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Lately, I’ve been on a mission to overcome my fear of wearing lipstick. Sure, I’ll put it on for blog photos with the intention of wearing it all day….but then I always end up wiping it off. This ordinarily wouldn’t be a problem, except that I own an obscene amount of lipstick, and, as a fashion and beauty blogger, I feel like it is totally unacceptable to be afraid of lipstick.
So, my journey began with me ransacking my lipstick collection to find a nude or light pink color. I thought it would be easier to start with something subtle and demure and work my way up to the bold reds and neon fuschias.
Then, I stumbled upon my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm that I bought from Ulta a while ago. This product is really interesting. It goes on like a lip gloss, but it is an opaque formula with rich pigments. It takes a few minutes to dry, but when it does, it is perfectly matte. I wore it every day last week, and I have to say, I am totally hooked! I love the cream formula and the matte texture. Matte lipsticks have a tendency to make my lips look dried up like raisins, so I slather on a thick coat of lip balm before applying the matte cream.
The Stockhom color is seriously the perfect nude. It is subtle, but has just a hint of pink to it, which I think complements my skintone much better than would a lipstick that appeared more like concealer on my lips. Best of all, it’s only $6, and it seems as though Ulta always has it on sale for even cheaper.
Overall, I am in love with this product, and I can’t wait to try out more colors. I also have the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp (a coral color) and Amsterdam (bold, classic red), so more on those once I work my way up to less neutral colors. Baby steps!