Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -eyebrow marker

on 5/25/2018 2:32:00 PM

I have this in the color Deep, which looks like a chocolate brown but applies to my fair skin a golden brown color. This is like using a water based marker to sketch in eyebrow hairs. I like to use this to outline my sparse and thinning brows. The color lasts all day for me. I do not use this as a stand alone product. I usually fill in the bare spots of my brows with Milani Brow Pomade in taupe, then outline with the NYX brow marker and sketch in the tail ends of my brow. I finish off the look with a light sweep of the e.l.f shape & stay brow pencil wax in clear. Right now, this is the most natural look I can give my fading eyebrows. For best results, I like to store this brow marker with the tip facing down to keep it from drying out. And I always wipe the tip with a tissue when I am done using it so it does not clog up.


Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

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This eyeliner was suggested to be as an acceptable dupe for Kat von D's Tattoo liner, and I believe it is. It's not as long lasting as Tattoo liner, but it has good pigment, is widely available, and only costs 1/3 of Kat von D's.

I still prefer the Tattoo liner , but I would repurchase the NYX version again if I run out (Kat von D is very hard to find where I live).

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Lip Liners -NYX Professional Makeup -Slim Lip Pencil (All)

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Amazing staying power, !! Lovely selection of colours. Pricey for a lip liner that is also very difficult to sharpen, so you don't get much use out of it. The actual lip liner itself however is very very good.

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Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation

on 5/24/2018 4:30:00 AM

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I was not a fan of this foundation.
First off I could not find a good shade match.
I tried a couple different shades but in the end, the formula did not work for me and there were no more shades that would work for my skin tone so I gave up.
It was easy to use and build up but I did not like how it looked on the skin and it also started to slip around a bit by midday.
Overall, I did not care for the product.

On my medium/tan neutral skin tone
Beige- too light
classic tan- a bit too light and a little too pink
Golden-swatches too dark but blends out pretty well and prob the best match out of the shades avail. so far.
Anything above golden was too dark

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Contour -NYX Professional Makeup -Powder Blush - Taupe [DISCONTINUED]

on 5/24/2018 2:34:00 AM

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It's too bad this has been discontinued. This is great value for the money and it works really well as a cool/neutral toned contour powder. I'm glad I bought a couple of spares. It's also small packaging, which makes it perfect for traveling. It's a really nice shade and it's very easy to blend. You can use a light hand and add more as you need.

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Eye Shadow -NYX Professional Makeup -Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Milk

on 5/24/2018 12:23:00 AM

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My favorite base! Makes colors pop and shimmers stay. I love it also to help highlight my cheekbones and cupids bow. I have even used it on my dark circles when I was out of concealer.

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

on 5/23/2018 11:50:00 AM

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I realy like this concealer. I had the nars creamy concealer and I may just like this one a bit better actually. Simply because its a little thiner so I can costumize the coverage better, If I want it to be natural I can even just apply a tiny bit with my finger and tap it in to bend. The shade is also perfect for me, and it's quite cheaper than the nars one. I also think my bottle is lasting longer than the nars one, even tho the quantity is less. I'm not sure why.


Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Matte Lipstick - Alabama

on 5/22/2018 3:52:00 PM

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Absolutely adore this lipstick.

The colour is incredibly flattering on me. With my yellow/olive undertones, most neutral reds pull slightly pink on me (like MAC Russian Red), so despite this being a brick, warm red, it looks neutral on me. The colour is not too bright, not too dark: it's the perfect medium red for me. (Fun fact, this is a dead-on dupe for MAC Viva Glam I, but cruelty free! Whoo!)

I was surprised by how much I like the formula. I'm used to MAC mattes, and expected this to be a huge step down. It really isn't! It's almost completely matte and highly pigmented, yet still comfortable. It's a fairly classic lipstick formula. It stays put for hours and hours. If I wear this one for 12+ hours, I usually touch up about 2 times throughout the day.

I took one lippie off for the packaging. It's not my favourite look-wise, it feels rather flimsy, but above all, it twists up *very* easily. The lipstick tends to smash itself into the lid while closed, which is just stupid design. Other than that, I would 100% recommend this. I wish more colours in the line spoke to me, because I would be all over it!


Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Dewy Finish Setting Spray

on 5/22/2018 11:16:00 AM

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This setting spray is ok. I don't notice a difference between this and the matte one. It doesn't really have a smell and doesn't leave a dewy finish. It does help keep my makeup in place. I really like the mister on this one. I've even kept a few bottles after I've finished them because I like the mister so much. It's a very fine and even mist. Maybe even the best nozzle at the drugstore. I buy this because it is on sale or nyx has a special offer going on and I need something else from the brand.

Wet n Wild is more dewy, but smells like Purell (mister is ok). My all time fave is Pixi Rose Fixing Mist. It locks makeup in place, has a dewy finish, pleasant smell, and has a nice mister (not as fine as nyx). The only con with Pixi is the $15 price tag.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Tame and Frame Brow Pomade in Brunette

on 5/21/2018 3:42:00 PM

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The pigment is actually pretty good, but it's not creamy enough. It's sort of dry and crumble-y already from the start. The price is definitely good, and I prefer it over the other drugstore pomade, Milani's Stay Put Brow, that I've tried. Not necessarily because it's a lot better, but because it's much more reasonably priced for the quality.

I'm missing an auburn shade. I tried Chocolate, because I saw people recommending it as an auburn type shade, but it's far too cool to pass for that. To be honest, even if they did add an auburn shade, I probably wouldn't repurchase, simply because I went out and repurchased Anastasia Beverly Hills' brow pomade in Auburn when I realised Chocolate wasn't working out for me. I had forgotten how great ABH's brow pomade was in the two years since I last used it, and even though this one is so much more affordable, I still think the ABH one is worth splurging on over this.

+ Cruelty free
+ Vegan
+ Affordable
+ Pretty pigmented

- Dry and crumble-y
- No auburn/warm brown shade
- Longevity isn't as good as I expect from a brow pomade. It looks a little smudged at the end of the day, and if I've spent time shaping my brows just so in the morning, I want them looking sharp all day

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Lip Liners -NYX Professional Makeup -Retractable Lip Liner (all shades)

on 5/21/2018 1:12:00 PM

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I have this lip liner in two shades - Nude and Sand Beige. I much prefer automatic lip liners to the regular pencils that have to be sharpened all the time. I have been happy with the application and wear of these lip liners.

The shade Nude has been a close match to my lip color. I have used it all over my lips with lip balm on a "no makeup" makeup day. It has also coordinated well with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi to define the edges after application.

The shade Sand Beige has been a lucky find for me. It is very close to the discontinued Jordana Easyliner in Honey Dip that was my long time favorite. I had an almost fully used up Honey Dip liner that I was able to dig a little bit out of and when swatched it was so close. Honey Dip was maybe a tiny bit more warm brown but NYX Sand Beige is a great replacement.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

on 5/19/2018 7:58:00 AM

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Excellent brow pencil, with the help of the spoolie it gives me a very natural look. I have this in Ash Brown, which is not particularly ashy but it is a good neutral dark brown. I'm on my third pencil and one lasts me several months with everyday use.

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Mascara -NYX Professional Makeup -Doll Eye - Volume

on 5/19/2018 6:47:00 AM

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Below average mascara. Almost immediately I noticed a fall out onto my cheekbones which continued through out the day.I didn't notice any volumizing effect, clumps lashes together and doesn't hold curl at all


Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Shine Killer

on 5/18/2018 7:48:00 PM

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I've used two makeup primers in my life -- e.l.f.'s Hydrating Primer and this, and both have been terrible. To echo pretty much every other review, this primer is the exact opposite of shine-killing. I put this on one morning after blotting and moisturizing and by the end of the day, my makeup had noticeably separated and was easily transferring when I touched my face. After a couple more days, it was pretty clear I was breaking out, too, after several months of relatively clear skin. I'm thinking silicone-based primers just don't jive with my skin, but even so, I wouldn't recommend this primer to anyone.


Lip Gloss -NYX Professional Makeup -Butter Gloss in Eclair

on 5/18/2018 6:28:00 PM

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The butter lip glosses by NYX are affordable, fairly long lasting and have a light, sweet scent. As a previous reviewer stated, this is Barbie pink. Does not dry out my lips. I would try other colors of this lip gloss.


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