NYX Black Sesame Macaron Lippie Review+Swatches

NYX says their Macaron Lippie formula is "packed with pigmented and has a satin matte finish for long wearing resilience." The Macaron Lippie line in comprised of a dozen non-traditional lip colors - today I'm reviewing Black Sesame. NYX Macaron Lippies contain 4.5 grams (.16 oz) of product and sell for $6 each. NYX is cruelty free. This lipstick was made in Taiwan. 

 NYX Macaron Lippies have disappointing packaging . These bold, colorful lipsticks come in boring, black plastic tubes. The NYX logo, product and shade name, and a full ingredient are printed on the tube in white lettering. On top of being boring, this lipstick packaging is poorly made. The twist mechanism is too weak to support the lipstick bullet, so it falls back down into the tube during application. Oh well, at least its recyclable.
Black Sesame's formula is difficult. This lipstick is extremely moist and creamy - too creamy, causing it to slip and slide and transfer right off. I can't get Black Sesame to last longer than an hour and a half on me without a primer or lip liner. This slippery lipstick is exceptionally pigmented, it goes on entirely opaque in one swipe - its impressive! This lipstick wears away a little unevenly, but it doesn't stain the lips any unsightly color. The Macaron Lippies have no flavor, but they have a slightly waxy scent. 
Black Sesame is a light, neutral, concrete grey with a satin finish. This unusual lipstick is surprisingly flattering against my fair skin. I understand if grey lipstick seems unappealing, but Black Sesame has inspired me to write a post about why everyone needs a grey lipstick in their life. A neutral grey like Black Sesame is amazing for mixing. I particularly like adding a bit of this lipstick into Maybelline's Berry Ready to create the most perfect mauve. 
NYX Black Sesame Macaron Lippie is rich in both texture and pigmentation. This grey lipstick is quite pretty, in it's own unique way. I love Black Sesame as a mixer, it gives any pink or berry shade a unique pastel twist. This lipstick requires a lip liner and/or primer to help keep it in place (MAC Stone or NYX 1000 Years are grey lip liners that'll work with Black Sesame). If you're someone that likes to experiment with unusual lip colors, or enjoy creating your own custom colors, try Black Sesame out! 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcrystalline, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronella, Hexylcinnamaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 


This product was gifted to me.


  1. even though it sounds a bit problematic, the shade is gorgeous! I've been meaning to try out a grey lipstick and this seems like a great affordable option!

    1. it really is pretty. I think it would look really striking on you.