LIPSTICK LOVE | NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen

There's nothing on a late summer or early fall evening quite like a deep burgundy or plum colored lipstick. It's alluring. It's mysterious. It demands attention. And something about wearing one makes me feel so fierce!

I've had my fair share of experience with deep wine, burgundy, and plum lipsticks over the years, forever chasing that power I felt when applying my auntie's burgundy Fashion Fair lipstick as a little girl. And now as an adult, I make sure to keep a few in my arsenal to remind me of that powerful woman I've grown to be. One that never leaves my makeup bag is NYX Soft Lip Cream in Copenhagen. This lipstick has been a hero in my beauty arsenal for quite some time and is an instant repurchase each time I run out. Read the details below to find out just why I always come running back to her after the jump.

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According to the NYX Cosmetics website, Copenhagen is described as a matte rich plum lip cream. It promises to apply in a velvety smooth-like manner and set like a beautiful matte dream. And while it never truly read as a plum on my lips, I fell in love with this deeply pigmented lippie at first swipe.

Copenhagen packs a huge punch of pigment. It only takes about two swipes to get a consistent opacity on your lips. The first application comes off a bit streaky (especially if applying lip balm before), but the second application pulls it all together! In just a few moments, Copenhagen sets firmly and doesn't have that stickiness that most liquid lipsticks tend to have when first applying. And after she sets, she stays put like a good girl and plays it cool through lunch, dinner, drinks, and all the socializing you can stand.

Now get this---she does ALL that and has never set me back for more than about $5, depending on where I purchased her. Copenhagen has great quality, flawless pigmentation, holds me down through any and every function, AND is easy on my wallet. What's not to love?

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Not only does Copenhagen wear well for such an affordable lipstick, but she makes me feel amazing when I wear her. She's bold. She lets you know when she enters the room. And she lasts for hours on end. And even when I feel like she's cracking under pressure (more like drying between the creases in my lips), I just dab a bit of lip gloss in the middle of my lips and turn her into a lip stain. Yes, Copenhagen will hold you down!nyx copenhagen on dark skin
So if you're looking for an affordable lipstick that shows up, shows out, and doesn't fold under pressure, be sure to try Copenhagen. All that I ask in return is that you make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized before you approach her. Be good to her and she will be good to you! Trust me, she has done well by me over the years!

You can find NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen (and 11 other beautiful shades) in most drugstores and online at NYXCosmetics for about $5.

Are you feeling Copenhagen as much as I am?

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