Nyx Matte Lipstick in Merlot

Friday, February 17, 2017


Nyx cosmetics has the some of the best stuffs in the market. Their stuffs in the US are much affordable than their Indian counterparts, but nevertheless would not burn holes in your pockets. For example their lipsticks, specially these matte ones, are priced at Rs 625 only, which I feel is quite affordable when the quality is so damn good. This particular lipstick variant is nothing new and has been around for quite a while. Since I am a lover and collector of matte lipsticks, hence one of this kind had to be added to my kitty. And this winter season I did wear to my heart's content.

Many brands, for example L.A. Girl LipstickMaybelline nowadays make their lipstick packaging logical, they add color coded feature in the tube, as a ring or a cap, for the customer to make out the color of the shade from outside. What I like about the packaging of NYX, that its so cleverly designed, that from outside one can see the actual bullet though transparent top tube. This way its much easier. One can see the true shade of the lipstick.


The formula is very richly pigmented, creamy in texture and smooth. It glides on smoothly without any pull or tug. One swipe gives quite an opaque color. The shade is very pretty too. It's a berry toned pink which in these pictures looks quite light, even on the lip swatch. Its all due to my camera. But trust me in real life its much more brighter and vibrant. During application it applies smoothly and gives off quite a bit of shine, but settles down to a velvety matte finish. The formula is non-drying, quite hydrating. And its not smudge free and transfer proof. This obviously fades off with meals, leaving behind a stain. Reapplication is never patchy, it looks as good as new. Without any meals, the lipstick do survive for quite a long time.

I love the shade and I am quite enjoying it. Recently I had lot of weddings to attend, and this was the only lipstick which I ended up reaching for often. The shade is a perfect one for all year around and would suit Indian skin tone perfectly. If you are not very keen on this particular shade, there are 21 shades to choose from in Nykaa. You would easily find one that suits you perfectly. If you are lipstick lover then you should have one of this variant in your collection.


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