These type of liquid lipsticks were my first such matte lip products, except they weren't from NYX, but from Manhattan and those were essentially exactly the same, but since I loved them so much (I had a majority of the shades available), I got three of NYX's as well. Original shades were not the best colour range if you ask me now. Then I got Tokyo, Istanbul and Addis Ababa. The first one was a complete fail (you'll soon see why), nor did I wear Addis Ababa a lot, but Istanbul was my go-to everyday shade for quite a while. They have now significantly expanded the shade range and though I planned on getting a lot more of the shades, I ended up with only one, Cannes, which is perhaps surprising because it's not what I'd call a typical me shade, but I love exploring something new.
Texture: These are creamy liquid lipsticks, but the formula is thin and oily when applied. It then starts to dry slowly and after about 10 minutes it turns to a perfect matte finish. These feel light on the lips, a lot lighter than for example Sleek's Matte Me or Milani's Amore and don't feel like you have a uniform layer of product on the lips. I barely even feel these on the lips, they are only a tiny bit sticky when they aren't completely set, but after that it's like nothing on the lips. Basically no product dries my lips, so obviously nor do these and I can't definitively say these aren't drying (they are matte after all), but compared to Sleek these are so much more appropriate for those who often have dry lips. However, the colour is less rich and intense than at other lip creams, they are bit more watered down. As I said before, these are exactly the same as the now already sadly discontinued Manhattan's Soft Mat Lipcreams.
How it looks right after application:
And after it sets:
Colour: Cannes is my first such shade, an experimental shade. I've seen many girls with a medium skin tone rock this colour, but such shades can look very wrong on pale girls on me. Cannes is a...