Highlighters -NYX - Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator - Sunbeam

on 8/30/2017 7:58:00 AM

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This product is best used as either an addition to a primer or a very small addition to foundation. It is way too pigmented and shimmery to use alone as a highlighter. I prefer to mix a VERY small drop into primer to give you a little bit of a dewy glow. I do love that this is an affordable option that is slightly similar to Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. Just remember: a little goes a long way!





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Concealers -NYX - Dark Circle Concealer

on 8/30/2017 6:11:00 AM

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Not a bad concealer. It is medium coverage, and will fade through the day if in a high-heat or stressful environment. But as I'm yet to find a better one, I will purchase this again. Colour is relatively good for fair skin!

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Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick - Tea Rose

on 8/30/2017 12:56:00 AM

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I love this lipstick. It's creamy and shimmery. It's generous amount will definitely last for months and it's only $4! Checkout my make-up tutorial including this NYX lipstick Tea Rose on my YouTube channel: GabbysMom08. Thank you!!!


Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Dark Brown

on 8/29/2017 6:18:00 PM

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This is not an eyeshadow pencil, it's an eye pencil, but since this is how it's listed I'll put my review here. It's not a new product by any means but I just discovered it in my quest for a better eyeliner. This makes a smoky eye easily and no shadow is needed. I just blend it with one of the pale, sheer eye crayons because on its own it is very thick and dark. I sort of dot it on and then blend a lighter shade to make it less bold. With the right blending it makes a magnificent smoky eye. You don't have to struggle to make it work. You can blend that line in seconds. I really hate eyeliner pencils that are too thin and hard or too greasy and wide. This one is my favourite now.

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Highlighters -NYX - Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

on 8/29/2017 12:09:00 AM

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This is pretty expensive for a drugstore highlighter. However, I like it a lot. I like a dramatic highlighter, and this is perfect for that. The shade I got is Twilight Tint, which is a cool white; if you have warm skin, you might not want this shade, as it will probably pull weirdly greyish or blueish on you. But if you are super pale or cool skinned, and looking for a highlighter that will show up you, this will probably work. The reflective duochrome makes it look wet when applied, and so beautiful. It also allows the highlight to look somehow natural-ish, even if you put on a lot. This is the favorite drugstore highlighter that I've tried.

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Eyeliner -NYX - Retractable Eye Liner (All)

on 8/29/2017 12:03:00 AM

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This isn't a terrible product. The pencil part is creamy, and I like that it's a retractable pencil, so you don't need to sharpen it. However, the tip breaks easily when you use it. Also, since the tip is so small, it's hard to get the eyeliner to glide onto your lid without tugging. I've used this product for weeks, and I still haven't managed to get it to go on without tugging and smudging. The Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl eyeliner goes on far more smoothly. However, the NYX eyeliner is more smudge-proof than the Scandaleyes, and the packaging of the NYX pencil is definitely better.

Overall, it's OK. The price is pretty low and the packaging is convenient, but I don't like it enough to repurchase.

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Eye Shadow -NYX - Trio TS06 (Purple/ Deep Purple/ Prune)

on 8/28/2017 8:43:00 PM

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I love this palette, but the brush that comes with it is not really enough for blending so I had to use a blending brush. I also have to add a highlight which I got from the smokey eye palette. Watch my YouTube tutorial @GabbysMom08. Thank you!!!

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Lip Gloss -NYX - Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

on 8/28/2017 5:13:00 PM

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I don't know what other shade I'd want so no to rebuy. But I got Metropolitan Nights it's really pretty! I saw it on my fave YTer. But I can't get it to stay in a precise line on my Cupid's bow. It's very frosty which I love. I don't normally buy from this line. What I have bought has been very good. I have lip products, liquid eyeliner, lipliners, eyeshadow palette, & brows products. All very good. I don't go to target much & ulta like never so Macy's dot com sells NYX or else eBay so i get it there. This lipgloss is thick & sticky u don't mind that but others may object. Contains phlalates.


Liquid -NYX - Total Control

on 8/27/2017 7:43:00 PM

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I've read reviews for years on this site but this is my first review. I have tried many many foundations over the years and this is the best I've found for my very fair oily skin. I bought this from Target on a whim and was surprised by how light and natural it felt and looked on my skin while covering all my redness and scarring completely.

Why I like it:
1. The formula is very watery and it's very easy to dispense just the right amount with the dropper and consistently use the same amount by counting drops
2. I need very little to cover my whole face
3. Does not turn my face into an oil slick like most other foundations
4. Looks just like the skin on the rest of my body
5. The lightest shade is a perfect neutral pale match. Most drug store foundations are much too dark for me, and too orange or pink so I have to pay top dollar for pale foundations that don't deliver in other respects
6. Nice packaging
7. Price is very good

I drop it into my hand and apply with a flat foundation brush. Very quick and low maintenance, no buffing needed! Then I apply sunscreen powder and use a sephora finishing spray. Doesn't budge! Best face makeup I've ever used in my 30 years on this earth.

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Lipstick -NYX - Turnt up! lipstick

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I have 3 of these in the shades: "Twisted" (back when it the Turnt Up! line was called High Voltage instead), "Wine & Dine", and "Sweet 16". All 3 shades give me maximum colour, pigmentation, and opacity in a single swipe. A single swipe of this lipstick looks just as opaque as it does in 4 swipes. It can easily overpower the colour of my lipliner. The formula is exceptionally creamy, lasts on the lips (without touching up) for at least 6 hours on me (although lipsticks in general tend to last pretty long on me).

Only 2 main issues with this:
1) You REALLY need to swatch this on your skin if possible. The colour on the lips/skin is significantly brighter than it looks in the tube. The testers for "Turnt Up" and "Sweet 16" were gone at the Ulta I went to, so the colours were paler and more neon on my skin than I had anticipated once I tried them at home. That being said, they are beautiful colours, and I kept them because it seemed like a good opportunity to experiment with neon shades.
2) The packaging is easily damaged. I accidentally dropped one tube on CARPET and the bullet doesn't swivel up anymore. Another tube just doesn't swivel down, even though nothing happened to it. I've never had this issue even after dropping other drugstore lipsticks.

Basically, I would buy these again, but only if there are testers present to swatch, and if the packaging isn't as easily damaged in future batches of these. This is the most pigmented lipstick formula I've ever used.

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Cleansers -NYX - Stripped Off Micellar Water

on 8/27/2017 12:24:00 PM

I needed a cruelty free replacement for my beloved Simple micellar water. This is it. I noticed that the first few ingredients in each are the same. The NYX does not leave a residue on the skin. This is important to me because I use micellar water to cleanse my dry skin in the AM. It does a good job at removing makeup. It would not be enough to remove a smokey eye, waterproof eyeliner, or waterproof mascara. It does not have a scent or irritate my eyes. Be aware that product comes out of bottle fast. Be careful when pouring out.

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Other -NYX - Pro foundation mixer

on 8/26/2017 10:52:00 PM

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I have this in every shade. The olive and the opalescent ones are my favourites. I add both to my foundation (Estée Lauder Double wear & sometimes double wear light) and it doesn't drastically change the coverage or wear time. I honestly can't even notice a difference. The non-shimmery ones do not change the finish. The shimmery ones (opalescent and luminous) give a more radiant finish. Keep in mind - deep will darken foundation but is very cool toned. Warmth will darken less intensely and give a warmer tone. Olive is right in the middle. White will lighten without changing undertone.
These are great and save tons of money if you do makeup on other people with a wide array of skin tones, if your foundation shade changes and you don't want to buy a whole new bottle, or if you're just in between shades. I highly recommend.
My only gripe is that it's so easy to squeeze out too much product from the tube. It's the kind of packaging that just squirts out way too fast if you use too much pressure.

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Eyeliner -NYX - matte liquid eyeliner

on 8/26/2017 9:56:00 PM

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This is a great liner! The formula is decent, it applies quite smoothly and the brush has just the right "snap" to manoeuvre my cat eye easily. I see that some have had flaking issues with it but so far it hasn't done that for me. The formula could be a smidge creamier as I find I have to redip my brush for each eye. I guess because it's matte it dries down rather quickly? It does the job well though. My only other issue would be the price for the amount you get. Compared to my old standby, L'Oreal Lineur Intense with the brush, this is a little chintsy. Where I buy my drugstore makeup, the L'Oreal is $10.99 for 7ml while the NYX is $9.99 for 2ml. The L'Oreal goes on sale regularly while the NYX does not. Nevertheless, because it makes drawing on my cat eye easy again (and once it's on, it's pretty water resistant) I will continue to purchase.

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Lip Gloss -NYX - Butter Gloss

on 8/26/2017 6:55:00 PM

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This is a superb lip gloss. Light weight w/ a satin gloss finish absolutely no sticky/tacky feel, almost feels water based. Although the colour is not super pigmented, still shows up almost like a washed stain. I have Peaches and Cream, the colour is just gorgeous! A pretty coral-melon colour that is complementary for most skin tones. Doesn't really last long, maybe a few hours but it feels so good on my lips, I just reapply. My fav summer go to colour, on my second bottle...planning to try other colours as well.

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Loose Powders -NYX - HD Studio Finishing Powder

on 8/26/2017 12:39:00 AM

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I love this powder!!


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