Love for The lipsticks

These silky smooth matte wear are everything a girl needs

When it comes to lipsticks, any girl would normally scratch her head before making a purchase. And why not? They’re either too glossy, or too dry or the colours are just downright misleading. And to make matters worse we don’t have the option to try on the testers before making a purchase here in Dhaka.

But the good news is, the range of soft matte lip creams from NYX is here to save the day. Introduced quite a while back, this array of silky smooth lip creams is truly a wonder. They are suitable for all skin tones and are the best bet whether one prefers a matte or a glossy finish.

How do NYX lip creams work?

Introduced in 22 different shades, NYX soft matte lip creams come with an applicator that is super handy. Goodbye lip liners. You wouldn’t need them anymore. All you have to do is draw your lips with these applicators as they smoothly slide along your lip lines and fill in the rest and wait for 20 seconds or so. That’s how long it takes for the lip cream to mattify. These “matte” lip creams are indeed matte but they are somewhat very moisturisingly creamy as well. Since they’re a matte formula they’ll stay on for hours on end, without drying out the lips. No touch-ups needed unless, of course, you eat something.

The features and the pricing

Smelling like chocolates or cupcake frosting, these lip creams are highly pigmented so a little goes a long way – a mere single coat would stay put for approximately 4-6 hours. Interestingly enough, the lip creams are named after 22 different cities around the world. Stockholm, Tokyo, London, Milan, Istanbul, Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi and Morocco are to name a few. They are available at Bangla Shoppers and a few other online based stores. Although a little on the pricier side (each bottle costing anywhere from Tk700-Tk950), these lip creams are worth investing in and would last you a long time.

Skin tone and recommendation

Here are some of our favourite picks:

Zurich

nyx matte swatches

A peachy nude shade that can be worn all year round, this one would compliment medium to fair skin tones the most.

Ibiza

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This one is a fun summer colour that has a corally shade and would compliment medium to fair skinned girls.

Monte Carlo

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If you’re medium to fair skinned and want to don a pair of deep red lips, this is the one for you.

Prague – A to-die-for purple shade that would compliment all skin tones and would go best with your evening wear.

Copenhagen – This one’s not meant for the faint-hearted. Bold, dark and beautiful, it’s meant to flatter all skin colours.

Disclaimer

Shades such as Cairo may look a little too nude or Buenos Aires too orangy on us Bengali girls which can be off-putting, but hey if you can pull them off by balancing things out with heavy smoky eyes then go ahead!