NYX Cosmetics’ Diamond Sparkle Lipstick collection review

Posted on Friday, at bought • 1578 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: drugstores and midrange "all-in-one" stores (Ulta, CVS, Rite-Aid, Fred Meyer, Target, Kohl's, et cetera) also through various etailers (cherryculture.com, beautyjoint.com)
  • Description: 24 lipstick colors (and counting)
  • Cost/Amount: USD$5.50 for .14 ounces / 4 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
NYX Cosmetics’ Diamond Sparkle Lipstick collection

These lipsticks are pretty much what they say on the tin: sparkly. When I apply them, I see a quasi-metallic shimmer, not large chunks of glitter. These also stay in place better than the round lipsticks. The downside is that these lipsticks feel a bit dry (not drying…but dry.) It could be my over-sensitivity to texture, but these work as well for me and give me less discomfort if I apply a clear lip balm underneath. I own about ten of these, and I don’t know that I’ll get more simply because a) I’ve got all the colors I wanted; and b) while this formula is better than the Round Lipsticks in terms of longevity, but it isn’t my absolute favorite.

This collection contained:

  • 24 Karat — deep gold sparkle
  • Amber — cool mauve-red sparkle
  • Apricot — medium apricot-gold sparkle
  • Bronze — bronzed tan sparkle
  • Beige — medium-light brown sparkle
  • Champagne — gold-bronze sparkle
  • Chestnut — cool brass sparkle
  • Copper — dark orange brown sparkle
  • Dusty Rose — muted rose-red sparkle
  • Flamingo — mauve-pink sparkle
  • Flower — bright magenta-pink sparkle
  • Gold — pale gilded tan sparkle
  • Nude — gilded peach sparkle
  • Orange — red-orange sparkle
  • Orchid — medium magenta-purple sparkle
  • Plum — cool red-purple sparkle
  • Red — medium red sparkle
  • Rose — pinked rose sparkle
  • Rust — burnt orange sparkle
  • Salmon — warm pinked-red sparkle
  • Satin — light pink sparkle
  • Silk — white-beige sparkle
  • Velvet — faded lilac-mauve sparkle
  • Walnut — medium brass-brown sparkle

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