Happy new year everyone! 🙂
I am starting this year by reviewing my most favorite launch in last year – Nykaa Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick.
Nykaa initially launched these lipsticks in 10 shades and keep adding new shades to this collection from time to time.
550 599 for 5 ml
Expiry- 3 years
Nykaa Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick review
Nykaa Matte to Last liquid lipstick shades are inspired by the cities of India. So each shade has unique city associated and the packaging has the important monument from the city where the shade is inspired from. Nykaa Matte to Last liquid lipstick comes in a black cardboard packaging with attractive art and shade name written at front. The inside of cardboard packaging is bit flimsy and is color coded with the lipstick shade. The back of the packaging has all the necessary details about the product. The overall outer packaging is bit bulky and likely to be thrown away if you own multiple shades.
The lipstick is small, compact cuboidal tube with black screw cap. The packaging is transparent which makes it easier to spot the colors if you have multiple shades, plus it also helps in knowing how much product is left. The liquid lipstick has slanted doe foot applicator with a slightly pointed tip which makes it easy to use. The applicator wand is tiny but picks up enough product for one swipe. The shade name is sticker-ed on bottom of the tube. Lipstick tube is extremely travel friendly and has no chance of spillage or accidental opening.
Texture wise it is smooth and feather light. It feels watery while applying on the lips. These lipsticks are extremely light weight and sometimes I forget I have a lipstick on. These lipsticks do not feel drying like other matte liquid lipsticks do. These lipsticks are highly pigmented (except a few shades) and most shades give opaque coverage in 1-2 swipe. Freshly applied, the texture looks glossy but it settles to true matte finish in sometime after pressing the lips together. It will have a bit of shine and not become matte until you press the lips together. It is decently long lasting but doesnot survive full meals. If you eat something light it may stay put for ~6 hours. But the good thing is it is easy to touch up and does not feel rubbery on applying multiple swipes.
One it mattifies, the lipstick is completely transfer proof.
Price wise, this is not very expensive for the quality it offers. If you like liquid matte lippies, you must own at least one shade from this range.
Like all matte formulations, do exfoliate the lips before applying any matte lipstick as it will cling to the dry bits of the lips accentuating them even more.
Shades swatched in this post:
Madras Kaapi – inspired by Chennai (Madras), it is warm toned light brown. The shade works across skintones and wheatish and dusky complexion especially should definitely check this out.
Kudi – inspired by Chandigarh, it is a bright, popping fuchsia pink color. Perfect for spring/summer and since this a super bright color it is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Mishti– inspired by Kolkata – deep raspberry red with pinkish tones, works across skintones. The color is amazing but wish the formula was better.
Boho – inspired by Goa. This is a beautiful everyday pink with mauve hints. It will look flattering on all skin tones
Mumtaz (Mumtaj) – inspired by Agra , it is a bright orangish tomato red color. It will suit fair to medium skin tones. (Another matte tomato red lipstick reviewed HERE)
The first three shades (Madras Kaapi, Kudi and Mishti) are among the few shades from their phase 1 launch and the formula is more watery and applies patchy. It also takes longer time to dry. The quantity of these is 4.5 ml but the shades launched in later phases has 5 ml product. I am not sure if Nykaa has changed the quantity of these shades as well now and improved the formula for these initial shades.
xoxo, Blossom 🙂