NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream- Budapest & MADRID swatches – Review, India

Do we really need an intro to NYX cosmetics? It’s a brand from LA with the motto “Together we empower every proud makeup junkie to live, dream, and experiment at full volume”. Always thriving to bring us pro-level makeup, and making them accessible for everyone at an fair price point.

Availability & Price:

MRP : Rs 600 for 8ml.
Click here to buy.

Claims :

  • Creamy texture
  • Matte colour
  • Sweet scent
  • Comfy feels
  • Light weight and non drying

Packaging :

I received the shades ‘Madrid’ and ‘Budapest’ as a PR gift as a part of Nykaa Affiliate program. They came in little cylindrical bottles with black matte caps which are colour coded according to the shade of the lipstick. The name of the shade is also mentioned below. They have a doe shaped lip applicator for the ease of application.

Texture :

These are neither matte not glosses but creamy in texture. Slides on to your lips like butter. These have matte finish. It takes time to settle down(5-10 minutes) , until then it transfers a bit. When it settles, it doesn’t transfer. It glides on to your lips very smoothly, without drying your lips. It has a total comfortable feel and are not at all drying. The formula is very similar to Lakme Lip & Cheek Tint or Miss Claire SMLC.

I personally find these pigmented and not patchy . Madrid needs a single layer to be opaque whereas Budapest needs 2-3 layers to be opaque. It has a sweet vanilla like smell which is not that strong . It smells exactly like Miss claire SMLC .


It stays for about 4-6 hours. It fades when you eat something oily but leaves a pretty stain to your lips.

The shades shown below are :

MADRID : It is a dark muted red , cranberry red. It is definitely a cool toned / blue based red shade.

BUDAPEST : On me , it is a muted nude-red, if that make sense to you. Whenever I put in on lips , it looks my my lips but more bit more red . It’s perfect for all skin tone.

Would I recommend?

YES ! If you have tried soft cream lipstick before and love the texture , you will absolutely love this. And specially if you don’t like matte lipsticks cause they are drying, give these a try.

My Rating : 4/5



  • Comfortable feeling.
  • Creamy texture
  • Matte finish
  • Non drying
  • Huge Shade Range
  • Glides like butter


  • Not that long lasting ( 4-6 hours)
  • Not cruelty Free.
  • The fragrance might be problematic for few.

That’s all for this post. What else do you want me to review? Comment and let me know.

Spread Peace,

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