Nykaa has been dropping bombs over and over again with their new launches that are not only affordable but also really great in quality! Recently they did it again by launching their new Nykaa Paintstix Creamy Matte Lipsticks! There was an event where we got to experience the lipsticks first hand and did something quite unusual with them! We were given a small canvas and were asked to paint a picture using the Paintstix! The horse has totally been painted using these Paintstix, they were really creamy and super pigmented that only a small amount was enough to spread it over by a Q-tip! Nykaa was kind enough to give us all the 12 Paintstix and I have been using them a shade a day since I got them! Today, I am going to share my review on them and also the hand and lip swatches of all the 12 shades!
About The Looks!
The Nykaa Paintstix comes in a very attractive packaging. The lipsticks are packed in a pink box which has the name of the brand and the product printed. The lipsticks or I must call Paintstix have a very colorful packaging. Each Paintstix has a color coded cap corresponding to the shade of the lipstick and the base where the actual lipstick lies, is black. The bottom of the lipstick has only shade number with the color coded sticker and the cap has the name of the brand. The box that the Paintstix comes in has the name of the shade as well as the number. These lipstick packagings have a matte finish which I really like.
Price – 425/-
Net Content – 3.5 gms or 0.12 US oz e
Shelf Life – 3 Years
My experience and thoughts about the Nykaa Paintstix!!
These are creamy matte lipsticks so the formula is a mix of creamy and hydrating one that gives a satiny or velvety matte finish after a couple of hours. These are not glossy or super creamy in appearance but they feel creamy and look soft matte. Some of them have some sheen in them too which dies down after a couple of hours wear. I like them better without a sheen, so I like to either dust some powder on my lips after applying them or just dab tissue paper gently that takes away the unnecessary sheen and makes them look even more matte! They feel very light and feathery on the lips, such that I don’t even feel that I am wearing a lipstick! These are super hydrating!! My lips stay soft and hydrated all the time when I wear these!
The pigmentation is super! One swipe you get the color on your lips. Some of the shades need two swipes on the hand, but trust me, on the lips, it’s entirely a different story. They glide on so smoothly and give the perfect opaque color every time! Even the most nude color, Nude Spice (01), which is now one of my favorite nudes, gives a perfect opaque color and wonderful finish!! All the darker and brighter shades leave a stain behind and the color is so strong that it’s kind of hard to get rid of. So you would need to be careful while applying and not mess up! 😀
The shade selection is bomb.com!! Oh My God!! There is a shade for everyone! Be it a subtle girl, or sexy bold girl or playful girl or a maverick!! There is a shade for everyone!! I just love the versatility in the shades and all of them are super suitable for Indian skin tone! Check out the pictures of the hand and lip swatches of these shades and you will know what I mean!! 😀
The Paintstix lasts for about 4-6 hours easily. With meals, they may fade a little but won’t disappear entirely. With a heavy meal, they are going to disappear but they leave a stain behind, but only the darker and brighter shades. The lipsticks feather a little so I would recommend wearing a lip liner underneath and yes they transfer and that is okay with me. I would never expect a lipstick with such a formula not to transfer and fade, it would be unrealistic!
I have also made a video reviewing these lipsticks with hand and lip swatches of all 12 shades! I have attached the video below. You can also watch it on my YouTube Channel RougePouts. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up, share it and subscribe to my channel. I am working hard and every like, share and subsrcirbe will be a huge encouragement for me!! I hope you like this post as well and find it helpful! I will be back with more interesting ones, till then enjoy the lip swatches below! 😀
These Nykaa Paintstix are everything that anyone would need! Affordable, with every shade one could possibly need and a formula that is gentle on the lips with a soft matte finish! The pigmentation is amazing and so is the packaging! Lasting power is something that is forgivable given the formula that they have! I love these lipsticks and the shades, my super favorite is the shade Nude Spice (01). It’s the perfect nude! I also love shades like Bombshell Berry, Tender Rose and Purple Monster! I highly recommend everyone to try a couple of shades for this collection. It’s totally worth it!