Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick- California Merlot Review


Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick- California Merlot

Hi, everyone!


Nykaa has given such a treat to all lipstick lovers for Fall-winter season and I am enjoying all shades totally. I am here today with another hot lip shade from Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick and the shade name is ‘California Merlot’. Let’s come to the review.


About Nykaa So Matte! Fall Winter Lipstick Collection

This’ the season to be ultra-stylish! The creamy, long-lasting texture gives you pout-worthy lips in one stroke. It effortlessly glides on your lips, giving you a gorgeous soft matte finish. Pucker up and get ready to party with our stunning shades. Muah!

  • Plush, pigment-rich formula.
  • Intense colour pay-off.
  • Smooth texture.
  • One stroke application.
  • Luxurious, effortless glide.
  • Soft matte finish.

Unlike its chalky peers, this cruelty-free, and high-pigment formula is infused with Vitamin E for a soft, cushiony and flexible finish. The unique formulation ensures that your lips stay comfortable, coloured up and matte-smooth all day. Another bonus: These vivid, full-coverage hues are hand-selected and named by our In-house Nykaa Panel, just in time for the trendiest season. The best part, these gorgeous hues look fabulous and give a bang for your buck!


Price: INR 399 for 4.2 gm.

My Experience with Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick- California Merlot

Packaging: It comes in outer Carton hot pink box which looks extremely classy and sturdy. the bullet sets in a Black colour cuboid shaped lipstick case and it comes with a magnetic clasp. Although the packaging resembles NARS Audacious Lips colours…Woah!. I really like the haul-able packaging.

Texture, Pigmentation and Fragrance

It has smooth texture glides on lips without any efforts. One swipe of this lip colour delivers 80% of the actual lip colour which shows in the bullet. The formula is creamy matte But, it doesn’t set into a completely matte finish as they have shown on their own website. It has a faint vanilla fragrance which doesn’t linger for long.

Shades- California Merlot is an Awesome deep Brown shade with maroon undertones. It is great for matured ladies as well as for those who want to indulge themselves into deeper shades. Generally, I don’t wear maroon but sometimes it really look awesome with sun-kissed glow face and pulled off the hair. Although, It is a great shade for party and wedding season in fall.



Performance wise, California Merlot is a true winner. It stays like forever and at the end of the day, it leaves a beautiful stain behind. If you are someone who wants to take a break from their regular red and pinks then it could be your go-to shade, this winter.


What I Like about Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick- California Merlot?

  • Classy and luxury black matte packaging
  • Handy
  • Haul-able
  • Lovely
  • Amazing pick for fall
  • Highly moisturising
  • Great for dry lips beauty
  • Good staying power
  • Commendable opacity
  • Hides lip imperfection beautifully
  • Pointed lipstick bullet for precise application
  • Highly affordable for amazing quality
  • Suitable for all kind of skin tones
  • Can be worn as a stain
  • Great quality that makes it travel-friendly.


What I don’t like about Nykaa So Matte Fall Winter Lipstick- California Merlot?

  • Transfers a lot
  • Accentuates fine lines
  • Not completely matte
  • Staying power could have been better.


Rating- 4/5


  1. I purchased the California merlot online.. It hasn’t reached me yet.. I simply hope it is not a simple red color…


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