Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Posted on Oct 18 2016 - 11:58pm by agnibanya

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Hi girls,

So after the popular tryst with Nail Polishes, the team at Nykaa.com has come up with lipsticks. One fine day while just browsing through Nykaa to check up on new launches, I saw these lipsticks at instantly ordered 3 of them. Affordably priced at Rs 399 for a whopping 4.2 g, here are some of my thoughts after using these lipsticks for a few days.

I had ordered 3 shades from the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Collection namely 01 NotoriousRed, 08 Orange Vice and 10 Mischievous Plum. The collection consists of 10 shades at the moment and apaart from being available as singles, these lipsticks are also available in bundles which are definitely more economical. The range wonderfully covers a wide array of shades, however, what I missed seeing was a neutral earthy brown and especially since Brown are such a fad these days, I was a little disappointed.

Packaging:

The lipsticks came in a lovely colorful outer pack with shade names and color indicating stickers. However, the actual bullet did not have any color markings. The casing is a matte square and the cap has a magnetic closure. I mean, really!! Can you guys believe it. A budget lipstick with a magnetic closing cap? That definitely impressed me a bit. I only wish there was some sort of color indicator of the actual cases.

Shades:

Talking about the shades, 01 Notorious Red is a beautiful neutral red. In the pictures it may look a bit warm but that’s because of the lighting that was really bad on the day that I had taken the pictures. 08 Orange Vice is a very warm peachy orange kind of shade. Going by the swatches on Nykaa’s Instagram account, I expected it to be more reddish-orange kinds, but alas!! The shade 10 Mischievous Plum is a cool toned shade that oscillates somewhere between a grape and plum. It’s definitely not a proper plum but I ain’t complaining!

Texture & Pigmentation:

All the shades have a smooth, creamy texture. These were fairly easy to apply with the super pointy bullet tip. These are also mildly scented. While Notorious Red and Orange Vice felt a little low on pigmentation,  Mischievous Plum was loaded with pigments. Like while I was trying them on, I had to build up the colours in layers for Red and Orange, but in case of the Plum one, it was like bam! and my lips were loaded with color.

Finish:

Okay, now this is the part that really put me down. The brand claims a soft matte finish on these, however, what I experienced was a creamy finish on application that only settled into a satin finish a few minutes post application. It stayed like that until the end of its wear time. The lipsticks also transfer a lot owing to their finish. However, they do not feather or bleed.

Longetivity:

Notorious Red stays for about 4-5 hours, and leaves a reddish tint behind. Orange Vice stays a lot less, like about 2-3 hours and does leave a stain but it is not as stark. Mischievous Plum stays on longer than the other two, like about 6 hours and leaves behind a strong plum-berry stain.

Overall, I just have some mixed feeling about the Nykaa So Matte range of lipsticks. I like the shades Notorious Red and Mischievous Plum. They are quite pigmented, the color is buildable, that is in case you have the patience for it. Orange Vice failed me, and I regret picking it up. I have a feeling that the darker shades would perform better than the lighter ones in the range. Also, since it is only available online, that can be an issue for some. However, the packaging is nice and in case you aren’t hell bent upon the “matte finish” tag, you really can make these work for you. Also, a limited colour palette in the range was a bummer for me!

Would I recommend?

Maybe only the dark shades. Mischievous Plum is Gorgeous and I guess the Wine would would be great too. Do check that out!

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick 08 Orange Vice

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks 01 Notorious Red, 08 Orange Vice, 10 Mischievous Plum

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks Clockwise from Left: 08 Orange Vice, 01 Notorious Red, 10 Mischievous Plum

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  • http://www.budgetbelleza.com Aditi

    I went through the swatches earlier too and yeah u r right they aren’t MATTE Matte which was like…bummer!!
    The plum one I can still look forward to since I’m so much into that phase and fall is here..
    Lovely pics..And u look fabulous!

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      My biggest disappointment is that it’s not even a soft matte finish as the brand claims. Yes, the Plum one is brilliant, but that’s about it. Thanks for the compliment though 😊

  • https://www.omved.com/ Pooja

    Wow! I love the Orange wise It looks so natural. I apply natural lip balm from natural brands such as Omved, Kamaayurveda, forestessentials etc. before applying the lipstick because it keeps the lips moisturize and increases the durability.

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Yes Pooja, Orange Vice is nice if you prefer shades like that. This is also a creamy finish lipstick so you don’t need to fret much about moisturizing lips beforehand.

  • kanika

    I liked the first 2 shades… 3rd one will be little bold for me.. just rest I would love to try… all these are looking beautiful on u…
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    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Kanika. It’s all about preferences 😉

  • NidsGautam

    Omg.. tht plum.. gorgeous
    N the magnetic packaging. Well dwfinitely makes this a must try. Looks good on u agni.

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Buddy.. the plum one preformed the best out of these three 😊

  • Sramana Bhattacharyya

    Thank you for this lovely review…it was much needed…thankfully I ordered only the Plum color & the magnetic closure packaging intrigued me…yet to receive my courier…:-)

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      I am sure you will enjoy the Plum one Sramana. It’s really a great shade

  • http://allgirlygossip.com/ Mansi Agg

    Love the magnetic packaging… Would love to check more shades… Orange vice would be my colour but not sure to pick it up as you say its not pigmented…

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      It’s hard to build the color on the Orange one Mansi. Also, I didn’t quite like how it performed. But still if you like it, there’s no harm in trying as these are fairly priced 😊

  • Moubani Chattopadhyay

    Is the Notorious Red can suit wheatish skin tone?

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Hi Mohani, it totally depends on your preference. It is a very neutral kind of red so I kind of liked it on my medium skin. Hope that helps. 😊