Monday, March 19, 2012

Nyx color lip balm in Xie Xie: Swatches and review

I know everyone's been waiting forever for the Revlon lip butters to hit India but looks like we're in for a long wait! But if you're looking for a similar lip product with the hydration of a lip balm and pigmentation of a lipstick do check out the NYX colour lip balms. I can't really say if they're as good as the Revlon lip butters but these seem on the same lines as those.
Sadly these aren't easily available in India barring a few retail sites like StyleCraze but you can get these from BeautyJoint or CherryCulture for $6 a pop. That's roughly Rs.300. Not too bad, right?

Ok so on with the review... There are a total of 10 shades available in this I think and all have been named Thank You in different languages. Cute no? There's even one called Shukria. :) The one I have is called Xie Xie and is a pretty peachy pink shade.
These come in a black plastic casing with a twist up thingie at the bottom like a lip balm and have a black lid. The look and feel of the whole thing is just like a tinted lip balm. But these are surprisingly not waxy at all and feel very nice on the lips. These are not too soft too like the NYX lipsticks so will withstand the Indian summers and not melt away. I guess these are nice to have in your bag for those chapped lipped days when any lipstick will do further damage.

Yay for:

  • Very hydrating
  • Non waxy
  • Decent pigmentation
  • No smell or flavour
  • A nice range of colours available from nudes to bright pinks
  • Doesnt feather or bleed
  • Won't melt in the summers
  • Easy to carry around
  • Pretty inexpensive if bought at dollar rate
  • Cruelty free

Boo for:
  • The top is flat like a lip balm which makes application slightly difficult
  • Availability
  • Lasts only about 2 hours

Overall, I love how these feel on the lips. Hydrating without being waxy. I would have picked up a few more but I wanna wait for the Revlon lip butters. Hey Revlon, hurry up, will you!

My rating: ***1/2


  1. That's a beautiful and kindda neutral shade :)

    1. Yeah it's sheer so pretty easy to wear. :)

  2. Lovely shade but though it needs good staying power.
    Nice Review :)

    1. It's just a balm so it only has so much staying power. :)

  3. So pretty! they look linda chubby, no? does it smear like the lipstick candy we used to smack over as kids? ;D

    1. Haha yeah.. Sad.y these have no taste to them! :(

  4. wowww its such a rosy shade!

  5. i'm so sick of cherryculture. waiting for my order from 3 months! but this one is priced so heavily on indian sites. *sigh*

    1. Try BeautyJoint.. They're very reliable and shipping is fast. I get my package in 10 days each time

  6. the color looks v pretty and love the naming concept.. really cute..

  7. Thanks for sharing nice information. Your articles are always helpful