Review: NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in Orange Sparkle


Purchased: $4.50 @ Cherry Culture

Packaging: Nice, solid and it looks quite fancy compared to other NYX glosses.  It snaps into place when you twist it, which is nice.   I don't like the weird doe foot very much though.  It's too wide and the angle makes it awkward putting the gloss on.

Pigmentation: SO rich for a lipgloss!  It's a definite bright red-orange with a light purple sparkle.  The sparkle is very fine and there is no "grittiness."

Lasting Power: Not amazing but not terrible considering it's a gloss: about 2-3 hours but I have a tendency to lick my lips so it might be longer on some.

Scent: A really strong, artificial vanilla scent.  It's not a bad scent, much more pleasant than the awful "lollipop" scent they put into their NYX Mega Shine lipglosses.  However, I'd prefer it if there was no scent at all.

Formula:  Despite the rich color, this does not stain your lips and the glossy sheen is very pretty.  Overall, the formula is really nice and I don't have any complaints.

Texture: Perfectly liquid-y without dripping.  The small purple/silver glitter flecks are not gritty (huge plus!) and you can't feel them.

The funny thing is that the color is SO pigmented that I end up dabbing the color off a little/not wearing it at all because the color is so bright ^_^  But this is me thinking the color is too much for my face rather than a fault of NYX's product.  The sparkle and finish is really pretty and for people looking for a bright, highly pigmented gloss should try this!  I would like to try this in a more understated color now (Rose Sparkle!); I got Orange Sparkle this time around because I thought it would be "orange tinted" which I like in lip glosses.

Overall, since the formula and packaging is quite good and the price very reasonable a la NYX - I would totally recommend people who want bright lip glosses to try this.  For those looking for a more subtle look, this might not be for you though ^_^

More swatches: Lip Gloss Kitty, Makeup Geek


  1. Great review!! :) I have some of these! I really like them shiny :)

  2. wow I like the name, SPARKLE~ heheh...thanks for the review.
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  3. wow, this is really orange! quite unique i must say! and i agree, NYX glosses always smell so sweet, but never bad...just strong? lol

  4. That looks pretty awesome! I always prefer glosses that are buildable (like the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipglosses hehee. I am planning on getting some nyx products soon and these glosses are so gonna be some on my list :D

  5. Thanks for the review Elle, glad to see an update for you.  Sorry you didn't like the bright color.  It looks lovely for the swatch you showed us.  I think I like glitter free glosses better most of the time though. 

  6. that's a really orangey red! wish nyx was cheaper in japan..

  7. nice color. and its good that the color is so pigmented xD

  8. I LOVE this color!!! ORANGE <3

    the sparkle is quite nice, looks very fine and not chunky =] 

  9. I love NYX packaging and their bright colors!  

  10. Love bright tacky colors but can't really pull it off XD Is the shimmer gritty at all?

  11. I love how pigmented NYX products are. I haven't tried these lipglosses but I'm glad to see they live up to NYX's reputation. The orange color is pretty, but I think I would have a hard time wearing such a bold color as well. I think it would be easier to wear if you lightly apply it maybe? :)

  12. yeah~ I usually end up dabbing most of it off so that it just leaves a tint. By itself there's no way this can be pulled off as a wearable-work lipstick :P But si, I love NYX lip stuff! It's so cheap yet great quality. The only lip products I use now are Etude House and NYX ^_^

  13. Hi Fannie! haha same same. I have a weakness for bright orange lip colors especially even though I rarely wear them without dabbing a bit of it off. And no the shimmer is not gritty at all - you can't really tell it's there. And thanks for reminding me, I added it to the review :)

  14. arghh...I still have to try some Revlon lipglosses! They're so much more accessible yet for some reason I never get around to trying them. But yeah, I remember the posts where you were rocking bright colors like tangerine oranges and fuscia - you could totally pull these lip glosses off!

  15. It is a pretty orange isn't it :D?

    Yeah, the scents for the most part are pretty inoffensive but their ridiculous "lollipop" scented glosses. Ugh, those just make my stomach turn!


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