Hello beauties! Today, I’ve got a haul+review type of post, of Nykaa exclusives. They carry brands like NYX and L. A. Girl, that other sites do not so I hope you find this useful in case you’re interested in buying them online.
On a personal note, I was super sick. I had a fever of 109°F that I did not know people could have (as far as I knew, 105ºF is the temperature at which we’re critical). Was in and out of the hospital and stuff. Made a full recovery! But every time I stop posting, I find it so hard to get back in the groove. This post for instance. Took product pictures one day, edited them one day, swatches one day, edited them another day and I’m writing this on a whole other day. It took me two days to even finalize the pics, literally. (15-30 pics out of 500 takes time)
I hope you don’t mind the back to back beauty posts. I really wanted to do a fashion post, to mix things up. Dressed up and everything, but I couldn’t take pics in the end. Which SUCKED!!! You may have seen it on my Instagram and Snapchat stories. You should follow me 😉 (Snapchat ID @lipstickalchemi) Okay, enough with the rambling!
Nykaa is officially the only online retailer of LA Girl and Nyx cosmetics in India. Both have a wide variety of products available like primers, contour/highlight products, liquid lipsticks, concealers, liners, eyeshadows, brow products and tons more! Nykaa also have their own brand of nail polishes and have recently come out with a collection of matte varnishes as well. (Lemme know if you want me to review those too)
I picked up four such products:
- Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream
- L. A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss
- L. A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
- Nykaa Nail Enamel
I also bought LA Girl’s face primer but returned it coz the quantity was too less for 900 bucks. Might as well buy Benefit’s Porefessional mini.
Swatched them on my forearm and snapped in different lighting.
NOTE: Click to view full sized images of lip swatches!
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in COPENHAGEN
The fabled matte liquid lipstick! I love it. Each shade is named after a city and so far, I have MOROCCO and COPENHAGEN. Eyeing CANNES next 😉 It comes with a doe-foot applicator. They’re available in 10 shades (out of 34 shades) You can find these in Sephora as well, if your city has one 🙂
It is soft and matte, as promised. Not very drying on the lips but it wears away rather quickly. You can build the product with multiple coats. Definitely not transfer proof or long lasting. This shade is gorgeous! A vampy, wine colour that is perfect for fall. I wore it in the summer as well, I don’t care for seasons 😀 Easy to touch up with a fresh coat. Looks darker in person. (This is probably natural light ka kamaal)
L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in STUNNER
This thing is wall paint! It is so long wearing, the swatch on my hand lasted two days. Only comes off with makeup remover/oil. (I used Johnson’s baby wipes) This comes with a flat applicator that picks up product on both ends. Available in 16 shades. FLEUR is another shade I like.
Very thick and dries fast. Feels like a desert. In an attempt to get the perfect line, I ended up putting on a few too many coats. Still failed, though. The edges are horrible, I apologize. Avoid putting on too many coats and you should be good. Super duper long wearing. Unique AF colour. It’s a true purple. Like a purple crayon. LOVE LOVE LOVE. (Kind of reminiscent of Aishwarya Rai’s Cannes look, no? But hers was too blue.)
L. A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in MEDIUM BEIGE
These concealers have been making waves in the west. Great coverage but the quantity is terribly little. It comes with a brush attached, so you just have to squeeze the tube and brush it on. Difficult to control the amount that comes out, which annoys me. (Wastage + you’ll go through them quickly + they are priced Rs. 535/- when they are worth Rs. 225/-) They do have a vast shade range catering to all skin tones. Available in 24 shades. I’m very interested in trying out their color correctors as well.
Picking a colour from pictures online can be tough, but I managed to get a near perfect shade match. It looks a bit ashy near the inner corner of the eyes. I have a bluish discoloration. Nothing a yellow corrector can’t fix. MEDIUM BEIGE is a neutral, orangey-beige colour. It gives medium coverage, I would say.
Nykaa Nail Enamel in LYCHEE DELIGHT
Probably the only grey nail polish in the Indian market. Adore it! Kinda overpriced, though. (Compared to Streetwear and Maybelline, but loose change compared to Ciate) Available in 28 shades. HASTA LA PISTA is next on my list!
It’s a lovely cool, grey shade. Very high fashion. Goes opaque in two layers. Lasts about a week, I guess. (Nail polish doesn’t last very long on my nails)
I’m sure you can find NYX and L.A. Girl on Amazon and Flipkart as well, but prices vary. Also, their originality is a little questionable.
I hope you like this post! 🙂
– Za )x(