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NYX Matte Lipstick || Alabama & Pure Red || Review & Swatches

February 28, 2016

Hi everyone!! Today I am going to review Nyx Professional Matte Lipstick in the shade Alabama & Pure Red. This is one of the best drugstore cosmetic brand which is also animal cruelty free (big YAY)! I love this brand for their amazing quality at the price they offer. There are a lot of dupes of MAC lipstick shades available in Nyx at such low prices. Lets see how these lipsticks performed, is it a YAY or a NAY.

Product Description


12 silky matte finish, plush, pigment-rich color which glides shockingly smooth and stays in place and never feels dry.

Price : INR 625/-

You can buy these lipsticks here.

My Experience

Packaging –

The lipstick is lightweight and has a clear panel which makes it easier for you to see the color of the actual lipstick when choosing it out from your makeup stash. All the ingredients list are mentioned at the side of the lipstick. The shade name & number is also mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick.

Texture –

The creamy formula feels comfortable and does not dry out the lips unlike most matte lipsticks but make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying the lipstick.

Pigmentation –

Just one swipe of the lipstick is enough to get the maximum intensity.

Alabama is a deep brick red shade with some brown undertones to it, perfect for Indian skin tones. It is not too dramatic or loud and on your face kinda red which is suitable for everyday wear. I absolutely love this shade because of its striking similarities to MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick.

Pure Red is a gorgeous warm orangey red shade which again would suit all Indian skin tones. It instantly brightens up your face.


Only thing which bothers me about this lipstick is its weird smell!

Staying Power –

Very long lasting, stayed on to my lips for close to 4 hours without any touch-ups. I ate, had a cup of tea and the lipstick was still on to my lips.


Good about NYX Matte Lipsticks – 

  • Highly pigmented, one swipe and you are done.
  • Beautiful creamy formula.
  • Non drying texture.
  • Very long lasting.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • Cruelty free.

Not so good about NYX Matte Lipsticks – 

  • If you do not properly exfoliate and moisturize your lips, the lipstick will highlight dry and flaky lips.
  • Weird smell.

I can’t wait to try other shades from this range, totally recommend these lipsticks 🙂 

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