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Nyx Round Lipstick-Ulysses LSS 523: review & Swatches

Hallo beauties,
To start off..this is my first baby step into the world of blogging.excited yet fingers crossed,I take you forth..

Nyx Round Lipstick:Ulysses LSS 523

Nyx Round Lipstick..the love of most of the lipstick lovers(including me) needs no introduction.Praised for the moisturizing ability and talked about for its melting in higher temperatures,this pretty thing has its fair share of discussion in the beauty circles!!

The shade I'm reviewing today is Ulysses.This is my second buy from Nyx round lipstick range (the first being Spell Bound,review following shortly)

Nyx Round Lipstick:Ulysses LSS 523

What the website Says:
NYX Round Lipstick covers the lips with rich color that smoothes and moistures lips with each application.
The mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvet-texture, saturated color and it resists wear and smudging.
A classic lipstick for all-year round, the lipstick is available in a jaw-dropping 144 shades.
NYX Round Lipstick is NYX's the best selling lipstick and one of the top sellers for NYX Cosmetics. 
Price: INR 395 (got it for 256/- on discount)
Nyx Round Lipstick:Ulysses LSS 523

The Shade: Ulysses

Left-Single Swipe, Right-Double Swipe

Ulysses is derived from Ulixes, the Latin name for Odysseus, a character in ancient Greek literature.And from Literature straight to vanity.....I've always been a big fan of terracotta shade of lippie (for that matter all the shades with coral undertones) and this shade(Ulysses) does full justice to my terracotta love.The shade surely belongs to the brown family but has strong coral undertones.It is a bright yet very wearable shade which will never make you look OTT.Ulysses will brighten up both fair lasses and dusky beauties.

Lip Swatches:
Ulysses in daylight without flash (closest to the actual colour)

Ulysses indoors without flash

Ulysses with flash

My Take:
As stated earlier this is my second Nyx round lippy.It comes in a black casing,which if not very classy,isn't sub-standard either.The colour of the lipstick is visible at the bottom of the bullet case,which makes it attractive and easy to locate at the same time.Like all the other Nyx round Lipsticks,the formula is very creamy and moisturizing.The lipstick isn't frosty or sheer.Its a very very opaque and solid colour.This shade in particular is highly pigmented,with just a single swipe,you get a good idea and amount of the color. It lasts for a good 4-5hours.It is not transfer resistant but it does leave a tint behind even when the lipstick is gone.Being super creamy its prone to bleeding but a good lipliner pretty much solves the problem.I've read and heard that these lipsticks are prone to melting in summers... yet to come across that! But it does have a particular smell to it which might be a turn off for sensitive noses.Not much of a con to me though.

What I Like:
1.Super creamy,a boon for dry lips.
2.Huge variety of shades to choose from.
3.Rich pigmentation.
4.Quite affordable.
5.Lipsticks have a shade name(and interesting ones too,few taken from the Greek mythology).
6.The colour at the bottom of the lipstick case makes it easy to locate.
7.Good packaging for the price.
8.Lasts for 4-5 hours.
9.This shade in particular is awesome!

What i Didn't Like:
1.Sold at higher prices in India.
2.Has a particular smell.
3.Melts in high temperatures.
4.Bleeds if applied without a lipliner.

Last Word:
Despite all the cons listed above Nyx Round Lipstick in Ulysses happens to be one of my favorite lipsticks.The shade is equally beautiful for fair and dusky beauties!

The lipstick will last me a good amount of time else will surely repurchase!

Overall Rating:



  1. great review aditi! very extensive and very informative... and of course beautiful shade of the lippy... :) great going and congratulations on your first POST :)

  2. Nice review :) keep up the good work !

  3. hey congrats on your first post. Nice review :)
    Following you now

  4. @Samyukta-Thanx so much..it really means a great deal of moral support...me too nervous otherwise!And yes i love the lippy shade too..

  5. @mermaidbidisha-Thanx..i'll sure try my best!

  6. @Indgal-Thanx for the wishes n for following!

  7. @Beauty and Makeup studio- Thank you so much!

  8. Congrats on your new blog. Great review and pics.Very informative,didn't know some of the shade names are taken from Greek mythology. I wish your blog all kinds of success. Your new follower.


  9. @Pandora's Box-Thanx a ton for ur wishes..i had no idea u guys would b so welcoming :)

  10. Congrats on your first blog post dear, Joined you via gfc! :) The shade is very pretty, this will suit many of us 4 sure!Looks very pretty on your lips!

    1. Thanx so much Manya..and yes as i said this shade is "made" for indian skintones..sure give it a try!

  11. wow............ pretty shade........... and best wishes for new blog :):)

  12. @Ani- thanx Ani..n wishes are truly required :)

  13. Congrats for the blog dear :)
    I really liked this shade, I am always looking for shades having coral undertones, :) I shall give this one a try..

    Nice pics and equally good review :)

    Happy Blogging <3

    much love <3
    ur new follower :)

  14. @Namita- So now i come across another sucker for coral undertones ;)
    Thank you so much for ur wishes and such a nice comment..made my day!
    Me following u too..love back!

  15. hi aditi..nice blog and well written review..love nyx lippies and this is a really nice shade...way to go..joined to via gfc... best of luck :)

  16. @few unnecessary stuff- hey there,thanks so much..means a lot!n yup im loving this lippy these days!
    Me too following u :)

  17. Gorgeous shade <3 Great review.. I'm following :D

  18. @Rakshanda- Thanx Rakshanda..And yeah,its a wonderful shade,give it a try..
    Me too following :)

  19. U gt beautiful lips :) And the color is nice :) Liked ur review :)Following u ;)

  20. @Raga- Thanx Raaga..the lips just got pictured well!Me too love the colour!
    following u too...

  21. I have this one.. its a pretty shade :) welcome to the blogging world dear :) loved your pics and writing style :) good luck :)

  22. @Rekha- I'm absolutely overwhelmed Rekha..im in love with the shade too,regarding writing style,im learning from u guys only!
    following u!

  23. Welcome and congrats on your 1st post..superb review :)...following ur blog :)

  24. @Pooja_G-Thanx so much dear..Me following too..

  25. Welcome to the Blogging World dear :) It was great reading your take on this NYX Lipstick.. Following you right away :D


  26. @Shruti-Thank you so much Shruti..

  27. Hi. I tagged you on my blog. Come and join the fun :)

  28. hey welcome to beauty blogging! following you now :)

  29. Hello found you because Pandora's Box has a tag and mention you!
    All the lip colors are very pretty.
    Welcome to the beauty blogging and Im now following you =)

  30. @Pandora's Box-Following Already!
    @Vanity- Thanx..me too!!
    @Hunter87- Hey Jazmin..thanx me also following right away!
    @Draman Makeup- Yup thats true..give it a try n u'll love it!

  31. WOW...what a color and your reviewed it so well!!

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  32. Superb shade ... I liked ur lips too :D

  33. very pretty colors i have never try nyx but want them badly
    Awesome post
    very nice blog im following you follow back please
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  34. That's a lovely colour; looks great on your lips.
    I will have a closer look at this lipstick.

    Great blog! I'm following you now.

    XOXO Britta

    My Bathroom Is My Castle – Beauty Blog

  35. @Stylish by Nature-Thanx so much..im following u,catch me there!
    @Shalini Srivastava-Yup dear its a wonderful shade..n thanx for the compliment ;)Following u!
    @SadeeStyle-Thanks for the wonderful comment Sadee..This is one wonderful shade to try out Nyx!
    Me too following you!
    @My bathroom is my castle- Thanx.u'll love the lipstick for sure..Me too Following u!

  36. I really really like the color!

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  38. the colours look gr8,, insightful review. Does this lipstick contain carmine?


  39. I love the colour!

  40. It's crazy how different this color looks depending on the lighting! Really pretty, though. Great review. I've been really curious about the nyx lip sticks.

    1. Thanx Geena..yup lighting matters big time..give'em a try..u'll like'em :)

  41. Very nice shade and looks great on you!

    1. Thank u so much :)
      Will look good on anyone though!!!

  42. Hey The shades are so lovely.And yeah it suits you...
    Also the brand is really good...

  43. Nice shade and it looks more good on ur lips. I'm a new follower. Check out my blogs and hope u show love back:)

    1. Hey there..I'm sure it will look lovely on you as well..Following Back!!!


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