NYX Professional Makeup

NYX is a cosmetics company founded in 1999 in Los Angeles by Toni Ko. Named after a Greek goddess, the company's first products were jumbo eye pencils sold to beauty professionals only. The cosmetics were marketed as "high-end quality meets drugstore prices".They expanded quickly and in 2014 Ko sold the company to L'Oreal. Brick and mortar NYX stores were introduced in 2016. NYX cosmetics are available worldwide, and they remain headquarted in Los Angeles, CA. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Recent NYX Professional Makeup Reviews

Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Lip Lingerie Glitter

on 10/15/2018 6:37:00 PM


I have this product in the “clear shade, and I’m pleased with it overall.
I was looking for a clear gloss with silver shimmer, and this gloss fits that description. It’s pretty much a standard clear gloss that’s literally packed with very tiny clear/iridescent glitter. If I had to name it, I’d call it “Moonlight.” I think it could work for either day or evening.
It doesn’t really impart any color on its own, but lends an ethereal shimmer to any lipcolor it’s applied atop.
The gloss is slightly thick, nicely emollient, but is minimally sticky. I detect no grittiness, even when I rub my lips together. It does have a slightly cloying “makeup-y” scent/taste to it, but that fades a bit as it’s worn.
Speaking of wear, the gloss wears respectably, though it won’t survive much eating or drinking.
Packaging is adequate, consisting of a clear plastic tube, and a cap with a sturdy doe-foot applicator.
This is a very nice gloss, for less than $10.00 USD, from a cruelty-free company.
I hope NYX keeps this one around for a long time.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Contour -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Wonder Stick

on 10/14/2018 5:23:00 AM


Took off my foundation when I tried to blend it out. Very low quality! Wouldn't recommend to anyone, was so disappointed. The colours are nice but since they fade away to nothing, taking the rest of your makeup with it, so not worth it! I do like the style of the tool though as a pen.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

on 10/13/2018 2:41:00 AM


i typically use gel liners - specifically the elf pot eyeliner - and i feel like both this pen and that pot each have their pros and cons.

this one doesn't transfer to my upper eyelids, which is nice. but it's not oilproof by any means and often smudges on me throughout the day. the outer corners of my eyes can get kind of watery and i do more of a downward/puppy liner wing these days so that could have something to do with it.

i do really like the thinness of the tip - angled liner brushes can fray pretty quickly after a few washes if you don't carefully reshape the bristles and wash them very gently, so with gel liner i often would have to do much thicker lines. i can do more delicate + precise work with this pen for sure.

but i dont think i will repurchase. the fact that it smudges so severely + flakes off a bit throughout the day makes it a little high maintenance for me. i dont like the idea of pens in the first place because i like to buy products that last a long time and i feel like a pen's shelf life is more predetermined (and way shorter) than a gel pot's, but i wanted to try this to see if i'd been missing out since so many people seem to like it. i dont think this liner is the worst makeup product i've ever tried, i just dont think it suits my eye/skin type and makeup preferences.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation

on 10/10/2018 11:15:00 PM


Typically I wear BB creams around the house, but I've been trying to find a lightweight foundation that I could wear for long work days.. and this is my new holy grail product! I keep reading reviews with people saying this isn't a full coverage foundation, maybe that's because it feels so lightweight? It's very pigmented and easily covers any acne, dark circles, and redness without needing to reach for my usual concealer.

The colour range is impressive, although I am disappointed that most places seem to only carry 8-10 shades in store.. the other shades would need to be ordered online. On that note, as someone with very light skin, this is the first time I was able to find a drugstore brand of foundation that actually matched my complexion without leaving me orangey, or ghastly pale.

My biggest complaint with foundations or BB creams is that my skin is oily (and sensitive) so I don't find they last long, but this foundation keeps my skin very matte ALL DAY (and we're talking, 12+ hours of me running around, high humidity) with no separation, zero transfer. I've been caught out in a rainstorm, fell asleep with a full face of makeup on.. and still looked great. All it takes is a little micellar water, and it removes so easily, which is also a huge bonus for me.

THANK YOU NYX!! What an awesome new product :D

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Polishes -NYX Professional Makeup -The Taupe

on 10/10/2018 3:31:00 AM


I would give it 5 lippies, but it does not on the fingers have the lovely purple-taupe tone on me in the bottle. It looses the purple and taupe and goes to a lovely gray in 2 coats. 3 coats would not be needed nor really change the color. It does deserve praise as a lovely deep gray.

Sadly, it's discontinued. The formula is good and it applies well. The price was also good for NYX Girls polishes and the color range really good.

It's a lovely grey with a hint of warmth but also some coolness. It's not a cool, cold grey but about in the middle between warm and cool. I would have preferred bottle color with more warmth. But I still love it and it's very flattering on me.

But if you were expecting bottle color, one coat is too sheer, it needs 2 (3 is overkill). And expect none of the purple-taupe, and it to be a gray about 2-3 shades darker than bottle color and you won't see much lavender on the nail. Still lovely though. I tried to find an accurate picture of it and post it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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