NYX Cherry Culture Shopping Experience Review

On 8th October, 2010 I placed my NYX order at cherryculture.com This was my first experience with online shopping. SO I was a little skeptical. I decided to fix my budget to around $ 20 + shipping. There were aย  few thing that I wanted to try from NYX, mainly lip products.

I have receive my order today – 18th October, 2010 and I had selected the regular shipping option.

NYX Haul
NYX Haul

My experience with Cherry Culture :

  • They are an amazingly user friendly website. You can shop by brand, price,sets etc.
  • There are loads of brands to choose from such as NYX, Milani, Eyeko, LA Colours, Beauty Blender etc.
  • On your choose your product, it keeps getting added to your bag. You can always add or remove your products from the shopping bag.
  • Payment is easy and you can easily pay by credit card. Once your shopping is done, you can create your account at cherry culture and then pay.
  • They deal very professionally. The bill processing takes 2-3 days. After 3 days I got this e bill from cherry culture. (click to enlarge)

  • All the products (except a lip pencil) have reached in perfect condition. Every thing is brand new.
  • You would face a lot of problem selecting the shades. The swatches that cherry culture has displayed on website are pretty crappy.
  • They have regular sales or discounts going on all year round.
  • Shipping is very fast. I was prepared not to receive my order at all. ๐Ÿ˜›

I had a great shopping experience with cherry culture and I would shop from them again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the NYX makeup I purchased from cherry culture.

NYX Megashine Lip Gloss in Sweet Heart : It’s a peachy pink gloss with silver shimmer.

NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart
NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart

The cap has a cute bow engraved on it. Awwww!!

NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart
NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart

Here is the swatch.

NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart swatch
NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss Sweet Heart swatch

NYX Round Lip Gloss 30 Sorbet : It’s a baby pink gloss with golden shimmer. pweeettyyy! ๐Ÿ˜€

NYX ROund Gloss 30 Sorbet
NYX ROund Gloss 30 Sorbet


NYX ROund Lip Gloss 30 Sorbet
NYX ROund Lip Gloss 30 Sorbet

NYX Eyeshadow Trio – Golden/ Rust/ Walnut Bronze : The shades have satiny finish and they are very pigmented. The colours are golden/ Plummy pink with golden sheen and soft taupe brown with mauve undertones and golden sheen.

NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze
NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze
NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze
NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze


NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze swatches
NYX Trio - Golden , Rust, Walnut Bronze swatches

NYX Black Label Lipstick in Dusty Rose : It’s just a dusty rose colour. ๐Ÿ™‚

NYX Black Label Lipstick
NYX Black Label Lipstick
NYX Black Label Lipstick Dusty Rose
NYX Black Label Lipstick Dusty Rose
NYX Black Label Lipstick Dusty Rose Swatch
NYX Black Label Lipstick Dusty Rose Swatch

And that’s the sad part of the shopping. ๐Ÿ™ I got this NYX long Lip Pencil in Nutemeg. The cap was stuck. ๐Ÿ™ I had to put it in warm water to melt the glue and in the process the tip broke and pencil kinda melted. ๐Ÿ™ I have put it in fridge, I hope it sharpens well.

NYX Long Lip Pencil Nutmeg
NYX Long Lip Pencil Nutmeg

Okay it sharpened…

NYX Lip Pencil
NYX Lip Pencil

Have you ever shopped from Cherry Culture ?


169 thoughts on “NYX Cherry Culture Shopping Experience Review

  1. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ Lip pencil ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ really you shouldn’t have put that pic…Jomo’s pics look so artistic compared to this :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I want that eyeshadow trio…hehehehheee…me go to hypercity and buy it if its there… ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

      That lip pencil looks like melted chocolate . I want to eat it up. ๐Ÿ˜› And I am trying to learn from jomol. :giggle: :giggle:

      I loouuuddd the colours in that trioo.. :inlove: :inlove: I think I want to shop again. :silly: :silly:

      1. I wonder how much it costs here ?:-) And the colour is really pretty – the molten nutmeg..you really should have let Sanjeev crack that cover…you could have taped it back and used it ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

                1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Radhika, that NYX mega shine is like MEGAA shime. My lips are twinkling . :X-P: Me Looouuing it. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

                  1. Now check your lips in the chotu Lakme mirror :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I think its like MF gloss…I absolutely won’t be caught dead wearing it in real life glossy..grrrrrrrrr…this one has any colour to it..that MF tomato tomato colour..on lips no no no colour only…only this mirror like glossy shine… ๐Ÿ˜€

                    1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I was so dam bored yesterday, cant even put it in words. ๐Ÿ˜› OMG!!You have been cheated with freebies. ๐Ÿ˜ you must protest. :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf:

                    2. No..I BOUGHT it..no freebie and all…I paid goooood money and bought it..but actually I knew when I bought it would have hardly any colour..that is why confidently I picked the brightest red ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Is just super super super glossy…esp in the photos..is chee..me no like…shiny shiny lips like that ewwwwwwww ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      1. Diya,

        NYX is available in Mumbai and Bangalore. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Black label lipstick -Rs 750

        mega shine lip gloss Rs 500

        lip pencil – Rs 250

        NYX trio for around 850 or 900

        Round gloss – Around 250-300

        1. hey thanks……..

          i louuuuuuuu the colour of lip gloss :-)) is its ava in india coz i didnt find any lip gloss here……..

          1. I have no idea about it’s availability in India Dia. And I suggest you buy from cherry culture only. The price different is huge. Check out the prices in my bill and the ones I told you. You’ll save a lot of money. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. because everything is priced like that only… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› Btw the lip pencil is for $1.50 ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

            And I had decided to shop only for Rs 1000 because I wanted to check whether the shipping comes or not.

            How are you doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. O then online shopping is good then instead of going to the stores and waiting in the queue. Saves time and also money

              Me doing very well.. :-)) .

              1. yeah the only thing is that you don’t get to see the colours that well. The swatches on cherry culture are pretty bad. They give no clue about the colour. All guess work. :((

                1. You could check out youtube or just google for swatches. NYX is so popular that there are swatches for almost every single shade they have. It’s still not very accurate, but it’s a closer match than the cherrycuture swatches.

                  I’d ordered from them last month too. But I was greedy and quite impatient too. So I ordered for almost $45. Fortunately for me, everything came in perfect condition.

                  Oh, next time you order, do check out the jordana blushes. They have some nice shades. I got two of them, and I’m already in love with both.

                  1. I agree Pooja. The swatches on cherry culture are pretty rubbish and they give you no idea about the exact colours. ๐Ÿ™ I had to check for swatches online but still I feel mostly you have to take a chance.

                    I will check out the Jordana blushes..:)

  2. Rads,

    I though it was one of the freebie you got. ๐Ÿ˜› Oh btw I posted the photee of lip pencil- sharpened. ๐Ÿ˜›

    btw the prices of NYX are like insane in india.I called up at one store to find out the rates (See above comment)

    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I am buying NYX from cherry culture only from now on.

  3. amazing!
    waiting for a tutorial on those eye shadow colors
    i am keen to placean order there since long….now i shall … ๐Ÿ˜€
    need to get hold of the credit card etc
    donno how to use it online :-((

    1. I think it’s best to create a Paypal account. Its super easy and makes life really easy. And it’s a one time jhamela. Everytime you order online after that, all you need is your email id and password. Payment done.

      1. yeah, I do use paypal account as well at times. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s actually easier. Also, you can claim a refund if you don’t get your stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. And I put the MF gloss now..me like it..hehehee ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Yesterday in photies..it look scary…then I found out ..I take photies scary ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Now is prettty pretty..but not so pretty in photies..and colour is very less but is there!! Me sitting with MF gloss and MF blush only one cheek :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      1. Me louuu the blush colour….but me no like its cream blush is shiny ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ How to make it not shiny?? Me want a tomato red powder blush now…me know just the right one…you want to get it for me?? Is a small obscure no one heard of company which makes lousy blushes. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: Just dust some loose powder on top and your blush would be non shiny. he he

          I think MAC or Inglot would have your tomato red blush :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:

  5. this NYX rates in india is not happening yar
    they have amazing lipsticks only for 3 to 4 $ there
    why wud any1 buy here …plus its not so easily available in india

    1. The first time I saw the NYX counter at the Hypercity, Bangalore, I was super excited. Then checked the prices and I was shocked. I was seriously wondering if this is really NYX, the brand that is known as the poor man’s MAC. Ridiculous prices. Never buying from India.

      1. I agree Pooja. I am also not buying anything from india now. :(( Like I have a few things that i purchased from here. I realized what a bomb I have spent on purchasing my stuff. :((

  6. Awww! atleast the pencil did sharpen na….. n nice haul Rati, wanted to buy some nyx stuff too from there as well, didnt know it would be so fast!…… ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. He he he…. I didnt make it last night, was too tired after shopping …..so planning to make it tonight for dinner :snicker: :-)) :-))

    1. yeah , lp. It sharpened. I like the shade. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      And we’ll throw potatoes on Rads if her upma didn’t turn out well. :giggle: :giggle: :snicker: :snicker:

        1. ehh… ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ Hopeless. you know I wasn’t super excited when I got my stuff in morning. Now I am almost jumping after comparing the Indian and CC prices. :rotfl: :rotfl:

  7. rati ji …dropped an article … please have a looksi. . . ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Rati, very bad you din post your pics with these…nothing seems to be complete wihtout it i feel nowadays..and how about shipping charges in cherry culture?

  9. At the outset I wud like to thank you for doing this post….I have been mulling over buying stuff from Cherry culture since long especially the falsies…….will get to it now

    btw-is it possible for u to show the pink gloss with golden shimmer on ur lips….i bought one from ysl but didnt the color payoff wasn’t great so wanna try my luck with something gud and less expensive. puhhlease…

  10. wana buy sum too but my hubby dnt allow me to make this paypal account..or use credit card ya..he is so stubbornn..tell m na is it safe..how sud i convince him ๐Ÿ™

      1. All the online banking transactions use encryption wich makes the information you give away the website unreadable by an unauthorized person etc. It is pretty secure unless the website is dubious…

    1. Using your credit card for online shopping is something that a lot of people are hesitant about. I tried convincing my dad for ages to let me use his credit card for online shopping. He wouldn’t budge. This was before I knew about Paypal. Then I made my dad go through the entire Paypal details and he was quite satisfied and he finally let me order online.

      Paypal uses encryption to hide your card details from the merchant. So, no matter which site you order from, your card details will never be known to them. Also, Paypal lets you register your visa and mastercard debit cards. So, if you’re like me and don’t like using your credit cards, this is a great option. It helps me stop shopping when I see my account balance depleting.

      Hope that helped. Make your husband go through the Paypal policies and how it works. Hopefully, he’ll be convinced. All the best.

  11. All the items u bought are amazing Rati ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Specially the ultra shine gloss…that bow is soooo cute :-)) :-))
    And black label lipstick…the shade is amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Yeah Rati…The bow is so damn cute… :inlove: :inlove:
        BTW..i forgot to ask u yesterday..i was so excited abt the eye make up thing :laugh: :laugh: ..Did u get my mail(the article) ?:-)

  12. and did you use paypal?
    Rati do more online shopping na ๐Ÿ˜›
    Even i get so excited looking at them ๐Ÿ˜› for some reason ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ [Because my dad doesn’t allow me do it ]
    And i am going to be getting a new account after my exams are over ๐Ÿ˜Ž SO i might do some online shopping then hee haw! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I used credit card. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh shame on you! I got my account when I was 18. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

      Oh!! The prices at cherry culture are so less. Like this lip pencil is for 250 in India . I got it for Rs 75. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

      Where is your mum? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. well online shopping has always attracted me! but shipping charges are too much! i mean that lip pencil is 75 online n india for 250 but your also charged shipping! so hmm is not much of saving or is it??????????????? just a question! ?:-)

        1. Actually, even with shipping it costs less. Especially if you order in bulk, like I did ( I ordered 15 items), the shipping came to 30% of the item price, which is still cheap. I ordered worth $37 and the shipping was $12. So, the NYX eye shadow singles (with shipping) cost me Rs. 200. The same thing cost Rs. 475 in India.

          If you buy a lot of things, the shipping is quite negligible. Another option is Shopcraze.com. They too have NYX items (not everything though) and their shipping is cheaper.

          Hope that helps.

    2. lol. I got so excited seeing the NYX counter the first time, I almost bought some of their products at that ridiculous price. Thankfully for me, I was with mom and I wasn’t carrying my bag. And my mom absolutely refused to pay for it.

      After that, I found out about CC and I was so happy I didn’t buy anything that time. Saved like half of my money.

      And Rati, you should also check out strawberrynet.com and acmamall.com. They have the higher end brands like Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, YSL, MAC, Smashbox and lots more. Best thing about these sites is that Shipping is free worldwide. And the prices are pretty good too. I haven’t bought anything from there yet, but my friend did from strawberrynet.com and she had no issues. Also, if you’re not satisfied with your items, you can return it and they’ll reimburse you the money for shipping. Also, if you’re charged custom duty (Do they do that in India?), they’ll reimburse that too.

  13. Hi IMBB gals,

    I just want to know whether online shopping is available in India(except Ebay).I remember seeing something in Femina,but not able to recollect ๐Ÿ™ .Can you please write a post on this,suggesting some sites and precautions to be taken before placing an order. :fingersxd:

    I am quite lazy to go and buy stuff.Atleast it would be easy to buy a known item.

    With your tips and ideas,u ppl are rocking :kissblow:


    1. Rati ordered from Cherryculture – online shopping – and seems to have got everything safely and, in fact, she seems quite happy with it…or so it seems from the review of the website and the procedure for ordering detailed in the article ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Its in the beginning of the post..she has put the pic of the bill and explained a bit about the site ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I think there was an earlier post too about some general precautions for buying things..but that was more specific to e-bay..though I am not sure ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  14. Nice…and you got ur order so fast, considering it’s international ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome!! and BTW, I have the same shadow trio and it’s da bomb! especially for our skin tones ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh wowie. I was really impressed with their shipping. Like 10 days is nothing and I didn’t even choose express shipping. hope you are doing well. :))

      1. doing good ๐Ÿ™‚ was sick a couple of days last week; better now…btw, let me know how is the round lipgloss…I have tried only the mega shine ones ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Mega shine one is so cool cool na. Like it has some cooling effect in it. I am loving it. The shade kinda looks frosty on me . I paired it with brown pencil and liked the outcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

          I’ll tell you about the round gloss. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. They have products starting from $0.99 ! Cool!
    Anybody from Hyd wants to share shipping charges?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rati! I’ve sent you 2 mails! Did u receive them? ?:-)

  16. OMG! lol :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: .. your pencil.. i laughed really hard!! and the lippie.. you have so many that look the same na.. even i keep buying the same coloured things.. i think.. subconsciously.. :P:P you??:P:P:P

      1. hahaha you hate me no?! ๐Ÿ™ sorry sorry!! i wanted to tell you so mch but i am TIRED typing!:(:( Rads said you were.. ahem.. ๐Ÿ˜€ so i was all happy happy. i wanted to aheeemmmmm too!:(:P i will call rads and bug her! muhahahah then bug you! so much to say! so much tiredness!:P and me trying to read your blog? do u mind?!:P:P let me concentrate!: hmph!:P

        1. :pain: :pain: :pain: i heard i heard :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :poop: right back at you! hmmmmphh!! :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop:

          1. You know I was telling sanjeev that I also want flies on IMBB’s poop. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ He gave such a strange look to me.. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

                1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: That gmail potty is your best discovery ever.. :rotfl:

                  I sent it to rads also in morning…she was not liking me in morning so I had to.. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

    1. Goes and hides inside ogre’s pockets…As if we are giving her an option… :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

        1. Me loouuu you too ogre ” does wiggle twiggle on your tummy” :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

          Okay me looouuu rads as welll ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ *dies*

  17. And OMGG ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I am not in Jomol’s team. I am very scared of her.. :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

  18. Hi Rati,

    I have recently discovered your blog and love reading your posts on IMBB. Keep up the good work! Although I live in USA, my hometown is Delhi and it’s nice to get updated about all the cosmetics available in India and especially Lakme……loved your review of new Lakme satin kajal and planning to buy it on my upcoming trip to Delhi ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really like NYX cosmetics and their eyeshadows are great. They are not too easy to find even here in US and I also ordered from Cherry culture. Maybe next time you can try their Runway collection 10 color pallete….I have it in Catwalk and it’s pretty good.

    1. Hi Harshleen,

      Welcome to IMBB. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh that’s nice. I hope to keep you updated as much as I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I will definitely look out for the pallete. Thank you for the suggestion. :))

  19. I LOVE NYX eyeshadows…I currently have 3 of them, in singles…One of them is this ‘Walnut Bronze’…amazing shade! Never tried their lipsticks, but after your review Rati, I plan to buy them ASAP! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I will review them soon,. ST. I also have one single NYX eye shadow and I really like it. That’s the reason i decided to go with the trio as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. i :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: the eyeshadow….n d gloss…n d lipstick..n d lip pencil…ok.. :inlove: :inlove: everything !!
    u did sum amazing shoppin….

  21. Wow Haul Rati…I’ve just been visitin the site,fillin my shoppin card wid products and hen chickening out :-(( :-(( .
    Dis this atleast 4-5 times in last month.No seeing all the gr8 stuff u got mite take the plunge :dance: :clap: :jump:

  22. Hi Rati.. i was just chking the cherryculture website for stuff n just for a trial, i put an item of 6$ in my bag n tried to place an order, bt the shipping cost is sumthing around 12$ or more… how cum urs so less.. wht option shud i choose for shipping if i want to place an order here…??plzz help..

  23. hey guys..i have been following this blog for the last few months…Rati i am totally inspired by your shopping haul..so I went through the site…NYX has these smokey look kits…any idea if its worth getting that or should one go for the trios?? I am looking for some natural shades for daily office wear..plzz help…also if u can suggest any other brands…thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Heyyy Rati…i liked ur collection :waytogo: . I have question. Do we have to pay to customs in india to get these cherry culture stuffs shipped? my order is about $30. pls help….

  25. I have a very bad experience with Cherry Culture. I ordered 2 times.
    At first the parcel went bck for unknown reason n I was in loss even though thy gave me a gift card of $9.
    Second time it ws told my parcel must be held up at custom. I did not get any feedback for second time.
    Hence I left out ordering from Cherry Culture.

  26. i ordered from cherryculture.com and even though they have deducted the amount from my account they have still put my order on review from the last 10 days and are now asking for the last four didgits and the front and back copy of my card

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