NYX Playdate, Privileged, Twisted High Voltage Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NYX High Voltage Lipstick
NYX High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, light-medium lavender with a gray overcast and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly for the most part. The consistency had some slip in it, so it was easy to apply and felt comfortable on. The color wore well for four hours but pulled into lip lines slightly after two and a half hours of wear. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Lavender Jade (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is lighter, more matte. NARS Dominique (P, $32.00) is pinker. MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler-toned, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright pop of light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a light shine. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single pass with a lightly creamy, slightly slippery consistency that glides on easily but has a thicker consistency (not thick per se, just thicker). This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and left a stain behind. It wasn’t hydrating nor was it moisturizing, but it was comfortable to wear. It’s a very dupable shade of bright pink with the only differentiating factors being that it’s not the most neon, but it’s still on the lighter side. Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (LE, $32.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $32.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Justin (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Femme-de-Luxe (P, $23.00) is more matte. MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $22.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pop-arazzi (606) (P, $28.00) is very similar. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is a smidgen darker. MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $16.00) is similar. Sephora Collection Cougar (P, $12.50) is brighter. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is sheerer, darker. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is lwarmer. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (P, $30.00) is similar. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.09 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium orchid purple with some pink and a satiny sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and deposited smooth color. The consistency is lightly creamy with some slip so it glides on easily. It wore well for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Grind (P, $5.00) is darker, more matte. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is pinker, more matte. NYX Violet (P, $6.00) is cooler-toned. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $21.00) is darker, more matte. Too Faced Melted Violet (P, $21.00) is lighter, pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is pinker, more matte. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is pinker, brighter, more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Playdate

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Privileged

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Twisted

PPermanent. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Playdate High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Privileged High Voltage Lipstick
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NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick
NYX Twisted High Voltage Lipstick

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I love how Twisted looks on you!! And I think lavenders like Playdate are going to be very big for spring this year… I’m glad to hear that the wear-time is good and that these are fairly comfortable, because most of the colors in the range are right up my alley. Do you plan to test any more of these?

Interesting! I didn’t think I would like these much but they are pretty! I thought they were going to look more white-based like colourpop. Excited to try them!

I love Playdate! It’s such a fun spring lip. I just wish I could get my hands on Twisted. It’s always sold out but I totally understand why lol

I knew you would like it 🙂 I saw it available on some drugstore websites. I often have good luck ordering online, rather than trying to go through picked over displays at the store.

I thought the same thing Bronwyn! I love Power with the Pale Pink Slim lip Pencil. Christine, it is an Extra Creamy Round Lipstick and is not shimmery:) One of my favorite wearable light-ish purples.

I have twisted, and I like it, but overall these don’t impress me.

I bought some of the lighter, brighter shades of pink and coral and they came out so patchy and I feel like you have to apply more than is comfortable to wear on the lips to get full coverage. I find they work better for adding a bit of brightness or dimension over another, darker shade.

I got Beam (light, bright coral) and Tan, and I don’t find them patchy or have any other issues with them. Maybe it’s just because my lips are so pale naturally? I haven’t tried the lighter pinks yet.

The first thing I thought when I saw Playdate, before reading your comparison list, was NARS Dominique which I’m still lusting after. 🙂

I love all these colors on you!!! I only have one of these which is Dirty Talk which I love but I’m a matte girl so even though these are inexpensive and great I won’t reach for them 🙁 but I do love NYX lip products :)…lol…plus I have at least one dupe of each already in my collection collecting space…LMBO!!!

These were the first three colors I bought. I didn’t have a problem with Playdate settling into my liplines. I’m in love with it. I’m glad you reviewed these. The High Voltages are such nice, fun, reasonably priced lipsticks.

Wow, the paragraph and dupes list of NYX Privileged is the largest I’ve seen for a lippie, haha.

I haven’t bought any of the High Voltage lipsticks yet, but I do want to give them a try.
Hope to see your review on a few more shades. ^^

I HIT OUR MAX, LOL! There’s a limit on how many you can compare at once (24, it used to be 12, but I kept hitting that ALL the time!).

Hmm, not feeling the colors at all :(, sorry, please don’t hate me for this. They somehow remind me all those kiddy lipsticks that you give to a 6-7 y.o. girl.

That said, thank you, Christine, as always, for the great job you are doing for all the makeup fans (such as myself) out there :)), you are the best!

I have about 6 Twisteds and am giving them to all of my friends. I am about nc42, Nars Syracuse and it looks gorgeous on me. My friend is Nars Stromboli and it also looks gorgeous on her. I keep buying high voltage lipsticks and giving them away. I gave Dahlia, Wine and Dine, feline and dirty talk to friend recently. Sigh. Twisted is my favorite though! Lip liners needed.

These are all lovely. i have many pinks, but feel I can never have enough of purpely lipsticks. I must go and browse our very petite NYX store in the near future.

I’m really liking Twisted! I would love it if you could do lists of five great light purple and five great dark purple lipsticks.

That’s what I was afraid of, lol! It seems like I’m always the one to like colors that are relatively hard to find in good quality formulas — deep blue-violet and true blue eyeshadows, really cool-toned neutral eyeshadows, cool pink blushes that don’t remind me of Barbie or bubblegum, cool-toned contour/bronzing powders, purple lipsticks…

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