Skin tone: Fair-light, yellow-neutral undertones
Lip surface: normal dry with mild pigmentation
How are you doing today? I am going to review another shade from NYX Full Throttle lipstick range, this shade is called “Trickster.” If you ask me my favorite brand from drugstore, then it has to be NYX after L’Oreal Paris undoubtedly! I love how they offer quality products at affordable prices without compromising on our expectations, impressive, right? This time, NYX stole my heart with this Full Throttle matte lipstick collection, which is comparable to high-end lipsticks. Read on for more details on NYX Trickster Full Throttle lipstick.
$6-$8 for 0.08 Oz depending upon store to store.
It’s the color addict’s ultimate fix and a makeup artist’s dream: NYX Cosmetics’ waterproof Full Throttle Lipstick covers your lips with a 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.
My Experience with NYX Trickster Full Throttle Lipstick:
This lipstick comes in a sleek and slim bullet packaging compared to the other NYX lipsticks. The tip of the lipstick is uniquely designed in a hexagonal shape to provide better finish during lining and filling in the lips.
In fact, the bullet itself seems pretty thin and a bit flimsy, but I haven’t noticed any damage to the lipstick, so far so good. I could not detect any fragrance in the formula and keeping aside the bullet, I like everything about this product.
Ever since, our own beauty queen, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, was spotted with purple lips (sadly, not so appreciated), it was a true inspiration to move out of comfort zone for me as well. However, I have experimented with purple lip colors earlier too, but never gathered enough courage to make an entry in public wearing it.
Anyway, “Trickster” is described as a bright violet mauve color which appears true to its description on my pale skin tone. I had doubts before sporting this color, but the moment I wore it, I realized how it changed the whole look, wow!
As I have always believed, purple mauve shades work like a charm on dusky and wheatish skin tones. With full face makeup, it can impart that glamorous and oomph feel to any skin tone and age group. It imparts a soft and wearable mauve violet color, which does not look “vampy.”
Talking about the formula, it is true to its claim of being a soft yet non-creamy, gel-textured lipstick which easily slides on my normal dry lips forgiving minor dryness and other issues. I like the lightweight texture and nearly full coverage of this product, which does not appear or feel cakey, heavy on my lips regardless of swiping it multiple times. It is a highly pigmented lipstick and imparts full color payoff in the first swipe without settling into the lip lines or dry patches. In fact, it provides a smooth matte finish on the lips and I do not need to wear a lip balm beneath this product. It comfortably sits for several hours on my lips without emphasizing lip lines or dry patches.
Considering this is a matte finish lipstick, prepping, scrubbing, and moisturizing the lips prior to application can work like a charm for a flawless finish, though at times, I don’t even bother about scrubbing or hydrating part as the lipstick does take care of such concerns. It does feel a bit sticky while pursing the lips together , but it usually subsides after an hour of wear time, hence no worries. The shade just stays on for 6+ hours on my lips, surviving mild transferring, snacks, etc.
It does require touch-up after heavy meals, but the saturated and smooth finish of this lipstick impresses me. I am pretty impressed to see a unique hexagonal tip which helps in application of lipstick to the contour areas of my lips without feathering around; it is 100% waterproof and budge-proof lipstick. I do see slight feather by the end of day, but nothing major. I would definitely recommend this range to everyone and I am convinced to get this shade again, also I want to try more lipsticks from this range.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of NYX Trickster Full Throttle Lipstick:
- A bright purple, shimmer-free lipstick.
- Glides on to dry lips comfortably.
- Imparts a comfortable matte finish to the lips.
- Full coverage in one to two swipes.
- Unique lipsick bullet shape helps in precise lining and filling of the lips.
- Does not sit on top of dry patches and lip lines.
- Does not bleed or feather.
- Perfect for pigmented and dry lips.
- Does not feel drying even after several hours of wear time.
- Stays on for 6+ hours.
- Completely waterproof and budge-proof formula.
- High quality lipstick at a reasonable price.
Cons of NYX Trickster Full Throttle Lipstick:
- Looks like a sample size lipstick.
- Packaging is a bit flimsy.
- Sticky texture for the initial few hours.
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