April 1, 2014

NYX Butter Lipstick Review & Swatches

NYX Butter Lipstick

All the raving is true NYX Butter Lipstick ($6) is all that and a bag of chips. These new lightweight buttery lipsticks have a gorgeous glide across lips with a nice moist feel and excellent pigment.

What more could you want for six bucks?

Total cheap thrill!

NYX Butter Lipsticks

I don’t think NYX Butter Lipstick is comparable to colored lip balms we’ve seen in the past like Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. It’s truly a unique formula all its own in my experience with it and not like any other colored balms I’ve tried recently.

NYX Big Cherry Butter Lipstick

NYX Butter Lipstick Big Cherry

NYX Big Cherry Butter Lipstick

NYX Pops Butter Lipstick

NYX butter lipstick pops

NYX Pops Butter Lipstick

NYX Butter Lipstick Fireball

NYX Fireball Butter Lipstick

NYX Butter Lipstick Fireball

NYX juju butter Lipstick

NYX Butter Lipstick Juju

NYX JuJu butter Lipstick

NYX licorice butter lipstick

NYX Butter Lipstick licorice

NYX Licorice Butter Lipstick

I’d call the product a hybrid formula that’s a cross between a lip balm or butter and a lipstick. It has the pigment of a lipstick and the texture of a beautifully butter balm. I was very impressed with the pigment on all five of the twenty two shades that NYX Cosmetics offers in this formula. Every single shade applied opaque without being sheer or light in color. For a lip balm style formula these wore on for a solid four hours and faded a bit into hour five. The glide on lips beautifully without tugging or skipping. I felt like I was applying my favorite lip balm but with a better formula. Truly “butter” is an excellent way to put it as they have a buttery feel on lips with a moist finish. They are hydrating but not incredibly so…! Through the wear my lips never felt tight or dried out so they did supply fairly decent moisture. They have no taste or fragrance.

NYX Butter Lipstick swatches

Fireball, Licorice, Juju

NYX Butter Lipstick Swatch

Pops and Big Cherry

On the down side I felt the shades applied slightly unevenly….they seemed to end out on my upper and lower lip line so a little transparent lip liner or even colored lip liner might be a good idea to keep them “inside the lines” so to speak. They don’t migrate of feather on me through the wear, however, I find I am doing a little clean up duty after application as they seem to want to apply all on my lips and outside of them.

I’m not a fan of NYX Butter Gloss because I felt the shades weren’t entirely wearable but NYX did a great job with the Butter Lipstick shades are there is a wide variety of colors from nudes to vibrant reds to corals. There’s a perfect shade for everyone here.

Overall, NYX Butter Lipstick are excellent quality at a small price tag. I’d suggest trying out a few shades yourself as you’re bound to love on these.

They gain a Muse Approval.

Grab them now at Ulta, Ulta.com, or at www.nyxcosmetics.com.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for your review on Butter Lipsticks because there have been lots of positive and negative reviews, especially for the lighter colors. I’ve been eyeing on Fizzies, which they say apply sheerer, and I don’t mind it because sometimes the opaque shades tend to be intimidating. Oh, I want to try Candy Buttons too, if ever it will be my first peach-colored lipstick. Since you’ve given this a “Mused Approved” rating, I’ll certainly be ordering this online. =D

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t think I tried any real lighter shades so they could in fact run sheerer but I thought every shade I tried was awesome ;-D I’d try some! I think they are quite lovely ;D

    • Chelsey Columbus

      I tried the lighter ones and they definitely apply sheerer, but still beautiful colors and buttery feel!

  • Nesita

    I’m seeing so many raves about these, I hope they get here eventually because I really wanna try them!

  • Ling

    Hey Muse,
    Can you explain how these are different from the lip butters? Are they lighter or something? Thanks, have a good day!

    • Isabella Muse

      different from what lip butters Ling? what did you want me to compare to? Let me know 🙂 you too!

      • Ling

        oops! I should have been more clear….
        By lip butters I meant the Revlon ones. You said they are different…. by how?

        • Isabella Muse

          these are buttery almost slippery and less of a sheen more of a cream finish, lighter on lips

  • Phyrra

    I LOVE the butter lipsticks! I’ve purchased several of them <3

    • Isabella Muse

      kat that was my fave! It really is a nice muted rose 😀

  • Susannah

    I think you can get these at Target too. I purchased a couple of NYX’s glosses and I love them. Saw some on clearance yesterday at Target –grab them while you can.

  • Hima

    Whenever I go to Ulta the colors I want are always ransacked. I will get my hands on them one day!

  • Anya

    I have been wanting to try these…Big Cherry really looks great on you. I have to say, I have read your blog for years, and it’s one of my favorite red lipsticks on you!

    • Isabella Muse

      wow thanks anya 🙂 very flattered! I’ll have to wear it often than hehe 😀

  • Catherine Cantieri

    I’ve added Big Cherry and Licorice to my “to try” list. Thanks for swatching!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure 😀 enjoy! let me know what you think when you tried!

  • Macy Lyn Chua

    hi, i bought nyx butter lipstick the shade is little susie and as i apply it to my lips and observe an hour as i rub my lips their are bleeding, caking and not longlasting and not full coverage 🙁 i have a dry lips

  • Lukab

    I love NYX butter lipsticks! I bought 6 of them and I might go back to get more!
    But I also agree it needs lip liner to complete the look.