Brows -NYX - Micro Brow Pencil

on 10/17/2017 2:35:00 PM

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i've been using makeup for years, but just recently got into doing my brows routinely a few weeks ago. i've sporadically tried other brow products in the past but never really like the results enough to continue doing it on a daily basis. however, ever since i started using this product, i've been hooked. the fine point on the pencil makes it super easy for a brow novice like me to fill in the sparse tail end of my brows as well as filling in the rest of my brow to make my brows look related to one another. the price point is just right ($9.99 at ulta, but they run NYX deals all the time). it doesn't smudge or fade through my days or 12 hour shifts at work. easy to remove. doesn't cause any breakouts. i'm so happy with this product that i would happily repurchase over and over again.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX - Angel Veil

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I just bought this yesterday and couldn't wait to try it out. I got hooked on Hourglass veil mineral primer through a sample from Sephora, but just can't justify buying it, as it's price tag is beyond exorbitant. Maybe during tax return...
Now I've heard the angel veil is a dupe for the Hourglass so I went out and bought it because I've got several events this month that I desire to look flawless at. This product does come out thicker than the hourglass, and slightly chunky. But once mixed between my fingers, it goes on very similarly to the Hourglass. It's velvety and smooth, glides over my skin, and fills my pores beautifully. It doesn't leave me with a white cast as some others have stated, but that could be because I'm very pale. My makeup looked utterly flawless, it lasted an 8 hour day, with no creasing, no oil breakthrough, and no sliding. I'm very impressed!
Do I think it's a dupe for Hourglass? No, but it's quality is about the same. It fills my pores in better than the Hourglass, but the finish is a bit more matte than the Hourglass. I like a dewy finish, but I can solve that with highlighter, and to be honest, I'm less shiny at the end of the day with the angel veil. I like it better in fact. With time, this just may become an HG product for me

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Mascara -NYX - Fly With Me

on 10/16/2017 10:53:00 AM

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Another big miss from NYX. The packaging and brush are nice, the formula is awful. This mascara adds neither length nor volume. It is very thin and liquidy and takes a very long time to dry: it transferred to my lids and undereye even 10 minutes after applying. I would only recommend this to someone who already has long full lashes and just wants to tint them, but even then, there are better products out there. It did not flake, but smudged after an hour or so. Easy to wash off with soap and water, thank god.

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Concealers -NYX - Gotcha Covered Concealer

on 10/16/2017 10:50:00 AM

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This was awful for me. The coverage is sheer, if that. If anything it highlighted my dark circles by coating them in sticky grease. It has a strong waxy odor like cheap, off-brand crayons. The finish is extremely dewy, as in it never sets, and will settle into every crease. I attempted to build it up but it just slid down and made a mess. I would consider purchasing this if they quadrupled the amount of pigment in it and did something about the odor. NYX can really be hit or miss, and this is a HUGE miss.

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Lipstick -NYX - Lipstick- #529 Thalia

on 10/16/2017 6:55:00 AM

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This is one of the worst shades I've ever tried. On me it looks like a greyish purple and it washes me out completely. I threw it in the trash can after using it for one day. The staying power is average I think (perhaps for about three hours or so). I think I looked like a corpse:) For some reason I think I need at least some warmth in my lipstick shades and there was none in this one.


Eyeliner -NYX - NYX faux blacks Burnt Sienna

on 10/15/2017 8:55:00 PM

huge color payoff, really creamy though, so it moves around a bit on the eyelids, especially if you have greasy ones like i do. I dyed my hair a cinnamony dark auburn and needed a brow pencil and struggled for like a week to find the perfect color for my dark skin and reddish hair hair and this did the trick when set with some translucent powder after. Such a beautiful color and I even used i as a blush!

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Lip Liners -NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner (all shades)

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Bought in shade called Alien. Goes well with my black lipsticks. Doesn't feather, or bleed into lip lines, makes lipstick more opaque and last longer. Helps to keep certain black lipsticks from bleeding. The only con is this is kind of dry, but it's a matte finish so that's to be expected. It doesn't drag as I'm applying it, so long as I have lip balm applied, so no points off for that. All in all a very good lip liner.

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Lipstick -NYX - Macaron Lippies

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I bought this lippie in Chambord (black) and I love it! I bought a black lip liner from NYX in alien to wear with it. I always use liner with dark lippies, so I can't attest as to how this works without a liner. This product is completely opaque after 3 swipes over my lips. It's not transfer proof, but it does set nicely after about 10 mins. Not matte, but not glossy either; a nice satin finish. Happy with my purchase and I recommend it.

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Lip Gloss -NYX - Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

on 10/14/2017 7:06:00 PM

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I got this in Galactic which is the glittery metallic gunmetal colour for my Halloween costume. I absolutely will not be using this. I'm giving it 2 lippies because the packaging is good and the colour is gorgeous.

This goes on like a thick, sticky gloss which is ok and to be expected,, but it is quite gloopy as well and I could just not make it work. I tried it alone, applying with a lip brush, over lip primer, with lip liner and a combination of things. It just doesn't want to stay on my lips. It seems to want to settle on my teeth and glob up in patches on my lips. I think this would be great for photoshoots, but there is no way I can conceive of eating, drinking, or talking with this on. It just slides all over my mouth in a sticky, oily way. Maybe it's the colour I got because this has high ratings around the net, but I just can't do it. Wearing this would involve too much maintenance to make sure it stayed put.

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Lips -NYX - NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil

on 10/14/2017 7:01:00 PM

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I really liked this product. This is like lip lingerie’s slightly brighter cousin, though it has less options (at least right now). .I had seen swatches online, so I was aware that it dried to a matte finish. It’s a little thinner than lip lingerie, but barely. It almost looks like a stain depending on how much you put on and if you build it up, it looks more like matte liquid lipstick. I love lip lingerie, but this is even more comfortable and slightly less drying. It takes a little less time to dry down than lip lingerie as well. I will definitely be buying this in a couple more shades.

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Brows -NYX - NYX PROOF IT! WATERPROOF EYE SHADOW PRIMER

on 10/14/2017 5:02:00 PM

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To start of, this primer works. It does it's job, and for my eyeliner that just won't stay on my eyelid and smear everywhere, this primer seemed like a miracle for me. I'm not 100% sure that the waterproof part of this eyeliner is legit, since I did use it for an eyeliner that was waterproof as well, so I guess it does.
So far, so good, but the problem I have with this primer is using it for as an eyeshadow base. Even after I let it dry for a bit after applying, I just can't blend eyeshadows on top of it. The shadow sticks to it and won't blend effortlessly like it always does. But on the bright side, if I succeed on blending eyeshadow on top of it, my eyelids don't get as oily and the work on my eyes, so it helps it last.
Another problem I have is the packaging. Recently I found out that the plastic part of the applicator cracked, and now it's a little hard to open it without accidentally pulling only the plastic but leaving the applicator itself still screwed inside.
Sadly, I won't repurchases this product, but only because I want to try other brands and see if they hold up as well. But I do recommend others to others who have oily eyelids like I do, because this primer really helps this problem.


Eyeliner -NYX - matte liquid eyeliner

on 10/14/2017 7:31:00 AM

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Really like this liner. I've used Kat Von D tattoo liner for a few years now but I've gotten tired of how fast it dries out, and I'm not crazy about the semi-shiny finish, as I like my liner to be completely matte. This is my new go-to, it's matte, opaque, very black and doesn't flake or run easily. The brush is thin enough to do nice, precise lines, at least if you're used to liquid liner. If you're not it might be a bit tricky at first. Overall I'm just really happy with it.


Blush -NYX - HD Blush - Taupe

on 10/14/2017 6:25:00 AM

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Can't believe how long I slept on this. This shade is perfect for contouring for pale, neutral-toned skin like mine. After using ABH powder contour palette forever (which is good but nothing extraordinary) and running out of the one shade I could use in it, this is a great substitute. There really aren't many contour palettes that offer more than one shade that's cool-toned enough for my skin so if you're like me, this is a way more economical option. Only thing is I wish it would last a bit longer on the skin but with a good base it shouldn't really be a problem.

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Lips -NYX - NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil

on 10/14/2017 1:18:00 AM

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I don't know that this is that different than their Lip Lingerie product. It goes on a little more smooth but still dries to a matte finish. I'm also not sure why they call it an oil - at the end of the day, it's a matte lippie. A little disappointed as I was expecting something closer to a real lip oil.


Lips -NYX - Epic Ink Lip Dye

on 10/13/2017 11:43:00 AM

I regularly use Nyx lipsticks, so I was quite excited to see this new option. It does not moisturize the lips, so if your lips are like mine, you'll need a gloss on top. It wears off quickly, and it will stain your teeth if you get it on there. I may return it if I can find my receipt.


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