Silly me, why had I never tried these before? XD
Here are my reviews and swatches in video form:
NYX Black Label Lipstick in
108 Dusty Rose
As I stated in the video, I am so in love with these lippies. They are more of what I like in lipsticks (moisturizing) without sacrificing gorgeous color. Compared to the NYX Round Lipsticks, they are slightly less opaque so you have to layer them on more to get the same intensity but I personally would rather have the added moisture. Not to mention, they smell so yummy! In the video I said they smell like Dimetapp but they also remind me of grape flavored Big League Chew gum. Wonderfully sweet, artificial grape flavoring. :D In comparison, the Round lippies are unscented which is better if you are sensitive to that sort of thing.
Pics of the lippies. They look MUCH more high-end than the Round lipsticks which are made of pretty cheap plastic and these have a cute black lace pattern as well. As with the rounds, the actual color is encapsulated in the bottom which is great for storage.
Here are some pics of my face and close-ups so you can see how they look on. I think you can't ever really just tell how they look from only close-ups so I hope this is helpful. I'd say they are more opaque than Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipstick but still as moisturizing.
NYX Black Label Lipstick - 191 Bling
NYX Black Label Lipstick - 108 Dusty Rose
NYX Black Label Lipstick - 114 Diva
NYX Black Label Lipstick - 116 Orchid
NYX Black Label Lipstick - 105 Cherry
And here are some hand swatches so you can get a fair comparison of the shades with each other.
indirect natural light
All in all, I think that the lower-end Round lipsticks are fab for the makeup kit since there are so many colors and they are inexpensive for good quality but for my own daily wear, the Black Label lipsticks have bumped waaaaaaay up to the top of my list. I'm pretty picky about the dryness of lipsticks and I won't wear one that dries my lips out so these are the perfect balance for me.
I will actually apologize for giving these such high praises because I can't think of anything bad to say about them. Maybe you won't like them if you don't like artificial grape flavoring or if you want the opaquest color in one swipe. Personally, I'm 100% for sure going to add more colors to my new collection! I can't wait to try more colors. :D
So have you tried these before? Do you have color recommendations? Which color do you think looks best on me? Give me some feedback in the comments!
Disclaimer: NYX asked to send some things (because they saw how obsessed I am with them already...ha) and I chose the black label lipsticks to review. I was not paid in any way nor required to do a review for the samples. All my reviews, as always, are 100% my honest opinion. :)