Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream: #18: Review/Swatch/LOTD

By Nids

Description: It’s not a lipstick, nor is it gloss. It is lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

Price: 195 INR for 6.5g

Packaging: The product comes in a small, round plastic tube with a matte black cap. All the required details regarding it is on the case itself. The sponge tip applicator is a bit long and can pick a lot of lip cream so better take off the excess on the tube rim before applying. I do find the packaging cute and handy.

My experience using the Miss Claire matte lip cream:
A product difficult to get hold of and that too a lip cream, which can hardly be found in an Indian brand and at such a cheap price, made me buy this on my recent visit to Pune. And now after trying it, I repent my decision of buying only one of these. 


Shade: This shade #18 is a deep mauve with a slight pink undertone. It seems more like a dirty mauve when applied on the lips but I do like the color on myself and it will easily suit medium to dusky skin tones. 
Texture: Buttery soft and smooth. I fell in love with this lip cream when I applied it on my lips. I got this shade by just checking the swatches but the real beauty of the lip cream is known when you actually use this color on your lips. It slides on the lips and sets quickly. The pigmentation is amazing and a single coat is enough to get the desired color. It feels light on the lips. 
The color does not bleed or settle in between fine lines. It fades away evenly and I have not seen my lips becoming dry when I use this though I always prefer to use a lip balm at the end of the day. 
Staying power: The lip cream stays on for 4-5 hours on me. It easily survives a full meal. The faded pink tint looks pretty too. It doesn’t transfer much (very little actually), which makes it last up to 5 hours easily. 
  • Great everyday color
  • Would suit most skin tones
  • Soft and buttery smooth texture
  • Despite a matte finish it does not make the lips dry
  • Highly pigmented
  • Cute packaging
  • Dirt cheap.
  • Stays on for a good 4 hours, full on
  • Color doesn’t bleed and fades evenly
  • Availability is seriously an issue.
  • The applicator tip could have been better
Ratings: 4.7/5
Final Word: Highly recommended. Get one of these wherever you can find them. They are one of the best lip creams you can get at this price. 
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  • OMG!! I love the color and how it looks on you! Where did you get it in Pune? Will ask someone to get these for me.. What colors were available?

    Any lipstick you wear, any eyeliner you wear looks awesome on you! :* <3

    • hahahahahaa… thanxxx so much deepikaa.. <3
      I got it frm Phoenix Mall, pune.. There a fancy store on the ground level named ‘Much More’ where u can get these… n all Miss claire products actually 😉

  • wow sooo pretty n hawwt lip swatches <3..wish dese were easily available 🙁

    • thanxx Riya :* … yeahh .. i too wish so 🙁

    • I know! and it would look super hawwt on your lips too Tupsi 😀

    • yeahhh Deepika.. true 😀

    • aww thankooss both of u :8 deepsi going to pune kya 😛

  • where did you get this in pune?

    • Hi Avanti.. just refer to my reply to deepika above. :))

  • Awesome! Wish these were available in Chennai 🙂 Reminds me of NYX soft matte lip cream 🙂

    • same Ghayu.. these are indian counterparts to nyx matte lip creams 😉
      thanxx :))

  • Loved the Lip color Nids! These seem to be so very similar to NYX Lip creams & they are so affordable too… 🙂

    • yeahh Richa.. these r great for the price u pay .. i think i’m gonna finish it soon 😀

  • ohhhh ho we get these in Mumbai too 😉 lovely swatches as always Nids 😉 <3

    • get them then Nats.. these r not to be missed kinds 😛 😉
      thsnkuuu :*

  • oh my goshh..
    such a lovely shade!!!
    you should have grabbed all the colors

    • silly me… this color was wht tempted me a lot … n i never knew they wud turn out to be so da** goooood.. 😀
      thanxx Appu :))

    • I know!! it looks so pretty! and a collection of all the colors would have been amazing! 😀

  • I love the color so muchh and pretty pout Nids <3

    • thankuuu 😀 :*

  • The color is soo pretty just like you Nids <3 and beautiful lip swatches dear 🙂 :*
    Nice review and lovely clicks 🙂

    • aww.. thankuuu vipra :-* <3 u 😀

  • beautiful NIds! the color is just too good, I didnt know “much more” keeps makeup stuff too, will chk out next time for sure thanks!

    • u stay in puna.. wow… thn u must chk these out.. yeah ‘Much More’ has 2 stores na there facing one another.. U can find cosmetics in the Accessories store out there.. 😉
      thanxxx <3

  • Nids! You kind of resemble Nicole Scherzinger in the first picture! 🙂

  • stunning swatches and shade.

    • thanxxx Shikha :))

  • gooogled for her.. thanxx.. but really :O

  • It looks like Nyx lip cream and so pigmented. 🙂

    • yeahhh… n soo much cheaper tooo 😀

  • I gotta check this out… it looks tempting and for this price it is like WOW…

    • sure do dipti.. u wud definitely get 2-3 home 😉

  • Janani comar

    Nids, how is that every eye shadow, eye liner and lip color suits you ?? just how ?? baffles me ..
    the price and the quality is just wow !!!

  • Niharika

    Where did you get it from in Pune?