When I first heard NYX were opening a store in Malta, I was beyond excited as I really love their products! Double excited when I was chosen to test some of their products before the store opened and triple excited when I found out they were opening across from my office. I will now be poor for the rest of the year as I think I want to buy everything!!
So just to wet your appetite a little for the store opening, I thought I'd share with you some products, the first being the NYX soft matte lip cream in shade - Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo is deep red colour with blue undertones. I seem to have a bit of a thing for red lipsticks when a friend(hi Gemma!) asked to borrow one, and I said "Sure, I have a few" and ended up with a selection of about 12...oops! I need to wear it more often to get through them all.
Anyway, the colour is gorgeous. Very vampy and perfect for that vixen look. With bold lip colours like this, I prefer to keep make up to a minimum and focus on a bold lip with some thick black eyeliner and lashing of mascara.
The formula is non-sticky and glides easily onto the lips. It's actually really light weight you don't feel like your wearing much at all.
It's slightly moisturising but not overly so you can wear a balm underneath if you have dry lips. The pigmentation is unbelievable and you will achieve a strong colour with just one coat.
The only downside to this product is I found it wore after 1-2 hours, so if you're looking to rock a bold lip all night long, keep this in your handbag for touch ups and seal the colour in with a product such as lipcote.
All in all I really like this lip cream. I can't wait until the store opens to try out more shades. If your looking for a vampy look - Monte Carlo is for you.
NYX Malta store opening soon - Tower Road (just up from from the entrance to the plaza, across from Topshop in Sliema)