NYX Round Lipstick Review + Swatches

June 18, 2012

If you have never tried or known about the phenomenal NYX Round Lipstick, then you're totally missing out! Because it's probably the most famous drugstore lipstick ever! With it's price, availability, color selections, and result, it successfully becomes a big hit all over the world :o

As for me, I've owned a few pieces before, so this product is not new to me. But I've always wanted to do a complete review about this product, and also swatch a few shades of it for you guys to see! :-D RieButik is kind enough to offer me some lipsticks from them, so let's see it!!

NYX Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 126 shades.


Packaging :

Considering this as a drugstore product, I will have to say that it does look quite fancy. With it's black sleek packaging, though it's made by cheap black plastic. But other drugstore lipsticks sometimes are too, cheap looking . . While NYX Round lipstick still comes with simple professional black packaging

I also love how they are made quite stable and can be put on desk, as there are some rounded packaging lipsticks that you have to store it by laying it down. Moreover, they print the name of each lipstick on top of it, and put the color of the lipstick on it's bottom. So you can choose how to store your lipstick. As for me, I love to store it with the bottom upwards so I can see what color I'd like to use :-D


Texture :

This lipstick is really creamy, so the result is really opaque. But because of that, there's one dislike point. It can make your dry lips more obvious if you don't prep or put lip balm before you use lipstick.

Also because of this consistency, it tends to melt easily in humid weather. Remember that I said that I had owned this before? I have to move the lipstick into a jar because it melts easily and I almost broke it when I applied it on my lips :-\


Colors :

So far NYX Round Lipstick has owned about 144 colors already, which is really awesome! :-o Because mostly drugstore lipstick only has around 20 shades for each product! The result is breath taking too, they're so pigmented, opaque, and last long!


Swatch :

Here's the color comparison between the lipsticks on my wrist

Left to Right : Electra, Pure Red, Rose, Sunflower, Stella, Vitamin, Lip Du Juor, Paris, Thalia, Circe, Pure Nude

Top : Without Flash. Bottom : With Flash

Left to Right : Electra, Pure Red, Rose, Sunflower, Stella, Vitamin, Lip Du Juor

Top : Without Flash. Bottom : With Flash


Left to Right : Vitamin, Lip Du Juor, Paris, Thalia, Circe, Pure Nude

Top : Without Flash. Bottom : With Flash


Here's how it looks like on my lips

Left without flash, Right with flash

The finish of each lipstick is different, there are satin finish, matte finish, glossy finish, and so on. That's the result from having too many color selections on one lipstick. Unfortunately I don't know what's the result if I don't test it out directly on the lips, so if you want to purchase some, make sure you test it out beforehand or do research!

I love Electra, Rose, and Pure Nude the most!

Circe and Pure Nude almost look same, but Pure Nude has more pink tone




Where I Got This and Price :

I got this from RieButik and it's only Rp 30.000 each through pre-order!!!! :-o And the real price in NYX Website for this lipstick is each 4USD! And the counter sells it for about 10USD each. So it's really CHEAP! And by I mean cheap, it really is cheap! :-o if you're interested you can purchase it HERE





Final Opinion :

Pros :

  • CHEAP!

  • Opaque result

  • Creamy texture

  • Comes with hundreds of colors to choose from

Cons :

  • Melts easily in Indonesia / humid weather

  • Dry, needs lip balm before using this product

  • Doesn't last long

I have to say that their quality are so-so. It comes with many colors selection, and also gives pigmented result. But I hate because it doesn't moisturize my lips, but well, because you get what you pay, I think that the moisturizing effect is forgiven. Just make sure to put lotsa lip balms or exfoliate your lips before hand to create a smooth finish on your lips

If you'd like to expand your make up collections with tight budget, go for this one. But if you can afford or spend more money for lipsticks, I would suggest you to find a better lipsticks, because NYX Round Lipsticks isn't as good as everyone says. Sure it's cheap and pigmented, but it doesnt go on lips smoothly. As for myself, I dont think I will repurchase it, simply because I have other lipsticks with higher quality and I want to finish them up first before get a new one :x

Phew, making lips swatch and before&after is really tiring, I have to wipe my lips off a few times. But the lips comparison makes me happy XD When I read someone's blog, i LOVE when they do color comparison because it helps me to choose color before I make a purchase

But how about you? Do you love color comparison? :)

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