NYX Cosmetics Lipsticks | Review



We want it all when it comes to beauty products for the lips: colour, shine, staying power, plumpness and an affordable price. NYX Cosmetics lipsticks ticked all the right boxes for me and quickly became an obsession during 2015. Their buttery formula and highly pigmented shades are enough to make anybody fall just as much in love with them. I briefly mentioned them in my 2015 beauty favourites and it was requested I do a full detailed review, so tah dah!

*I apologise in advance for giving these lipsticks such high praises; I can’t think of many bad things to say!*

Butter Lipstick
“Treat your lips to a kiss of smooth, creamy color with our irresistible Butter Lipsticks in 12 new luscious shades. The formula’s delicate satin texture fused with highly saturated color delivers full-yet-lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish.” – nyxcosmetics.com

Black Label Lipstick
“A creamy, dreamy lipstick with a velvety smooth finish and hyper-glamorous shades for every look and every inclination. NYX’s Black Label Lipstick has rich emollient properties that ensures the color glides on and hydrates your pout at the same time. From Extreme Red to Earthy to Frosted Pink.” – beautylish.com

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
Ok…where to begin? Let’s go for the obvious thing, the packaging. The Black Label Collection looks much more high end than all of the other NYX lipsticks. The delicate lace pattern detailing and transparent bottom is something NYX have clearly thought hard about. I love how the colour is encapsulated in the bottom because it makes storing them so much easier; I can see at a glance which one I’d like to grab. The Butter Lipstick collection is a little more low-end. They’re made of cheap flimsy plastic and are prone to cracking. There is quite a price difference between the two and it’s easy to see why, (here I am again, having a windge about damn packaging!).

Despite the massive contrast in packaging, these NYX lippies are pretty similar. Their butter lipsticks are, well, buttery. I’ve tried creamy lipsticks before but nothing ever on this level. And guess what? Their Black Label Collection are also extremely buttery. There is nothing dissimilar between the two in terms of texture. My lips feel moisturised all day which I of course love, especially during the cooler months. But what I love even more is how NYX haven’t compromised on the pigmentation. Despite being ultra creamy, they’re also true to colour and stay put throughout the day, which is great for a high-street or ‘drugstore’ lip product. The only letdown? They’re almost too creamy and can be tricky to apply; I found myself slipping around and making a bit of a mess.

Ok, so the packing is, well, alright, and the formula is dreamy, but what about the finish? The Black Label Lipsticks are slightly less opaque than the Butter ones. They have a semi-gloss finish and I found myself having to layer them on to get the same intensity, but i’d rather have the added moisture. The Butter lipsticks have been described bang on by NYX, they truly do have a luxurious satin finish. They have no sparkle or shimmer and The pigment is intense yet the coverage is lightweight, a combo I really do love. I’ve found all of NYX lipsticks can feather out of my lip line after a few hours of wear, but this can be fixed by applying a lip liner first.

The three shades I own are Pops Explosif (Butter), Socialite and Sweet Prawn (both Black Label). Pops Explosif is described as “mauve”, however I’d say it’s more a nude pink; the perfect daytime shade, and it could be paired with a classic smokey eye for something a little more special. A great dupe for Pops is MAC Brave lipstick. It practically lives in my handbag so I can quickly top it up wherever I am. Socialite and Sweet Prawn are bolder, more autumn appropriate shades. I bought them when I was going through a plum and berry faze. I’d say these shades are one of my favourites in my collection because they’re so unique to anything else that I have.

The Black Label lipsticks exceeded my expectations and ranked very high on my favourites. I can’t wait to add more colours to my collection. Not to mention they smell so yummy! I can familiarise them with a grape flavoured sugary sweet. It may not be something everyone likes but I find it very refreshing.

The butter lipstick is something I find myself grabbing almost every day. It’s a very easy shade to wear and I can’t wait to splurge on more colours. NYX originally released their Butter lipsticks in five wearable shades but due to popular demand, they have extended the collection greatly.

Have you tried any of these before? Do you have any colour recommendations? Give me some feedback in the comments.

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
Butter Lipsticks
+ Smooth and creamy
+ Moisturising
+ Very inexpensive
+ Good dupe for MAC Brave
+ High quality pigmentation
+ Satin finish
+ No scent or taste
+ A good everyday shade
+ Cheap packaging
+ No sparkle or shimmer
+ Lightweight coverage

Black Label Lipsticks
+ Looks high-end
+ Shade viewable inside the packaging
+ Smooth and creamy
+ Moisturising
+ More expensive for a NYX product
+ Sweet, grape like scent
+ Semi-gloss finish
+ Great range of shades
+ High quality formula
+ Very slippery and tricky to apply

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
9/10. The packaging of the Butter lipsticks is cheap and flimsy. Some people may not be so keen on the scent of the Black Label lipsticks.

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipsticks (America)

NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipsticks (UK)

*I couldn’t find the Black Label Lipsticks anywhere other than Amazon*

NYX Cosmetics Black Label Lipsticks (America)

NYX Cosmetics Black Label Lipsticks (UK)



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0 comments on “NYX Cosmetics Lipsticks | Review”

  1. Your photos are so beautiful and HD 😍 What camera did you use?

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I bought a new one about two weeks ago. It’s the Olympus E-M10 Compact System Camera. It’s my new baby, I love it so much.

      1. Oh really? 🙂 Thank you so much for always responding my questions 😀

  2. I love everything NYX.. all their stuff is really good quality and affordable

    1. Clarina says:

      Yes I agree! I’ve been impressed by everything I’ve used of theirs. I love the eyeshadows.

      1. diywithme220 says:

        Please let me know of your answers

  3. stashmatters says:

    I’m formulating my shopping list when I visit the new NYX store here in town! I really like that Pops Explosif one! Look so creamy. 🙂

    1. Clarina says:

      You should try it! 🙂 It’s so lovely.

  4. Your photos are beautiful!

    1. Clarina says:

      Aww thank you Laura!

      1. Makes me slightly ashamed of mine! 😂😂

        1. Clarina says:

          Don’t be ashamed!

          1. Deffo a kick up the bum to make more of an effort with layout! 🙂

          2. Clarina says:

            I think the key is making the homepage attractive by including lots of images to tempt people in to posts!

  5. driftinglexi says:

    I haven’t tried any of their lipsticks before, but definitely want to. It’s hard to decide what shades to go for as they’re only sold online rather than instore! However, I have tried their matte lip creams and I really like them!

    1. Clarina says:

      You should! I have been so impressed. It’s annoying they’re just online however I found the shades are so true to colour in the pictures. I’ve heard loads about their matte lipstick collection, so think that’s what I’ll get next!

      1. driftinglexi says:

        Ooh okay, I’ll definitely have to try some!

  6. Karen Rees says:

    These look gorgeous huni, really can’t wait to try these – stop doing picking such great products or you’ll have me spending a fortune chum lol lol Great review as always *hugs* XXXX

    1. Clarina says:

      Haha sorry Karen – I’ll try 😉 I keep finding products that I love and just line them up for reviews. This blogging business can be expensive! Xxxx

      1. Karen Rees says:

        lol You’re too darn good at enabling!!! 😀 hehe Keep up the awesome informative reviews… even if it does cost me a fortune at least I have a full wishlist to splurge on 😉 xxxx

  7. Chanelle says:

    Great review Claire, all of you bloggers blogging about NYX make me want to try the brand haha! Love your photography for this post too, the copper lights are so pretty 🙂 x

    1. Clarina says:

      I think it’s because NYX have just come to Boots which is why we’re all like GIMME. Haha. Thank you 🙂 The copper lights were a bargain from ASOS. Xx

  8. I really need to try these! Which would would you recommend to start with? 🙂 xx

    1. Clarina says:

      You do! I’d recommend the Butter lipsticks, especially in the shade Pops Explosif. It’s the perfect nude and very wearable. Xx

  9. Lovely post! I’ve been looking for lipsticks to try out and the butter ones sound great!

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! They are amazing lip products for the price tag. I’d obviously highly recommend the butter ones 🙂

  10. Wow! One more interesting lippies from NYX and I haven’t tried anything from this range but I would love to try it albeit.

    1. Clarina says:

      Ooh you should do! They’re very high quality for the price tag. I’d recommend both but especially the butter range. They’re so creamy and I especially love Pops Explosif because it’s the perfect nude.

      1. Great! Definitely I want to try those buttery lipstick

    1. Clarina says:

      They truly are! I feel like I need to add some more to my collection.

      1. I need to start a collection of them!!

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