Sunday, February 20, 2011

NYX Black Label Lipsticks - Review & Swatches

Hey-ey girls and boys. Today's post is about one of my favorite new lipsticks that I only recently tried and fell in love with: NYX Black Label Lipsticks (currently retails for $7.50 at nyxcosmetics.com). If you are a regular follower of my blog you probably already know how in heart with NYX I am, and that I have a pretty sizable Round Lipstick (retails for $4) collection. I have some swatches of Rounds here but I've gotten so many more since that post. I always thought about trying out the higher-end Black Labels but were pretty happy with the Rounds that I never really checked them out.

Silly me, why had I never tried these before? XD

Here are my reviews and swatches in video form:

Products mentioned:
NYX Black Label Lipstick in 
191 Bling
108 Dusty Rose
114 Diva
116 Orchid
105 Cherry


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

direct sunlight

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. :)




89 comments:

  1. um. holy crap.
    Cherry is so, SO lovely. Reminds me of a Geisha. I think red lipstick looks gorgeous on your, especially with that complexion!

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  2. I spy F21 coral filagree ring!

    A fellow blogger (sophia) was nice enough to send me some round and black label lipsticks. The colors are really rich but I can't figure out how to apply them on my lips without them looking...frosty?

    I like the dusty rose color here best. I'm so predictable!

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  3. ohhh these NYX lippies.. the packaging on them is so pretty!!

    i love these colors on you.. they're gorgeous!

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  4. I just bought bling and another color because of you! I'm excited!

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  5. I love the bling, orchid, and cherry colors on you...it really livens up your face whereas the diva and dusty rose has some blue-ish undertones that makes you look more pale-ish.

    Great review and I love NYX too but I never tried their lipsticks. Now I have to! =)

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  6. I just recently ordered this lipstick in Natural after I watched JLovesMac1 used it in one of her recent videos..! Can't wait to try it! Oh my, you can pull off just about any color, don't you! I absolutely love the look of the lighter colors! =D

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  7. I LOVE NYX! I can't wait to try these out. The packaging is pretty nice too. Thanks for the swatches. The colors look very lovely on you!

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  8. i want to get Bling and Dusty Rose! by the way, your hair looks gorgeous in these pics! :-)

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  9. Bling is sooooo beautiful on you!! I think I need it now. =X

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  10. just wondering, but do you have an underbite? no offense or anything ^^

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  11. personally i like cherry, because i love red lipstick!
    but u know, u look great with Cherry!
    :D

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  12. Hi Jen! I just wanted to say that I absolutely adore your blog!!!

    I, too, am one of those people who can't stand lipsticks that dry out your lips (in fact it usually gives me a horrible rash), so I am super excited to try these out. Anyway, I thought it would be helpful to mention that cherry culture - the site you mention in the vid - has the NYX Black Label lipsticks on sale right now for $6.00. Hope that was helpful to everyone!

    Can't wait for your next post <3

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  13. I love Cherry on you, because it looks the most intense! :) It's a beautiful color. I think I'm going to have to try a ton of these now! :D You were the reason I got into the round lipsticks! hehe

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  14. Wow, I'm absolutely IN LOVE with Orchid! It looks awesome with your skintone =)

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  15. Great swataches. I really like Orchid.

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  16. u are gorgeous Jenny! and the lipsticks rock on you..love the colours!xoxo

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  17. love love love ORCHID on you! *NYX* please open up an store in Australia x love your reviews Jen x

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  18. Ahhhh Jen, how gorgeous are you! I love those lipstick colors, its such a pain we don't have NYX here in the UK! x

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  19. Lovely swatches, I can't wait to try these! One question however, how long do they last? Would you please compare the wear-time of both NYX round and Black Label lipsticks? Thanks :)

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  20. You look so pretty in all of the pics and all the lippies suit you so well, I'm jealous!

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  21. Your hair look amazing Jen! :)

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  22. You look super gorgeous Jen!!!!!
    Orchid and Bling looks amazing!

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  23. Do you mind doing a tutorial on the hairstyle you have in this video? Thanks.

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  24. Thank you for the swatches, Jen!! :) I have dusty rose and I LOVEEE it! I like the Black Label lippies, but I guess I gravitate more towards my Round Label lippies more for some reason. lol

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  25. Wow, the colours really are gorgeous! The packaging is pretty similar to the Estee Lauder Pure Colour lipsticks (except diffferent colour)!

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  26. I love love Bling and orchid on you!! Your lips are super dainty and pretty.

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  27. I love the color bling. Orchid and cherry looks so fab on you!!. Did you color or highlight your hair? Or it might be the suns reflection but your hair looks great.

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  28. Thanks for the swatches!
    These all look really nice on you!

    I'm still so amazed at how beautiful and flawless your skin looks - even at upclose!

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  29. The packaging and lace detailing looks amazing and ever so expensive.

    I really want to try them but not very keen to pay the UK price for them, so I feel another Cherry Culture haul coming up soon, when they do another discount!

    How strong are the scents anyway - do you just smell them on application, or do they last until you remove the lipstick?

    Cassie x

    http://shimmerdreamz.blogspot.com/

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  30. thank you for showing the Orchid color! It's exactly what I've been looking for as I've been obsessed with bright pink lips. My skin tone is similar to yours so I think it will work well for me - it looks fantastic on you! I've been using the NYX jumbo lip pencils which I love but have yet to use their lipstick. Am going to go find and buy this today!

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  31. Oh, and just an fyi, these black label lipsticks are on sale at cherryculture.com for $6. ^^

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  32. They all suit you so well. I want to cry because I doubt I could pull those colours off :(

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  33. i agree~ the packaging is cuter =D && it's moisturizing!!!

    in the first 2 swatch pictures it looks like you dyed a random blonde streak =p lol

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  34. Jen, are you still using eyelid tape?

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  35. These lipsticks look amazing! I'm so tempted to get these now.

    Atia x x x
    http://makeupmonologue.blogspot.com

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  36. I love NYX round lipsticks too. But I have never tried these ones. Maybe I will pick some up next. The color cherry is so cute, also cherry is my name, haha, got to get it now~

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  37. love your video and the 3 first lipsticks , my favorite is first the one ,hope you can make a tutorial of this make up you wear

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  38. The first three colors look really similar on your lips, I like the pink though :)
    I want to try these but I haven't seen any colors that are really intriguing, and considering I have like 40 lipsticks I'm not rushing out to get more in a hurry, lol

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  39. Every single shade looks gorgeous on you!!! I will definitely have to try these.

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  40. Bling and Diva look terrific on you <3 :)

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  41. I think I like the Diva and Bling on you!

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  42. I love your blog and your videos! They're always so interesting to watch =)

    Thanks for the swatches! I've always wanted to try them out, but I'm always a little iffy about buying tem since I don't get to try it on.

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  43. Hey, Can you do a makeup tutorial on this look, it's amazing!

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  44. Hey Jen!

    Welcome to Black Label Lipstick fan club. My lips fell in love with these at first application!

    I love all the colors on you especially Bling - my favorite colors from my first haul were Diva and Girly Pink. (India and Nude were a bit *too* opaque)

    Since my obsession I have acquired 13 (crazy right?) more BLL all in varying shades of pink since I can't wear reds. Will share swatches soon! :)

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  45. hey Jen! I was about to buy these Black label lipsticks but at the end I still bought the round ones. Anyway, thanks for the review and I will definitely buy these next time :D you look beautiful and I love your videos!

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  46. Thanks for sharing the review and swatches! I hear a lot of good things about NYX lipsticks, but I think I'll purchase these instead of the regular circle ones. My lips tend to get very dry from using lipstick. And your hair looks really nice in these photos!

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  47. Can you please do a tutorial on your makeup?? It's so completely gorgeous!

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  48. hey jen! i really liked this review on the nyx black label lipstick but i was wondering if you already have a tutorial on the make up you currently have on this video or are you planning on doing one in the future? i love watching your videos.

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  49. 108 Dusty Rose << oh this one is swesome ^^

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  50. You look so gorgeous in all these colors! I'm especially liking Bling. (:

    Since you mentioned that you've expanded your NYX Round Lipstick collection since the last swatch post you linked us to, think you could maybe give us an update on that? o:

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  51. Thanks for reviewing these lippies Jen.

    Bling and Cherry seem to look best on you Jen. Bling is warm and natural, while Cherry looks classic and dramatic.

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  52. hey Jen, I thought you looked best in Dusty Rose as it made you look younger! Bling is really pretty on you too! (:

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  53. I love this packaging! The lace details and clear round bottom <3

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  54. I just bought my first round lipstick the other day (circe) and love it! I didn't see the black labels at Ulta, do they only sell these online?

    Jen- you have amazing skin, and all these colors look awesome on you!

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  55. I really like the Dusty Rose and Diva. I'm going to look for those next time I go shopping.

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  56. LOVE LOVE LOVE dusty rose! looks great and really natural on you!!

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  57. I personally am not a huge fan of lipstick; but the Dusty Rose color looks really nice!

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  58. I would run and jump for these but for the mention of grape flavouring. I prefer my lippies to be fragance free else I go nutty.

    However, those three shades are stunning on you. My fave is Cherry!

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  59. I love the Summer In The Hamptons color..it reminds me of a more wearable "Pink Friday" by MAC. Also, Black Label lipsticka retail for $5.50-$6.00 US on www.cherryculture.com!

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  60. can you do a tutorial for your makeup? pleeeeease

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  61. I like Cherry and Dusty Rose on you the best but they all look gorgeous on you.

    Are you into nude lippie? I really like this lipstick in nude. It's hard to find a nude color that won't wash me out. Below is my review and swatch. I really like the formula, will purchase more.

    http://beautifulcanvas.blogspot.com/2011/02/nyx-black-label-lipstick-in-nude-review.html

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  62. Cherry is gorgeous! Lovely swatches you have there :)

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  63. oh!!!!
    this is so cute!
    great post!!!
    xoxo
    follow u =)

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  64. I love Dusty Rose and Bling on you the best!! But they all look good Im going to try theese out!

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  65. "Heiress" is my favorite Black Label so far. It's definitely a my-lips-but-better color. :)

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  66. The lipsticks are gorgeous!!!
    My personal favorite shade is "Bling".
    I think you picked all the right shades 'coz they all suit you <3
    Thank you!

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  67. Hey Jen! I think that all of the colors looks good on you! but I would say bling is the best one :)

    I was wondering...are you going to be doing a tutorial on this look? or add in the info box what makeup you use. I really love the way you did your makeup here. I love this look and your tag naughty and nice look! You looked so gorgeous.

    Thanks Jen!

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  68. Oh gosh, these lipsticks really ARE wonderful. I picked one up on a whim while shopping today, and the formula is so incredibly smooth . . . It amazes me. Can't wait to pick up more. :)

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  69. jen! can you do an OOTD of the outfit ur wearing in this video? I've been wanting to wear the jean button down shirt look but not sure if i can pull it off with jean bottoms. would love to see how you pull it off!

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  70. Wow, these swatches are really pretty. I am so tempted to get some too~

    Also, how do you keep our lips so... moisturized? O_O Once big problem of me using lipstick is that it tends to accentuate the flaky parts of my lips and that makes my lips look very ugly >_<

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  71. Beautiful swatches and pics! I am loving Diva. I've been looking for a mauve pink like that for a long time. Maybe I will try it out :-)

    louloubarbie.blogspot.com

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  72. Cherry is amazing! Hmm.. I think I'll go order it now!

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  73. ur twig necklace is soo adorable! can i ask you where u purchased it from? thanks again!

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  74. hi...new follower here...am just getting into make-up and landed onto your youtube channel and blog...now i'm hooked!

    curious - did you use a lip liner at all?

    i like diva on you...i think dusty rose on me - trying to find a pale pink/nude.

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  75. You look gorgeous! Now I'm convinced I should get the Cherry one too! ;)

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  76. Wow! 114 "Diva" looks really similar to YSL's Rouge Volupte "Spicy Pink!" YSL is deeper, but the finish looks glossy and creamy like the YSL. Such a shame that I absolutely will not like the smell of the Black Label lipsticks. That's one deal-breaker. If I don't like the smell, or if it tastes bad, it's pretty much guaranteed i won't wear it. T-T

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  77. I like how bling and dusty rose looks on you.I think I'm gonna try those two.tnx for the swatches..

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  78. I think you should totally try Natural - its like the perfect every day wear shade! I love Diva on you! Its one of my favorites!

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  79. they look amazing...nyx r sooo affordable n awesome...
    http://megaliving.net/

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  80. omgosh your makeup looks GORGEOUS and natural in these photos. what lashes are you wearing and if you could to a tutorial that would be super awesome!!

    i love bling btw <3

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  81. i just found your blog when i'm googling about NYX Balck Label Swatch..
    and pop!!! your blog amaze me, you're so pretty and orchid definitely your color! :)
    I'm glad if we could follow each other.. :)

    http://mironari.blogspot.com

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  82. Thanks for the great review! American pricing for makeup is AMAZING! come to australia where revlon lipsticks retail for $20+ and Chanel $50+, review like yours make online shopping for my beauty products so much easier!

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  83. hi jen.. i have been watch ur video about nyx black label lipstick, but i more interested with ur nail polish, its so beautiful, what's ur nail polish? thx

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  84. Nice to read your blog that is knowledgeable for the persons who are interested nyx cosmetics, nyx jumbo eye pencil and other beauty products thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

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