Nyx Color Lip Balm In Obrigado: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on July 25, 2013

in A- Grade, Lip Products, lipbalm, Nyx, Reviews

Nyx Color Lip Balm In Obrigado: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Adi

I had heard a lot about these NYX lip balms but I was hesitant to buy them since they are so expensive compared to other lip balms in the market. But I finally gave in – a girl can never have too many lip balms, right? :)

Claims of NYX Color Lip Balms: Add color and moisturize to your lips in one application. When your lips crave hydration and you crave color, NYX Cosmetics new Color Lip Balm is the perfect option! Get the moisture, shine, and a sheer wash of color your lips desire while still looking natural. Available in 12 shades. Cruelty-free and hypoallergenic.

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My Views

All the shades in these Nyx Color Lip Balms have names that mean ‘thank you’ in different languages! I always thought  Obrigado was Greek (I don’t know why!) but turns out it is Portuguese. Interestingly, they also have a shade called ‘Sukriya’ which is a bright pure red. Wonder why they associated that with Hindi! Probably because of the ‘Red Indian Bride’ cliche, but that one is pretty too!!

The NYX site describes Obrigado as a ‘sheer, deep red’. True enough, it is a dark pinkish red coloured lip balm. It’s  highly pigmented and it looks  dark in the tube, almost like a lipstick! However, on applying the first coat, it goes on relatively sheer but it gives a wash of a deep pink-toned red tint to the lips. Two or three swipes are more than enough to cover up any pigmentation on the lips- and gives a nice, soft, stained overall eggect

This Nyx Color Lip Balm doesn’t feel like you’re wearing nothing but it doesn’t feel heavy or waxy on the lips either. It has a slightly fruity fragrance which is pleasant but not too overpowering. The lip balm is quite moisturizing and stays on my lips for over 4 hours. It fades leaving a very slight tint. (It won’t survive a meal!)

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What I like about NYX Color Lip Balm – Obrigado:

  1. Wearable red lip balm
  2. Suitable for pigmented lips as well
  3. Moisturizing
  4. Staying power is 4-5 hours
  5. Colour is buildable
  6. High colour payoff
  7. Does not feel waxy or heavy on the lips

What I dislike about NYX Color Lip Balm – Obrigado:

  1. Availability is an issue. These are available online at Cherry Culture and Medplusbeauty though.
  2. Relatively expensive compared to other lip balms for the same quantity

Verdict: A

Price: Rs 300 in India

Recommendation: I think these NYX Color Lip Balms are a great option for a girl who wants to indulge herself! They are moisturizing and they also have a decent colour payoff. I think they are a good ‘investment’ for college girls who haven’t started wearing lipstick yet but still want a wash of colour on their lips without the goopy shine of lip glosses. I really hope NYX opens up stores in India soon, their products are brilliant!

(PS: Adi-Nyx is already available in Sephora Delhi!)

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Heena July 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

I am Amazed At The Pigmentation!

Thanks! I’m Buying This!


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I was too! :D


Lancy July 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

Great review Adi! :) I love these balms!


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Thanks Lancy :)


Shivangi July 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

loved this!


Vasundhara July 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I got this in Asante (a mauve-pink sort of a shade) from Sephora here in Delhi.. its great for wearing to work!


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

That’s great :) Asante was going to be my next buy.. is it pigmented at all? :)


Shreya July 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Wow this one is like a pigmented lip balm … I wish my favourite Baby lips fr Maybelline were more pigmented.


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Yes, Baby lips have such poor pigmentation!


Gowthami July 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

super pigmented :) :) just wow


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

It really is!


Preeti Kaur July 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

this is too good for a lip balm :)


Shikha July 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Beautiful color. I love NYX products. Some of them are simply excellent!


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Yes, it’s amazing for a lip balm! :)


Swati July 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This is such a nice bright shade! I wish availability wasn’t such an issue.


Supria July 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I have this. It has ok pigmentation. It is definitely expensive for what it is.


Adi July 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

:) it showed up on my lips more than any other lip balm, except maybe the color changing one from Maybelline.. :)


Niesha July 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

It’s really very pigmented for a lip balm. Wearable pretty red color!:)
Nice review Adi!


Clothes and Creativity July 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The colour looks quite nice and combined with the goodness of a balm, it should be decent!


Meghana Acharya July 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

such a sweet pink tinted lip balm :)


deepti July 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Its so pigmented..loved it!


Smriti July 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I love such shades, so wearable and pretty! :D


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