NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick Review

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Hello all,

I am sure NYX Matte lipsticks are not new to most of you. They have a really good collection of shades and I picked up a few during a recent shopping spree.  Today, I am reviewing the shade “Pure Red” for all of you. Read on to find out whether I liked it or not.

NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick

$5.99. Prices may vary from store to store.

Product Description:
Load your lips with plush, pigment-rich color choosing from 12 brand new shades of matte lipstick – our shockingly smooth lip color that glides right on and stays in place with a silky matte finish that never feels dry. Now available in a range of fresh new hues, these playful pops of color are just what your spring wardrobe needs!


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My Experience with NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick:

Packaging: This lipstick comes in a simple black packaging with a transparent band in the middle which shows the color of the lipstick. The cap shuts tight with a click and there is no chance of the cap coming off loose even if you toss the lipstick around in your bag. The sticker at the bottom has the name of the shade. I personally find the packaging a bit too simple and little flimsy.

NYX Matte Lipstick Pure Red packaging

Shade and Pigmentation: “Pure Red” is a lovely orange-red shade. It is a gorgeous warm shade which instantly brightens up the face. It is a bright shade but will look good on Indian skin tones.

Open lipstick

The pigmentation of the lipstick is quite strong. A single swipe is enough to achieve full opacity. Multiple swipes does not make the application patchy. Since this is a bright shade, I would recommend using a lip liner as the lipstick is prone to smearing.

Texture and Finish:  This lipstick is quite creamy and applies nicely on the lips. There is no tug during the application and the texture is really good for a matte lipstick.  The finish of the lipstick is a gorgeous semi matte. It is not a flat, dull-looking matte. Instead, it has a little sheen which adds that extra something to the finish.

NYX lipstick bullet

The lipstick does not feel drying, but it is not overly moisturizing either. Also, it tends to hang on to the dry patches on the lip and I would recommend exfoliation of the lips prior to the lipstick application.

One thing that I wanted to mention about this lipstick is that it has a weird smell. It is not really too strong and goes away after application.

Hand swatch

Staying Power:  The lipstick transfers quite a bit. Also, the creamy formula makes it very easy to smear. The lasting power is about 4-5 hours with light meals. It leaves a pinkish stain behind.

Lip swatch

Pros of NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick:

  • Gorgeous orange-red shade.
  • Strong pigmentation.
  • Nice semi-matte finish.
  • Does not feel drying on the lips.
  • Very affordable.

Red lips

Cons of NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick:

  • The lipstick has a weird smell.
  • Slightly flimsy packaging.
  • Clings to dry patches on the lips.
  • Transfers a lot.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase NYX Pure Red Matte Lipstick?
It is not really a must-have, but you can try if you are on the lookout for an inexpensive orange-red lipstick. I will not repurchase the exact same shade.

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