Back in October, I posted a sneak peek of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault that launched exclusively at Ulta Beauty in late October. I’ve been wearing the shades since then, and if you’re looking for a gift with the Wow Factor, you definitely should consider this amazing lippie vault!
This vault is so much fun to play with, perfect for a true lipstick lover. Plus it’s a great way to discover which shades you might want to buy in the full size. I want to share swatches so you can see what you’d be getting.
The vault consists of 36 snack size Soft Matte Lip Creams, each with 0.15 fl. oz. They have a whipped mousse-like consistency. Although some occasionally have a tiny clump or two, the clump goes away when you apply the Lip Cream with the slant-tip sponge applicator.
The finish is opaque, though it usually requires at least two passes to achieve opacity and evenness. The Lip Creams are accurately named Soft Matte Lip Cream – it is not a liquid lipstick, it does not dry down to nothing or to a completely flat matte. It is not dry looking, and it feels creamy though it doesn’t look shiny. It doesn’t emphasize lines the way a lot of liquid mattes do. The best part about these lippies for me is that they are not at all drying to my already dry lips, so I can actually wear them! The shade I’m wearing below is Antwerp.
Does NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream stay on? Why yes, it does. Although it may not be as good as say, Stila Stay All Day, it does last for hours. When drinking from a glass, a little of the creaminess does transfer, but it doesn’t fade the lipstick. How about after eating? I ate a bowl of bananas and the most delicious thick Greek yogurt for lunch, and the Lip Cream did not come off on the spoon, and my lipstick looked perfectly intact. After dinner, the shade did fade, but it left behind enough that it still looked like I was wearing some lipstick.
BTW, the lipstick shades are named after cities around the world. The shades range from neutrals to fashion colors like brown and blue, from nudes to reds to oranges to purples to browns. Let’s look at the swatches! The sunlight kept changing so I’m sorry that my light skin tone with cool undertones as well as the shades, changed especially in the second and sixth photos where they became warmer in the stronger sunlight.
Here’s the top row of Lip Cream swatches:
So there you have it! I have so many favorites among the 36 shades.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault is priced at about $65. The vault really is a good value. The full size Lip Creams hold 0.27 fl. oz. (versus 0.15 fl. oz. in the snack size), so the full size is just less than twice as large, and they’re priced at $6 each. So if you figure out the total cost of the Vault, it would be about $3 per tube or $108. $65 is a bargain!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault is available exclusively at Ulta Beauty, and it includes two shades that are not available on the NYX website in the full size: Bangkok and Los Angeles. The Vault does not appear to be online at Ulta Beauty, so you may have to visit the store to snag it. But I noticed that there are sets of 3 full size tubes available for $11.99 at Ulta as well.
NYX is a cruelty-free brand. And there are no parabens, sulfates or mineral oil in these lipsticks. However, there is dimethicone if you’re sensitive to that ingredient. For me, dimethicone adds the creamy slip that I like so much.
All shades contain the following ingredients unless otherwise noted:
Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rosin/Colophonium/Colophane, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).
Have you tried NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams? Would you consider gifting this amazing vault, or would you like to be a recipient?