Thursday, October 17th, 2013

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick ($3.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with soft, warm yellow undertones and a light shine. It’s almost so warm-toned that it gets into a pink-coral range, but I think it leans just pink enough to still be a pink hue overall. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy consistency that easily glided onto lips. It had a fair amount of slip, which was great for application, but it did seem like it wore off a bit faster as a result–though it was lightly hydrating while it lasted (three and a half hours). Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is more muted, darker. MAC Hoop (DC, $15.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Naked (P, $22.00) is similar. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is darker. Chanel Liaison (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Flamingo (LE, $15.00) is warmer, a touch lighter. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $15.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches.

NYX Castle Round Lipstick ($3.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned, lavender-shimmered, medium purple with a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and the consistency was very creamy and emollient. It applied evenly for the most part, though it wasn’t perfectly even. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. I couldn’t think of any previously reviewed shades quite like this. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $15.00) is matte, no frost, so it appears darker and brighter. MAC Seasoned Plum (LE, $18.00) is darker, less frosted. MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $16.00) is grayer. MAC Lavender Whip (LE, $15.00) is lighter, pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. See comparison swatches.

NYX’s Round Lipstick formula is a nice, budget-friendly formula that offers a bajillion colors (real number), so it’s always been a go-to recommendation from me when there’s a color someone wants to try but may not want to splash out a lot for.

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Blush

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Castle

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Blush Round Lipstick
NYX Blush Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

NYX Castle Round Lipstick
NYX Castle Round Lipstick

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29 thoughts on “NYX Blush & Castle Round Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Renee

    I am so glad that you are reviewing NYX lip colors. I tend to prefer MAC but it takes its toll on the wallet! I’ve purchased a few colors from NYX and have been pleasantly surprised with their performance. Thank you for reviewing! It helps me narrow down or in this case expand my wish list. Blush is a must have! I see an Ulta trip this week…

  2. cel

    I hate frost lipsticks, but Castle looks similar to Up the Amp so I might consider this haha.

  3. Though I love NYX Round Lipsticks creaminess, incredible color range and affordable price, some of their ingredients really worry me – BHA, propyl paraben, mineral oil – especially because I’m putting them on my lips. Wish they’d reformulate

  4. Sara

    NYX lipstick is what got me into actually wearing lipstick! At $4 a pop and using Ulta coupons for $3.50 off $10, I’ve bought several now and I love them all. I go a few hours of wear at least and the color range is great. I have normal “work appropriate” pinks and corals and Chic Red for date night!

  5. xamyx

    I love both shades, and the formula. I think both need to comenhome with me!

  6. Yayyyy!!! Thanks for reviewing NYX! I can find this brand in my country and, even though here it is twice as expensive as it is in the US, it is still quite cheap even when compared to drugstore brands (which also retail for double the US price!). The negative side is NYX doesn’t have testers and colours are rarely true-to-pan/bullet, so you reviewing these products is much appreciated! Regards from Costa Rica :)

  7. Blush is a cute shade! I want to get another shade of these Round Lipsticks, because the one have isn’t that great.

  8. Christine Joy

    I bought this months ago but in another shade, which was Rosebud. It was pigmented yet I disliked it for few reasons. Firstly, I realized that the color did not suit me. Secondly, it easily melted, like butter, maybe because of our weather here in the Philippines. Thirdly, I really disliked the smell/taste, too strong to be endured. I’m hoping you’ll make a review of the Black Label instead.

  9. Paula

    Hi Christine! I’ve been a reader on and off for years and have recently come back after a long absence ;) I’ve gotta tell you, I love the new (for me) pictures with the bare face and just the lip color. It really helps to focus on just that and, of course, as always your skin is flawless so nothing distracts!

    Oh, I too love round lipsticks and that violet shade is killer!

  10. Sandra G

    Blush looks absolutely AMAZING on you!

  11. I have Castle and really like it, but I never thought to layer it over RiRi Boy until now. All of my round lipsticks have this soapy scent though, do yours?

  12. Mimi

    Thanks for the review Christine! Was wondering what you have on your lower lashline? Looks really flattering on you

  13. Rachel P.

    I love NYX lipsticks/products in general! I don’t have either of these, but as far as round lipsticks, I do have Circe, Summer Love, Thalia, and Snow White. I really like their matte formula as well, I have it in Perfect Red (was trying to dupe RiRi Woo, I think they’re pretty close). I’d prefer a MAC lipstick any day, but as other commenters have stated- you can’t beat the price on these little NYX babies!

  14. El tono blush es una preciosidad, muy favorecedor :)

  15. Ruby

    Castle looked more silvery lavender and frosty on me, nonetheless a gorgeous color!

  16. myriah

    Why are all the castle dupes LE, is their anything similar ( high end ) that is available today?