Nykaa So Matte Mini Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

Lipstick minis are the flavour of the season, with all brands, both high-end and drugstore ones, coming out with miniature versions of their most loved lip shades. I am definitely rejoicing at this because this way I get to try out a wider variety of shades without burning a hole in my pocket, and also without the guilt of not being able to use up my lipsticks before they cross the expiry date. I was particularly pleased about the launch of the Nykaa So Matte Mini Lipsticks because this is one of my favourite creamy matte lipstick formulas. These cute mini lipsticks contain 1.5 gm of product and are currently available in 10 of the shades from the So Matte range. I have already reviewed the formula of these lipsticks in previous blog posts, so today I will only be talking about the 4 shades that I picked up, which are Scarlet Siren, Devious Pink, Bare Minimum, and Cinnamon Crunch.

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches

Starting with the lightest shade, Cinnamon Crunch (50M) is a warm light brown shade that will be a perfect nude for extremely fair people. Since I have a wheatish complexion, this shade washes me out and also does not apply very evenly and opaquely on my pigmented lips. I have to mix this shade with a deeper peach or pink to make it work for my skin tone, but if you are fairer than me then this might look great on its own.

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches Cinnamon Crunch

The second shade Bare Minimum (47M) is a beautiful peachy nude that looks slightly pink under certain lighting. This colour is a nice nude for my skin tone and will work well for all those with light to medium skin tones. It provides opaque pigmentation in one swipe and lasts for at least 4-5 hours on my lips.

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches Bare Minimum

Coming to my favourite shade out of the 4, Devious Pink (03) is a beautiful pink that will suit almost all Indian skin tones. It will be a nice deep pink for those with light skin tones and slightly brighter than a nude pink for those with a medium complexion. The pigmentation of this shade is completely opaque and perfect for those with pigmented lips.

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches Devious Pink

Last but not the least, Scarlet Siren (29M) is a stunning orange-toned red that will suit fair to medium skin tones. This is a very bright red as opposed to more mature looking berry-toned reds and maroons. It can also work as a nice deep orange for those with deeper skin tones. It is quite easy to apply compared to some of the other red lipsticks that I own and has definitely become my go-to red at the moment.

Nykaa So Matte Minis | Review and Swatches Scarlet Siren

Overall, I am super happy with this entire range of mini lipsticks and will highly encourage you to pick up at least a couple of shades from the range. You can’t really go wrong with these, considering that they are priced at INR 199 only. If you are a lipstick lover on a budget then these minis will soon become your best friends!

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Nykaa So Matte Lipstick – Naughty Nude | Review and Swatches

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I am a huge fan of the Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks. What’s not to love about these lipsticks? From the magnetic lid and classy packaging to the pigmented creamy matte formula and the affordable price, I adore everything about these lipsticks and I pick up more shades in this formula whenever I want to fall back on something dependable. So when I found myself craving for a new everyday nude lipstick, I picked up the shade Naughty Nude (11M) from the So Matte Range. Here is my review, along with swatches of this shade.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick - Naughty Nude | Review and Swatches

Naught Nude, is a very unique combination of pink, peach and taupe which looks different under different lights, but is definitely a pinky nude overall. I have also swatched it against the Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in the shade Sultry and the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in the shade Taupe Thrill for reference. While Taupe Thrill is a browny nude and Sultry is a deep nude pink, this shade is somewhere in between with slight peachy undertones too.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick - Naughty Nude | Review and Swatches

The formula is the same as that of the other lipsticks I own from the collection. It is a creamy matte that is fully opaque in one swipe but this particular shade provides a richer finish with two swipes. Since it is a creamy matte, it is extremely comfortable to wear but does transfer a tiny bit. However, it stays pretty much intact for at least 5-6 hours, and if you eat something then it fades quite evenly, leaving behind a nice wash of colour.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick - Naughty Nude | Review and Swatches

Overall, I highly recommend the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick collection to everyone and the shade Naughty Nude to those with fair to medium skin tones in particular. They also have a large number of shades to choose from which can complement different Indian skin tones and the price point of INR 399 is excellent value for money. Do pick these up if you haven’t already, I’m sure you will love them as much as I do 🙂

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