Full Throttle Lipstick is a new addition to the colourful, wallet friendly range NYX offers. These lipsticks are said to be extra long wearing and also waterproof (but which lipstick formula isn’t waterproof, honestly? Have you ever been able to rinse a lipstick off with water? lol). They come in 12 shades, I have 7 here to show you.
The formula goes on thin, almost like a wet gel. You know how eye pencils sometimes feel slippery and almost cooling when applied, then dry down to a smudge proof matte? That’s exactly what Full Throttle does. The wear is insane, as the lipsticks dry matte they wear really well, without crusting off like the flat matte liquid lipsticks tend to do. A perfect inbetweener! They do feel a bit dry though, so moisturize those lips well! I still don’t find that they catch on to dry patches a lot, so quite a forgiving formula in my opinion.
These retail for $7 in the US, check the NYX US website. Here in Sweden we find them at for example Eleven.se or Åhléns City for 79 SEK a pop.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick comes in a sleek black tube with a colour coded cap, perfect for makeup hoarders who wants to be able to tell colours apart without opening caps or reading labels. Great job NYX!
These lipsticks have a very different shape, they are cut in a weird bullet shape that is supposed to help application, but as you wear the shape down after only a few uses I think they could just have skipped that unnecessary detail.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Kiss The Dust, Lethal Kiss, Jolt, Sandman, Locked, Loaded, Night Crawler
Bare lips for reference
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Kiss The Dust. A rosy brown tinted beige. Perfect everyday shade for that perfect 90′s vibe. Goes on super super smooth, not a crinkle! I have worn this one quite a bit already and it’s really great with a smokey eye for that “extra everything” face.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Lethal Kiss. A cool toned super hot pink. Slightly whitened in tone but still vibrant enough to not turn milky. This is the shade that enhanced unevenness the most out of these, but still not a major problem at all.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Jolt. A vibrant light coral red. HELLO ultimate summer colour! This one applies super smooth. It has more of a red undertone instead of the pink hue most corals tend to have, so I find it very wearable on my skin tone. it doesn’t make my skin look blotchy like most corals do. My favourite of the bunch!
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Sandman. A dusty brick red. The formula on this one is fantastic as well, goes on without any work at all. This is the exact shade of dark red I love to wear during the day, it doesn’t feel the least vampy but gives the face a great focal point.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Locked. A deepened berry pink. The formula on this one was super gummy and dry, didn’t apply smooth at all and will probably end up in the trash. Could it have dried up on its way here? Didn’t feel right at all! I’m worried that this is how the Full Throttle lipsticks will end up if you have them lying around for a long time or manage to pop a cap open by mistake in your handbag, but that’s just my horror theory. Plus I don’t dig the colour of this one at all so it’s not much of a loss for me personally. Skip.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Loaded. A dusty reddish plummy rosy.. something? A very unique shade. Gorgeous and vampy! The formula catches on slightly in the drier areas of my lips but it’s not an actual problem here either. Another one of my favourites.
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Night Crawler. A super dark blue toned ashy purple. Another super unique shade, It’s raisin coloured!! I have never owned anything like it! Does apply a tad uneven with slightly lighter areas here and there, but a calm application with a good mirror at hand easily solves it. Go get it if you’re feeling inspired to try something new!