NYX Scandalous Wicked Lippie Review+Swatches

 NYX says "take a walk on the wild side with our jewel toned lippies available in 12 shimmering shades. Velvety smooth with a dazzling metallic finish, these richly pigmented lipsticks will leave your lips with the ultimate spellbinding look." Today I'm reviewing the shade Scandalous. Each Wicked Lippie contains 4.2 grams (.15 oz) and cost $6. NYX is cruelty free. This lipstick was made in Taiwan.

The Wicked Lippies have the same crappy packaging as the Macaron and Butter Lippies. This lipstick comes in a black plastic tube. The NYX logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube, an ingredient list can be found on the side of the tube, the shade name and number are listed on the bottom. This lipstick's twist mechanism is very weak, causing the lipstick to slide back into the tube during application. Packaging is  recyclable.
Gonna be straight up here, NYX' Scandalous is disappointing. This lipstick has an emollient consistency that helps it apply very smoothly. Unfortunately, Scandalous isn't very pigmented, it takes three layers for it to go on with full color coverage. The slick texture makes this lipstick extra comfortable to wear, it feels almost balm like! However, that emollience causes Scandalous to wear quite poorly. This lipstick tends to slip out of the lip line, and transfer onto any surface your lips may touch. The Wicked Lippie in Scandalous has never lasted more than 90 minutes on me, and even that is a stretch. Scandalous fades unevenly, and leaves my lips stained a ghastly greenish color, but they feel nice and moist after wear! The Wicked Lippie line has no scent or flavor.
NYX describes Scandalous as a "teal with silver shimmer", which is pretty spot on. Scandalous is a beautiful medium teal blue with warm, greenish tones to it, and scant amounts of fine silver shimmer. The shimmer particles are not apparent on the lips, where it takes on more of a satin finish. I'm a big fan of blue lipsticks, I think they can be much more wearable than most people think, but I don't think Scandalous suits me very well. I think this would be a great blue for those with tan skin. 
NYX Wicked Lippie in Scandalous isn't their best, to be honest. The blue leaning teal is a gorgeous color, but the formula is too slippy. This lipstick slides around and can't even make it to the two hour mark. If you love the color, pick it up, because it'll be near impossible to find a dupe with a better formula. If you want a blue lipstick with more lasting power, I recommend NYX' Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet over this one. Don't be discouraged by Scandalous' poor performance, I've had much better luck with the other Wicked Lippies that I've tried and will be reviewing shortly! 

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Copernicia Cerifera Cera/ Cire de Carnauba, BHA. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 


this product was gifted to me.