I knew I was going to get the Nyx Round Lipsticks the first time I read the glowing reviews from many beauty bloggers. I’m not very particular about lippies in general but I just found these irresistible. I even contemplated on purchasing some of these online since apparently, nobody from the Philippines was selling it middle part of last year. I pondered on ordering from Makeup Masala but frustratingly, I discovered that the Nyx shades I was interested in were always OOS. I did not lose hope however, because I knew sooner or later, some enterprising Filipina kikay would start selling these babies. I was not mistaken since I was able to buy 5 of these babies from two local Ebay sellers. Their prices were also reasonable at Php 215 to Php 220. The ones I got were Louisiana (which I assume is one of Sis Khymm’s favorites), Tea Rose ( which is often featured by Sis Nikki in her FOTDs), Indian Pink (a favourite of Sis Shen), Narcissus, and Thalia.
Apologies for my unkempt appearance in the photos. I was sans makeup in these except for the Nyx lippies I'm featuring. (I'm even donning one of my rattiest house shirts when I took these pics.)
When I got the items, I was surprised that the packaging of the Nyx lippies I got from one seller was not the usual one that I saw on online pics. Hers came in a squarish purely black casings. Anyway, I gave Indian Pink and Narcissus to my friends because I did not like how they looked on me. I’m loving Tea Rose, Louisiana and Thalia however and I usually wear them to work. Last month, I scoured White Gold, a local department store since I learned that Nyx is sold there. I was not able to locate it the first time I went there but I struck gold during my second visit. Nyx round lipsticks is only Php 100 a pop in White Gold. The eyeshadow trios are priced at Php 250 while the round glosses cost Php 150. These prices are significantly cheaper than that of many online Nyx sellers. But then again, the selections in the store are limited and some of the items on display have minor damages. When I went there, I was not able to help myself and so I got a Fig round lipstick, an eyeshadow trio, and a round lip gloss in Mauve. ( My Fig lippie as you can see got broken. I did not notice that when I bought it because I thought that the item was sealed. When I saw it, I was already home and it was already too much of a hassle to go back again to White Gold. Now, I have to use a lip brush to apply it.)
All in all, I love Nyx lipsticks as they are cheap yet very highly pigmented. It also moisturizes to some extent. But since I was scared of having cracked lips as many reviews revealed, I always make it a point to apply a lip balm on my lips first before the Nyx lippies. Its staying power is not that awesome but I don’t really mind retouching since these items are not costly. So, I would highly recommend this brand to every kikay who want an inexpensive yet quality lippie in her stash.