NYX Earl Grey, Violet, Lavender Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NYX Earl Grey Lippie
NYX Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, light-medium cornflower blue–a purplish-blue–with a luminous finish. The formula was creamy with a lot of slip, but for a lighter shade, it ended up applying better than anticipated, though it was still somewhat streaky. It had mostly opaque color coverage (but if it was a drier formula, I think it would have yielded better pigmentation). On me, the color wore well for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Butch (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium purple with warm, pinky-red undertones and a natural finish. It had good color payoff, while the formula still felt very creamy and slippery, it applied pretty well with even color. It wore well for almost six hours, and it leaves behind a fuchsia-ish stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is darker, more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (P, $18.00) is a smidgen darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is darker, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a cool-toned, light-medium lavender with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which went on a bit streakily and had a tendency to settle into lip lines as it wore on. It wasn’t moisturizing, but it was drying either. The color wore well for four hours on me. Kat Von D Coven (P, $21.00) is warmer, more matte. MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Earl Grey

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Violet

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Lavender

PPermanent. $6.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie
NYX Earl Grey Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Violet Macaron Lippie
NYX Violet Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie
NYX Lavender Macaron Lippie

Macaron Lippie
NYX
$6.00/0.15 oz.

86%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • MAC Modest Blush
On eyes:
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder, MAC Modest Blush. On eyes: Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner.

OH MAN that Violet!! It’s like prismatic purple fairies descended from the twilight realm and blessed us with the perfect pastel bright red-purple lipstick.

I would wear the heck out of it. I should ask for it for Christmas.

Your picture of Earl Grey looks blue, but the one I have is a true pale grey…

Anyway, Earl Grey has literally been the best investment I’ve made in terms of makeup-it has saved me from tossing over a dozen nude lipsticks that were too peach/orange/warm, and I’m planning on grabbing a backup when I place an order for a few other NYX lippies.

I think it was Sesame that was gray for me, but this is very blue (even in the tube/swatch – it’s pretty true to the tube for me!).

Ooops!… Nevermind my previous comment-the one I have is Black Sesame, LOL! Still, these lippies mix well with every brand I’ve tried them with, and can breathe new life into lippies that have gotten boring, or just weren’t the “right” shade!

I wasn’t too into these, though I guess since they are so affordable it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple in your collection if the occasion to wear one ever arose, lol. Of these three, I’d probably go for Early Grey. 🙂

These colours are really interesting, although not something I would reach for myself (although Violet looks like it could be more wearable for me than others from NYX you’ve feature recently). Even though they’re not my cup of tea, I do appreciate companies like NYX that offer something unique and different!

I love your blog so much because I’m someone who really hates having a bunch of dupes. Violet interested me before but I’m realizing now that I have an Inglot lipstick that is seriously a 100% match. I had my eye on Earl Grey before, i think it’s quite unique, so that’s a winner. As for Lavender, I might check out Lime Crime or Kat Von D Coven. I do prefer matte after all.

I have both Earl Grey and Lavender! I find them both kind of patchy for individual wear, but I like layering them over dark purples.

Earl Grey and Lavender look hard to pull off but I love Violet. It hasn’t left my purse since I got it. It’s such a beautiful purple!

You’re turning violet, Violet! Couldn’t resist 🙂 Not sure if I like them for everyday wear. I might be able to pull off violet though.

Again, in my eyes NYX are winners for putting out these lipsticks. I love Violett, of course, but I also really like Lavender, It might be harder to pull off, as I have a harder time with pale colours, but it’s so pretty.

I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on Early Grey and Violet here…Lavender too, but it has probably more white in it than I’m really thrilled with, and the patchiness is… eh. I do like that they called one Earl Grey though 😉 It’s one of my favourite teas! (can’t speak to the individual – never met him 😉 )

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