Nyx swatches : Minimalism and Mars

Here we go again!

I recently discovered the brand Nyx, since its not available in my country – Greece.

Before ordering I read many reviews , so I decided to give it a try. Its very inexpensive, so it was worthing the try.

Up until now, I have only 6 round lipsticks ( I m waiting for another 6, and I ll order some more, too). They arrived in 1 + 5 . The single one, was ordered by another supplier, who also had the new shades, and this one is Minimalism

I just wanted to pointed out, because there is a difference between them, and its the smell. I read about the smell before getting mine, and when I got minimalism (this arrived first) I was ” But it smells okay”. Then I got the rest…

It has a soapy smell, that in the start, couldn’t help but notice. It goes off soon, at least.

Minimalism Nyx  Mars Nyx

With flash, indoors :

Minimalism Nyx  Mars Nyx

(L-t-R: Minimalism, Mars)

Indoors with no flash :

Minimalism Nyx  Minimalism Nyx  Minimalism and Mars Nyx

(L-t-R: Minimalism, Mars, Minimalism (left) Mars (right))


Minimalism and Mars Nyx Minimalism Nyx Mars Nyx

(L-t-R: Minimalism (left) Mars (right),Minimalism, Mars )

I don’t like swatching in my hands, as to show the real color, should be swatched in lips.

And ok, I know. I have really big lips, with many ”wrinkles” and not well shaped (and sensitive skin around, that’s why they are red around the lines) , but… what can I do? This is what mother nature does….

I won’t post indoors photo, cause it is really misleading with that shitty camera of mine (Also, excuse me for the quality ) my skin looks yellow, and it doesn’t help the swatch at all,so.. only outdoors photos!


Minimalism Nyx swatch Minimalism Nyx swatch  Minimalism Nyx swatch

Minimalism is a nudish color, with pinkish to mauve tones. For me it is my-lips-but-better, and great for everyday, as it is not too strong.


Mars Nyx swatch  Mars Nyx swatch

Mars is a browny nudish color. (I didn’t apply very carefully so you can see my bare lips color as well. LOL)

I liked both, but minimalism more.  Its more ”lively”.

As far as Nyx in general is concerned ……


Great Variety of colors.




Soapy smell in the older shades

Not great staying power ( I don’t really care about it)

Not available to Greece

Now, fellow princesses…

– Do you have any Nyx round lippies? Are you happy with them?

– Do you like these colors? Do you think they look good on me? Which looks best?

– Do you have any comment about my swatches? Any suggestion what to change, or add?

Thank you for reading!




15 thoughts on “Nyx swatches : Minimalism and Mars

  1. These are both great shades! I agree with the soapy smell. It kinda bothered me a bit. 🙂 I think I’ll buy those shades next time I chance upon NYX in a bazaar. They don’t have a proper makeup counter here either. 🙂

    • The minimalism doesn’t smell bad! It doesn’t have that soapy smell at all. It looks like iconic, which I haven’t got yet but I surely will. You should defenately buy it. Mars looks better in reality, but its overall a good shade , I just love minimalism !
      I think I m gonna make my new swatch with milan and B52 … Kinda in the same range of colors…
      Thank you for your comment ! 🙂

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