Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

Cheers to another year and here's my first review for 2015. It's actually the first in a series of upcoming reviews so I welcome you to my humble web abode. Again. Shall we start? :) 

I bought my very first NYX product last year. Yeah I know. How come I am blogging regarding beauty when I just got my first hold on the NYX label? Well, I am not really into labels and beauty products before but as I go through blogging, I've been exposed to a whole, different world. So that sums up why I got hold of my very first NYX product. Besides, remember that I'm more of the Korean cosmetic side right? Hihi. I got this Addis Ababa shade from Suzanne's Emporium which was one of the online shops who sponsored my recently concluded giveaway. By the way, thanks to everyone who joined the giveaway! I am still in the process of checking and verifying the entries so please kindly wait for the announcement! :)

Too bad I need to do a little editing on the photo above because I wanted to show you the closest color of Addis Ababa but the camera gives a different hue. Photo was taken from Samsung Galaxy S4 under natural lighting (with flash) and the one I took below was with Nikon under natural lighting (without flash). 

So yeah, the very first photo on this post was the closest color of Addis Ababa. Look at the shade's name below and see that the color comes in different hue. Different than the first and second photo. Is it safe to say that it takes different colors when photographed,  which I am confused of. I am still in the process of learning photography so if you can explain to me why things happened like this, I would be very glad to know.

I am actually thinking twice if it's worth to blog this because it gives me a headache on all the color that shows and I might confused my readers. But I'll take this as a learning if you could help me by explaining some photography information under this situation.These things among others are the reason why I want to have a hands-on course on photography. Oh well. 

Okay. I learned something in reviewing lippies and other beauty stuff just now. Oh why so late!!! I should have took photos of products with flash and without flash, including indoor shots and outdoor shots. Of course I know that but I wasn't practicing doing it. Since it's the new year, I think I should try to do it from now on. My reviewing skills also want to change for the better I guess. :)

Yay for me! (。◕‿◕。) 
  • Cruelty-free
  • Glides easily despite it being matte 
  • Non-greasy
  • Has a nice smell
  • Affordable
Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • Not long wearing. 
Price: P280.00
Bought from: Suzanne's Emporium
 Size: 8 ml.

As promised, I will post reviews on a different scale next time and I hope I can do it. I'm actually nervous and excited with this change. Anyway, I hope you'll continue supporting my blog all the way. 

Let's all be happy this new year and strive to be a better version of us. Cheers!
Xoxo ♥


  1. That's a really nice shades for ladies. It can really stand out.

    1. I think so too! All of my students were adoring my lipstick shade.

  2. Reviews on various beauty products are really helpful for the would be buyers...:)

    1. Right. I also read reviews before buying different products.

  3. The shade is too pink for me. I'm more into nude shades...

  4. hey!! thanks for something new to share with wifey.


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