So I’ve been under a rock lately. I haven’t been active on Instagram to be on point with the latest and greatest make-up trends or buys. Cut myself off for a bit to concentrate on catching up financially on other things going on in my life.
This week after paying big bills and after going grocery shopping, I had a few bucks to play with. So, where I work there’s an Ulta near by. On my lunch break decided I was gona go play, and see what I walk out with.
I went high end first, didn’t really see anything I “needed.” So I walk over to the lower end side, and walked through the Nyx aisle.
The aisle was significantly larger. Saw new products and shades, I definitely wanted to play. So as I swatch the new Xtreme Lip Cremes I stumble across this sign that says “New! High Voltage Lipsticks.”
They’re bright and come in an array of different shades. Me being me, though, swatched the nudes and purples. I’m a sucker for nudes and purples. You know this already.
The tube reminds me of a thin version of Wet N Wild’s matte lipsticks. Has a clear cap, which usually I’m terrible with because I always end up cracking them. But it does make it easier for me to see which shade I’m picking up.
The texture is creamy, yes. I do feel that some colors wear better than others. Stone (pictured above) was fine. I had to reapply it a few times during the day, but was better when I paired it with Mac Cosmetics lip liner in Stone also (which by the way, is a great combo to try!!!) No reapplying as often as before, but in the end I think all that was left was lip liner, no lipstick.
Flawless was more of a lip balm for me, without the nourishment. I felt like the color was pretty sheer, which I didn’t mind, but it left my lips really dry. I tried wearing it with balm under it, but over time my lips would just feel dry. Lips ended up peeling. Weird. I really wanted to like this one.
Twisted is a super cute purple shade, perfect for spring and summer. This one is way more opaque than the first two. Super shiny finish, but again, made my lips peel! These lipsticks have a balm like feel to them when applying, no way are they matte or have a formula that is made to thicken, so this lip peeling thing is throwing me off. It’s still a pretty color and probably my favorite of the three. Makes me wonder if the High Voltage line is better with bright/vivid colors rather than nudes.
So, from 1 to 5 stars, I’m giving these a 2. I didn’t care for these AT ALL. I might keep Twisted, but more than likely I’ll be returning all three. Maybe I’m just a rare case. What did everyone else think of these?