Monday, October 3, 2011

NYX Black Label Lipstick Swatches, Review - Poem, Citrine, Nude, Sweet Prawn, Sparkling Flamingo

How's everyone's Monday? Did you greet the start of the work or school week with a smile, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? If yes, I am a lesser mortal than you; Mondays are always problematic and somehow still manage to catch me off guard, even though they have followed Sundays since at least the 6th century BC. (You'd think a couple of thousand years is enough for humans to adapt..)

To combat the Monday blues, I offer you some random NYX Black Label Lipsticks (as well as the one odd Diamond Sparkle Lipstick).

NYX is and always will be near and dear to my heart as one of the first brands I bought when I started experimenting with makeup but couldn't afford anything beyond the drugstore. These Black Label lipsticks are solid, dependable, and continue to get regular rotation in my makeup bag.

Poem -
Poem is one of my favorite lip colors ever -- such a perfect, vibrant-but-not-obnoxious Barbie pink.

Citrine -
Citrine is a bit of a muted orange-red. Ideal for a flirty summer's kiss :)

Nude -
Skin tone leaning slightly warm. Though you may not be able to discern from the photo Nude is a little patchy and quite slippery, refusing to dry down onto the lips. Weird! This is the only NYX lipstick with which I've had this problem.

Sweet Prawn -
Lovely coral. Another of my NYX favorites!

Sparkling Flamingo -
So shimmery! Even more glistening in person! I'm not big on these types of finishes but they do have their place, and this is a very pretty pink indeed.

The formula on all of these (excepting Nude) is nice, smooth, and not drying. I get about three hours of wear from the Black Labels, which is fine for the perpetual re-applier that I am. As far as I can tell Cherry Culture offers the best price - $5.25 for the Black Label and $4.50 for the Sparkling Diamond.

What are your favorite NYX products?

Thanks for reading! Tomorrow is Tuesday, which means we are slowly inching towards the weekend! ;)


  1. Ooh, I like Sweet Prawn - it is a lovely color!

  2. Sweet prawn is so popular huh :) I hav heiress and tribute to Marilyn I can't wait to get more :) great post!