Just dropping in very quickly to offer two spring lip ideas, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Antwerp and San Paulo. I got these on two separate occasions, settling for San Paulo (is this a mistake?) because I originally wanted Antwerp but it was out of stock. Side by side, I think San Paulo suits me better, though.
Antwerp (left) is a bright but subdued coral pink, while San Paulo (right) is a muted berry pink. They are both a breeze to apply and are great for the price. I know they look really similar, but they are very different shades. I should probably get better lighting.
I love the color range of this NYX line; however, I do think they could also improve on the formula. These are sort of like the Guerlain Rouge G L’Extraits because they are liquid lipsticks that dry down to a matte finish, but obviously, the formula of the L’Extrait is heaps better.
I wore San Paulo out a few times already, but I kept having to check my lips every now and again, because the middle part (opening of the lip) tends to fade away faster, leaving an unsightly chola lip ring. Yikes. I feel like a lip primer or a lip pencil will help with the longevity, but I can’t be too sure.
I also do not like the sweet vanilla scent, but that’s just my own preference and prejudice against vanilla-scented cosmetics.
It’s good, though, because I could stop buying Tom Ford and MAC lipsticks. Just kidding, as if.
Anyway, hope this helps you out! I’m exploring a bunch of spring looks and I have a tutorial coming up for “soft neutrals,” though I’m sure you guys are all sick of this non-committal party. (Get it? No? Okay.) I’m posting it anyway, so there.
Thanks for reading!