Soft Matte lip cream goes matte after applying. Even though it is not drying for dry lips, I would highly suggest you to wear lip balm beforehand. The good thing is these lip creams are not drying, so you can wear it without worrying about getting dry lips.

What I like about NYX Soft Matte lip cream is, it is not heavy, but has really light texture and feels so soft on the lips. Even though it has creamy consistency, it doesn’t feel that way on the lips. I really don’t like heavy creamy lip products, which gets everywhere (it gets really hard to eat without worrying about your food), even after hours applying it. When you wear this lip cream, you can enjoy food and don’t worry about  your lips, once they go matte they won’t move and they will actually last for hours, I am really happy to know that they are long lasting.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Ibiza colour

NYX Soft Matte lip creams has a slight scent, but it is not overwhelming. I actually like this scent, and you can’t smell it once you apply it anyway, so even if you don’t like scented makeup products, I can assure you that this one will not annoy you.

Overall, I really enjoy wearing this lip cream. Like I said before, even though I have dry lips, it feels so soft on the lips and it doesn’t make my lips dry. The matte finish is beautiful and it being long lasting is a big plus for me. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes matte lips, you will love the finish of it.

Have you used any NYX Soft Matte lip creams? If so, what’s your favourite shade?

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  • I have never tried it but it sounds lovely! I too am always attracted to pretty things 🙂 Gemma xx

  • Sheridan Grady

    I’ve been really wanting to try one of these as they have so many lovely colours! I think I’ll have to go for a nudey pink as always! x

    • Definitely give them a try, you won’t be disappointed! xx

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I love Cannes the best! Probably the best lip cream I’ve had last year. They last so long!

    • I guess it will be the next shade I will be picking up.

  • I’m definitely going to check these out! I love NYX and also they have the best prices along with quality! I didn’t know they had a Matte Lip Cream! And the colors shown above are beautiful! Thanks for the review! xo

    McKenzie |

    • Definitely check these out, they have so many colours and the pigmentation is fab! xx

  • I haven’t found one I was really excited about yet, but the NYX ones are on my list to try. I just need to finish some stuff first…

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • First finish then buy, I should also do that instead of keep buying stuff I don’t need.

      • I am way better at preaching than practicing that, I am afraid.

  • Mary Burrow

    Aw I love these! I used to have shade Antwerp before I lost in on a night out 🙁 which was a gorgeous bright coral. I want to try a nude too so Canne might be a good pick xx

  • Great review! I need to check out these Matte lip creams as they seem to be the perfect no worry lips option!

    • Thank you. Definitely check them out, they are really good.

  • I have a nyx lip gloss as well
    And i love it.
    Great review loves!

  • Klaudia.

    I love them! I love how velvety they feel once applied and don’t dry out my lips. I have a few shades but I really want them all (or at least 3/4 of the range). xo

    Klaudia //

    • Ha ha after trying this one, I feel the same! I want to get them all xx

  • I would love to try these and I need to get my hands on some, even though I don’t need anymore lip products! But I also love the colour too!

    Pams Stuff and Things

  • Shwetali

    They sounds great. I haven’t tried them yet.they are not available here in India 😕

    • Unfortunately they are not available everywhere, my fiance had to bring it from the UK 🙁

  • Emily

    Nyx seem to be getting around a bit in the bloggersphere and they have just come in stock at Boots – thinking I may have to investigate further!

    Musings & More

    • It is the first product I’ve tried from Nyx and I am impressed by the quality, so it is worth checking out.

  • Yes, I love them. Love the colors you picked up (:
    Nati xx

  • Your pictures are absolutely adorable! I love Nyx! In fact I just placed a rather hefty order from them a few days ago and purchased some of their lip lingerie/ soft cream lipsticks. The Nyx formulas are amazing in my opinion and especially at very decent prices!
    I’ll definitely keep these in mind for my next Nyx haul!

    • Aww thank you, lovely 🙂 After seeing your Nyx haul, I want to try out some of the things you got whenever I get a chance.

  • I have a couple, and I enjoy them as well! I think NYX’s soft matte cream is such an innovative formula. They had their soft matte creams way before the whole matte lip craze was revamped, and even after every brand came out with a matte lip product, I have yet to find one comparable to NYX’s formula. It truly is unique.

    • I haven’t tried many matte liquid lip products, but I am really surprised by the quality of Nyx ones. I definitely want to get more shades.

  • Fifty Shades Of Pink

    That matte lip creams are pretty nice, I have a few of them! My only problem is that sometimes (specialy in winter) they don’t set very well on my lips and tend to emphatize the dry patches.

    Instagram: @sarafqueiros

    • I have the same problem, so I try to scrub my lips before I use it.

  • I don’t own anything form NYX because it’s not in my country but they lipstick always looks amazing when I see a post or a tutorial on youtube. I’d love to see how they look on you 🙂

    • I wish they were available everywhere 🙁 Maybe one day haha 🙂

  • RingsABelle

    I love that the collection is named entirely after cities! I actually really struggle to stop buying things because of how pretty they are. I think that it’s a huge part of beauty!

    xx Belle

  • Do they have NYX in Boots nowadays? How have I managed to pass the counters. I’m definitely all in for matte lips so I’m really really interested in this product. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the great post girlie! 🙂
    Emma xxx

    • They do! You should check them out, this lip cream is amazing 🙂 xx

  • These are definitely one of my favourite liquid lipsticks! I have Addis Ababa and Copenhagen and love them both! Love how cheery this shade looks 🙂

    • I should really get more shades, they feel so soft and light on the lips 🙂

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    These sound absolutely amazing! I’ve never tried these lip creams before, but heard great things about them. The shade selection seems fab, and I like that they’re lightweight and long lasting. I will be sure to add these to my wishlist, thanks for sharing, darling! Hope you’re having a lovely week so far. <3


    • Definitely check them out! I like how long lasting they are, so I don’t have to worry about my lips for some hours. Have an amazing week, sweetie! xx

  • I have shade Milan but definitely keen to get more especially now that they are available in Boots. Love the shade you picked up, perfect of upcoming spring/summer x

    Beauty with charm

  • I’ve loved everything I’ve tried from NYX. Its a great affordable brand. I recently picked up one of their lip creams in the shade Athens. I really like formula but I’m not of a massive fan of the shade itself! xx

    • I am not a fan of browns, they just don’t suit me. There are a few products I want to try out from Nyx, I like how affordable yet good quality their products are. xx

  • I don’t have this shade but I love the NYX lip products, I need to get more soon. My favorite shade might be Stockholm.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • I want to get a few more shades, it feels so soft on the lips!

  • One of the original matte liquid-ish lipstick that I’ve tried and still love until today! Once my spending ban is over, I probably will pick up every shade. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Ha ha after trying this one, I want to get them all too!

  • Kelly M

    Great post!! I do not normally use mattes because I had heard previously (and perhaps incorrectly) that they are incredibly drying your lips. But it sounds like particular one helps combat that, and lasts through meals?? #EPIC! I have the same problem as you.. I get very attracted to pretty things (oh the wonder of good marketing!) and get roped into some purchases. However I try to tell myself to stop getting attracted to the same exact thing!!


    • Some of the mattes are really drying on the lips, but not this one. If you moisturise your lips properly, this won’t feel uncomfortable on the lips. Good marketing always work on me! x

  • As you said it can be hard to find matte lipsticks that aren’t too drying… But if you’re happy with the NYX lip cream then I think it would work for me as well, as I’ve got very dry lips too. The colour is super pretty! 🙂

    Julia x
    Last post: My New Winter Teas |

    • After applying a good amount of lip balm, this one is not drying at all 🙂 x

  • I love the color! I need that in my life.
    Love, Fads

  • I love matte lip creams, although I haven’t tried one from NYX yet. I find them easier to wear than matte lipsticks which can be too drying for me, Ibiza looks like a lovely shade 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • Lip cream definitely feels better on the lips, at least they are least drying 🙂 x

  • Heard a lot of good about these and I am definitely planning to try a few of these, there is just always something else to buy haha.

  • Serene Kurd

    Ohhhhh Ibiza is next on my list to try <3 😀 absolutely love this range from NYX!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  • This is a gorgeous shade for Summer 🙂 I have two different shades of the Matte Lip Creams and I like the formula but I’m not crazy about it, much prefer the Matte lipsticks. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • In winter my lips get really dry so this lip cream feels better than the matte lipstick x

  • Nadia

    I have heard about these little guys so many good things and now this wonderful review of yours, hon! It looks and sounds amazing + what a perfect spring/summer shade! Thanks for the tips about moisturizing your lips before applying it – my lips are extremely dry so this is a valuable advice cos otherwise I’d probably hate the way it looks on me. There’s hope lol 🙂 Thanks for sharing this lovely review! Onto catching up with other posts of yours babe. Hope your week is going great, honey <3
    xox Nadia

    • It is really good, and the colour range is also amazing! There are so many to pick from. Thank you so much for your sweet words, lovely! You’re a sweetheart <3
      Have an amazing week x

  • I really like the NYX lip products. This shade is so pretty, I may have to add one more to my collection.


    • This range is really good, I want to get more shades!

  • These sound really great. Aaaah now I wish we had them here in central Europe. Would love to find someone to do a swap with.

    • It is shame that they are not available everywhere, I want to get some more shades!

  • You have such a gorgeous shade! I love the formula of these, I have San Paulo but I definitely want more!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I want more too! There’s always space for more 🙂 x

  • Kayleigh Xu

    I’ve just discovered the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams this month and now I’m in love! They feel so nice and soft on the lips and lasts all day for me! The subtle scent of these lip creams are a plus for me! My favourites are Stockholm (it’s perfect for everyone) and Abu Dhabi 🙂 xx

    • I wasn’t sure if I would like them so I only ordered one shade. I know I will be picking up more shades 🙂 xx

  • These lip creams are so beautiful! I love the shades!

  • Corinne C

    It looks so nice! NXY isn’t very easy to get to over in the UK!

    Corinne x

  • This looks like a really great lip cream- I’m a huge fan of the matte lip trend at the moment and ‘Ibiza’ looks like a great shade! I’ll have to try and find these lip creams 🙂

    Rachel xx

    • I wasn’t a fan of matte before but now I really enjoy wearing it 🙂 xx

  • Shwetali

    This sounds really great. I always worry while having food when i applied cream lipstick. But this would be one of the best to pick then in this case i think. I would love to try this one 🙂

    • It is good that I don’t have to worry about my lipstick fading when I’m having my meal:)

  • Trang Do

    Love this lip color!! Great pick!!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • oh i really want to try some nyx lip products. they seem to be very good. have to check out my close by counter soon.

  • I absolutely love the NYX matte lip creams, I have a fair few that I’ve picked up over time, but I haven’t got this one, so I think that it’ll be my next purchase – it looks lovely! Great review x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    • I wan to pick up a few more shades, they are so pretty! x

  • Aisha

    I’ve never tried a NYX product ! But I really want to try it 🙂 xx

  • Thanks for this full review Ela! I think I need to try these out again. I had one before but it didn’t seem to really stay on my lips at all. Maybe if I scrub them and wear lip balm like you said, it will help it to last longer. – Beauty, Skin and Hair Care Haul

    • Since I have dry lips, I can’t use it without scrubbing my lips. I like the soft finish of it.

  • I like the pigmentation of these lip creams. One sweep and bam you are set to go.

  • Charlotte

    Love the fact that even though it’s matte it isn’t drying on the lips!
    Charlotte //

  • I’ve been looking for a long lasting lipgloss so this sounds perfect

  • I do have one of these! I have one in shade Amsterdam, it’s a really gorgeous red color. I really like how it sits on my lips and doesn’t really dry them out, plus a really lovely matte effect 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Matte lips are perfect! I need to pick up a few more shades 🙂 x

  • Be

    I have very dry lips so it’s always nice to find people who understand the struggle so they can tell me what I need to know the most: if it will dry my lips. I see this passed the test, so I will have to try it!

    Be | lovefrombe

    • Having dry lips is horrible, but scrubbing and applying generous amount of lip balm always work.

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I need this one, the color looks stunning!
    Matte is just my favorite lipstick finish.

  • Love that colour – looks like such a lovely texture too
    Elle Bloggs

  • I have this one too 🙂 Cannes is my favourite and I love Zurich too. The formula is just so good! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • I guess the next one I will be picking is Cannes, it looks pretty 🙂 xx

  • Great review, Ela! I’ve never tried these lip creams by NYX before, but I’ll check them out the next time I come across NYX products. Matte lip creams have been all the rage lately, so I definitely want to try them out for myself; thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having an amazing day so far!



    • Thank you so much, lovely. This lip cream feels so soft on the lips, and the finish is beautiful, definitely worth giving a try.
      Have a great week, Jalisa! x

  • Thanks for the review!! I rarely wear anything on my lips other than lip balm mainly because I have dry lips but also because I never know where to even begin. I do feel like I might have to check this out though as I really want to experiment more with some different products every now and again!
    Katie xx

    • I have the same problem, but scrubbing always work. You should do that before applying lipstick, you will love the result. xx

  • Becky Hughff

    Great review! I hear great things about NYX products but never seem to see them in the shops!

  • Amazing post! Beautiful color

    kisses Adela Acanski

  • Roberta Romeo

    This is a lovely shade darling! I love Nyx cosmetics cause they’re so good and their price is affordable! ^-^
    I have to buy someone of these wonderful shades! *-*

    • They are really affordable, and have a good quality. I need more of them in my life 🙂 xx

  • SamanthaSeries

    Oh I’m so tempted to buy this too! There’s a new NYX display at the drugstore I go to and I keep swatching these.

    Samantha Series

  • The Adored Life

    I LOVE NYX lipstick so I’m not shocked to hear about how good this is.

    By the way, this is my first time on your site and I just wanted to tell you how great it is and how much I adore the photography. I know the time and effort that goes into creating visual content so I just wanted to compliment you.

    The Adored Life

    • Quality of this lip cream is fab, I am really impressed!
      Aww thank you so much for your sweet words:) x

  • I’m so attracted to pretty packaging as well! Although Nyx does have a great rep online as an affordable but still worth it lip product, so I’d like to try it out as well. Buying a couple to test it out is such a great idea!

    I think I’d go for Cannes as well, but Ibiza is so pretty! The only matte lipstick I’ve tried is theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes, which I really like. It smells so good!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Cannes will be the next shade I will purchase. I wasn’t sure about picking theBalm one, but agree that it smells so good!

  • Thank you for the review. I have been thinking about trying the Matte Lip Creams so this is great. Will definitely be getting this.

  • Bernadette

    I love NYX lip products.

  • I have always been so impressed by NYX products. Love this lip color, definitely going to try it! xo


    • I’ve only tried the lip cream, but I am really impressed, it is a good one! x

  • Never tried these before but I like how affordable they are! Must check them out next time I am shopping for makeup 🙂 -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  • I haven’t tried any NYX lip products, only their eye liners and blushers which I bought while I was in Canada. I’m not sure they sell them here… I really want to try their lip creams and lip butters!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • I’ve only tried the lip cream, but I definitely want to try more products.

  • Ellie Adams

    I only have one of the NYX matte lip creams and I definitely need more because they are gorgeous. Fab review hun!


  • Alice

    The NYX lip creams look gorgeous! Would love to try them!

    Fashion Soup

  • It sounds lovely! I have the same thoughts about matte lip products – I think they would be very drying so it’s great this one doesn’t do that for you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I already have dry lips so I don’t need one that would make it even worse 🙂 Luckily it doesn’t do that. x

  • That color looks amazing! I have not used that spacific product but I will surely give it a try in the near future!

    • NYX is a good and affordable brand, I would recommend it.

  • Siffat Haider

    I recently discovered NYX and can’t believe what I was missing out on! I absolutely love the colour you have in your pictures, such a vibrant shade!

    • Same here, it is my first product but I definitely want to get more! x

  • I’ve never tried anything by NYX before but it sounds really nice. I love the color, very natural and pretty. Thanks for sharing your review!

    • It is my first product from NYX, and I am really happy with the quality.

  • I have only tried a few products from NYX, and have not tried the creams or gloss at all. I like the colour! Thanks for this review. Enjoy your weekend. /Madison <3
    FT Kitchen

    • I’ve only tried one, but I want to try some more because I really like the quality.

  • Alice Grace

    What a stunning shade that’ll be perfect for Summer!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  • Saša Rakovec

    This looks great! Even though I’m not a make up junkie, I’ve been really wanting to try NYX brand!



    • It is so pretty, and the quality is good. I really like it 🙂 x

  • Alright, this is the second good review that I have read about this stuff so I need to get it!! It looks so lovely and it’s such a great price! It’s nice that these aren’t that drying! These winter months are killing my lips so I could definitely benefit from a not too dry lip right now!:) I love that it’s long lasting as well! That’s a big one for me too! Next time I see them I am definitely getting one!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • After seeing it on Anna’s (viviannadoesmakeup) blog, I wanted to grab it asap 🙂 I am really happy with the decision I made haha 🙂 My lips are annoyingly dry so I can’t wear anything without applying generous amount of lip balm, after that this lip cream stays perfect and doesn’t dry my lips.

  • I haven’t really tried any NYX products before but I do like the look of these lip creams, plus this colour looks perfect xx

    • It is the first product I’ve tried from NYX, and I really like it, especially this colour xx

  • I absolutely love NYX lip products. Their lip butters are some of my favorite. I have yet to try these formulations, though.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • I haven’t tried anything else than this, but want to try more 🙂

  • Kait Elizabeth

    I’ve never used this, but NYX products are amazing! Hugs, Kait

  • Thanks for such detail review!! Now i’m going to run and buy myself one. Good to read your blog posts again! Really enjoy them!

  • My favourite shade is antwerp from this range! I haven’t seen that shade but it looks nice I will surely give it a try.

    • There are some really pretty shades, I want to pick more of them.

  • I definitely know how it feels to want something just because it looks pretty, it happens to me all the time!
    I’ve never tried these lip creams, but they’ve been tempting me for a while. Sooner or later I’ll place that online order… 😉 Ibiza looks like a very pretty shade!

    • These pretty things aren’t good for the bank balance!
      I’m sure you’d like them, matte finish suits you, so these would look good on you.

  • Beautiful photos. 🙂

  • I was looking at these in a drugstore the other day but wasn’t sure if they were worth trying. Sounds like I should go back and get a few!
    xx Dany

  • I have most of the NYX soft matte shades and I just love them! I have Ibiza and while I think it’s pretty, it’s not my most favorite. For the pinks I love Prague or Sao Paulo. I’m digging the new shades that they came out too, especially Budapest (a deep mauve).


    • I wasn’t really sure which shade I wanted to try first, so my fiance picked up Ibiza. Prague and Sao Paulo are pretty too. I want to get more shades, pinks would be perfect for spring.

  • OMG i love this product! I have the darkest shade possible and I just adore it 😉


    I love these they are the best!

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • I really like matte lip creams! They are so easy & comfy to wear!

    Alex | Pink Elephant Blog.

    • Matte finish is beautiful, and this one gives a beautiful matte finish.

  • I’ve had my eyes on these for so long, I’d like to try Cannes, Monte Carlo and San Paulo!I’m really curious about their new Lingerie range..
    New follower 🙂
    She is Mary

    • I want to try some of these shades too, especially Cannes, it looks so beautiful on the lips 🙂 xx

  • I love the Soft Matte Lip Creams! I have quite a few shades and they’re so comfortable to wear! I have the driest lips on the planet and for a matte product to not emphasize or make it worse is definitely a win for me! Great post and Ibiza is SUCH a beautiful colour! Xx

    Rosy Cheeks |

    • I wasn’t really sure how it would be on my dry lips, but it makes them feel so soft and the velvety finish is a bonus! I want to get more shades 🙂 x

  • These are raved about all over the internet but I’m yet to try one. Now that Nyx’s available in Selfridges, I must go have a look at these. Ibiza is a lovely colour but I’m probably going to pick up a nude one. 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • They are also available in Boots, I want to try some other products but I will wait till I’m back in the UK, then I can check all of the products 🙂 x

  • Such a pretty color! I love the NYX butter glosses, so I’ll have to try more of these ones soon.

    • Lip cream is the only product I’ve tried from NYX, but I’d love to try more.

  • Vicky

    I love the matte lip creams from nyc! Good choice <3



  • That colour is gorgeous. I do like their lip creams.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • I have yet to try any NYX lip products – or any of their products at all as I can’t really find them anywhere in Portugal and I always like to try things out before purchasing, but the colour looks so gorgeous and I’ve read so many great things on them.

    Do I or do I not? That is the question! ahahah
    Ella Pinto xx

    • I am the same, I like to try before purchasing but this one had to be bought without trying, and I don’t regret this decision! It feels so soft and velvety on the lips. I am sure you’d love it too, so if you ever get a chance, definitely try them on! x

  • I love these too, they’re so weightless on!

    Makeup Monster

  • Georgia Rose

    I love the colours of these & I’ve been dying to try them out! ||

  • I’ve been eyeing these ! Ibiza is a wonderful shade. Happy Weekend!

    • Lip cream is amazing, you should definitely check it out! Have a great week.

  • Shy life living

    I’ve been really wanting to try these!! They look amazing and this shade is lovely XX

  • Oh myyyy! I am in love with this NYX lipstick <3
    x MS

  • love this product I order 10 off the website
    very much worth the money
    and a great price too

  • I really enjoy nyx products. soft matte lip creams are one of my faves. Need to add this one too 🙂 pretty color 🙂