I have always been a fan of the bold, fiery red lip, especially during the winter months when my skin looks dull and colorless. Adding an instant flush of warmth to my skin was made easy with a drugstore lipstick that glides on so smooth, you won’t believe it’s not high-end. NYX Cosmetics’ matte lipstick in the color Pure Red has made its way into my beauty bag, and for good reason.
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When I first got a hold of the classic shade I was skeptical about the color payoff considering the affordable price. But, the minute I glided the vibrant, warm, orange hued red onto my lips, I was met with a smooth, bold shade. No lip liner was required to make this classic red standout or glide on any easier—all it took was one stroke straight from the tube to get an instant bold lip.
The classic, sleek black packaging was also a major plus. The perfectly sized tube easily slides into your favorite clutch or crossbody bag for days when you need to carry your favorite lip color on the go.
Best of all, the super pigmented lipstick had no trouble staying put through lunch and my daily cup of coffee. I was shocked when I realized this matte shade wasn’t just long-lasting, it was also super hydrating. I was OK with ditching my go-to lip balm for the day.
If you’re not willing to make a bold statement with your lipstick, don’t worry because NYX’s matte lipstick comes in an array of shades from classic nude to striking plum and every shade in between. The next time you’re in need of a matte lipstick, do your wallet a favor and opt for this drugstore version that’s so good your lips will thank you.