NYX Velvet Matte Violet Voltage Lipstick REVIEW

               NYX Velvet Matte lipstick is one of the items that I bought using my gift card `from influenster. I got it in Violet Voltage (VMLS09). The richness of the color is what drew me to it. And y'all know how much I love purple. I paid $7 for this tube at an Ulta store, but it's being sold on this website for $4.99. This particular collection comes in 12 different colors and they are very affordable.
 This is a lipstick that I will wear more often during the fall season because of the intensity of the color. It reminds me of Halloween and all things dark. The pictures of me wearing the lipstick below don't do it justice at all because it was too bright in the room.

How NYX describes the product:
Dress your lips in decadent color with our Velvet Matte Lipstick--a luxurious new lip color that glides right on and never feels dry. Housed in an elegant soft-touch case, each standout shade is a fashion statement in itself.

Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Isononyl Isononanoate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Paraffin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Aluminum Benzoate, Water/Aqua/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410). 

NYX Velvet Matte Violet Voltage Lipstick comes in a black tube that is soft to the touch. The color of the lipstick can easily be seen between the tube and the cap. The packaging is decent, when taking the price into consideration. It's not sophisticated, but it does not look cheap either.

This lipstick has a great texture and it is highly pigmented. I wouldn't say it glides on easily, but it does not require much effort either. It is lightweight and does not really bleed. My lips did not feel dry while I was wearing it, which is a good thing for a matte lipstick.

Violet Voltage is not quite a purple-ish-blue color, but it is beautiful. It shows a fuchsia undertone when the lipstick starts wearing off. I may sound a little biased here because I love purple. The lipstick is true to color, although my lighting is not doing it much justice here.

Staying Power:
With no drinking nor eating, this lipstick can last a very long time. I would say about 4 hours. But I had to reapply it once after eating.

The bottom line:
 $7 was definitely money well spent. My only problem with this lipstick is that it does not glide easily on the lips. The color reminds me of MAC Heroine A74. If you don't like overly scented lipstick, I think you will love this one because it does not smell fruity nor flowery. I will definitely buy it again.

Have you tried anything from NYX lately? 

Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. The color is vibrant on you and fits your purple love.

  2. the color is nice
    I love it
    Hows the week going?

  3. Wow, such a vibrant shade on your lips, you look fab Nerline!
    Kisses, Paola.

  4. Love the lip color! It looks fabulous on you!

  5. This lipstick is so bright and pretty on you Nerline, it goes with you so well! I really do love bright colors and this is just perfect.


  6. NYX is the bomb.com! Love this purple, I have another one and I love it.

  7. lovely review nerline and the shade is beautiful!!!!
    Hows your week so far

  8. You look absolutely beautiful today, Nerline, esp the second pic is so amazing, that color is made for you, for the lips as well as for the dress/top. Divine!!
    latest look: Obsessed

  9. You look great in all shades of purple. This is no exception. Love it on you!. Great choice.