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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks Swatches and Review - Wine & Dine, Flutter Kiss, Twisted, Dirty Talk, Feline, Playdate

Hello there,

I hope you are excited to see this post. I know I was super duper excited when I saw the launch of this new lipstick. There are 22 shades available but since I can't justify getting them all I took advantage of Ulta's BOGO sale to grab at least the ones that peaked my interest.


  • As you can see, the tube is long and slim with a clear cap which allows you to see the color inside.
  • .09 oz or 2.5 g


  • Please read below for the description of each shade.
  • The formula is pretty much the same across the board. It's nice and creamy, not too slippery. It's quite pigmented but you still need a couple swipe in order to build up the intensity and even out the coverage. They all have a cream finish with a nice shine to them so your lips look plump and juicy.
  • They did a good job at evening out dry areas on my lips without accentuating them. 
  • They feel very comfortable and are somewhat hydrating for the first couple hours.
  • They last up to 5 hours before showing signs of fading. The darker shades will leave behind a long-wearing stain as well. 
  • They have a subtle sweet marshmallowish scent to them. I didn't find it offensive and it fades fairly quickly.

Final Thought

I believe most people will like this new lipstick line and I think NYX did a pretty good job with the formula. It is long-wearing, creamy, pigmented, and comfortable. The packaging is pretty plain and basic, nothing to rave there. There is a good variety of shades and you will surely find at least one or two shades that will appeal to you. My favorite here are Wine & Dine and Feline.

Rating: 9/10

Price: $6.00
Availability: Ulta, NYX Cosmetics

Wine & Dine - medium dark berry red. This one is gorgeous! If you find red lipstick intimidating, try this one! I think this one will look fabulous on every skin tone.

Flutter Kiss - this is a lovely medium rosy nude. I would call it the perfect nude because it doesn't make you look pale or tired.

Twisted - medium purple with more blue undertone. I hate how it leaves a really bright pink stain behind but other than that, it's a really fun color. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you like wild colors, you'll like this one.

Dirty Talk - medium dark warm brown. When I swatched it on my hand I was like ehhh I dunno if I can rock this shade but when I tried it on my lips, I think I can pull it off. 

Feline - medium dark reddish brown. Can look classy or vampy, depending on how you wear the makeup. 

Playdate - medium purple lavender. I like it but don't love it. It's not a color I'd wear often. It needs to be paired with the right makeup look in order for it to look really good, in my opinion.


  1. These look and seem divine! I TOTALLY NEED FLUTTER KISS! OMG, such a perfect nude and we're similar skintone so I think it'd be da bomb! Thanks for the review, I will be looking for these!

    1. Flutter Kiss will appeal to a lot of people, especially those who love nude

  2. Wow! I think I need them all! Or maybe just 5 hehe... I definately need to check out the other colors in this line. Great swatches dear.

    Loevens makeup rambles

    1. Thank you. Hope you try them out soon. I'm sure you'll like them too.

  3. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed Flutter Kiss. I already have Wine & Dine, Twisted, and Dahlia (which is supposed to be a glossier dupe for MAC Cyber). Wine & Dine dries down to such a pretty stain

    1. I was debating on Dahlia...does it apply evenly?

  4. Ooh, I think I need Wine N Dine and Feline! Great review and swatches!

    1. Nice choice, ehehe...Those are the prettiest I think

  5. Very nice! Loving Wine and dine... What blush are you wearing? It compliments the color well.

    1. Thanks but I dont remember which blush I was wearing on these photos :(

  6. Beautiful lipsticks and awesome review!


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