When you think of a high voltage lipstick, do you think “creamy”? I don’t, so I think that’s an odd choice of name for this lipstick. I love NYX lip products; the Intense Butter Gloss, Soft Matte Lip Cream, and Slim Lip Pencil are some of my favorite options for drugstore lips. When I realized I had never tried this lipstick, I picked it right up (available here for $5.99). The verdict? It’s fine.
Pigmentation. For such a thin formula, this stuff is definitely pigmented. It’s not a one swipe type of thing, but the trade off here is comfort. After a few layers it goes on opaque without feeling heavy on the lips.
Consistency. So light and comfortable on the lips. Before looking closely in the mirror, I was hopeful this would be a dupe for YSL’s Rouge Volupte lipstick (so beautiful, so expensive). I was disappointed to see that this is a bit streaky. I tried applying it all over, blotting with my fingers, then reapplying and blotting again to make it work, and it came out okay.
Wear Time. The wear time here is nothing special. Luckily these tubes are thin so it’s not difficult to throw in your bag before going out.
If you’re really finicky about heavy lipsticks, this hydrating but streaky lipstick is perfect for you. If not, you’re better off using a lipstick you already own and like and adding a moisturizing balm on top.
Here wearing Mirage, which I hate on me.
What are some other lightweight, hydrating lip products out there? I think products like this are great for summer to compliment softer eye looks. Share some products with me in the comments!
All The Best,