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Nykaa Paintstix Review, Swatches & Price – Rebellious Red

(Last Updated On: July 17, 2018)

Lipsticks are the best thing ever made. You just swipe it on your lips and you go from being drab to fab in just seconds! I am always on the lookout for amazing lipsticks with good formulation and staying power, and not to forget the pigmentation. When it comes to buying lipsticks, I always order it online. Well , let’s say I’m a risk taker ;). But this time, I actually got it right. I ordered Nykaa Painstix in Rebellious Red and I’m head over heels. Continue reading to know the detailed Nykaa Paintstix review!

Nykaa Paintstix Review, Swatches

Product Name: Nykaa Paintstix in the shade 10 Rebellious Red

Price and Quantity: It retails for IINR 425 for 3.5g of the product.

Availability: It is available on online as well as offline across Nykaa stores.

Ingredients: In the image below.

Nykaa Paintstix Ingredients

Shelf Life: 3 years from manufacturing date.

Packaging & Appearance: The packaging is amazing. It comes in a pink carton box which has Nykaa written on it and the bullet of the lipstick comes in a colour coded packaging. It has a red cap which is matte and has Nykaa written on it again. The carton of the lipstick has the shade name written on the bottom and the body of the lipstick has the shade number. I really love the simple and cute packaging.

Nykaa Paintstix Review

Although, I do not like the shape of the lipstick bullet as it is really thick and hampers the perfect application of the lipstick. Also, I do not have thin lips but it is still difficult to apply. So, you will be needing a lip brush for this.

Fragrance: It has a very nice and yummy sort of fragrance. It smells a bit like cocoa and shea butter.

Swatch: In the image below. This is just one swipe with medium pressure of hand. You can see the pigment popping!

Nykaa Paintstix Swatches

My Experience: I have had a very good experience with this lipstick. The formulation is amazing. It doesn’t dry out my lips and yet it isn’t too creamy or glossy. It glides on super smoothly.

Also, I really like the shade. It is the perfect red that I was looking for-not too dark and not too light. The only problem I faced with this lipstick was with the shape of the bullet as it was thick and blunt, so I had to use a lip brush.

It is also amazingly pigmented. Even with a lip brush I do not face any reduction in the pigment. I love the packaging of the lipstick. It is cute as well as sturdy and the price of the lipstick is affordable as well.

I wore this lipstick on my farewell party and of course I ate lots of food, danced, talked a lot but although being a non-transfer proof lipstick, it still didn’t budge at all! So I really liked that fact. But if you still do not want to take a chance you can always go ahead and set your lipstick with a translucent powder.

Nykaa Paintstix Lip Swatch

Variants: This lipstick doesn’t have any variants in it but it does have different shades.

Shade: The shade which I have is 10 Rebellious Red. It is a red which is not too bright and not too dark. This shade can be worn by anyone. I used to be afraid to wear red as I felt it looked too loud but this one is just perfect. This lipstick also has an amazing shade range.

Texture: The texture of the lipstick is creamy and glides on the lips smoothly. The texture is not too creamy but it still applies on the lips without any difficulty which is something I like.

Staying Power: It stays on for 6-7 hours. I am impressed with the staying power as it is not matte but stays for a pretty good time period. It can also be because it is a dark shade as neutral colours fade earlier but still for the texture it is legit amazing.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is again on point. I usually apply this lipstick with a lip brush as its bullet is thick but still in one swipe of the brush it picks up a lot of colour.

Finish: The finish is satin-matte. It doesn’t have a lot of sheen nor is it completely matte. Again, sometimes lighter colors tend to look creamier on the lips so keep that in mind if picking up a lighter colour in this range. Also, it is not transfer proof.


• Affordable
• Pigmented
• Good packaging
• Decent staying power
• Wide shade range
• Glides smoothly
• Creamy texture
• Flawless finish


• Shape of bullet is thick
• Not transfer proof

Jhalli Diva Verdict:


Will I Repurchase?

Yes, I will repurchase this lipstick in this shade as I really love it. I am also keen on trying other shades from this range as well.

Do I Recommend?

Yes, I totally recommend this as I love Nykaa Paintstix lipstick very much. It has an amazing quality and shade range. So totally go for it!

Overall Summary: I am really in love with this lipstick. It is perfect in every way. From the formulation to the shade range, everything is perfectly made. The only downside is that it has a thick bullet and isn’t transfer proof. But I feel it can be ignored as the lipstick performs amazingly well.

Have you tried it yet? Let me know in the comments below!

Divi Tuli

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