— September 11, 2015 —

NYX High Voltage Lipstick


NYX High Voltage Lipsticks (0.09 oz.) individually retail for $6 USD ($8 CAD) and are available in 22 shades. They are said to be "infused with vibrant color with a super-rich finish."

Flawless is described as an ash nude. [P]
Playdate is described as a bright lavender. [P]

"Power up your look with 22-super charged shades of lipsticks are high voltage! Don't be afraid to swipe on a thick coat for a super-rich finish of dramatic color with NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick."
The packaging is a simple, sleek, thin tube with a plastic cap and a color-coded section. I did experience some issues with the cap sliding off time and time again, whether I was simply storing it, carrying it in my makeup bag or it had accidentally been knocked it over. They also have a sweet, marshmallow scent that can be noticed on initial application and fades over time.


Flawless is a light-medium, brown nude with hints of grey, warm undertones and a satin finishThis shade applied smoothly, evenly and had mostly opaque pigmentation, but it was buildable. It had a thinner, almost creamy consistency that settled into lip lines. I also found it had a bit of slip, which caused the color to move around slightly. Flawless wore well for +3.5 hours before fading and was lightly hydrating. (4/5)
* Bite Retsina was warmer, more pink.  Clinique Beige Pop warmer, more pink.  Kat Von D Noble was lighter, more pink.

Playdate is a light-medium, lavender with hints of grey, cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even and had nice, opaque pigmentation. Again, it had a thinner, creamy consistency which caused the color to lightly settle at times—not nearly as bad, but my natural lip pigmentation did show through. Playdate wore well for +4 hours before fading and was lightly hydrating. (4/5)
* Kat Von D Requiem was lighter, muted, more pink.  Kat Von D Ayesha was much darker, more purple.  MAC Dodgy Girl (LE) was lighter, more pink.  MAC Lavender Jade (LE) was brighter, lighter, more pink.

Overall, despite the color sometimes falling into lip lines, the formula is all around nice. They have great pigmentation, apply easily and lightly hydrate—which is always a bonus! Their range of shades cover a nice spectrum, from neutral to bold, to even more unique shades like Playdate. If you're in the market for some fun, affordable lipsticks, these are definitely worth checking out!



NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Flawless

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Flawless

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Flawless

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Flawless

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Playdate

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Playdate

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Playdate

NYX High Voltage Lipstic in Playdate


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.