NYX Cosmetics’ Amber Diamond Sparkle Lipstick review

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 1014 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Diamond Sparkle Lipstick collection
  • Description: medium apricot-gold sparkle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$4.50 for .14 ounces / 4 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
NYX Cosmetics’ Amber Diamond Sparkle Lipstick

Despite being a warm color, it's almost a pinked coral rather than what I'd mentally class as “Apricot”. (Or perhaps my definitions are just mucked.) At any rate, this color pleasantly surprised me by being very wearable. Apricot, peach, coral, and other warm lip colors are kind of hit or miss - it depends on whether the line in general runs warmer or cooler than how I'd define things (a bit like how you can wear medium width shoes from most manufacturers, but have to get wide from a few lines…or vice versa.)

The application was a little bit dry, as most of the lipsticks in this line tend to be. Once in place, the color stayed put…but again, it felt drying. My lips weren't chapped after wearing this for the better part of the day, but the color didn't feel particularly pleasant. I haven't tried wearing this over a lip balm - maybe I'll give that a shot and see if the discomfort disappears.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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