I just came to know that Nykaa is releasing some new shades as a part of their Pastel Nail Enamel collection, and here I am, still drooling over the shades from the original range. On my nails today is the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel in the shade 82 Lychee Delight, a sophisticated yet unique nude nail color that is the perfect balance of white and grey.
As the name suggests, this shade seems to be inspired by the color of the pulp of the lychee fruit, although it has slightly heavier grey undertones. This milky grey color will complement fair to medium skin tones really well and is the perfect shade for professional women.
This particular shade requires at least 2 coats and you may even need 3 coats if you want a completely opaque finish. Just like the rest of the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels, the formula of Lychee Delight is also quite thin and easy to work with. The brush is a narrow one and you will need to go over each nail at least thrice to coat the entire surface. Despite the brush being narrow, the richness of the formula prevents the final finish from being streaky.
Priced at INR 179, the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels are quite a bargain, considering the huge range of flattering shades they are available in. The only problem that I have with the formula is that it begins to chip within 3 days. Nevertheless, these nail colors are gorgeous while they last on the nails and I will definitely be checking out the new shades launched by Nykaa for this season!
I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels here.
When Nykaa released their eyeliner range, I was tempted to buy all of them immediately, but I already had too many liners to use up. Now that some of my eyeliners are beginning to dry up, I decided it was time to try the Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner, because it claims to be the perfect eyeliner for daily wear, and this girl rarely leaves her house without a liner on her lids. So, here is my review along with the swatches of this product.
This liquid liner has a jet black formula and comes with a super thin felt tip kind of applicator which is way more flexible than most felt tips applicators I have used before. Because it is super thin, you will need multiple swipes to create a more dramatic look, but for a daily look, one swipe gives the right amount of pigmentation.
In terms of formula, I feel that this liner is quite similar to my favorite Loreal Paris Liner Magique. It is super black and smudge proof, and stays on the lids for a good 8 hours. It is also quite waterproof and will not budge if splashed with water unless you rub it hard while it is wet. If you have a habit of rubbing your eyes then the liner may become a little crumbly, so don’t do that 😛
The Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Liner is priced at INR 299 for a 5ml tube, which is quite cheap compared to the Loreal Paris Liner Magique which retails for INR 399 for 3gms of the product. Also, the Nykaa liner provides a more precise application than the Loreal one, so I can safely say that it is my new favorite drugstore liner for sure!
Here is a picture of me wearing the liner, and as you can see, it has a slightly glossy finish. This is the only thing that I would like to change about the formula because I personally prefer matte eyeliners. Other than this, I do not have any complaints about the product and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable eyeliner.
Summer is the time to experiment with fun colors and a pastel nail paint is the best way to add some brightness to your look. I love all the shades from the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel range that I have tried till date and the shade 23 – Bubble Yum is no exception. I received this delicate pink nail paint as a birthday gift from Nykaa but tried it out for the first time this month. I thought that you guys might be interested in the review and swatches of this product, so here you go!
I was a little afraid that this color would end up looking too neon and tacky on my nails but was pleased to find out that it is neither of those things. It is in fact, a bright, light pink with generous white undertones. It appears milkier in certain lights than others and sometimes lives up to its name and shows up as a bubblegum pink. It is definitely more of a playful color than a sophisticated one but I like it. I think that this shade is perfect for nail art too!
You do not need more than two coats of this product and even one coat is pretty opaque. Texturewise, it is creamy with a slight shine but I have noticed that if I am not too careful while applying it, I end up with a bubbly surface instead of a smooth one. These nail paints are not very chip resistant and tend to start chipping within 3-4 days. The colors, however, are so stunning that I always end up buying more shades.
The Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels are priced at INR 179, I know that I am repeating myself but the unique colors of this range make them worth the money. I would highly recommend the shade Bubble Yum if you like the girly, Barbie doll nails. If you prefer more muted colors then check out the other shades from the range, they have some great neutrals too!
I live by the philosophy that you can never have enough nude lipsticks in your collection, which is why I recently purchased the Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in the shade Taupe Thrill. I have already raved about the Nykaa So Matte Spiced Cabernet Lipstick in a previous blog post, and knew that this is a formula that I can trust, therefore I decided to opt for a lighter, more day-appropriate shade this time.
The shade Taupe Thrill (12M) is a brownish pink which will look flattering on most Indian skin tones. The formula is an opaque, creamy matte that looks slightly glossy under bright lights. The fact that it is not a flat matte makes it more comfortable to wear and in fact, it seems to hydrate my lips as well. It is not heavily perfumed like some of the other drugstore lipsticks, which makes it more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Not only is the packaging extremely luxurious (square packaging with a magnetic closure!) but the formula is reminiscent of high-end lipsticks as well. Despite being a lighter shade and having a creamy consistency, this lipstick lasts on my lips for a good 6-7 hours and has also survived multiple rounds of digging into greasy food! It seems like Nykaa has taken a cue from MAC when it comes to the longevity of the product 🙂
Priced at INR 399, these lipsticks are definitely a bargain and the shade Taupe Thrill is a no-fail color that is suitable for all occasions. You can also look at the darker/brighter shades available in the range if nude lips are not your thing. Overall, both the color and the texture of this lipstick gets 5 stars from me 🙂
I got the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel in the shade #73 Lilac Cupcake as a birthday perk with my purchase from Nykaa.com, and it arrived just in time for spring. You know that a nail paint is good if you apply the same color twice in a row, and that is what happened with this beautiful periwinkle blue nail color.
What impressed me the most about this formula is the opacity that it provides in just one coat. I do throw on a second coat for good measure but you can definitely get away with just one. I do not need to say much about the color because it speaks for itself. A milky, pastel blue that is nothing like anything else I own. This color is subtle but bright at the same time and looks really good on the toes as well!
The formula provides a medium shine and has a wear time of 4-5 days. The pastel range is my favorite among all the Nykaa nails paints, the colors are unique and beautiful. Priced at INR 179 for a 9 ml bottle, this is the perfect nail color for a beach vacation!
I am a big fan of dark nails and especially love black nail paint. Black is such a versatile color that you can never really go wrong with it. Short black nails look extremely chic whereas longer ones can make a bold statement. Both silver and gold rings can be thrown on to add a bit of sparkle. My favorite black nail paint is the Nykaa Pop Nail Enamel in the shade #84 Black Licorice.
It is a pure black color that becomes opaque in 2 coats. It has a medium shine and lasts on the nails for 5-7 days before it starts chipping. I would recommend using a top coat with this color to make it really stand out.
If black is not your color then I will recommend trying out the other shades from the Nykaa Pop Nail Enamel collection. The range of shades is very diverse and they all wear equally well on the nails. Priced at INR 149 for a 9 ml bottle, these nail paints are excellent in quality. They apply evenly and last long without staining the nails. Definitely worth a shot in my opinion.
In the recent months, Nykaa has really been raising the bar for beauty products in India. What started out as a humble online portal for buying makeup has now become an exclusive doorway that has brought various international brands to the country. Not just that, Nykaa has also released their own range of beauty products, and boy, they certainly take their makeup seriously. I have already raved about their gorgeous nail paints in my previous posts, so today I will talk about their So Matte Lipstick in the shade 16M Spiced Cabernet.
It is unbelievable that such a great product is available at an extremely affordable price of INR 399. Nykaa has successfully recreated high-end quality at drugstore prices. Even the matte black square packaging with magnetic closure is something new for Indian brands and reminiscent of luxury products.
The formula is a comfortable, creamy matte that stays on the lips all day long without drying them out. It fades a little gradually but does not exaggerate cracks or creases in the least. I usually do not wear dark, vampy colors on my lips but fell in love with this shade. I would describe it as a warm brownish maroon that does not look too vampy and accentuates winter outfits really well.
I will definitely purchase more lip products from this brand because their recent release of nude shades literally has me drooling!
P.S. – This is not a sponsored post, just genuine love for a great brand that has evolved right in front of my eyes 🙂
I finally jumped on the matte nails bandwagon with Nykaa’s Matte Nail Lacquer in the shade Blueberry Sorbet. This shade belongs to Nykaa’s Neon Matte Nail Enamel collection, although I am not sure if I would call this particular shade a neon blue, but I do love the color.
This particular shade needs 3 coats for an opaque finish- I was a bit concerned as the first coat was very sheer, but after 3 coats it looked just fine. The formula dries to a true matte but the matte finish fades within 2 days to a dull glossy finish which chips on my nail in another 2 days.
I would recommend this product to those who need a matte blue polish for a special day or a particular outfit because the matte finish does not last very long. This product can be purchased on Nykaa’s website for INR 199 for a 9 ml bottle. Personally, I still prefer an old-school glossy nail paint, what about you?