While perusing a new blog I found through Instagram the other day, I came across a gorgeous red lipstick (raise your hand if you’re not surprised) that had me stop and go, “What is she wearing?!” Turns out, it was Nicka K Hydro Lipstick, a brand from New York that I’d never heard of before, and the lipstick cost all of $4.99.
Well, for that price, I didn’t think twice about ordering it to try out!
Sadly, the bargain is lost somewhat in the shipping fees. But if you buy a few, it would still be worth it.
It seems this brand is included in some of the beauty boxes I don’t subscribe to. Which would explain why I’ve never heard of it. But I’m quite glad that I do.
I know that some of my readers prefer non-matte finishes, so you will love this. It’s very moist (ick) and lustrous, and leaves your lips feeling nice all day.
I couldn’t tell this from the photos I first saw, but immediately upon swatching this shade, I thought, “Oh, hey, it’s very much on the pink side.” And that immediately reminded me of Tom Ford Cherry Lush lipstick, which I found surprisingly pink when I tried it on, and why I ultimately passed on it.
But I barely had to reapply this after lunch. I could have gotten away with not reapplying it until I left work. I did use MAC Prep + Prime lip under it when I applied it in the morning, but that’s still seriously impressive.
With a shade range that droolworthy and such a wallet-friendly price, I definitely think I’ll be dipping further into the Nicka K repertoire. And the NK lipstick is only $1.49! That one is semi-matte and the colors also look gorgeous.
Have you used anything by this brand? What else should I look at to try?
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