NYX Hippie Chic Matte Lipstick
NYX Hippie Chic Matte Lipstick ($5.99) is a bright pastel flamingo pink with a matte finish. If any of you are familiar with NYX Orange Soda, it reminds me of a pink version of it. Or, a lighter version of Nars Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.
I don’t have any experience with NYX Matte Lipsticks (I’ve only used the Round Lipsticks) and although I tend to steer away from matte formulas, I really liked some of the colors of the matte lipstick range.
The problem is – when pale lip colors have a matte finish (especially when they are very pigmented), they can have the tendency to apply streaky and look chalky on the lips, unless it’s a sheer, moisturizing formula.
When wearing Hippie Chic I have to make sure to moisturize and exfoliate my lips, so they are completely free of dryness and flakes. Dryness becomes very noticeable with this lipstick. Even after my lips are completely free of dryness, the color still manages to look dry on my lips unless I apply a layer of lip balm as a base.
To really get this lipstick to work, I like applying a good coat of Smith’s Rosebud Salve (my favorite lip balm – has a glossy finish) and applying a few coats of Hippie Chic over top. I additionally like to apply a coat of lipgloss on top, because Hippie Chic has the tendency to hang out in the lip lines.
Hippie Chic is a super pretty color, so if you’re willing to work around the not-so-great formula, it might be worth giving a shot. It could also work as a good mixing shade (as MAC Myth is a popular shade to tone down other lipsticks).
For matte lipsticks, I highly prefer Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipsticks – and they are cheaper!
I have one more shade I’m going to review, but I don’t think I’ll purchase any other lipsticks from this line. I’ll stick to their Round Lipsticks.
- Lightweight formula
- Great colors to choose from
- Accentuates dryness
- Can be drying when worn alone
- Can look chalky if too much is applied