Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

NYX Haute Melon Lipstick
NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

NYX Haute Melon Round Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a creamy semi-opaque coral with a natural shine. It looks more orange in the tube, but over my lips, it looks a bit lighter–almost pinker–due to the natural pinkness of my lips. There’s also a translucency to the color that lets the natural lip color peek through; it’s not really sheer, but it’s not typically opaque. It’s similar to NARS Niagara. Laura Mercier Tangerine is a touch more orange. MAC Crosswires is more orange. Lancome Chris & Tell is lighter. theBalm Strawberry is pinker. Bite Beauty Rose is more intense.

This shade had more slip than other shades I’ve tried within the range, so the color does slide around a bit, which can cause minor unevenness. It’s lightweight even though it’s creamy. I imagine that its shorter wear time of three hours may be due, at least in part, to the same slippery texture that gives it slight application issues. Mine didn’t have any scent, but other NYX lipsticks I’ve tried have almost been vanilla scented. I’ve had this for some time before opening it, though, so it’s possible the scent faded away over time (a lot of my budget-friendly lipsticks lose their scent very quickly).

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Haute Melon

If you're looking for a coral hue that doesn't lean too pink or too orange, you may find this works as a happy medium, especially if you prefer creamy, shimmer-free finishes!











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NYX Haute Melon Lipstick
NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

NYX Haute Melon Lipstick
NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

NYX Haute Melon Lipstick
NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

NYX Haute Melon Lipstick
NYX Haute Melon Lipstick

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NYX, $4.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's similar to NARS Niagara. Laura Mercier Tangerine is a touch more orange. MAC Crosswires is more orange. Lancome Chris & Tell is lighter. theBalm Strawberry is pinker. Bite Beauty Rose is more intense.

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52 thoughts on “NYX Haute Melon Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Marieke

    I got this one and I got Nars Niagara… Can you guess I love this shade? ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I really really like the tone! it looks amazing on you! I never try Nyx but I am so looking forward! thanks for sharing!

  3. Very promising color! I’m actually OK with lipsticks not lasting too long on me, since I have to drink water ALL THE TIME not to be dehydrated!

    One lil question though: I see something on the lipstick (looks like a wire or something). What is it?

  4. Would this be smilar to Mac Ever Hip?

  5. It’s a pretty color! For 4$ I think it looks like a good deal.

  6. sarah

    thank you for this! i would absolutely love you to have more reviews of the nyx lipsticks, especially the round ones..i am particulaly interested in the creamy, non-shimmery shades and how they actually look on, it is so difficult to tell from the website and swatches online are scarce!

  7. Elle

    I like this a lot!

  8. This is really pretty! I always have a hard time with corals, but this looks like a good one to try!

  9. artemis

    pretty color…too bad it settles into lines

  10. Empress

    I researched NYX lipsticks and theres an ingredient BHA that is in it that is not good for you. So Im not using their products that contain BHA.

    • Quinctia

      I’d like to point out that testing on BHA is inconclusive enough that some trials pointed to it being a potential carcinogen and some pointed to it preventing cancer, so it’s hard to say. I know the old tests they did with laboratory animals and saccharine showed there was a cancer risk when they force-fed a rat like five times their weight in saccharine, which isn’t a very realistic intake model for anyone using it voluntarily. I don’t even think they print those warning messages on Sweet n Low packets anymore!

      At any rate, BHA is used in a preservative in many foods, so if you are concerned about it, hopefully you’re scouring the labels of everything you’re putting into your body. Avoiding it as a lipstick preservative isn’t as important if you didn’t notice it was in your cereal.

  11. All the NYX Round lipsticks I have are floral-scented… I really don’t like it. Did NYX switch to vanilla?

  12. Sue

    Christine, this colour looks amazing on you! Your skin is glowing as well- what foundation did you use?

  13. Jae

    Oooh, that color looks great! A lot of the coral lippies I have tend to pull too orange on me so at this price point, I’ll definitely have to check it out!! Thanks, Christine! =)

  14. Wendy R

    Such a beautiful color! It really brightens up your face Christine

  15. Wow, I really like this color. Too bad about the texture – I’ve generally found that the nyx round lipsticks are too slippery for me, and it sounds like this is no exception.

  16. Cynthia

    Christine, how would you say this compares to MAC Flamingo? I missed out on that one. :'(

    • Flamingo is lighter, sheerer, less pink.

      • Sarah

        This is why I wanted it… It sold out like the second it got to the UK. This is close enough for me. Ordered it earlier and I already have buyer’s remorse (delivery was obscene!) :( Hopefully when it gets here I’ll forget all about it and love it.

  17. Devin

    I may enjoy this if I use up what I want in the time to wear this during spring and summer. I suppose I could use this year round though.

  18. julia

    Would you say this is a decent dupe for Mac Vegas Volt.? I want a creamy coral but I know I won’t wear it too often

  19. LongLocks01

    How would this compare to Mac’s Flamingo?

  20. Diana

    Hi Christine,

    Can you compare this to MAC Flamingo please? Looks similar.

  21. Carmel

    What eyeshadow are you wearing in that pic?

  22. Candace

    Hi Christine, thanks for continuing to bring us wonderful posts! Where has the “love it, leave it” button gone? I miss it :(

  23. Stella

    I always look forward to your lipstick and blush reviews! I’m another fan! Keep it up! =D

  24. Liz

    How similar in color is this to Chanel genial? It has a lot of difference in opacity and quality but maybe similar in color?

  25. I recently posted an article mentioning this shade as an option for Pantone’s Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango! I thought this shade would be a great choice for those intimidated by the orange, as this shade leans more coral.

  26. Rita Sousa

    I have this, but it looks soooooo bright on me!
    Love it on you tho ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. nmnikki

    cheap viva glam cyndi

  28. Cat

    I kind of love this color so I’m going to get this, despite it’s B rating keeping in mind it’s only $4 ๐Ÿ˜›

  29. lilly

    Great color but i need to match it with a lipliner . What is a good drug store lipliner color that i can use with this lipstick?

  30. Megan

    I just recieved this and Paris in the mail today and I found that the 2 were almost completely different in scent and texture.
    Paris has a soapy scent/taste and is much more slippery than Haute Melon.
    Haute Melon on the other hand has no scent or flavour and felt more waxy and therefore clung to my lips more compared to Paris which slips around a fair bit.
    Hopefully NYX will reformulate all of their round lipsticks to how Haute Melon is now. I find that it wears better than the usual and feels more natural on the lips.
    Great review, this is what made me want HM in the first place :)

  31. Cat

    Ended up buying this, love the color when swatched and it looks just perfect on you, but I have major application issues with it! Even if my lips aren’t chapped, it’ll chap them and when I’m applying it they make my lips end up looking horrible uneven :<

  32. Claire

    Hello Christine,
    Do you (or anyone else who’s reading this :p) think that this color would match with fair, cool-toned skin ?

  33. this is gorgeous n it looks amazing on u christine

  34. Clairele

    Would this be a nice coral for fair, cool-toned skinned girls ?