Nyx Extra Creamy round lipstick Fig Review
Today’s review is on the Nyx round lipstick in the shade called Fig. If you have read about one of my most used lipstick here, which is the Mac chatterbox, I was so much in love with the color but the formula was not so much to my liking as it enhanced all fine lines and each time I had to properly exfoliate lips to wear it. So, I was searching for a dupe and after reading few reviews and seeing online swatches, it almost seems to be a dupe. I have used Nyx black label lipstick reviewed here and liked the formula, hence got this one from their extra creamy round lipstick range to try. Read to know whether it turned out to be my favorite or not.
Price: US$ 4 (≈ ₹ 255) for 4 g
You can read more about the lipstick and it’s ingredients in the nyx official home page here
The Nyx round lipstick Fig comes in a black color plastic case and has the lipstick shade color at one end and the name of the shade at the other end. The packaging is flimsy and the bullet sometimes get struck when rolling up and down. It has a mild smell that fades away post application. Fig is a lovely bright pink similar to the mac chatterbox and it is a very summery shade. The color looks like a bright beautiful pink on the tube, and, is a tricky shade to pull for warmer skin tones as it might look washed out on some skin tones. The swatches seem that it has a coral undertone to it, but it is slightly more pink than shown in the pictures. On my lips it comes as a pretty pink like the mac chatterbox but looks slightly cooler compared to the mac chatterbox. The chatterbox pink is already cool toned but this looks slightly more cool toned pink and I need to have foundation on my face so that it does not look washed out. It lasts for 2-2.5 h on lips with light snacks and they leave a light pink color tint behind. The formula of the lipstick is creamy and feels slightly moisturizing on the lips. Due to the creamy texture, it glides on the lips without tugging giving a semi matte finish but at the same time tend to settle into lip lines after few minutes, similar to mac chatterbox. It is well pigmented, but might feather or bleed mostly in hot climate due to the soft creamy texture, hence it is best to line the lips with lip pencil. The lipstick is comfortable to wear, but start feeling dry after couple of hours which can be taken care by a lip balm. This does fade evenly when applied on well exfoliated lips otherwise it fades unevenly which I dislike. Though the color of Fig is much similar to mac chatterbox, I still prefer mac for its color as the pink looks warmer compared to this and also more pretty on lips. And regarding the texture, both settle in lip lines and accentuates even the fine lines on the lips which I hate and hence my hunt for a dupe for mac chatterbox still ongoing 🙂
Pretty pink shade
Well pigmented and comfortable to wear
Creamy texture that applies smoothly without tugging
Fades evenly on well exfoliated lips into a pink tint
Flimsy packaging (but not a big complaint for the price)
Availability is an issue in India atleast
Lips should be well prepped and exfoliated before application
Settles into lip lines and accentuates them very much
Fades unevenly on lips if not exfoliated properly and enhances dry flakes
Feathers or bleeds on hot climate hence best to apply with lip liner
Shade might not suit warmer skin tones
Prettykooll rating: 2.5/5
Do you have any suggestions for a dupe for the color of mac chatterbox that does not accentuate lip lines?
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