NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream: Review, Swatches and FOTD

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa Review

I like how NYX has taken it upon itself to improve our geography. Before this Soft Matte Lip Cream, I never knew that Addis Ababa and Antwerp are actually cities. Go NYX! Now only if somebody had named lipstick shades after Trigonometry formulas I would have aced those math exams. You heard that periodic table song in that new AIB Alia Bhatt video? I wish we had it back then! Today’s review and swatches are on my dearest and HG bright pink lipstick called Addis Ababa.

NYX Claims: It is not lipstick nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing you have experienced before. It’s lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte. More info on it HERE

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Reviews
NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream

My Review:

NYX Addis Ababa is a blue based fuchsia pink which is so me! These bright blue pink shades totally brighten up my face. Its such a colour that would suit every Indian skin tone. If neon pinks are not your thing and make you look oompa loompa then try this one.

Although I’m not sure if the pigmentation is a boon or bane. Its not very pigmented so you need to build up the intensity. At the same time it gives you better control over how it looks on your lips. But whatever I love it!

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review Swatches india
NYX Addis Ababa

The texture is ooh so amazing. Goes on lips like whipped cream and dries to a totally matte finish. Easy to apply although you need well exfoliated lips to wear this. And some precaution while layering because it might end up patchy if you don’t keep the layers thin and uniform. I hope I am making sense.

It never dries up my lips which is quite strange for a matte lipstick. The staying power is awesome too..lasts for 7-8 hours. And it doesn’t have the cough syrup smell like Xtreme Lip Cream and Tinted Lip Spa. Overall I’m in love with this little tube.

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review Swatches

Swatches in natural light

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review Swatch
NYX Addis Ababa swatch

And here is how it looks on me. The pic on the left is weird I know. I had some eye swelling going on that day. Yep we don’t cancel plans come what may!

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review Swatches fotd
NYX Addis Ababa indian skin

I also wore it in my Goa look which fetched me quite a lot of compliments. Infact its the only colour I’m wearing here

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review Swatches indian skin

Pros of NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream:

  • Hot pink shade that instantly perks me up
  • Super matte finish which I adore
  • Easy to apply and never dries out my lips
  • Stays on for hours and hours with meals in between
  • Totally travel friendly packaging

Cons of NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream:

  • Pigmentation. You need to layer it a couple of times to make it totally opaque which ism’t an easy task given its matte formula

NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

Price: Rs.560

VNA Rating: 4.5/5

Availability: Get it internationally if you can. Slightly expensive in India and almost always OOS. I got mine from Sephora Gurgaon

So is it for you? NYX Addis Ababa Soft Matte Lip Cream is a bright blue based pink which suits Indian skin tones quite well. The texture, staying power, finish, shade..everything is par excellence. So its not surprising that its my HG pink lipstick now. I’m planning to get a few more shades from the range.

Have you tried NYX Addis Ababa? Share your views with us.

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  1. Very pretty shade! looks fab on you dear! :)
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  2. I always kept thinking wen will u post abt this.. imean the girl eho always recommends nyx adis adaba when asked for a hot pink color hasn’t reviewed it..
    But finally its here.. I guess if u dnt have the pink velvette velvetine from lime crime then this is the perfect pick.. bt the problem is I raded sephora twice bt it was oos..
    Plus is it weird to call one’s boss oh well done sir good review

  3. nice post anshita
    this shade looks fab on you
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  4. Gorgeous shade! This one has become sooo popular of late
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  5. I don’t have this shade but I love the formula of these. Looks really good on you! ^_^
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  6. So So Gorgeous Ansh!!! I am a huge fan of everything Fuchsia :P I have a full Fuchsia Lehenga..fuchsia lipsticks…A stunning plain silk fuchsia kurta from fabindia..all so so worth it!

  7. Love the color..you look pretty :)


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  8. It looks stunning on you, I am so getting it…looks like the perfect pink to me. You should check the shade antwerp in these its a beautiful coral shade :)

  9. It looks great on you Anshita :)
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