Matte Deep Violet
This matte lip cream goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. It is formulated to last you all day and keep your lips moisturized.
About 3-4 years ago, I wanted this so badly and it was sold out everywhere. When it finally came back in stock, I ordered it and I was so disappointed! It applies patchy, and it will highlight ANY tiny piece of dry skin on your lips. It works a little better with lip liner but since it's a lip cream and not a liquid lipstick, it takes a little more time to dry and the color will transfer from lower to upper lip, and vice versa, and the color becomes very uneven. I wanted to love this but it's very difficult to work with. I love the NYX matte lip cream formula and I own several of them, and this is the only one that doesn't perform well. I highly recommend the lip creams, but not this one.
This was my first NYX buy. I was super excited about it. First few applications went smoothly with some difficulties in patchiness but layering it covered everything. It DOES layer nicely without looking bad. Because this is a very deep dark color, it needs good color pay off or the patchiness is even more exaggerated. Just after 7-8 days of usage, it started coming out very very veryyyyy patchy. To the point where I had to stop using it. I bought more from this line and realized, deeper, darker shades tend to be extremely patchy. It's comfortable nonetheless. Transfer proof as long as your lips are dry. Expect this to be eaten along with your food. Definitely should try a few if you haven't. They have a lovely range of shades
I love the color on this but this formulation is not my preference. It is creamy so it can go on a bit sheer. I wish that they made this color in the Liquid Suede formulation. I have that in the shade Vintage which is a lighter burgundy color and I love that formulation. It is a true liquid lipstick and dries matte. The lip cream just seems to go on unevenly and needs to be reapplied often to keep the color true. So I will keep to the Liquid Suede and the Liquid Lingerie from this line for the dark colors.
It pains to give any Nyx product a weak review, because I absolutely love them, but this one was a bit of a let down. I had the same problem as pretty much everyone else: it's streaky and too sheer. You have to apply 2-3 layers to get a darker color pay-off, but the more product you apply, the more streaky it gets, so... no good. I had to use my lip brush here and there, and some gloss (Devil's Food Cake, also by Nyx, works good with this color), and the results were still... meh. It's such a shame because it's such a beautiful color, and most of Nyx's Matte Lip Creams apply like a dream... but oh, well. It can't all be perfect!
Horrible my lips are not really big but I need to apply like 1/3 of the container to get some of the color on them. Very streaky and sheer, not what you would expect from a matte lip product, and nowhere near how it is advertised to look on the lips