NYX Blush & Castle Round Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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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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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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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…

Power is a bit similar I think – it’s matte but a bit more pink (but still some lavender there!) Thank you for reviewing NYX by the way – I really like them (for the price and the range of colours…)

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

Those same ingredients are found in even the most “luxurious” of brands. If you want to stay away from those things, yournchoices are extremely limited.

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!

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 🙂

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.

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!

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!

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