Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve done a “budget beauty” post, so I figured it was time for another one. After a bunch of nail polish reviews in a row, I was ready to talk about my other beauty flame: lipstick. In my 3 years of beauty blogging, many lipsticks have graced my lips and while there is nothing quite like using a luxe YSL lippie, many affordable brands are reasonably comparable in terms of performance.
With a regular price of $6 each, the NYX High Voltage Lipsticks are a good deal, but with Ulta’s current price of $2.99 they are a steal. Plus, when I bought them a few weeks ago they were BOGO 50% off so I ended up getting all 6 for only $9.97! When you love lipstick and need #allthecolors on a budget, deals like this are a lifesaver.
All of the NYX High Voltage Lipsticks are very creamy and intensely pigmented. Also, they feel smooth and slightly moisturizing on the lips. The wear time varies a bit with the lighter colors lasting around 3 hours and the darker shades lasting around 4-5. There is a slight vanilla type scent but it’s not bothersome as it fades rather quickly. I do notice that I have to do the “finger pull” trick because they seem to always get on my teeth. Also, a lipliner is helpful in preventing feathering with the darker shades. I have 6 colors to show you today, but there are 22 in all.
Nyx High Voltage Lipsticks
Privileged is a bright, cool toned fuchsia pink.
RAGS TO RICHES
Rags to Riches is a vibrant salmon with gold pearl.
Flutter Kiss is a pink toned mauve with a hint of “greige”. Actually, I am surprised at how much I love this shade! I already owned it, so I bought a backup in this haul.
WINE & DINE
Wine & Dine is a deep vampy plum. (I needed a lip liner with this one)
Sweet 16 is a soft carnation pink.
Rock Star is an electric pink toned red. (This needed the help of a liner as well.)
Overall, for a $2.99 price tag these are insanely hard to pass up. Even though they aren’t the longest lasting, the comfort is superb and perfect for anyone who hates uncomfortable, dry feeling lipstick. My favorites here are Rags to Riches, Flutter Kiss, and Rock Star. I may even buy a few more shades on my next Ulta visit!