NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie Review+Swatches

 NYX' says "Fantasize in color with our neon and pastel lippies in 12 of the creamiest shades you’ll ever use. Our cruelty-free formula is packed with pigment and has a satin matte finish for long-wearing resilience." Today I'm reviewing Pistachio. Each Macaron Lippie contains 4.5 grams (.16 oz) and sells for just six bucks! NYX is cruelty free. This pretty mint lipstick was made in Taiwan.

Oh do I hate the Macaron Lippie packaging! These colorful lipsticks come in black plastic tubes, the product name, NYX logo, and full ingredient list are printed on the tube in white lettering. The twist up mechanism is super weak and it cannot support the lipstick bullet - as soon as I twist it up, the lipstick slides back down. Application is a struggle to say the least! Packaging is recyclable.
 The Macaron Lippies have a thin, slick texture - they're too creamy! The moist texture certainly helps Pistachio glide on, but it doesn't help this lipstick to stay put! Pistachio slips and slides and it transfers so, so easily. I'm very lucky if I can get this minty lipstick to last two hours - an hour is pretty average for this lipstick. If you intend to wear Pistachio, or any of the Macaron Lippies for more than just a few quick photos, you'll definitely want to use a lip liner or primer - or both! This lipstick wears away pretty unevenly, leaving me with a slight stain and an oh-so-attractive ring around the lips. Cute! The Macaron Lippies have a waxy scent and no flavor.

Pistachio is described as a "mint green". I would call it any ice, aqua toned mint with a satin finish. As you can see in my photos, Pistachio isn't quite opaque,  even after two layers, and it  tends to settle into lip lines a bit.
NYX Macaron Lippie in Pistachio is a beautiful, unique, mint lipstick. The color is so pretty, but the slippery, thin texture makes it impractical for extended wear. Pistachio is fun to play around with, and its fairly affordable if you buy it for a costume or just because you're curious. If you're looking for a mint lipstick that last, keeping searching!

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcrystalline, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronella, Hexylcinnamaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).