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Best and Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics | Cruelty Free

January 14, 2020
Best and Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics _ Cruelty Free

Here’s a list of The Best and Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics with reviews and prices. Nykaa Cosmetics is the cruelty free in-house brand of Nykaa.com.

They have a wide range of cosmetics products ranging from Lipsticks, foundations, compact powder, blush, contour and highlighter palette and much more. I’ll be sharing 5 best and 5 Worst Nykaa Cosmetics products here.

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

Best of Face Makeup

Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation is my favorite product from Nykaa. It gives a satin-matte finish and comes in 15 shades. It does blend so easily and has a creamy consistency.

My shade is 08 Pure Olive. Their site does help you in selecting a shade for yourself. They have a shade for every skin tone-

  • Fair – Shade 01,02,03
  • Fair to Wheatish – Shade 04,05
  • Wheatish – Shade 06,07,08
  • Wheatish to Dusky – Shade 09,10
  • Dusky – Shade 11,12,13
  • Deep Dusky – Shade 14,15

Price: Rs.799 | 30 ml

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Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

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Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation is an excellent foundation. It has pigments that adapt to your skin tone. It is very hydrating, so it’s great for people with dry skin and gives a dewy finish.

It comes in 5 shades:

  • Pure Ivory 01
  • Almond Beige 02
  • Warm Sand 03
  • True Tan 04
  • Golden Honey 05

Price: Rs.575 | 30ml

Also Read: 5 Best Foundation for Combination Skin

Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting & Illuminating Duo Palette

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

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Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting & Illuminating Duo features two luminescent shades- a lighter tone and a darker toned highlighter in each palette. These have a soft creamy texture that gives a beautiful glow. These highlighters are very blendable and do not transfer to the rest of the face.

Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting Illuminating Duo Palette swatches
Nykaa Glow Getter Highlighting Illuminating Duo Palette swatches 2

They have 3 variants :

  • 24K Glam 01 (For fair skin tones)
  • Gliterratti 02 (For warm deeper skin tones)
  • Moonshine 03 (Cool-toned palette)

Price: Rs.699 | 9 gm

Also Read: Wet n Wild Megaglow Precious Petals Highlighter Review

Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo

Nykaa Get Cheeky Blush Duo 01
Brazillian Bomshell 01
Nykaa Get Cheeky Blush Duo 02
Cali Chick 02
Nykaa Get Cheeky Blush Duo 03
Malibu Barbie 03
Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

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Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo comes in similar packaging just like their highlighter palettes. These palettes provide a dominant color and a subtle color for blending and softening edges. All of the shades have more of a satiny finish to them, they are not flat matte or shimmery either. They give a radiant blush for your cheeks and are very blendable.

Shades available:

  • Brazillian Bomshell 01 (Soft Pink + Dusty peach)
  • Cali Chick 02 (Peachy Pink + Plum)
  • Malibu Barbie 03 (Peachy Coral + Subtitle Pink)

Price: Rs.699 | 9 gm

Also Read: Sivanna Colors Ultra Blush Palette Review

Best of Lips Makeup

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipstick

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

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Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks are their bestsellers for an obvious reason. A) They are totally Ultra Matte. B) They are very pigmented and the shades are pretty. C) The shades are named after stunning strong women.

nykaa ultra matte lipstick swatches

Shade Recommendations: Nefertiti, Noor, Monalisa, Marilyn

Price: Rs.599 | 5gm

Nykaa Matte To Last! Liquid Lipstick

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics

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Nykaa Matte To Last! Liquid Lipsticks were a success because these were named after Indian cities. These are the first liquid lipsticks from Nykaa and had a very lightweight but pigmented formula.

They contain a total of 26 shades and each representing a particular state.

Best Shade Recommendations: Madras Kapi, Boho, Guwa-hottie, Maharani,

Price: Rs. 599 | 5 ml

Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics - lips
Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick swatches
From L-R – Purple Punk, Twilight Dreams, Call me Scarlet, Fired Up, Kiss n Tell, Jade Rose, Mocha Sin, and Lacy Luck. 

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Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick provides a lovely matte finish that sets within 1-2 minutes. it’s very comfortable on the lips that glide on your lips effortlessly. They are matte but not drying. They do come with a free sharpener. These crayons stay put throughout, do not bleed at all and does leave a tint afterward.

Best Shade Recommendations: Jade Rose, Next Level Nude, Call me scarlet

Price: Rs.699 | 2.8 g

Best Of Eye Makeup

Nykaa Eyem24/7 Kajal Eyeliner

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics - eyes

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Nykaa Eyem24/7 Kajal Eyeliner is a jet black kajal that stays put for a long time. If you have an issue finding the right kajal that stays put in your waterline without bleeding, then this is the one. It comes in a twistable form so there’s no product wastage.

Price: Rs.299 | 0.35 gm

Nykaa GLAMOReyes Liquid Eyeliner

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics - eyes

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Nykaa GLAMOReyes Liquid Eyeliner comes in 7 different shades. These liners last for a long time and are very pigmented. If you looking for colored eyeliners, then you should probably get these.

Price: Rs.299 | 5ml

Nykaa Oh My Brow! Eyebrow Mascara 

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics - eyes

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Nykaa Oh My Brow! Eyebrow Mascara is a tinted brow mascara that sets your brows in place while tinting it. I love my Essence Make Me Brow but its availability is an issue in India. So, this brow mascara is a great alternative for the Essence Make Me Brow.

Nykaa Oh My Brow Eyebrow Mascara before after

If you want natural brows but want to be a little presentable then just comb your brows using this brow mascara and you are sorted.

It comes in one shade – Sirius Brown

Price: Rs. 599 | 4.2 ml

Nykaa Just Wink It! 12 in 1 – Eyeshadow Palette

Best of Nykaa Cosmetics - eyes

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The original Nykaa Just Wink It Eyeshadow Palette was a disaster. But this one is not. Debasree used it on me during the Nykaa Guwahati Meet & Greet and I freaking love it. All the shades are very pigmented and blend easily. The price is a bit much but you can definitely get this during any sale.

There are 5 variants:

  • Double Chocolate Chip (Neutral Palette)
  • Crushed Berries (Berry shades)
  • Sweet Sundae (mix of purples and pinks)
  • Caramel Crunch (Olive shades)
  • Peach Sorbet (Peachy shades)

Price: Rs.1499 | 9.6gm

Best of Nails

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel swatches
Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel | Credits: Corallista.com

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Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel is a stunning product. It sets quickly, stays for a long time and does not chip away easily. It is fully matte and comes in 38 different shades. These nail polishes dry very quickly on the nails

Price: Rs.199 | 9ml

best and worst of nykaa cosmetics
Best & Worst of Nykaa Cosmetic Products

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa BlendMaster All-rounder Makeup Blender Sponge

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa BlendMaster All-rounder Makeup Blender Sponge is regarded as a stiff and not bouncy. Many customers claim that it does not blend your foundation well and soaks up a lot of product.

Nykaa Unicorn Potion Nail Enamel

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

This product might look good and might make your nails pretty until you remove it. I’ve used the shade “Sunshine & Rainbows” and damn I hate it. It peeled off the first layer of my nails. If you follow me on Instagram, you might know about it as I’ve mentioned about this product with pictures.

Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette does look like Pro Conceal & Correct but does not work and perform well like the MAC’s. Some shades are very dry and do settle into fine lines.

Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

I love the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation. But cannot say the same for this stick conceal contour & corrector. It’s simple dry and does not sit well on the skin. It can only be used with your fingers for an even base.

Nykaa SKINgenius BB Cream SPF30

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa SKINgenius BB Cream is a waste of money! Totally! I love their SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation, but this BB cream is a total miss. You can avoid it too. Just get their SKINgenius hydrating foundation. This BB cream does not sit well on the skin and it’s staying power is very poor.

Nykaa Dual Tone Nail Enamel Remover

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

Nykaa Dual Tone Nail Enamel Remover is probably the worst nail polish remover I’ve ever tried. It is a dual-phase nail polish remover that you have to shake before usage. It does not remove your nail polish effectively, requires a lot of product to remove a sing nail’s polish. Totally skip this one.

Nykaa Molten Matte Lip & Cheek Colour

Worst of Nykaa Cosmetics

This was a very hyped product as it was named after many TV series characters. But Nykaa Molten Matte Lip & Cheek Colour is not at all pigmented. You need at least 2-3 swipes of it for the color to show up.

Also Read: Lakme Lip and Cheek Collor Review | 3 shades Swatched

I hope you like this list of Best & Worst from Nykaa Cosmetics. Now, coming to a few Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Nykaa Cosmetics Cruelty Free?

Yes, Nykaa Cosmetics is cruelty-free because animal testing on beauty products is banned in India.

Is Nykaa Cosmetics Vegan?

Nykaa Cosmetics is not vegan.

Disclaimer: All the pictures were taken from Nykaa.com unless mentioned on the caption

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