The Velvety Soft Matte Lip Cream That Aindrila Loves
Unlike my fashion closet, which more often than not is overflowing, I’m not much of a hoarder when it comes to my beauty drawer. I like to keep it simple, and I always invest in a few key pieces that I end up using… a lot. I do not use much makeup, and my go-to items have always been an under-eye concealer, a kohl pencil, mascara, and my favourite lipstick.
Since I literally run way from things that takes too long to do, i.e. contouring, highlighting, etc., the only piece of makeup that I use to brighten up my face (and day!) is a lip colour. With my wheatish complexion, I’ve noticed that darker shades seem to work better. So bring on the red, burgundy, even a bright pop pink…they do wonders to instantly uplift a dull face.
I’ve always been fond of NYX products, because a) they’re affordable and, b) they really suit my skin, and some of their shades are to die for! I especially love their range of Soft Matte Lip Creams. While the shade Cannes is my everyday go-to for work, I love Monte Carlo when it comes to an evening look.
The soft matte lip creams are stunning because they’re really smooth and have a matte finish (which I love!). I’m one of those who hates anything glossy, OTT, or screaming, “Look at me, bae!” This particular one is light on the lips, yet because of the heavy pigmentation, it settles in perfectly and actually lasts for hours. Plus, it doesn’t dry your lips because of the velvet finish. Now, that’s a #totalwin.
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo especially suits dusky skin tones and is perfect to highlight your pout when you have your dancing shoes on. In case it’s going to be a long night, I suggest you line your lips before you apply the matte lip cream. This way, the colour lasts way longer and you need not worry about smudges.