You guys must know Nykaa recently has come up with their own range of makeup. After the successful launch of their nail paints and bath & body products, Nykaa announced their new baby which is the ‘So Matte’ range of lipsticks. Ever since I saw Nykaa’s Instagram story about their new launch, I was determined to try them out as soon as they hit the market. I kept the promise and got two shades from the range. Today, I will be reviewing the Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks for you.
Nykaa So Matte lipsticks have 13 shades in the range. The shade range has a quite diverse colour palette, from nudes to pinks, reds and plums. I liked how they tried to include at least one from each colour family. After investing a lot of time choosing two best shades from the entire range, I ended up buying Orange Vice and Pink Flirt. Continue reading this post for the review and some swatches.
Price- 399 INR
Packaging- The Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks come in very pretty reddish/pinkish watercolour patterned boxes. The lipstick bullets are housed in matte black cuboid cases that have metallic Nykaa logo on them. Each case has a magnetic closure to them which is really cool and convenient as it makes the lipsticks safe for travelling. I really liked the sleek and classy look of the lipstick cases. Although I am not a big fan of these cuboid-shaped lipstick cases as I find it difficult to have a good hold while applying directly with the bullet and also, they do not fit into my lipstick organiser. I don’t know if anyone faces the same problem or not but I do.
Shades- The two shades that I got from the Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks collection are Orange Vice and Pink Flirt. Orange Vice is a bright orange lipstick with a little bit of rust/brown undertones. Although this lipstick looks bright on the lips, it looks a bit toned down and rustier in the bullet. Pink Flirt, on the other hand, is a bright fuschia colour that will suit almost every skin tone. I love pinks with blue undertones as it makes my face brighter and my teeth whiter. I like both the shades.
Pigmentation- These lipsticks are very pigmented. You get an opaque application in the first swipe. Although I have noticed a patchy application on my upper lip which is darker than my lower lip. It happened with the shade Pink Flirt. Orange Vice had a smooth and opaque colour distribution.
Texture- Although, Nykaa describes their So Matte lipsticks as matte, they do not go with our usual notion of a matte lipstick. These lipsticks are in between matte and satin. The texture of Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks is very soft and creamy. They are not drying, easy to apply, they glide on the lips smoothly, feel comfortable on the lips and the application is even. Being creamy mattes, they are just perfect for winters.
Staying Power- Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks stay put on my lips for about 4-5 hours at a stretch, without any touch ups. I had applied the shade Pink Flirt during pandal hopping on Kali Puja (Diwali) and in spite of the hot and humid weather and light snacking every now and then it lasted quite long, for about 5 hours. It only starts fading from the centre afterwards. I am quite happy with its longevity.
My Views on the Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks
I am quite impressed with this new launch from Nykaa. These lipsticks are something that I can use every day during winters. My lips become very dry during winters and I don’t like putting on lipgloss, so choosing a lipstick for winters has always been a pain for me. I think I finally have got my perfect wintertime matte lippies. The best thing about these lipsticks is that they don’t settle into fine lines which a blessing for me because I have creases on my lips that make any matte lipstick look horrendous if I don’t hydrate my lips before the lipstick application. These Nykaa So Matte lipsticks are very hydrating that you don’t need any separate moisturisation before application.
Taking them off is quite a pain for me as they don’t want to come off completely even if you using a waterproof makeup remover. They leave a subtle tinge after you take it off. Other than that, I love them. These lipsticks smell like vanilla, the scent is pretty close to that of the MAC ones. They are creamy, hydrating, long-lasting and they don’t bleed. I think getting such quality withing a price-tag of only Rs 399 is quite a good deal. I would highly recommend these Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks to you guys. You can find them exclusively in the Nykaa website.
I hope you liked this review. Tell me what you feel about these lipsticks in the comments. I’ll be back with a new review very soon. Till then, be safe & keep smiling!