NYX Round Lipstick

NYX Makeup has 24 new shades of their popular “Round Lipstick” out for summer 2011!

There are 144 shades in all (wow) in a wide variety of colors and they promise to be velvety-textured with long lasting, moisturizing benefits.

This is my first experience with these lipsticks and since I have been testing them out for a week, I like what I see. Mostly…

They come in standard round lipstick tubes which show the color through the bottom, which I like. The one thing I don’t like is they definitely feel like inexpensive containers. The lipsticks tend to wobble around a bit inside the tube, which I don’t love. But that’s a small thing really.

NYX Round Lipstick 3
Hot Pink, Chic Red, Shiva, Peach Bellini, Pink Lyric

NYX Round Lipstick 2

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches
Hot Pink, Chic Red, Shiva, Peach Bellini, Pink Lyric

  • Hot Pink is a bubblegum pink creme. Really nice blue-based color, not overly bright but with a good “pop”.
  • Chic Red is a deep and classic cool-toned red creme. Of these 5 colors, this was the most pigmented and creamiest feeling.
  • Shiva is a bright warm-toned fuchsia pink with blue shimmery cast. Very nice color, I love this one!
  • Peach Bellini is a medium peachy/coral color. I love the color because it’s not too warm, perfect for fair-skinned gals like myself.
  • Pink Lyric is a medium pink creme, very wearable. It’s similar to Hot Pink but slightly deeper and a little less cool-toned.

As far as the formula it varies. I found Chic Red and Shiva to be the most pigmented and creamiest formulas by far. Hot Pink, Peach Bellini and Pink Lyric all suffered from “drag marks” meaning you could see each swipe of the lipstick across my lips when I applied it. Also they were not as opaque. This is the main issue I have with these colors, I wish they were creamier and more saturated.

When it comes to moisturizing I give these a 5 out of 10. That’s also taking into consideration that I have extremely dry lips and almost ALL lipsticks make me feel dry and puckered after a couple hours. I have been wearing these under my new cannot live without it product, MAC Prep & Prime Lip – more on that in another post, and they have been feeling pretty good. The colors last about 3 hours before the inner rim needs a little touch-up. Not too shabby.

NYX Round Lipstick Hot Pink
Hot Pink

NYX Round Lipstick Chic Red
Chic Red

NYX Round Lipstick Shiva

NYX Round Lipstick Peach Bellini
Peach Bellini

NYX Round Lipstick Pink Lyric
Pink Lyric


For the price of these, I think they are really nice colors. I didn’t love the formula of some of them, but Chic Red and Shiva were very nice.

Availability: On their website and Ulta

Pricing: $4.00

Have you tried any NYX Round Lipsticks? Do any of these tempt your wallet?


Written by Kelly
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