Nykaa has been launching ahh-mazing collection of nail enamels back to back. They recently launched a range of 12 matte nail enamels which I got to know about through my friend, Shwetali’s blog. When I saw the beautiful pictures of the matte nail paint she swatched, I made my mind then and there that I HAVE to buy at least one nail paint from this nykaa matte nail enamel range! And guess what? I bought two! (Despite of being broke! ?).
If you live in India, you must be knowing that it’s super duper hard to find matte nail paints here. I guess there are just one or two brands who sell matte nail paints here. Nykaa deserves a huge shout out and thanks for launching this stunning collection of matte nail paints and that too at an affordable price tag! ☺ Now, without wasting time, Let’s start with the review…
About Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Pink Meringue
Pink Meringue (Shade No. 28) : Let your nails swirl in the délicieux and airy Pink Meringue, bringing some sweet memories of a fine, summer picnic. Immerse your vintage soul in the endless romance of the gorgeous pale pink hue as you sip some Oolong tea.
What is it formulated WITHOUT : The Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer Collection is FIVE FREE. These matte nail polish formulas are not only made without the three most common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, DBP and Formaldehyde), but also without two other very dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). The Nykaa Matte Collection is NOT tested on animals (just on our team!) and contains no animal-derived ingredients.
Price – Rs.199/- | Quantity – 9 ml | Shelf life – 2 Years | Availability – Buy it here
Other shades of Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel
White Chocolate Ganache – a pure white shade.
Black Cherry Pie – pure black shade.
Black Sesame Pudding – looks like another black shade.
Almond Crumble – off white shade.
Squid Ink Mousse – dark greenish blue shade.
Lavender Panna Cotta – pretty lavender shade.
Blueberry Frosting – greyish blue shade. Its swatches will be up soon!
Cool Blue Granita – sky blue shade.
Blueberry Macaron – another sky blue shade.
S’Mores Milkshake – light grey shade.
Matcha Tiramisu – greenish/teal shade. (Check review and swatches here)
(Update: They later launched a lot of matte shades, I have swatched another one called Cherry Pop)
My take on Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Pink Meringue
Pink Meringue is a beautiful powder pink shade with a slight hint of peach in it. The nail enamel is completely matte, like 1001% matte.. no no… it’s the baap (father) of matte! One thing I liked about this nail enamel is that even though it’s a light shade with flat-matte finish, it doesn’t make my hand look dull! It’s also a very fast drying nail enamel, It takes literally half a jiffy to dry! I have never used such fast drying nail enamel before. The bottle of the nail enamel compliments how its finish is on the nails. Both, the bottle and its cap have a matte finish. ☺
Though the consistency of the enamel is great, I found the application a bit streaky. Actually, it isn’t that noticeable in real life unless you look reaaaallly closely. It does show up in pictures. To avoid the streaky-ness, try to apply it with light hands and it will look perfect! I’m sure that darker shades from this range probably don’t have this issue of streaky application!
The staying power of this nail enamel is about 4-5 days. I don’t do any household work at all so most of the nail paints don’t chip for like a week on my nails. If you own a matte top coat, try to use it with this nail enamel to increase its wear time! You can add a coat of clear nail enamel too, but it will change the nail enamel’s finish to glossy and then there will be no point of buying a matte one. I have one more shade from this collection which is called “Blueberry Frosting” and I will be reviewing it soon.
Swatches of Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Pink Meringue
What I liked about Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Pink Meringue
- Costs only Rs.199/-
- Dries quickly.
- It’s free of harsh chemicals.
- Cruelty free.
- Its finish is completely matte!
- This particular shade, pink meringue is very pretty and suits on the Indian skin tone!
What I didn’t like about Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel Pink Meringue
- The application is a bit streaky.
Nykaa Matte Nail Enamels are totally worth every penny you pay for them! The application part is bit disappointing, but if you’re careful enough, you can achieve a beautiful finish with them. 🙂
Have you purchased any shade from this range? Which is your favourite matte nail paint? Let me know in the comments below.