Skin Tone: Dusky with warm undertone
I had never tried a pink lipstick earlier because most of them looked too milky on me and they kind of washed me out too. When I saw the swatch of this shade on a youtuber with dusky skin tone, I instantly fell in love with the shade. It has blue undertones and looks gorgeous on dark skin. I bought it along with two more lipsticks from the same range. Read the review to know if I am happy with the product.
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Dress your lips in decadent color with NYX Professional Makeup Velvet Matte Lipstick–a luxurious new lip color that glides right on and never feels dry. Housed in an elegant soft-touch case, each standout shade is a fashion statement in itself.
Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Isononyl Isononanoate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Paraffin, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Water/Aqua/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).
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My Experience with NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink:
Packaging: NYX Matte Lipstick comes in a black tube that has a nice velvety texture and there is a clear ring over the tube. Due to the transparent cap, you can easily check out the colour even when it is stored in your lipstick stand. It is a nice lightweight packaging and travel friendly too, but considering the price, it feels a bit cheap. I expected it to have a metallic finish and an outer carton. Also, the product may melt a bit in hot conditions and you will see stains in the tube as you twist down the product, and it’s also visible from outside due to the transparency. I am not a big fan of this messy sight either.
Shade: As I have mentioned earlier, this is a gorgeous pink shade with blue undertones. It will look beautiful on every skin tone. It looks bold and girly at the same time. If you have extreme dark skin like me, you may have to use dark liner to minimize the chance of the lipstick washing you out. But if the rest of your makeup is done accordingly, it will look perfectly fine. Now, the shade is super pigmented as well, it requires only one-two swipes to get the perfect color payoff. I have heavily pigmented upper lips and it covers the pigmentation pretty well.
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Texture and Quality: This lipstick has a soft and smooth texture that glides well and evenly occupies my lips. It feels very light and comfortable. I really like this formula and it has a beautiful non-drying finish that will suit all skin types. However, this particular shade does not become velvety matte like the others from this range and remains creamy mostly. The formula doesn’t feel patchy or dry on the lips. In fact, it provides good hydration to them and keeps them soft for long. However, as it is creamy, it does transfer a lot. Although that does not affect the coverage, but I do not prefer this aspect much. I have two more shades from the range and I have not faced this issue before; probably this particular shade is creamier than the rest.
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Staying Power: Due to the creamy nature, it does not survive meals and drinks. Without any munching, it lasts for really long, but once you eat, it vanishes. However, it leaves a deep reddish pink stain behind and if you have any dry patches, the stain will stay there for long and removing it with a remover gets tough. I do not like this aspect either.
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Overall, I love this color and the coverage it provides very much, but I am not a big fan of smudging and the stain that it leaves behind.
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Pros of NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink:
- Nice, light, and travel-friendly packaging .
- Affordable .
- Pink with blue undertones that suits all skin tones.
- Highly pigmented .
- Soft, smooth texture that glides easily .
- Feels comfortable and lightweight on lips.
- Non-drying formula that doesn’t feel patchy or dry .
- Provides good hydration and keeps lips soft .
- Lasts long without any meals in between.
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
Cons of NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink:
- Packaging looks a little cheap considering the price.
- This does not become matte as claimed .
- Does not survive meals.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink?
I really want to try more shades from this range as I love its formula and staying power.
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