Nykaa is one of the leading makeup retailers in the market today. It not only has makeup and skincare products from a lot of brands, but it also has a makeup/skincare line of its own. In the past, I have tried a couple of Nykaa’s own brand products and they have been a hit or a miss for me. But as I never have tried their lipsticks before, I wanted to try my hands on the So Matte! Lipsticks.
Nykaa So Matte! Lipsticks comes in 50 color options, but I was more interested in the mini version of these lipsticks which were available in only 20 colors. If we compare the price of both the lipsticks (full size and the mini version), the mini version is a little pricey for the amount of product as compared to the full size. But, as these are mini they are easy to carry around and less product means you will be able to fully utilize the lipstick.
I bought 5 shades from the mini collection which I have shared in my latest lipstick haul. Today,I will be writing about my experience with the shade Notorious Red.
- INR 399 for 4.2 gm of product, which is the full size (BUY HERE)
- INR 199 for 1.5 gm of product, So Matte mini Lipstick (BUY HERE)
Give a radiant touch to your whole look with Nykaa’s So Matte!Mini Lipstick collection. Experience the same plush, pigment rich formula in Mini Version so it becomes a staple in your bag! The formulation delivers flawless coverage and assures precise application for a perfectly contoured pout. The creamy formula gives your lips a great matte finish. So up the ante with a sophisticated finishing touch to set off those glamorous evenings!
- Smooth texture!
- One stroke application
- Subtle shades to enhance your natural lip colour.
I am not too sure about the ingredient list mentioned on the full size of lipstick, but the box of the mini version does not contain any ingredient list.the Also, no ingredient list can be found on the Nykaa’s website.
These Nykaa So Matte! Lipsticks come in an all black square shaped packaging. The name of the brand is mentioned on the packaging and the name of the shade is mentioned on a small sticker on the base of the packaging. The sticker with the name of the lipstick is colored which helps to identify the actual color of the lipstick from a bunch of all black looking lipsticks. The outer box of the lipstick is actually more interesting than the actual product.
My Experience with Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Notorious Red:
I wasn’t aware about the fact that Nykaa cosmetics have 2 kinds of matte lipsticks. One is these So Matte one’s and the other are the Ultra Matte ones. The ultra matte lipsticks from Nykaa are pricier than the So Matte ones and are available in only 18 color options. After reading the name ‘So Matte’ I assumed the formula to be matte, but when I actually used the shade on my lips, it was not completely matte. It was actually a semi-matte finish which I suppose make them different from the ultra matte ones.
The shade Notorious Red, is a pink toned red which is an easy to wear color. It is not one of those bright reds which you need to think twice before wearing. I won’t say that this is an everyday color but for those girls who like to wear red on a regular basis this is an amazing option. Texture wise, the lipstick is very easy to apply and does not feel dry or heavy on the lips.
Pigmentation of the shade is average, which is kind of a good thing. The color can be layered to get the desired intensity, which gives you an option to wear it as bold or as light as you prefer. Staying power of the color is also average. The color transfers on the cups and so it fades from the inner sections of the lips even with light meals. Without any big meal in between, the color can stay upto 4 hours and even after 4 hours, it fades evenly without being patchy.
Overall, I am not too impressed with the formula but as I have the mini version which have its own advantages and lesser price I do recommend this to someone who is fond of red lips and always likes to carry a lipstick with them.
Pros of Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Notorious Red:
- Easily available
- Notorious Red is easy to pull off red
- The small size of the mini version makes it easy to travel with even in the tiniest of bags.
- Does not feel heavy on the lips
- Does not dry the lips
- Easy to layer
- Fades evenly without being patchy
Cons of Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Notorious Red:
- Do not dry completely matte
- The smaller size is pricier in per gram of the product as compared to the full size
- Average pigmentation