04.15.2013

Nicka K Lipsticks: Amethyst & Lavender Tint

Nicka K Lipsticks has been around for years. If you walk in any beauty supply store, especially in NYC, you are almost sure to find the brand. Since they are only 99 cent, the cheap price may cause you to walk right past them as it seems too good to be true but no, no, no you must try these out as they are awesome. They used to make a shade that was the color of Cotton Candy Nail Polish (remember this was the It color? OMG I’m showing my age lol.) I can’t remember the name but it was my lipstick of choice in high school blended with my black lip liner. Those were the days lol. Anyway, I totally moved on from the brand and forgot about it until the brand’s lipstick in Amethyst was dubbed the best MAC Yung Rapunxel dupe and I picked it up. Amethyst was my go to lipstick this past Winter and I promised myself that I would try more shades. While browsing the aisles of the bss a few days ago I landed in front of the Nicka K display and spotted the lipstick in Lavender Tint. There was one tube left and it looked perfect for Spring so I had to snatch it up.

"Nicka k Lipsticks"

The lipsticks are easily spotted in their silver and clear tube. It has NK lipstick with vitamin E written on the side and the shade number and name on a sticker at the bottom of the tube. The tube is pretty cheaply made and you may even get a shotty one as my Lavender Tint came in a jacked up tube, hence the tip being smashed in. For 99 cent I’m not complaining though. The lipsticks are very creamy and pigmented. Formulated with Vitamin E, they are very moisturizing and won’t dry out your lips. The color lasts for about 3-5 hours before you need to touch it up and you will definitely need to reapply after a meal.

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Amethyst (901) , Lavender Tint (301)

"Nicka K Lipstick Amethyst"

Amethyst (creme) is a deep eggplant purple with red undertones. It is an exact dupe for MAC’s Limited Edition Yung Rapunxel. It has a yummy sweet nectar scent but I didn’t detect any taste. The shade is perfect for those Fall and Winter Vamp Looks. You can see me wearing Amethyst here.

"Nicka K Lipstick Lavender Tint"

Lavender Tint (semi-matte) is a bright pink with lavender undertone. It has a very perfume like/soapy scent and thank goodness it doesn’t have a taste as well. The scent does wear off though after a few minutes. It is perfect for the Spring and I know I will be wearing this a lot. Look out for a FOTD featuring this shade really soon You can see me wearing Lavender Tint here.

Nicka K Lipsticks are unbelievably awesome at the steal price of 99 cent. Next time you run across them grab a few and try it out, you won’t be disappointed. I know I will be grabbing a few more shades. If you can’t find them in your bss you can grab them online for $1.49 a piece at www.nicka.com

The product(s) in this post were purchased with my own money.  See my Disclosure page for additional information.
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Editor & Founder at The Glamorous Gleam
Aside from my 9-5 I'm a Freelance Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist with a love of all things beauty & fashion. I started The Glamorous Gleam as a playground for fellow Beauty & Fashion Enthusiasts to keep you in the know and looking absolutely Glamtabulous. When I'm not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant, or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.
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5 comments to Nicka K Lipsticks: Amethyst & Lavender Tint

  • trina

    Okay, so I guess they aren’t all crap. I recently discovered some black radiance lipsticks in new colors . Two bucks, so that’s my fix. Pretty colors through, trying to be on a ban

  • so i went out and got amethyst today…lovely color, i might have to put on nyx african queen lip gloss over it for a more spring/summer look

  • [...] Mondays are tough for me. I have an extremely hard time getting up and usually hit the snooze button more than I should. This morning the garbage truck woke me up a half an hour earlier than my alarm so I decided to stay up and take my time getting ready. More time to get ready = more time for makeup… so I did a full face including eyeshadow. Today’s FOTD is purple themed since I promised to post a look using the NK lipstick in Lavender Tint. [...]

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