Nyx Extra Creamy round lipstick Fig Review

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Hello everyone,

     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

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     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 🙂

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Pros:

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

Cons:

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?

37 comments

  • Sanglap 2 years ago

    Really, such a pretty colour

  • subha bose 2 years ago

    Pretty color, sad it did not live up to the expectations.
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Very true

  • Shifa 2 years ago

    The shade is so pretty wish the texture was as good 🙁

  • himanshi 2 years ago

    Such a pretty color :O wish the product as a whole was good too 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Me too

  • Richa Saxena 2 years ago

    I love NYX for their shades but the texture nd the quality is not very impressive…Lovely Review 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Richa 🙂

  • supriya kabra 2 years ago

    the color is soo pretty… we always ave hopes from good brands.. it’s so drying.. will nvr purchase! honest review dear

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Supriya 🙂

  • Charu 2 years ago

    Pretty pink shade, hope it had more pros than cons!! Thanks for sharing the honest review 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Charu, me too

  • Rashmi 2 years ago

    Looks like a complete dud to me!!

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Only the color is the good part

  • krithi 2 years ago

    shade is gorgeous and like the fact that it is close dupe 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks 🙂

  • laks 2 years ago

    that’s a close dupe. I love the shade. wish it performed better 😐
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, me too

  • ChicPeachyPink 2 years ago

    Love the shade.. But am more astonished that it is such a close dupe of the Chatterbox..
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, it was surprising for me too 🙂

  • diya 2 years ago

    very close dupe to mac…shade is beautiful…sad it bleeds and settles in to fine lines..nicely reviewed 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Diya

  • anubhuti 2 years ago

    pretty close dupe wish the quality was better..even i am looking for a good lippie in this color… let me know if you find any 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, will let you know if I find a good one in this shade

  • purva 2 years ago

    Shade is so gorgeous..I wish the texture and quality was as good as the color 🙁

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Me too :/

  • Shreya 2 years ago

    Great job with the review dear ! I love reading such honest reviews
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Shreya 🙂 for ur compliments

  • Vishakha@Reviewwali 2 years ago

    Hey Preethy ! Thats such a close dupe! The packaging looks so flimsy!
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, it is, they are pretty close in the color

  • Anshulika 2 years ago

    Shade is good. But on the whole product is not good.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes wish the whole product was much better

  • Swati 2 years ago

    Pretty shade.. shame that it bleeds and settles in liines

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      yes, otherwise it would have been a great one

  • Lana 2 years ago

    The shade is lovely, too bad it settles in lip lines :/
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, true 🙁

  • Andraxela13 2 years ago

    Great review! I adore its shade! Perfect for this summer

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