Hello ladies! Today, our photographiste friend SdV brings you a bumper entry on NYX Round Lipsticks. It’s a cracker, so enjoy!

Love, dom and ksuan xo

A bunch of NYX Round Lipsticks were the first things I picked up from this ultra affordable L.A based makeup line. They retail at US$4 (that’s right, US$4 for a single lipstick) but I got them on sale at US$1.99-2.50 per lipstick. Even better 🙂

Here’s a peek at my collection…

Keep reading for more, including an array of pretty swatches!

The website states:

NYX Round Lipstick is our classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvety 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 144 shades.

Ingredients include:- Ceresin Wax, Polyethlene Wax, Candelilla wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Beeswax, Lanoline Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Mineral Oils, Octyl Palmitate, BHA, Propyl Paraben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, D&C Red No.A1 Lake, Pearl Powder, Iron Oxide.

So while they’re not completely natural for the health-conscious makeup geek, the round lipstick range provides a fairly extensive range of colours for very little. I see it as an opportunity to try out shades on the cheap especially for girls new to makeup, and then pick up a dupe if needed or wanted. On the other hand, even though there are 144 shades, some look quite similar to one another especially when worn, so be aware when choosing!

The lipsticks are packaged in a plasticky, not very secure round case with the colour visible through clear plastic at the bottom. While that is something I really like about NYX, that it is easy to pick up the colour you’re search for without opening each cover, the fact remains that packaging-wise, these are not the most beautiful lipsticks on the market. The name of the shade is clearly printed on the top of the cover, another plus.

All NYX products are scented, I’ve heard that some people abhor the smell to the point of tossing their makeup out, so for girls sensitive to fragrance this might not be for you. I find the scent quite unnatural – it is very sweet, flowery, candylike almost.

Colours can be applied quite opaquely but contrary to the description I do not think these are meant to be long lasting. They go for about 2 hours without eating or drinking but needs reapplying and definitely do transfer and fade from lips. The red lipsticks do stain a little, not in a bad way – there is still some colour left after eating or drinking but again, if you’re looking for the perfect long lasting lip, not going to happen. Texture otherwise is soft and creamy.

I find that these work better with a liner underneath and using a lipbrush. Applying straight from the bullet tends to make the colour settle unevenly in lines and require some lip smacking and rubbing to get more even coverage.


  • cheap
  • great range of colors
  • good texture


  • not long lasting
  • many close dupes in the range
  • sweet scent
  • poor packaging


  • Iris- is a shimmering peachy nude with a sparkly finish
  • Tweed- is a shimmering slightly rosy nude, great for everyday wear
  • Circe- is a matte nude, slightly light brown and pale in finish
  • Tea Rose- is a great dusky rose, another nice everyday colour
  • Thalia- is more mauve-purple than Tea Rose, also matte
  • Goddess- is a shimmering mauve rose
  • Snow White- is a deep neutral red and looks fantastic
  • Electra- is a warmer more vibrant red than Snow White

Thanks for reading! Look out for yet another NYX lipstick haul post coming your way. It might make its appearance here sooner than you think 😉


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