[REVIEW] NYX Matte Lipstick – Sierra

Here’s one of the brown kindda lipstick color of mine. It comes from one of the drugstore brand: NYX. Although it’s stated as matte lipstick, but definitely the formula isn’t. So, let’s read what’s my take to this NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra.

[caption id="attachment_2909" align="aligncenter" width="550"]NYX Matte lipstick - Sierra lipstick bullet NYX Matte lipstick - Sierra (lipstick bullet)[/caption]

Since I am the one who is a lipstick addict, I own many lipsticks in my make up stash. This NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra is one of my favorite on daily basis. I like the color, I like the formula, and I like how it makes my lips look a bit plump and full without making it like I had my lips job.


NYX Matte Lipsticks are highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put with a non-drying matte finish.



NYX Matte Lipstick comes with a matte plastick case with a transparent “window” in the middle of the tube so we’re able to see the color bullet inside. It doesn’t look real cheap like we know about NYX Round Lipstick which looks a bit fragile. The size definitely is bigger than NYX Round Lipstick but since I don’t have any of it right now, so I can’t compare the size side-by-side between NYX Matte Lipstick and NYX Round Lipstick.

[caption id="attachment_2910" align="aligncenter" width="550"]NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra - case NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra - case[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2908" align="aligncenter" width="550"]NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra bottom body NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra bottom body[/caption]

The case is pretty much standard with the way of pulling up the cap to open and swirl the body to use the bullet. On the body, there’s a word “NYX” and “Matte Lipstick” on the cap. On the bottom of the body, there’s a sticker which shows us the color name.


Bees Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla)wax, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Oleyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipade-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, B.H.A, and Fragrance. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), D&C Red No.6 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7 (CI 15850), D&C Red No.27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow No.5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), FD&C Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), or D&C Red No.36 (CI 12085). (source)

For those who concerns, it definitely is not animal cruelty free since it still contains beeswax.


[caption id="attachment_2907" align="aligncenter" width="534"]NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra (from NYX Web) NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra (from NYX Web)[/caption]

I believe I’m not mistaken in reading since the word “Matte Lipstick” is written on the cap. But, in fact, when I tried it on my lips, it was definitely not a matte lipstick at all, which was pretty much funny for me. I found that it gave a little bit of gloss but was not really seen until it’s considered as a gloss. The texture on my lips was some kind of buttery and glided on smoothly. The pigmentation is also great. I just needed a single swipe to perfectly cover my entire lips. It is good to cover my lips’ pigmentation ring. I think what it claims is true: a non-drying matte finish.

[caption id="attachment_2913" align="aligncenter" width="559"]NYX MAtte Lipstick in Sierra (hand swatch) NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra (hand swatch)[/caption]

The color Sierra, I believe it’s brown with orange undertone. Though, the definition in NYX Official Web is bronze with pink undertone. You can see that the color on the web differs from reality. Anyhoo.. It's perfect for daily use and doesn’t make my face dull because it is so hard to find a brown-like color to suit my skintone. Can I say this lipstick is somewhat classified in nude color? Well, it could be, depends on your skin tone. Maybe, if you have deeper color. Though I’m not sure.


[caption id="attachment_2821" align="aligncenter" width="551"]My Bare Lips My Bare Lips[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_2914" align="aligncenter" width="554"]NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra (on my lips) NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra (on my lips)[/caption]



You can see from NYX Official Website the price is US$ 6. If you buy from any online shop which gives a hand carry service from its origin country, the price will be around Rp80,000 - Rp90,000 (approx. the same price as in the web).

The availability of this product can be found as long as you can find its official retail booths in many major malls in certain big cities. Of course the price will be different, since the official retail booths sell it for Rp100,000 (approx. around US$10).

~ PRO (s) ~

Average price
Easily find in both via pre-order system and at NYX official retail booths
Non-drying formula
Opaque color
Not easily melted in high humidity area

~ CON (s) ~

Strange smell


Well, though I found it very funny considering the product was named after a Matte Lipstick and the reality was really at the opposite of the name, I was pretty much satisfied by the result that it moisturized as I apply the lipstick. When I wear it, it looks a little bit glossy and apparently, although it seems like a creamy lipstick, this Sierra color has fine glitters which is invisible in real life. I also like the color, it's very very opaque and perfectly cover my lips' pigmentation ring. I think I'm gonna repurchase for another color because right now I'm eyeing for Alabama, Strawberry Daiquiri, Euro Trash and Whipped Caviar.

[caption id="attachment_2916" align="aligncenter" width="558"]NYX MAtte Lipstick - Sierra glitters NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra glitters[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2915" align="aligncenter" width="551"]NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra (on my lips) NYX Matte Lipstick - Sierra (on my lips)[/caption]


That's a wrap! I hope that you will find my review is somewhat useful and helpful. Until then, see you around!


  1. Hasilnya agak merah ya. Aku kira lebih brown..
    Official booth sama online shop bedanya berapa yah?


  2. Isabella Wong (Life as a Petite)Mei 20, 2015 10:17 PM

    That's such a lovely colour. If it has a strange smell though I probably wouldn't go for it, which is such a shame because there are so many pros! Thanks for the review :) x
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  3. Iya emang sedikit agak merah. Aku agak susah mendeskripsikan warna juga sih. Soalnya ini dibilang bronze with pink undertone tp kalau aku foto ini brown with orange undertone. Sometimes, ketika aku foto pake kamera hp, ini terlihat lebih pink. Hahaha.

    Untuk perbedaan antara OLShop dg official retail booths bisa sekitar 40-50ribuan ya? Aku kurang tau juga karena aku jarang beli ke counter sih karena tau bakal lebih mahal. Hehehehe.

  4. Heena Shah-DhedhiMei 21, 2015 4:34 AM

    Beautiful shade and looks amaze on you too. It is a nice deep color as well.
    - Heena, www.icynosure.in

  5. No matter it is matte or not, this lipstick look really good and shade is so lovely.

  6. The shade is pretty!! For a matte lippie it looks glossy though :-) #giglove

  7. the lipstick is sure funny because it's glossy even though it says matte ;) but the color looks good on you!

    Pudding Monster

  8. Strange smell is a big turn off for me, though I love Sierra's color.

  9. I love the colour! At the price point, it looks like a decent value but to me :)

  10. Maria Clara Novita KusumahatiMei 25, 2015 7:33 PM

    nyx matte lipstick ini ga kalah bagus juga ya sama yang nyx lip cream matte.
    patut di coba nih. harganya juga ga gitu mahal ya.

  11. I have always wanted to try NYX products, but never had the chance yet. Need to save up!

  12. I love the shade you picked ! It suits your skin perfectly and I'd surely try this colour from NYX

    GIG Love


  13. I have tried quite a few NYX lipstick yet to try the matte ones. This shade looks beautiful!

    GIG Love,

  14. Beautiful shade! I dont think the websites colour description is correct

  15. I love NYX lipsticks. I'm sad to say I haven't tried this one yet but will put it on the top of m list.

  16. wooo nice colour..i love lipstick and my collection is crazily a lot....hahha


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