Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Today, I am going to review NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in the shade “Sidekick”. Read on to know more about this shade.
It’s the color addict’s ultimate fix and a makeup artist’s dream: Our new waterproof Full Throttle Lipstick covers your lips with super-saturated matte color and features a unique bullet with a beveled edge for lining, filling and perfecting your pout to your heart’s desire.
Price and Quantity:
$7.00 or INR 600 for 2.4g
My Experience with NYX Full Throttle Lipstick Sidekick:
Let’s begin with the packaging of this baby. The lipstick comes in a sleek glossy black plastic tube with a cap color-coded at the top that helps to easily spot the shade. The cap of the lipstick tube shuts securely with a click sound and ensures that the lipstick packaging is purse-friendly. The range name is printed in white on the tube along with other necessary product related information. The lipstick has a normal twist up mechanism, which works pretty smoothly.
The shape of the lipstick bullet is quite different from usual lipsticks. The bullet is pentagon shaped and has different edges. Overall, I did not find any con about the packaging, except that the bullet of one of these lipsticks got detached from the base.
“Sidekick” is a peachy nude shade. The color is quite pale and suitable exclusively for fair skin tones. It will surely wash out deeper complexions. This shade somehow goes well with my medium fair skin tone and does not wash me out. It looks best with dark smokey eyes or even soft smokey eye makeup looks. The color is subtle and can be worn anytime and anywhere without any second thought. I love carrying such shades to college.
The pigmentation of the lipstick is amazing. Though it is a light color, it gives semi-opaque coverage in a single swipe. I apply two coats of this lip color to hide pigmented lips well. Being a pale shade, it has the tendency to give slight streaky finish and I faced the same issue with this shade as well. But, the streaky finish can be managed upto some extent with two-three coats. The finish of this lipstick is nice and matte. It does not budge once it sets on the lips. There is no significant sheen or shimmers in this lipstick.
There is no significant smell in this lipstick, which is a pro for people who do not appreciate fragrant makeup much. The edgy bullet is pretty useless and since the formulation is too soft and creamy, it slips while applying and does not give sharp lip line. So, I prefer applying these with a brush, rather than directly from the bullet.
The texture of the lipstick is incredible. I found its texture similar to Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayons. It is so soft and smooth. It glides effortlessly on the lips like a lip cream and once it comes in contact with the lips, it sets pretty quickly to an ultra matte finish within seconds. It goes pretty smoothly on the lips without causing any dragging of the lips. It does highlight dry patches, so it is important to prep the lips well. The formula is so lightweight and feels super comfortable on the lips. The lipstick is smudge proof and transfers a little bit. It survives normal sipping and light snacks, but it fades away from the center after a heavy meal. The lipstick is very moisturizing and it has a non-drying formula. It keeps my lips hydrated all the time. It does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
The lipstick lasts for approximately 5-6 hours on my lips with a little fading. This lipstick gets removed easily without leaving any stains behind.
Pros of NYX Full Throttle Lipstick Sidekick:
- Good packaging.
- Pretty shade.
- No shimmers.
- Ultra-matte finish.
- Amazing pigmentation.
- Hides pigmented lips.
- Smooth texture.
- No dragging of lips.
- Smooth application.
- Smudge proof.
- Transfer proof.
- Non-drying formula.
- Lips stay nourished.
- Decent lasting power.
- Fragrance free.
- Stain is easy to remove.
Cons of NYX Full Throttle Lipstick Sidekick:
- Gives a little bit streaky finish.
- Could not survive heavy meals.
- Bullet does not help in drawing précised sharp lip lines.
- clings to dry patches of the lips.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend NYX Full Throttle Lipstick Sidekick?
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