So, a little while ago I was looking online and I realized that I've never bought anything from NYX Cosmetics. Which is absolutely crazy, since I absolutely hate spending a fortune on makeup. NYX has a reputation for being really great quality makeup for a reasonable price. Although it is a bit more expensive than your typical drugstore makeup product, there isn't too much of a difference and the quality is amazing for most of the products. Another reason why I felt the need to purchase some NYX products is because I wear matte eye shadows and it's surprisingly difficult to find them in the drugstore, and NYX has a whole line of matte eye shadow singles. So, as you could probably already tell, I bought a few things and I've tried them all out, so here you go...!
So the first thing I noticed was how nice the shipping packaging/bag was. Instead of everything coming in a big plastic bag, everything came in a nice lace drawstring bag which I will definitely find a way to reuse :)
Here's an overview of everything that I got
NYX Pore Filler
So this is a silicone-based "base". Although it is considered a primer on the website, I have to disagree, as it just makes your skin look slightly smoother and doesn't keep your makeup on your face any longer. In order to get the look of "pore-less", smooth skin, you must apply A LOT of this (and this is only .67 fl.oz.). I also wouldn't advise using a lot of this every day as it could easily clog your pores if not all of it is removed at the end of the day. All in all, I don't think I will be repurchasing this, however it was nice to try.
NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base
I really like this eye shadow base. On the website, a lot of people were comparing this to the Nars E/S Base. Although I've never tried that, I do think this works very well. It has a wand applicator, which I love. I used this on a day where I needed my makeup to look good and last all day and it definitely held the eye shadow. It kept it looking good all day and I feel it helped to allow the eye shadow look more pigmented (or at least darker). I will definitely repurchase when I run out of this.
NYX Nude Matte Shadow Singles
♥ NMS20 Lap Dance
♥ NMS04 Maybe Later
♥ NMS10 Underneath It All
Where have these eye shadows been all my life?! They are exactly what I need for an everyday look. As you may already know, I like to use a light color for my lid, a darker color for my crease, and an even darker color for my outer corner - but they all need to be matte. These are perfect and there are so many more colors to choose from in stores and online. They are SO creamy, don't feel heavy or cakey, and are super pigmented. I will definitely continue to purchase these for my everyday eye shadows.
NYX Love In Rio Trio (LIR07 Barefoot In The Sand)
I purchased this trio just to try out something a little different. I liked all the colors but the center one is slightly shimmery. I figured it would be nice to use on special occasions and I've worn it once already. They are all really pretty colors and work great together! The center color isn't too shimmery and actually looks very pretty when paired with the other two colors or just on it's own. I would definitely repurchase this (although I'm not sure if it's Limited Edition or not)
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss (LG129 Beige)
So I've wanted to try this lip gloss ever since I heard MissGlamorazzi talk about it in a few of her videos. And I agree, it's a very pretty color and isn't too sticky or gloopy. However, I don't like the smell at all. It smells like Oragel (that numbing stuff that my mom used to use on me and my brothers when we were little and had a tooth growing in). I want to use this lip gloss because it looks nice on, but I don't because I don't want to smell it... :( I'm not sure if I will repurchase this at the moment, but if you won't be bothered by the smell, I would recommend for you to try this!
Because I spent a certain amount of money, I was given this round makeup sponge as a free gift! I have used this and I'm not super impressed. It's nothing really special. I think this would be nice to try if you're using your fingers to apply your foundation or concealer, or if you want to take a break from using a brush for a while. However, I don't know that this is the best option for a sponge, but since it's free, it's nice to have.
Overall, I'm really happy with my purchases from NYX. Although I'm not a huge fan of all the products, I enjoyed trying them out and letting you know what I think about them.
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