Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches

These days many new launches have prices toughing sky high, so I generally control myslef and wait for sale 😀 but Nykaa has changed the game lately. They launched their lipstick range with price tag 399/- INR so I thought why not and I bought 4(yeah that is why I generally don’t buy new launches cuz I want them all :D). This time I told myself “Please review it within a week now this time” and then same old story, review got delayed and delayed and then there are reviews everywhere online before I post my review 😀 But anyways better late than sorry, here I am with my review and swatches of Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks. I have 4 shades and I have decided to do all swatches in one post, so this is definitely a picture heavy post.

Price, Quantity & Where to buy in India:

399/- INR for 4.2g. Available at Nykaa.


About Nykaa So Matte Lipstick & Shades Available:

Unlike its chalky peers, this cruelty-free, and high-pigment formula is infused with Vitamin E for a soft, cushiony and flexible finish. The unique formulation ensures that your lips stay comfortable, colored up and matte-smooth all day.

  • Plush, pigment-rich formula.
  • Intense colour pay-off.
  • Smooth texture.
  • One stroke application.
  • Luxurious, effortless glide.
  • Soft matte finish.

There are 12 shades available in this range. You read about the shade details here.

My Experience with Nykaa So Matte Lipstick:

Packaging: Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks comes in a colourful bright carton box with floral kind of feel to it in red, orange and pink colours. The actual lipstick bullet is housed inside is a chunky cuboid matte black case which has Nykaa engraved on cap. The cap shuts with magnetic mechanism which is classy. The packaging is classy and luxurious. BUT!!! it is not gonna go inside your denim pockets,even if it fits there it is not gonna look flattering at all :D. Well you can’t get it all :).

Texture: Texture of Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks is exactly how nykaa describes it – cushiony and flexible. These glide like a dream and feel superlight on lips even upon layering. These are not matte-matte rather you can call them creamy-matte. They go creamy on application but will never settle into complete matte finish but you know you can always blot it 😉

Pigmentation: These are insanely pigmented in a single swipe, even the light shades give opaque and even application in single swipe. I apply them in my usual style: apply, blot, apply, blot, apply, now last blot is as per mood.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Wicked Wine, Mischievous Plum, Naughty Nude, Taupe Thrill Review & Swatches
L to R: Wicked Wine, Mischievous Plum, Naughty Nude, Taupe Thrill

Performance: Being the creamy formula and as Nykaa claims infused with vit E, these keep lips moisturised and soft.Once set into semi-matte finish these stay put for good 4-5 hours. They transfer a little and fade with little nips and sips but nothing major. These stain lips, even the light shades so even after a full fledged meal there is still slight tint on lips so no rush for immediate touch-up :).

Shades: This range has 12 shades and I have 4 of them. Nykaa really nailed the name game, and all shades have names very apt for them.

  • Wicked Wine: Perfect Red-wine shade. (Would suit all skin tones)
  • Mischievous Plum: Perfect Plum shade. (Really gorgeous)
  • Naughty Nude: Pink based Nude. This is my MLBB shade.
  • Taupe Thrill: Taupe nude(brown based nude). This is also my MLBB sort of shade.
L to R: Wicked Wine, Mischievous Plum, Naughty Nude, Taupe Thrill
L to R: Wicked Wine, Mischievous Plum, Naughty Nude, Taupe Thrill
Left to Right: Wicked Wine, Mischievous Plum, Naughty Nude, Taupe Thrill


Wicked Wine:

Mischievous Plum:

Naughty Nude:

Taupe Thrill:

Final Verdict: 4.5/5

Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks are affordable, non-drying creamy mattes with decent staying power. This Range is offering 12 gorgeous shades from beautiful red, orange, pinks, browns to gorgeous shades of nudes also some daring shades like mischievous plum at pretty affordable price tag. These are not full matte/powder matte. I would say go dig in for your choice of colour 🙂

Have you tried Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks? Leave your thoughts about these in comment section below…

Till Next time…take care…xoxo.


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Love the pigments!! They all look awesome on you! 🙂



Everything is great on you! I can tell that your close-up shots got improved, huh? I love it! Andddd, I miss you! <3


I am loving all these shades….fab review hun…xoxo, Neha



Anubhuti that is a great post. Love the Christmas layout of your blog. I too want to try the Nykaa lipsticks as everyone is raving about them. Love all the shades, the swatches are awesome.Will definitely grab some of these.

Beauty Mommies

I have been wanting to get naughty nude and taupe thrill! Great review my dear.. made it easy for me to decide that i will go ahead and buy it after all!

Maggie Dallospedale

I am so eager to try Nykaa and eager to visit India ad when I do, I will buy lots of Nykaa and Lakme! These lipsticks look great, the swatches and on the lips! I simply loved every color! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Maggie Dallospedale

All of these colors are really gorgeous! I wouldn’t turn down any of them, but I am quite interested in trying those two MLBB shades.

Maggie Dallospedale

Have a nice weekend sweetie
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Anamika Debnath

shades are very lovely but I go for Nude.


I really like wicked wine, taupe thrill and naughty nude, lovely review and beautiful swatches 🙂


All the shades are damn gorgeous!


Plum is my shade 😀



All the four shades are pretty. Loved the review!


Such a lovely shades. Loved those all swatches.

Anjali Sengar

Anu I am very wicked by nature so send Wicked wine shade to me.. He he.. Btw awesome pics 🙂

Soumya Midhun

Your lippie clicks are amazing Anu..I m eyeing that plum <3 Loving the holiday theme of your blog!


I love the Wicked Wine shade but I was wondering, Will it look good on the girls having wheatish skin color?


Your lip swatches are amazing 🙂

Ragini Dhiman

Beautiful shades! Taupe thrill and naughty nude in my wishlist already


Wicked wine is my faveee.. m definitely buying and the prices are so affordable. thanks for the post!!


wow… your lip swatches are killer… taupe thrill and wicked wine is my favorite…


Excellent review. Especially, thanks for the detailed photographs. You covered all the ground. Very useful.

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