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Its pretty obvious that high-end beauty is an obsession of mine, but I absolutely love when I find affordable products that are really great quality. I’ve long been a fan of the NYX Matte Lip Creams, they are a great price, really pigmented and very comfortable to wear. They also last a really long time on the lips. If you are in the US, Ulta often has Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on NYX. I recently decided to stock up on these the last time they had a sale and I’d like to share them with you. 🙂 I bought 8 of them in the shades Athens, Istanbul, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan, San Paolo, Copenhagen and Transylvania. On a side note, how random that these are named after cities, I don’t see the connection apart from Transylvania being very very dark. Here we go!

Athens (peachy nude)

NYX Athens

NYX Athens lip

Tokyo (light pink nude)

NYX Tokyo

NYX Tokyo lips

 Istanbul (light baby pink)

NYX Istanbul

NYX Istanbul lips

Sydney (bubble gum pink)

NYX SydneyNYX Sydney lipsMilan (light rosy pink)

NYX MilanNYX Milan lipsSan Paolo (medium rosy pink)

NYX San PaoloNYX San Paolo lipsCopenhagen (reddish purple wine)

NYX CopenhagenNYX Copenhagen lipsTransylvania (purple black)

NYX TransylvaniaNYX Transylvania lips

 nyx matte lip creams wrist swatchesHope you enjoyed my rare foray into affordable makeup! My favorite shades are Athens, Istanbul, Milan and San Paolo. I wear these shades all the time, especially layered on top of more expensive lipsticks. The main reason I wear these apart from pigmentation and quality, is that I am totally crap at applying lipstick and these are very forgiving. No lip brushes, just a quick swipe and done. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this post! I am currently snowed in at least for today and probably tomorrow. So I’m trying to do lots of blog stuff the next couple days. Happy New Year if I don’t post before then! 🙂