Budget Lipstick

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Dupe? Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams in shade 12, 31 and 42- Review and Swatches

Hello My Angels 🙂

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. Its been close to 3 weeks since I posted anything on this blog and I really missed writing and interacting with you all. I was super busy due to the New Job I got recently, the good thing is it is very close to my home and I get all the Saturdays off …yayy 🙂

More to this…later on. Today I am going to review the most talked about Budget Lipsticks in India. Indian Beauty bloggers are talking and raving about these Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams which actually are dupe of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I have reviewed three shades from NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, mentioning the link below:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams Review: Addis Ababa, Prague and Monte Carlo

 

I too joined the bandwagon and bought three shades. Lets jump to the details and My Review 🙂

MRP: They retail between Rs. 200 to Rs. 250. I got them from Rs. 200 from a nearby cosmetics store called Venus. However they are available online at Habbana for Rs. 250. I am mentioning the link below in case you want to check the whole range:

https://www.habbana.com/product/miss-claire-soft-matte-lip-cream-9-shades/

Description by Miss Claire:

It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. It is a lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

They have 43 Shades on Habbana: 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51

My Review

True to Brand’s claim, these lipsticks are super matte. They go soft and creamy on lips and sets into Matte finish quickly; same as NYX Matte Lip Creams. The texture is not smooth and lightweight as NYX ones but it is very close. The formula is drying matte hence It is advisable to properly exfoliate and moisturise the lips before applying them.

The packaging is ditto copy of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, the slight difference i see is that Miss Claire Lip creams have Shiney black Cap and NYX ones have Matte black Cap but then it is hardly noticeable. They even have the same fragrance as NYX ones, I mean they have literally copied each and every aspect…wow…and that too at such an affordable price. The shade numbers are written at the bottom of the lip creams.

All the three shades are nicely pigmented and shows on the lips in one swipe. You just need second swipe to even out the coverage.

The one negative aspect is the “Wear time”, Miss Claire ones have the wear time of 4-5 hours only. They do not survive full meal, the color fades(totally) from the middle and corner of the lips and you definitely need to do the touch-up. The good thing is that the touch-up is easy unlike many other liquid lipsticks where you have to scrape the whole lipstick and then apply it again. With Miss Claire ones, the touch-up is very easy, you can fill in the gaps with the wand or layer the Lippie.

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 31-review
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 31
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream-Shade 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 42-swatch
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 42
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 12-swatch
Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream 12

I am summing up the Pros and Cons for a Quick Review:

Pros:

  1. Sleek Packaging which is easy to carry and colored tube helps in Easy Recognition of Color.
  2. Large Selection of Colors- 43 shades are available online at Habbana.
  3. Lightweight and Creamy Texture.
  4. Glides Smoothly on Lips.
  5. The applicator provides a precise finish and is very easy to use.
  6. Highly Pigmented, one swipe covers the lip perfectly.
  7. 4-5 hours of wear time.
  8. Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy.
  9. The Formula is not immensely dry.
  10. Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses.

Cons:

  1. Does not survive meals as the color fades(totally) from the middle and corner of the lips.
  2. Not an ideal formula and texture for Severe dry lips. You need to exfoliate your lips and moisturize them before the application.
  3. Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time.

Below I am sharing a Comparative Analysis of NYX and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams:

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
Affordably Priced (Just Rs. 200) Retails at Rs. 600, officially launched at Nykaa in India
Ditto copy of the packaging of NYX ones Packaging- coloured tube with Matte black cap
Not so smooth and lightweight texture as NYX ones but still very close. Smooth and lightweight texture
Highly Pigmented Highly Pigmented
Drying Matte formula Drying Matte formula
4-5 hours of Wear time only 6-7 hours of Wear time
Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy Touch-up and Re-application is easy as these does not get patchy
Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses Does not Transfer on Cups/glasses
Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time. Accentuates the Lip Lines after few hours of Wear time.
Nyx and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams-Comparison
Nyx and Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Creams-Comparison

Rating:  4.5/5. These are the best Liquid Matte Lipsticks available in India at such an affordable Price. Awesome color range/variety, you can find many dupes of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in this Color Range. I totally Recommend this range.

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views. Love you

Love,
PJK

New Launch- Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick-Vivid2 Neon Pink

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick-Vivid2 Neon Pink

MRP: Rs. 475
Finish: Soft Matte
Color: Neon Pink with blue undertone.

Maybelline has recently launched 4 shades in this range.

Rosy Orange

Scarlet Red

Violet Pink

Neon Pink

You can find more information about these shades and the whole range at URL below:

http://www.maybelline.co.in/catalog/product.aspx?prdcode=P50248056&catcode=F1_LipColor

Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-packaging1 Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-packaging

My Review:

All the 4 shades in this range are not very unique and I already have these colours in my makeup stash. However i wanted to buy at least one shade to see the texture and longevity and share my review with you all.

I bought the shade Vivid2 Neon Pink due to its neon undertone which is not too on the face but gives the likeable pop of neon.

The texture is creamy and very easy to apply. The Liptick felt nice and light on the lips and color is gorgeous, however i am sorry to say……….the good things end here 🙁

My Main issue is with the formula, the Lipstick settles into the fine lines after few hours (say 4-5 hours)of wear time. It also looks patchy and the sight of patchy lips is a huge turn off for me. 

I had a wear time of 6-7 hours with slight fading around the corner and middle of the lips. This Lipstick leaves a strong hint of pink behind which could only be removed by a makeup remover.

Also, the texture is soft and not a fully matte. So if you are a hardcore dry matte fan like me then skip it. But if you like soft matte Lipsticks, you can give it a try.

Pros:

Perfect Neon color for fair to medium indian skin tone.

The texture is creamy.

Smooth Application.

Good Staying power.

Good Pigmentation.

Cons:

Not an ideal color for dusky beauties.

Not fully matte or you can say dry matte.

Formula settles into fine lines.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Word of Advice: It works better with a lip liner underneath as that provides a smooth base and avoids setting the lipstick into the fine lines/lip lines too much.

Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-swatch Maybelline Vivid2 Neon Pink-review

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

Love,
PJK

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum review and swatches

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum

MRP: Rs. 130, got it on discount.

I always wanted to have a good and long lasting lipstick which is easy on pocket  and tried many lipsticks from  almost all of the Indian brands and I can say that my search has ended on AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick – Pretty Plum. What a color and texture and the longevity is like cherry on top. Well, I have raved enough I guess and lets jump to the review.

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-packaging

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-review

Pretty Plum is a very beautiful pink shade with purple undertones. It is such a refreshing shade from all the bright pink lipsticks trending this summer. The Packaging is really unique and funky. The texture is creamy and moisturising, it keeps the lips soft and supple. It is very rare to find this much of moisturising properties in a budget lipstick. It glides on lips like a butter and gives glossy finish. The color pay-off is really good, one swipe is enough to cover the pigmented lips, however you can increase the intensity of color as you like. I have swiped 2 times in the shared picture of mine. I had a wear time of 5-6 hours, snacks and a meal in between.

Overall, this purchase of mine has gone above my expectations and I love wearing it. The only downside is that you may experience dryness after the wear time of few hours, however the application of lip balm will solve that problem.

Rating: 4.5/5.

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick Pretty Plum-swatch

AVON Simply Pretty Color Bliss Lipstick - Pretty Plum-fotd

Love,
HJK