Kia ora Girls,

Nyx Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink is a stunning blue-toned hot pink. It applies really nicely without any dragging, and does dry to a nice, matte finish. This lippy is seriously BRIGHT and it freaked my camera out! I think this color would definitely suit a wide variety of skintones :)

I found that this wore pretty nicely throughout the day, would probably be better with a bright lipliner though. A lot of people say online that this is a dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum, however I don't have CYY so I can't compare the two. Hopefully it's not a case of "they're both hot pink so they are dupes" which I see with SO MANY PURPLE LIPPIES. Just cause it's purple doesn't mean it's the same as MAC Heroine. Just no.

Shocking Pink is excellent bang for your buck as a quality drugstore lipstick. I'm giving this a full five out of five!

Lexie x


  1. Nice swatch girl! Bold! I swear you can rock anything. Hmmm this makes me wanna try taking some lip swatches. We'll see lol.

  2. Gah yes that drives me crazy with 'dupes' too! NO indeed!
    Love Shocking Pink on you <3

    1. LOL! Just the other day someone told me that Melt Cosmetics Darling was a good dupe for MAC Dodgy Girl. NO IT IS NOT! They're just both light purple! Aw thanks lady <3