NYX Round Lipsticks: Review + Swatches

Are you still rocking your beautiful nudes and pink lips into the fall season?  Well, as much as I love the plum pouts rising to the occasion recently, I love nude and pink lipsticks also.  So for the ladies who love nudes and pinks as much as I do, and for those of you who aren't quite ready to step into that deeply-hued lip-rocking territory, I have a treat for you.  Today I'm sharing a few NYX lipsticks that I love to wear in any season.  Even before I became a big lipstick fan, I first played around with NYX lipsticks and found colors I was comfortable with wearing.  For my non-lipstick wearers, I hope this post makes you want to try out a tube! 

The NYX Round Lipsticks first appealed to me because they offered both "safe" shades and shocking shades of lipstick.  I was in awe when I visited Cherry Culture for the first time to make a lipstick purchase.  Afraid bright colors wouldn't compliment me at all, I decided on five lipsticks and clicked the BUY button.  Two years have passed and the colors Darling, Thalia, Power, Strawberry Milk, and Narcissus are still among my favorite lipsticks. 

My Thoughts

The NYX Round Lipstick comes in sleek, black packaging.  It is embossed with a pretty white font, distinguishing it from other lipsticks.  At the top of the tube, each lipstick has its respective color and name printed on a sticker.  I love this, because on some lipstick packaging it is not clear what the color is or the name wipes off over time.

The NYX Round Lipstick goes on very smooth. It has a creamy consistency and gives great color payoff with just one swipe. The lighter colors, such as Strawberry Milk and Narcissus, tend to have a streaky consistency.  One would have to play around with these colors a bit to get the desired consistency on to your lips. **For the light colors, I suggest filling in the lips with a nude colored lip pencil first, and blotting lipstick with a tissue after desired application.**  Below are the swatches-- first with flash, then without flash.

1)Variety of colors- There are currently 144 shades of NYX Round Lipstick available.  That means there is a shade or two or ten for everyone!
2) Budget-Friendly Price-  These lippies are currently on sale at the Cherry Culture website for $2.99!  Now  is a good time to snatch these up!
3)Sleek packaging- As I mentioned up top, the packaging is boss.  It has the clearly defined signature look of a higher-end lipstick for a fraction of the price. 
4)Great color payoff- The lipstick delivers a big punch of color without drying.  And for the price, I think it's a win-win!

1) Streaky consistency with lighter colors- As I explained earlier, the lighter colors tend to streak upon application.  However, with careful application, this problem can be solved with ease.
2) The "off" flavor of the lipstick- I know this may not mean much to some, but I can't help but taste the faint flavor of fragrance or something when I apply this lipstick.  This doesn't necessarily make it a deal-breaker, as many lipsticks have a distinctive smell or taste.  But with wearing CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks and MAC Lipsticks, one can become spoiled with using lipsticks of a sweet smell or "taste."

Would I repurchase?
I have and I will again! In fact, check me out wearing Thalia, my go-to nude lippie of the bunch. 

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