February 11, 2015

NYX High Voltage Lipstick Review & Swatches

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NYX High Voltage Lipsticks

NYX High Voltage Lipstick ($5.99) is a new permanent Spring 2015 lipstick launching in 22 shades. High Voltage Lipstick is promoted as a “high voltage” lipstick that gives lips dramatic, bold color!

Do they live up to the hype?

Well, I admit, I didn’t expect much from NYX High Voltage Lipstick at a glance. I got them last week, looked at them, and wondered what was so high voltage about them. They are a very assuming lipstick.

These comes housed in a simple, very uneventful packaging with a clear cap and a black bottom barrel. The casing is that of a slim lipstick and it holds 0.09 oz of product. Just the entire presentation screams boring but they are anything BUT!

NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick swatches

NYX High Voltage Lipstick Swatches (Rock Star, Sweet 16, Hollywood, Rags to Riches, Free Spirit, Tiara)

These just took me by complete surprise. It’s a lesson in not judging a book by it’s cover because these pack pigment in slick, lightweight formula that wears for five hours. They are vibrant, pigmented, fully opaque on a single pass, and completely pigmented and color rich. One would expect a heavier formulation in a lipstick as pigmented as this but that’s not the case in the least. The formula is slick, glides on beautifully with a moist, comfortable feel. It’s very lightweight and feels beautiful on my dry lips. Initially it’s very slick with a certain glossiness but the glossiness wears down a little bit through the wear but color remains intense. I didn’t have issues with colors migrating or feathering. The formula is very soft and supple on lips. They do have a faint plastic-y vanilla fragrance and flavor but I wasn’t bothered in the least by it!

NYX hollywood High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick hollywood

NYX Hollywood High Voltage Lipstick

NYX free spirit High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick free spirit

NYX Free Spirit High Voltage Lipstick

NYX rags to riches High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick rags to riches

NYX Rags to Riches High Voltage Lipstick

NYX rock star High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick rock star

NYX Rock Star High Voltage Lipstick

NYX sweet 16 High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick sweet 16

NYX Sweet 16 High Voltage Lipstick

NYX tiara High Voltage Lipstick

NYX High Voltage Lipstick tiara

NYX Tiara High Voltage Lipstick

All in all NYX High Voltage Lipstick looks unassuming but it packs pigment in a beautifully textured lipstick that won’t cost a fortune.

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sissi

    “Uneventful” Hah! I love it! That is a nice way to describe ugly and cheap packaging! LMAO- reminds me a bit on wet n wild packaging.

  • Simone

    When I saw the promo pics for these I felt the same way. I’m so impressed and happy to see ur positive review.ill be dropping into ulta and picking up a few of these. The texture looks wonderful for such a pigmented lipstick!

  • Dorothy Whelchel

    I got the NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Stone. I love it alone or with a brownish pink lipliner. Also, looks great on top of a darker red or berry color. Love, Love, Love!!!

  • malinda jane

    I wish I like nyx lipsticks because they have such gorgeous ranges of shades and it’s super affordable but I find the formula of all of them to be so slippy. Even their matte lipsticks migrate all over my lips. Sigh.

  • Jay

    Great review Muse! I bought 2 of ’em and the packaging was just too damn cheap! lol. I don’t have time to be fiddling around with that messy lid. The Wet n Wild lipsticks ruining the inside of hangbags has scarred me! The colors were nice enough, nothing special or unique. The deeper shades do stain which was nice but overall they were just a ‘meh’ for me.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve been toting them around thank god no caps fell off otherwise I’d have gone ape sh1T 🙂 lol! Really? I thought they had such a lovely slick texture and the colors were vivid…! Hey for a cheap thrill I likey! Although the packaging is really deceiving, you’d expect some crummy formula to go along with the crummy packaging but thankfully the formula is awesome! Sorry they were a meh for you 🙁

  • Fancie

    I just picked up a handful of these from Ulta and I’m so excited to try them! The formula sounds great

  • Angel

    I’d be willing to try another color for the heck of it, but Stone looks awful on me. Tried to make it work but too much trouble. It’s too yellow/orange on my fair skin and applies too streaky. As you say Muse, Zombie lips lol.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m so sorry Angel! 🙁 I’m glad I didn’t pick that shade up!!!!! hate zombie lip shades 😀

  • The Silver Nail

    Hey, I’d rather companies spend their R&D dollars on good product and not overblown packaging. Some of the prestige brands have better packaging than product!

    All the colors look good but I especially like Free Spirit on you. I picked up Sweet 16 and Privileged at Ulta, want Tiara and maybe a few others.

  • Ayman

    You carry red lipsticks really well……I don’t have any red lipsticks and I am afraid to wear one b/c I know I would look horrible in them……..

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks ayman you’re too kind! I’m the same, I’m pretty scared of red lipstick!

  • Katherine T.

    Wow, these look crazy pigmented! I think more and more of the drugstore lippies are rivaling the HE brands in terms of pigment, formula, and colors. And yes, the packaging is very plain, but I rather have them spend money on the actual lipstick. And some of the HE brands have very fancy packaging but mediocre products.

  • Lany

    Every time I Google makeup, there you are. What makeup haven’t you tried? It’s like playing Where’s Waldo, but with someone who loves makeup as much as I do!! Just wanted to make you laugh today!! Thanks for all the reviews!!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha Lany 😀 I love that! Thanks for the smile today! You’re learn there’s not a lot I haven’t tried hehehehe! xoxoxo!