NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick ($7.99) is one of NYX’s new Spring launches and a permanent collection of creamy lipsticks that’s available in a slew of different shades. That’s the thing about NYX, they never go small when releasing a new product. I think there’s like 30 shades of this available right now. Gotta love variety.
NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick, as per the name, is inspired by vintage glam girls from the past. A retro rouge lipstick that’s super pigmented and has gorgeous coverage. I was slightly skeptical of the release because NYX already has several lipstick formulas in rotation and I questioned what more they could possibly do with a formula. I wouldn’t say Pin-Up Pout Lipstick is groundbreaking by any means but it hits a certain beauty budget’s sweet spot with a formula that packs in pigment and while not killing your bank account.
NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick (0.11 oz) comes in a basic black barrel with a colored top replicating the color inside. Although, beware, the color on the cap isn’t always completely accurate with the shade inside the tube. I picked up Lucy which is a bright, cherry red that looked a little bluer on the cap compared to what I found in the tube. I’m completely fine with that as I don’t like blue-based red lipsticks anyway! They had a tester on a display so I was able to see Lucy before buying her so, it worked out in my favor. Otherwise, if I selected the shade based on the cap I’d have been disappointed if I really didn’t want a blue-based red lipstick!
This is a basic, uneventful yet delightful formula. It’s smooth, lightly creamy with an easy glide on lips easily. It’s super pigmented on a single pass and leaves behind smooth, soft color that’s not quite matte and not quite satin in finish, it falls between the two and has a comfortable, lightweight feel and wear on lips without migration or feathering issues and a six hour wear time. It almost looks shiny on my lips which I love! I detected no flavor nor any fragrance unless I held the lipstick directly under my nose. In that case, there was a slight plastic-y smell but nothing horrible.
Considering NYX is always on BOGO (it’s actually currently on BOGO at Ulta.com) you can snag yourself some really nice lipsticks at a great budget price. There isn’t anything not to like here. Pigment, smooth application, and excellent wear! Not to mention a stellaer selection of colors to choose from!
NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick is available now at ulta.com.
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