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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Reader Swatches: New NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream & Matte Lipstick Shades (PLUS: Get Them Online with FREE SHIPPING on 12/18!)

So the other day, I showed you all of the new 2016 shades for the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, Matte Lipsticks, and Butter Glosses (click HERE if you missed that post) thanks to reader Sierra, who spotted these at her local Bealls recently and share pics of the display with us (including the two pics above). Well, Sierra ended up purchasing some SMLCs and Matte Lipsticks when she spotted them, and she shared swatches, comparisons, and even a lip swatch with us!

But that's not all...

Before I get to her great photos, I want to let you know that Sierra also mentioned to me that these new shades are actually available on the Bealls website right now!

But it gets better...

Tomorrow, 12/18, is Free Shipping Day in the US (the day when hundreds of retailers offer free shipping with no minimum order required and guaranteed delivery by Christmas; I'll be doing my usual post about this later).

And guess what? Bealls is participating in Free Shipping Day! So starting tomorrow (perhaps as soon as Midnight tonight), you should be able to purchase the new Matte Lip Cream shades HERE, and the new Matte Lipstick shades HERE, with free shipping, no minimum order required. PS: Don't get too excited when you go to their site and see that 40% off code, because that code excludes cosmetics.

Oh! And when Sierra spotted these lip colors in-store at Bealls, she noticed that they had the new NYX Ombre Blushes too (here's my sneak peek if you missed my original post about those). Those are not online on the Bealls site yet, but it's exciting to know they're coming!

Now on to the swatches:

image credit: Sierra for Nouveau Cheap

Sierra purchased two of the new Matte Lipstick shades (Up the Bass and Haze), and three of the new Soft Matte Lip Creams (Vancouver, Seoul, and Moscow) and swatched them all above.

She also shared these comparisons:

image credit: Sierra for Nouveau Cheap

She kindly compared Vancouver to the existing shade Transylvania. Wow, I thought Transylvania was dark--it looks mid-tone next to Vancouver, right? This should make you dark-lip-color-lovers very happy! Sierra mentioned that Vancouver is very creamy and opaque for such a dark shade, and that if you're not careful it can look almost black on the lips.

image credit: Sierra for Nouveau Cheap

Sierra also compared the new shade Seoul to the existing shade Addis Ababa. Very different from each other!

image credit: Sierra for Nouveau Cheap

Sierra also shared this swatch of the new shade Moscow. She mentioned that when she swatched this on her hand, it seemed thin/runny. But then when she applied it (as you're about to see in the next pic), it was creamy. So don't get discouraged if you get this one--you may just need to shake it a bit.

image credit: Sierra for Nouveau Cheap

In the above photo, Sierra is wearing two layers of Moscow (how gorgeous does this look on her?). She said that it was kind of patchy but workable, and a pretty shade of navy blue. I agree--it looks stunning on her and I so wish I could pull off a color like this! She also mentioned that after about 15 minutes of wear, it dried down a little bit darker than it first appeared.

So once again, if you're anxious to get any of the new shades, Bealls is participating in Free Shipping Day tomorrow (12/18). You  should be able to purchase the new Matte Lip Cream shades HERE, and the new Matte Lipstick shades HERE, with free shipping, no minimum order required.

Thanks again, Sierra, for the fantastic pics, swatches, and tips! I truly appreciate it!


  1. This isn't related to this but I just wanted to let you know that Walgreens website now sells soap & glory products!

    1. Thanks! They've actually sold them for a while now (same with and; both owned by Walgreens, which is owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, which owns Soap & Glory!). But I did notice that Walgreens now has the Soap & Glory facial skincare, lip balms and lip crayons, which is super exciting--I don't think Ulta has those yet (haven't checked recently though). :)

    2. Ahh I think I saw them on drugstore/ but not on Walgreens til tonight. You're right though, Walgreens does seem to have more products. Thanks for the info!

  2. Hey G! I sent you some PMs on IG about new Sephora in JCP kits!!!! The travel kit looks real nice!!!!

  3. Darn, I was hoping to see some of those red shades swatched! I've got my eye on Madrid. Monte Carlo is my current fave.

  4. I officially need up the bass!

  5. omg can't wait to try them out. Love your website!!!

  6. I'm really trying to find these new soft matte lip creams online but I can't :(

  7. i see some of the new colors on my ulta app but not on the actual website


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