NYX Round Lipsticks – New Shades for Summer 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

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?


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  • June 8, 2011

    Shiva and Hot Pink are calling me. I don’t need them though.

  • June 8, 2011

    Shiva looks nice~
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  • June 8, 2011

    Chic Red and Peach Bellini are great! I may get these after I cull a few things from my lipstick/lipgloss storage. :)
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  • June 8, 2011

    I love the round lipsticks, but I’m still mad at NYX. Meh. >:(

    That’s awesome about the MAC lippie primer. I’ve used the Too Faced one, but you probably wouldn’t like it if you have dry lips. It’s like SUPER mattifying.
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  • June 8, 2011

    I really like a few of these, but I TOLD myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore NYX after that debacle a month ago or so. I’m still not too keen on supporting them right now, but I’ll probably get over it eventually, haha.

  • June 8, 2011

    You need to check out beautyjoint.com for all NYX Cosmetics. You can get these lipsticks for $1.99. I’ve ordered from there and it’s safe, fast shipping. Great Company.

    • June 8, 2011

      Hi Ashlyn,

      Good to note, if I ever order some I will do that, thx!

  • June 8, 2011

    loved peach bellini and chic red..

  • June 8, 2011

    Really loving Shiva!

  • June 8, 2011

    I have a few NYX Round Lipsticks that I haven’t tried out yet. Really like Peach Bellini (the shade AND the drink!), but I should use what I already have instead of hoarding…haha!

  • June 8, 2011

    I NEED CHIC RED!! Perfect pin-up lip no gloss required!

  • June 8, 2011

    Shiva and Peach Bellini look as if they may work for me. It is a rare occurrence when I find a lipstick that actually looks good on me. I also have very dry lips. Products others find moisturising dry my lips out fast and painfully. *sigh* But I am tempted to try these. :)
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  • June 8, 2011

    chic red looks SO good on you! i like peach bellini too
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  • June 8, 2011

    My faves here are Shiva and peach Bellini. If the sites you mentioned above ship to Europe I think I’m gonna buy them.

  • June 8, 2011

    They look decent enough, but after the debacle of that sale I can’t bring myself to support them.

    Oh well, there are always other drug-store brands!

  • June 8, 2011

    I own quite a few NYX lipsticks. The pale shades with creme finishes typically leave the drag marks you mentioned, as well as settling into lines. Lip liner or using a darker shade for a gradient effect nixes (PUN!) the effect. I found the lipsticks to be fairly moisturizing though. The lipsticks with metallic, pearl, and frost finishes apply flawlessly. Hot Pink looks cute.

  • June 8, 2011

    Shiva is such a pretty pink! it looks great on you. I like Peach Bellini too
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  • June 8, 2011

    These look nice, but I’m still not buying Nyx because of that awful sale. =\
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  • June 8, 2011

    Oooooh….Shiva <3

    • June 8, 2011

      Hmmm,,,,Pink Lyric is calling me too…damn!

  • June 8, 2011

    Ah! I’m really feeling Shiva! It’s really gorgeous and looks good on you.

  • June 9, 2011

    I bought some of them too. Chic red, hot pink, shiva and pink lyric. I have more Nyx lipsticks and i like them very much.
    Peach bellini needs a try, it looks fantastic and is cool toned, perfect.
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  • June 9, 2011

    Peach Bellini looks lovely. I wonder where I can get these in the UK? *thinking aloud*

    144 colours? WOW! I’m sure I could spend a few hours choosing between them, that’ll pass a boring evening in no time :>

  • June 9, 2011

    Chic Red looks great on you! :-) Have you tried their cream blushes? They’re pretty good.

  • June 9, 2011

    That peach one is calling my name. I ordered a bunch of colorful NYX for my daughter from cherryculture and it arrived quickly, with free shipping (on $40 US delivery) and they threw in a bonus cherry chapstick. I’d recommend ordering from them instead.

  • June 9, 2011
    Jenn F.

    I’m not really a lipstick person but Shiva is too pretty to pass up, especially at $4.

  • June 9, 2011

    i love Shiva and Hot pink!! i am definitely gonna by them tomorrow!

  • June 10, 2011

    My biggest issue with these is the taste/scent; it’s like I’m wearing soap on my lips! I honestly can’t wear them because they taste so awful. It’s really a shame.

  • June 11, 2011

    Shiva reminds me of opi’s Far East Fuschia nail polish. Which is on my toes right now. =)