Sunday, August 29th, 2010

NYX Hero Lipstick

The Sultry Season: NYX Hero Lipstick

NYX Hero Lipstick ($4.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deepened neutral-cool blue-based red with a creamy, glossy finish and opaque color.  My NYX Round Lipsticks seem to be scent-free overall, but I do have a few that were brand new and smelled a little on the plastic side, while a couple had more of a general perfume-y feel.  I’m not entirely sure why there is so much variation across the board!   I love the texture and feel of their Round Lipsticks, though; incredibly creamy and the darker shades are certainly quite pigmented.  They do have a fair amount of slip, so they may bleed if you’re prone to to that, and I don’t find they last more than two to three hours, with darker shades on the three hour side and some leaving behind a soft stain.

Is this the right red for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

NYX Hero Lipstick

NYX Hero Lipstick

NYX Hero Lipstick
NYX Hero Lipstick

NYX Hero Lipstick

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34 thoughts on “NYX Hero Round Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Diana B

    Very nice and affordable.

  2. Gina

    That’s HOT!

  3. NYX lipsticks are by far my favorite. I love the clean scent they have, it’s almost intoxicating and the application is always so smooth and creamy I can just dab the same color on my cheeks as a blush color and it applies perfectly. Can you tell I’m crazy about them? Haha.

  4. serene

    You look great in this. Yes, NYX lippies have weird waxy smells sometimes! I have a few of their black label lippies and love the moisturing qualities in that line. I’m willing to put up with the negatives as the price is so great. Thanks for the review, will put this on my shopping list!

  5. Avatar of Anna Anna

    Love it!! It looks really nice on you! I really like NYX lipsticks, they are good quality and very inexpensive..

  6. Sweeda88

    I’ve never been impressed with NYX lippies. I don’t see what the hype is about. I don’t think they cover that well. Not on my pigmented lips, anyway.

  7. chibu74

    wow, thats toooooo bright….looks good on you, won’t look good on me for sure

  8. I don’t have this one but the colors Hestia and Chaos would fit well within your Sultry Season.

  9. Bernice

    Hmm interesting. In the lipstick tube itself nd in the swatch it looks berry/berry toned but on the lips it’s much more a true blue red. Thanks for the review :)

  10. Riche

    Do you find that you can wear any shades of red? You look great in all the different reds you’ve shown in the Sultry Season. I’m C5 in MAC Face & Body with very yellow undertones and I want to try a bold red lip but I’m always worried that it might look weird on me.

  11. Avatar of Victoria Victoria

    Love Hero on you! You should also try electra, its a true, bright red, though more neutral than this one

  12. marley

    love the color and rlly cheap…..i’m gonna have to buy that

  13. Avatar of aradhana aradhana

    brown? that looks pretty bright red to me… ;)
    i like it…but i haven’t found nyx around here much…

  14. Charlene

    NOW I WANT that lipstick. LOL NYX has the best lipsticks b/c they are so creamy and moisterizing but the down side to that is they wear off easily.

  15. Hero

    Hmmmm… I should buy this just for the name! It’s not everyday you find a product with the same name as you hahaha

  16. pretty. remindes me of the lipstick liz from “my life as liz” always wears : D

  17. Leslie

    Christine do you have a lip tutorial? Your lipstick always looks amazing.

  18. Maggie

    Have you ever done a video on how you apply your lipstick? And if not, will you please please please do one? :) I’m always amazed at how evenly you apply the color and – more operatively – how perfect the outer lines of the lip color are on you every single time :)

  19. Kat

    Whoa, this is a punch of colour. Love NYX’s lipstick texture.

  20. Wow– never judge a lipstick by its color in the tube. It looks so much more like a deep plummy wine in the tube, but it’s such a firebrick red on the lips! Amazing!

  21. Wow, that is a pretty red! :)

  22. Perfect fall red. Need something affordable in case I need a few…hit n miss trials with red lippie.

  23. Courtney

    Hot! I’ll definitely have to look for it.

  24. I just did a post on the NYX the goddess and also got y first nyx stuff, I really love how affordable and great these are. Hero is nice too.

  25. Lola

    Love it! Please do some more NYX reviews.

  26. Kiara

    Wow such a gorgeous color! What would you suggest wearing on the rest of the face with this lipstick Christine?

  27. Me

    GORGEOUS! :)
    How does this shade compare with Electra and Snow White?
    Thanks! :)