Nykaa PaintStix Review


Hello Guys, I hope this world is treating you well and if not I have the perfect fix for you which will help brighten up your world just the right bit.

Today I’m reviewing Nykaa’s new range of Lipsticks called the PaintStix!

Brand claims:

Go big on color and big on glamour! Nykaa’s Paintstix boasts a remarkable formula that pushes the boundaries of color intensity with its rich and intense pigment. This supreme formula glides on your lips effortlessly, providing you with, undeniable saturated color in one stroke. It s time to go bold with Nykaa!

  • Extreme color intensity
  • Soft matte finish
  • One stroke application
  • Long-wearing
  • Consists Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter
  • Glides on effortlessly
  • Bold range of shades

SFE Review:

I received these lipsticks a few weeks back and the first thing I loved about these is the packaging, it’s compact, cute and sturdy. It will add some more brightness to your vanity because of how colorful the range is.

Besides the packaging, the product itself is a winner because of its creaminess and texture, it glides on the lips smoothly and pays off rich color in just one stroke. The range has all kinds of shades from neutrals to bolds. There is something for every personality and every mood. The lasting power of the lipstick is fairly good, it lasted me about 4 hours before it needed any touch up, which in the given price range is brilliant. The brand claims the lipsticks have a matte finish but because they are so creamy they do not give a matte finish, personally I do not mind it but if you are looking for matte lipsticks, this probably won’t satisfy you.

For all those people out there who struggle to find good pigmented lipsticks under a budget, these might be your perfect picks. They also contain Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter which make it so smooth and creamy and also good for your lips. All those girls who have chapped lips, these lipsticks are going to be your best friend because of how moisturizing and creamy they are. Now, let’s move on to the swatches:

Nudes and Browns

L-R:Nude Spice (01), Cool Girl Nude (02), Bombshell Berry (09), Grunge Brown (12)

Nude Spice is the perfect nude color to pair with smoky eye looks and on days when you want to make your lips look better but not add color. This color however could prove to be a bit pale for people with medium to dark skin tone.

Cool Girl Nude has to be my absolute favorite among these fourIt’s a perfect brown shade without looking muddy and I find myself reaching for this on days when I want to keep my look understated. This would actually prove to be the perfect nude for dark skin tone.

Bombshell Berry looks very chic when paired with naked eyes with lots of mascara. Although it could be a difficult color to pull off, it would definitely suit all skin tones.

Grunge Brown is, as the name suggests, grungy. It is not something I would wear, probably ever. It has a very strong punk feel and also the texture is not as creamy as the other shade are. It took 3-4 swipes to get that swatch while the rest of the shades payed off rich color in 2 swipes at most.

Corals and Reds

L-R: No Chill Orange (03), Peaches & Cream (04), Chick Flick Pink (06), Hearts & Kisses (11)

No Chill Orange is a bright coral orange that demands all the attention when you enter a room. A perfect shade to wear on a beach holiday, indeed! And plus, would look fab on almost everyone.

Peaches & Cream is a lovely peach shade, perfect for everyday use. It’s not too pink, it’s not too peach. This is by far my most used lip color in the whole collection and would suit all skin tones.

Chick Flick Pink is a darker and duskier hue of pink and I realised this after taking the images that this probably should have been swatched in the last batch. But nonetheless, it’s a very pretty berry color which can be worn everyday.

Hearts & Kisses is a strong red color which will prove a classic shade to have in your vanity. It has blue undertones and would suit most skin tones.

Pinks and Purples

L-R: Tender Rose (05), Rock n Roll Pink (07), Purple Monster (08), Rebellious Red (10)

Tender Rose is a very pretty and true pink color. It’s fuschia but with warm undertones and in my opinion, a must have for wheatish to fair skin tone.

Rock n Roll Pink is a very loud fuschia pink with cool undertones and would look most flattering on fair skinned people.

Purple Monster reminds me of Aishwarya’s Cannes look. However, it’s a more wearable version of purple. But I would still suggest this to people with medium to fair skin tone.

Rebellious Red is deep rich red and I absolutely adore it. I have worn it many times and it looks amazing. Would recommend it to everyone, without a doubt!


  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • Compact and beautiful packaging
  • Amazing color pay off
  • Great range of colors
  • Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter


  • Does not last all day
  • Does not have a Matte finish




For the price range of the lipsticks, they are absolutely amazing. They are affordable and do as they claim(except for the matte part). There is a huge variety of colors to choose from and there is something for everyone. If you are looking for something budget friendly, I would recommend you try these out.

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