I absolutely love lipsticks!  If I said otherwise that would be a big fat lie and I would expect everyone and anyone to call me on it.  While I have my favorites, I will never turn a good lippy down, especially when they are affordable and offer great wear and color pay-off.  Last year I was introduced to Nicka K Cosmetics through Ipsy and was intrigued not only with the color range, but the price point.  So, today I share with you a few shades from the Nicka K Hydro Lipstick collection.

Affordable Color for Your Lips Featuring Nicka K Hydro Lipsticks

Nicka K New York is a cosmetic company founded in 1995 in New York City.  While they have been in business for over 15 years, I am quite bummed to find that I only learned of them last year.  Their goal was to create professional-level makeup that was not only high quality, but affordable – proving that the best makeup is not necessarily the most expensive.  Today I share with you four lipsticks from Nicka K’s Hydro Lipstick line.  These gorgeous lippies retail for $4.99 on the site and come in 24 gorgeous shades in various tones, hues and colors for every day and runway looks.

These luscious color infused lipsticks are formulated with hydrating moisture to keep your lips moisturized for soft lips and long wear.  The Hydro lipsticks are formulated with jojoba oil for a lightweight feel that is comfortable on the lips.  These gorgeous affordable lippies are also Paraben free.

Affordable Color for Your Lips Featuring Nicka K Hydro Lipsticks
Left to Right – Begonia, Daring, Forward, Resort

The packaging on these babies are sleek and offer a nice metallic brown look to them.  As much as I love the look of the lipstick tube, I think the feel of these are really light – while some may like that sort of thing, I feel that makes the packaging appear or feel a bit on the cheaper side to me.  However, for travel, packing light, etc – it definitely could be a great thing… I’m just particular like that.  Each bullet has the color on the top of the lid which makes it easy to find and easy to select and after comparing the shade swatch with the actual lipstick – the colors are pretty dead on accurate.  Each lipstick has a Net WT 0.12oz/3.3g so you get a lot of product for a great price point.  These shades are very creamy, very hydrating on the lips and have apply boldly in color with just one swipe.

Affordable Color for Your Lips Featuring Nicka K Hydro Lipsticks

  • Begonia is a deep coral shade with a golden copper metallic shift.  It actually looks much nicer applied or swatched then in the tube so I was quite amazed with how nice this color looked on.
  • Daring is a gorgeous red with a soft blue undertone.  This is the kind of red that gets you runway ready in a snap.  It does have a shine to it like a cream.
  • Forward is a deep brick red maroon shade that applies like a cream as well.  Like Daring it has a gloss shine to it.
  • Resort is my favorite out of the four I own and is a perfect pink/peach nude cream lipstick. I have gotten a lot of use out of this shade.

If you are looking for affordable lipsticks that won’t break the bank but offer great pigmentation and color payoff, hydration on your lips and feel great on, I think you will enjoy these.  While there are other lipsticks in the drugstore that you may find that can be a bit cheaper, I love how these feel on my lips and find that these have a nice texture and feeling on my pout.  These lipsticks offer me a good 4-5 hour wear without re-applying so long as I haven’t eaten anything and with simple drinking, etc. you will definitely see transfer.  While they are not truly long wearing – they feel so nice on the lips it is hard not to like them.  As I mentioned previously, while the packaging on these are really nice and chic I don’t like the weight of them to me and it definitely does make the lipstick itself feel cheap.  I love the color of the packaging and once I applied the lipstick to my lips – the packaging didn’t bother me because these lipsticks feel really nice and comfortable on.

Have you tried anything from Nicka K before?  Have you tried these lipsticks?  What do you think of the price point?  You can purchase these lipsticks and more Nicka K cosmetics at

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  1. Beautiful shades! I have a NickaK polish from an Ipsy bag but WOWSA – I’m loving these lipsticks!

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    I haven’t tried the lipstick but the nail polish is great. What beautiful shades of lipstick! Perfect ones for you!

  3. Kimberly Purcell Reply

    I have never seen Nicka K lippies before. I do have several of this brand’s lip liners. And, they have great staying power. I would love to marry them up with these pretty lipsticks you have reviewed.

  4. Color Me So Crazy Reply

    I have never heard of this brand but like you I will never turn down a great lippy! These colors look so summer fun, too. I love the peachy one.

  5. Cindy Ingalls Reply

    I’ve only tried Nicka K nail polish, but not their lipsticks. These shades are all very pretty.

  6. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    Never heard of this brand but these lippies intrigued me

  7. Lola Seicento Reply

    These colors are gorgeous! I have never heard of this line before, but would love to try it!

  8. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    I hadn’t heard of this brand, but these look gorgeous. I love Resort!

  9. I’ve never used Nicka K products, but have always seen them at a local beauty supply. The colors you have are really pretty.

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