Highlighters -NYX -Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator - Sunbeam

on 1/6/2018 8:16:00 AM

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At first swatch it was pretty but when applied to the face it's a glitter bomb. The glitter particles are chunky and cheap-looking and very very far from producing a realistic-looking glow. I could only see this applied very very sparingly on the cheekbones or the inner corner of the eyes for a night party look. Not the absolute worst product out there but you can find so many others that are better than this. The primer from the Born To Glow line is a million times nicer, go for that one.


Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Born to Glow Illuminating Primer

on 1/6/2018 8:11:00 AM

For the record this review is for the PRIMER in the narrow white tube not the liquid illuminator which is -mistakenly- pictured here.

The primer is really excellent. It took me a while to get the hang of it but once I did it garnered a beautiful result. It's a pearl-toned silicone-y cream product with very very fine shimmer. I figured I didn't need a lot of product since it's quite slippery and can feel a tad heavy if you don't use a light hand. My favorite way to apply is by starting with a light layer to prime and then mixing a drop of this with my foundation/bb cream. It gives that fresh, juicy skin kind of glow that is subtle and can be worn day and night. Definitely not glittery or harsh and thankfully doesn't accentuate any texture. I don't think it offers much in the way of foundation longevity, but for me illuminating primers never do anyway so I didn't have that expectation. Tube will probably last a long time, so overall good value for your money.

To sum it up, if you're into a super glowy, metallic type of sheen this one isn't for you but if you're looking for a healthy, youthful low-key radiance for all occasions it's a winner.

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Highlighters -NYX -Primal Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick

on 1/5/2018 8:12:00 PM

I always seem to be intrigued by NYX highlighters, but this was a glitter bomb. I will not purchase.


Contour -NYX -Powder Blush - Taupe

on 1/5/2018 1:39:00 AM

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Not on contour on me. The HD version also does’t work as contour on me. On my olive/ochre/sallow skin, I get a lot of pink and red undertones so this is more of a cool toned blush on me. I really love how well it blends and how little I need to get a natural flush since on my skintone it can sometimes be a bit too easy to overdo blush.

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Contour -NYX -Powder Blush - Taupe

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This is the only product that can actually give me a 'shadow' contour rather than an orange streak and will suit fair neutral-cool skin tones very well (for what its worth im NC15). I find it very pigmented so I have to be very light handed otherwise it can easily look like a huge splotch of dirt but it blends beautifully from the very small dab I use

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Lips -NYX -Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

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I have this in the shade Istanbul and its legitimately the prettiest, most natural looking pink on me. I could wear this every single day it is so flattering. Texture wise I'd say it's closer to a whip like their lid/lip lingeries but it isn't drying and won't create that butthole look, and I find the pigment can be a little more intense for me so I only dab a little bit in the middle of my lips and use a Qtip to spread it out

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Concealers -NYX -HD Photogenic Concealer Wand (All Shades)

on 1/4/2018 10:45:00 PM

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When I first tried it I don't know why I did not rate it at all but recently I ran out of my fit me and gave it a try again, now I'm not sure if my under eye area was too dry back then etc but I love it now! I don't have bad eye bags so I use it to highlight and even out the area, it's smooth, great price and the best way to apply it is beauty blender or sponge. Even though it's HD I didn't notice much flashback. For the price It's worth it but like any face makeup you need to prep your skin well by using a eye cream or ointment if the concealer is creasing or set it with the correct powder.


Lip Treatments -NYX -Butter Balm

on 1/4/2018 10:33:00 PM

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Bought these in the shades Biscotti and Macaron and ended up throwing both away.

I liked the slight, sweet flavor both shades had but that’s about where my endorsement ends. The formula looks smooth in the tube and applies smoothly but ends up feeling gummy once on. It makes lips feel kind of gross - sticky, crumbly - after just a few minutes and that feeling stays until wiping it off thoroughly. Not only that but the formula seems to have the opposite effect of its purpose, drying instead of moisturizing. My lips ended up more chapped after using this balm.

Both shades were very sheer and added little tint. The tube colors are nothing like the balm colors, which is a little odd. To end on a positive note, at least neither one is frosty or shimmery.

$3.99 each with standard twist up cylinder packaging.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish

on 1/4/2018 5:14:00 PM

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this is my fifth time buying this... and honestly its the best. i have oily skin, i know a lot of people are trying to find something that fully controls their oilness.. but honestly their is nothing you can do but minimize it and this setting spray does so, i find myself using the plotting paper once! another thing is if your make up looks cakey or a bit messy this setting spray fixes that! i love it

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Concealers -NYX -HD Photogenic Concealer Wand (All Shades)

on 1/4/2018 9:33:00 AM

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Used to LOVE this concealer ! It fits my skin color perfectly, successfully hides my very bad dark circles, and is very easy to apply. Though the container doesn't have a lot of product in it and I had to re-buy quite often.

The big problem with it sadly, is that it made me break out BAD. And it's not even acne since I've been 10 months on Accutane very recently. It's ugly ass raised bumps and redness like some sort of allergic reaction that won't go away and I had them for months now, very frustrating ! Don't buy this product if you have sensitive skin like mine, it completely ruined my spotless and healthy post-Accutane skin.

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Lip Gloss -NYX -Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

on 1/3/2018 11:32:00 PM

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WOW, I haven't used lip gloss since middle school but I started leaning towards lip glosses just a couple weeks ago b/c I was tired of worrying about my lipstick before & after eating as well as checking my lipstick throughout the day for touch ups.

I can simply apply the gloss mindlessly. My favorite part is that I can wipe off my gloss before eating so I don't have to worry about it smearing everywhere! Gonna start a collection of glosses...

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Color Correcting Concealer Palette

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I love using this product mostly to conceal my redness and dark eye circles! This palette works very well. The products are a bit thick when applied. Once I did not rub in the green well enough on my cheeks and after I applied some concealer you could see a little green. Make sure to rub in whichever color(s) you are using. I have sensitive skin and this product did not irritate it. I recommend this product to anybody who loves color correcting!


Lips -NYX -Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

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I bought this because judging from other people's swatches, I thought it would be a nice soft, nude pink, but it ended up looking fluorescently yet still pastelly cool-coral on me. Eeek! It looks nicer on other people, but on me it was very, very cool toned and too "bright" against my skintone. Weird. I think it's because the skintones of all the people who've swatched it (that I have seen) have been on the more neutral side of warm or maybe more cool toned, whereas my skin is more aggressively yellowish, with some kind of slight greeny olive undertone that makes it hard to pin down exactly... Istanbul made me look quite ill. It's confusing because others here who claim to be warm say this color looks great on them, but I'm definitely warm (even neutral foundations look too pink on me) and it looks frightening. I blame my mysterious oliveness.

Anyway, so obviously the color was a fail. But I did like the formula of this product. It felt very soft, smelled like real cupcakes, and was *almost* completely transfer proof. There was very slight transfer. I don't remember it applying very well over itself for touch-ups though, and after wearing it for about 8 hours it became a bit crumbly. But if you're just going to a quick event, hanging out, seeing a movie, dinner with granny, whatever, this is really nice because there are so many great color options and it's very comfortable to wear, not at all drying like most mattes. I'd like to try again with a different color someday.

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Mascara -NYX -Faux Lashes Fiber Infused Luscious Volume

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I found the formula for this too dry and hard to apply. The fibres didn’t do anything for me at all. It took many coats to see anything and it flaked and smudged throughout the day. I really tried to make it work, however ended up throwing it in the bin a few days after purchasing it.


Blush -NYX -Baked Blush - Chiffon

on 1/2/2018 8:50:00 AM

This is one of the best blushes I have ever used. The color is beautiful and it lasts all day, especially if applied on top of a good foundation.


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