Beauty on a Budget: NYX Lip Lacquer Pot Review and Swatches


NYX Lip Lacquer Pot reminds me of the NARS Lip Lacquer Pots only cheaper! $5 bucks, 12 shades, loves it!

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NYX Lip Lacquer Pot are coming atcha shortly from NYX but while you’re waiting the Muse is here to give you a little sneaky peep.

NYX is releasing 12 shades of lip lacquer sometime this month which will range for $5 each, score, holy cheapness batman! It’s a highly pigmented gloss that can be applied with fingers or a lip brush and comes housed in a tiny pot.

The Muse finds it hard to speak no evil about these little guys as they are quite nice. Not digging the taste as it does have a slightly odd thing going on there but aside from that it’s golden. I tried it in Okie Dokie Artichokie (No, I so did not keep a straight face when I typed that) and found the shade was way off and didn’t look so fab on me however in the pot it’s a rather pretty shade of shimmering nude beige-brown. I see a crimson shade or two on my press sheet which I think will be way more suitable for my skin tone than this particular shade, so yay for hauling when they release later this month as I definitely want to pick those up. The formula is quite thick and emollient and glides on fairly well leaving behind plenty of pigmentation so indeed it lives up to it’s name, “lacquer”. It has a nice glossy shine with the added benefit of great color pay off. I found the jar was a tad too tiny for my finger so fingertip application was a no go but I’m not complaining as I rarely like to touch my lip products.

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NYX Lip Lacquer Pot 1

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Overall, the variety of shades combined with the great formula and inexpensive price tag make NYX Lip Lacquer a nice little beauty on a budget pick.

Likey lots, Muse Approved for purchase.

Available shortly from NYX.

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  • 3/11/10 19:56 daisyv316:

    this could replace my shush! tendertone from MAC =)


    • 3/22/10 21:28 the Muse:

      LOL daisy :-D ahhh tendertones!


  • 3/11/10 20:46 mercedes:

    hi muse! how did you get this if it hasnt come out yet?


    • 3/11/10 20:52 the Muse:

      hi Mercedes

      it’s a press sample, they should be coming out shortly :)


  • 3/11/10 21:23 mercedes:

    OHHH,how do you get a press sample?


    • 3/11/10 21:27 the Muse:

      Hey mercedes. if a company likes my site they contact me and ask if I would like to review their product :) I review press samples all the time. At the end of each review I disclose if I purchased the item or if it was sent as a press sample. Hope this helps!


  • 3/11/10 21:46 mercedes:

    Oh ,wow thanks.that really cleared things up. i have heard of press samples,but never really knew what they were,idk how i missed your diclosure/disclaimer. yous a lucky girl musey! ;)


    • 3/22/10 21:24 the Muse:

      no problem mercedes :-D if u have any more ?’s let me know :D


  • 3/11/10 23:21 yangtanw:

    it looks pretty good on you :) avid lurker here :)


    • 3/11/10 23:33 the Muse:

      hey yang :-D welcome to the comment box :-D glad you came out of lurkdom to say hey!

      aw shucks thanks you’re too kind!

      Hope we talk again soon!


  • 3/12/10 4:20 Hana:

    Want. And that is the cutest name for a shade. XD Though what that color has to do with artichokes, I do not know. XD


    • 3/22/10 21:15 the Muse:

      LOL hana I know right?! you’d think it would be great LOL!


  • 3/12/10 4:21 Hana:

    Oh, I forgot to ask, were there any pinks coming out?


    • 3/22/10 21:15 the Muse:

      yes and reds hana :D


  • 3/12/10 4:57 Jane:

    I love the look of this product. I hope I will be able to find it in other stores or on cherry culture. I cannot get onto the NYX website for the life of me. But the product does look very promising.


    • 3/22/10 21:14 the Muse:

      hey jane it’ll be available soon dear :D


  • 3/12/10 7:18 Tammy:

    Looks nice! I have yet to try NYX. I’m not a fan of sticking my fingers into pots,though. Oh, and the color looks nice on you!


    • 3/22/10 21:14 the Muse:

      thanks tammy :-D

      me either, one of my beauty pet peeves sigh!


  • 3/12/10 11:24 Nikki:

    I seriously want this! This looks quite moisturizing ! :D


    • 3/12/10 11:48 the Muse:

      it’s lovely nikki :-D how are you dear long time no speak!


  • 3/24/10 19:11 mercedes:

    hi muse! another question for ya (sorries :D ) did it have good staying power of lets say mac lipglass? *raises her eyebrows in disbelief*


    • 3/24/10 20:20 the Muse:

      nothing trumps mac lipglas Mercedes :D


  • 4/28/10 11:05 Fullyunderstand:

    I just got the Georia Peach and I love this gloss!!! It is more pink than peach, but it’s smooth and lasts a pretty long time. I definately will be getting more colors.


  • 5/22/10 8:17 Christina:

    MUSE, I’d love to know how Georgia Peach, Rainbow and Corallicious are – that’s the ones I am interested in!


    • 5/23/10 20:31 the Muse:

      hi christina I don’t have those shades sadly.


    • 5/24/10 11:40 Fullyunderstand:


      I have the Georgian Peach and Rainbow. They are gorgeous…Georgia Peach has a little bit of a pink undertone, but it’s a soft color. The Rainbow is a great over any lipstick. They are definately my new faves to use for a nude lip.


  • 5/24/10 12:19 Christina:

    hi Fullyunderstand, thanks so much for confirming I need them – me’s a nude lip junkie (and coral junkie, so I guess I better try that one too :-D )


    • 5/24/10 13:31 Fullyunderstand:

      Chrisina, I bought Georgia Peach first to make sure I like them. Then I went back and go the Rainbow. I loved them both so much…I just ordered the Coralicious and Night in Manhattan. I should have just ordered them all and got it over with…LOL.


      • 5/24/10 13:57 Christina:

        way to go girl :))) it was smart to try them out first – could’ve been their texture would not be good or anything right? I think I’m gonna trust you gals and get 3 or 4 at once though thanks :-D


  • 10/2/10 17:45 Ally:

    Hey Muse, have you ever tried the NYX jumbo lip pencils? I just got my first- shade is Soft Fuschia (gorgeous pink with a hint of brown). Wow these are so great! Super soft, creamy, and totally pigmented!! They’re like a super creamy lipstick in a big pencil. Nice staying power too. Not too impressed with the shade range however :( Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up on these in case you haven’t tried them. Such a great product!!


    • 10/4/10 12:58 the Muse:

      I have not ally. They sound lovely!!!!!!!!!! ;-D thanks for the rec ;-D


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