Nyx Round Lipstick in B52 : Swatches, Review

by Mehak Shahani on April 26, 2012

in Grade B+, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Nyx, Reviews

Nyx Round Lipstick in B52

Guest Review by Sangeeta ( Medium to Dusky Skin tone, Oily Skin)

A lot of my makeup shopping trips have something like this happening; At some random makeup counter, “Hi, I’d like to try the lipstick in… damn forgot the number”. Start rumbling through my bag, find my phone, and go through my ‘To Buy’ list and find the damn lipstick’s number. This has happened to me not just once or twice. I like it when lipsticks have names rather than numbers. Names are easy to remember.


NYX Round Lipstick is a classic lipstick for all-year round. The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvety texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging. It’s your go-to lipstick. From Pure Nude to Pink Lyric to Chic Red, Round Lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 126 shades.


The lipstick comes in a black plastic tube with a clear part in the bottom that shows you the shade. The clear part will come in handy if you have quite a few round lipsticks. Apart from this the packaging feels quite cheap and not so sturdy. But I don’t mind it as I like the lipstick a lot.

The Product

NYX Round lipstick in B52 is a mauvish brown pink which comes out a bit brownish than mauvish on the lips. This shade would be my lips but better for a lot of people and would suit most Indian skin tones well. These lipsticks are very creamy and glide on easily. Since they are quite creamy its best to exfoliate the lips before. The fragrance though mild is not something I like. I prefer unperfumed lipsticks. The pigmentation is quite good. It gives medium to full coverage. The lasting power is good; it lasts about 3-4 hours after which it starts fading to a tint. One of the biggest cons is that it will most likely melt in summer. The lipstick is already wobbling in its base and I fear it will break.


What I Like

  • Pigmentation is very good – coverage is medium to full
  • The formula is creamy and the lipstick glides on the lips easily
  • Wide range of shades to choose from – though only a few are available in India
  • Has decent lasting power.


What I don’t really like 

  • It is very creamy, this is a con as well as it melts easily in the summer
  • Expensive when purchased in India
  • Packaging looks cheap and not so sturdy.

 Verdict: B+

Price: Rs 400 from Stylecraze

Would I repurchase this? This was my very first Nyx Round Lipstick and I love it. I would love to buy some more shades but they are quite expensive in India compared to the US.

Overall Recommendation: NYX Round lipsticks are one of the hottest products from NYX and a must have in any lipstick lovers collection. While the product fails to impress with its packaging it makes up with its pigmentation, buttery quality and colour range. If you don’t have a NYX Round lipsticks yet pick up B52 a lovely mauvish brown pink.

(Editors Note: For more swatches of Nyx Lipsticks click here-Nyx Round Lipstick Swatches)

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Kejal April 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

Very sweet shade..really like the swatches


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thanks Kejal :)


Nivedita April 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I love these lipsticks and I’m planning to get a couple more. I just love the way they glide! But as you said, given the price in US, it’s a deal, but at high rates here, I don’t think they are the ‘steals’, but the colors are awesome!
The shade looks good on you


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Thanks Nivedita.
They are quite expensive here. Really wish they are priced here just as in the US.


mehak April 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Sangeeta i have to say those lip swatches are amazing girl!!! I need to work on my lip swatches now *hides face*


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thanks a lot Mehak :)
I clicked a lot of photos trying to find a few that works. Guess I got lucky.


Nivedita April 27, 2012 at 12:13 am

Come on Mehak, you lip swatches are lovely too!


mehak April 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

Haha…nah..when i get natural light they come out okay..but usually theyr passable


Sangeeta April 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

I love your swatches. There are times when I have picked up lipsticks just because I loved your swatches.


mehak April 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

Okay shh..lets stp this mutual admiration society :p


Nivedita April 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

If they were, I would have bought in dozens! *dreamy eyes*


Sangeeta April 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

I would love to buy them in dozens. If only… if only…


Shalini April 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I loved the shade !!!!


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I want to buy more round lipsticks. Obviously one isn’t enough.


Nirah April 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Long ago I had a Maybelline (when they first came to India, that long ago) which looked exactly like this. When it was used up, I put the empty tube in my bag and started the hunt for a dupe. Maybelline had discontinued it or at least that it was I was told . I will get this and see if it matches.
Stylecraze here I come.


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm

A maybelline dupe to that! Nice! If you ever find it I’d like to know.


Pooja@IBC April 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

B52 is such a gorgeous gorgeous shade, but unfortunately on my NC45 complexion it washes me out :(
Looks absolutely stunning on your lips


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I totally love the shade! My first pick and I adore the shade.


Sukanya April 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

b52 is one of the mostraved bout shades from nyx..looks really lovely


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:54 pm

This is one lipstick shade I’d like to buy again.


Manya April 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Loving this shade a lot dear! Suits you sooo much! This would suit us a lot!


Nafisa April 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Adore such shades! So creamyyy n ur lip swatchess are lovely :-)


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Thanks Nafisa. Hope the summer heat doesn’t get to it.


Neha April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

That’s a lovely color…would like to get it :)


Tanmayee April 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I saw this swatched on you tube few days back ………lovely swatch :) …….NYX round lippies are total value for money :)


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

They are a total value for money if bought abroad. Here the prices are 3-4 times higher.


Sophia April 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

i’ve also heard raves about this shade but was never really tempted to get it…..my fav nude from nyx is the round lipstick in milan…..also loving fire,femme,doll n spellbound :-)


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I’m dying to try more shades from this range.


Nivedita April 27, 2012 at 12:17 am

Remins me I was looking for femme too. No luck then. Now I would get hold of electra too I guess


Chris April 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I have this. I swatched it for my blog. It’s great for those days when you don’t want to think hard about which lipstick to wear.


Sangeeta April 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

True. If you can’t decide what to wear this is an easy reach.


Sangeeta April 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Thanks Ridz :)


Nisha Khan April 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

love the color but i dont i find all nude shades same ..will take some time to know better


Sangeeta April 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

Its about finding one that works on you. Some shades might light pink on cool toned skin while it appears more nudish on darker skin.


Karishma April 27, 2012 at 12:52 am

What a lovely pout you have Sangeeta :). Great Review!


Sangeeta April 27, 2012 at 8:24 am

Thanks Karishma :)
Never thought I had a pout but thanks again.


Christine April 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

This is one off my favorite lipsticks by NYX. The color is really beautiful :) Xoxo, Christine♥


pavani reddy May 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

i was in two-minds with this the last time i made nyx purchase..so did not order it but i think this wud suit me…nice review mehak…


Vanny June 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hey I would like to know if you have come across a matte lipstick in the same color. The texture of this one is really creamy for my liking… TY


Sangeeta June 26, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hi Vanny, you can try Maybelline Color Sensational in Autumn Rush, but its more brown though. http://peachesandblush.com/2011/11/maybelline-color-sensational-lipstick-3.html


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