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

on 6/10/2018 6:43:00 PM

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I was so excited to try this foundation, but was not happy with the results. I have oily-combo skin and read great reviews. For starters, it is very liquidy and I made a huge mess. As soon as I applied it I felt like my skin was repelling it. Instantly my skin looked cakey and it was separating on my face, I had to wash it off right away. I also found it hard to blend and not a great consistency


Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream

on 6/10/2018 12:59:00 PM

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I have Cool Intentions and its a beautiful earthy brownish-pink that is perfect for my skin tone. The texture isn't moisturizing at all, but it doesn't dry out my lips either. It feels powdery and in some ways I like that because it doesn't slip around and lasts a long time, but it also feels like it sits on top of my lips and it can feel a little tight.

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Loose Powders -NYX Professional Makeup -HD Studio Finishing Powder

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The powder has a little bit of a smell, not much though. It’s only bad if you accidentally inhale a large amount through your nose.
The powder has some flashback, and if you turn your face a certain way, it becomes flashback Mary. If you use it in light dustings it’s not too bad, but there’s still that “flashback”.

It also sticks. Like I’ll be brushing away the powder after a baking and there will be this patch that won’t go away. Saying that...

DONT use it as setting powder, ie baking your undereyes. You will end up looking like a polar bear. Though, saying that, it’s not a setting powder, it’s a finishing powder and is not meant for setting makeup. But you know, if you don’t have your setting powder, you gotta use the next best thing.

Other than that. The powder is extremely silky and soft. When I first got it, I put some on my hand as a swatch test, and I was mesmerized. So smooth.
It is also very matte, for those oily skin users.

In addition, I’ll use the powder under my makeup (over liquids) to blur redness and acne, because it does a great job at that.

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Eye Shadow -NYX Professional Makeup -Lid Lingerie

on 6/9/2018 8:31:00 PM

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I really liked the quality of it. It was the shade nude to me, It was a little too gold and not the champagne shade I was hoping for so I did ot keep it, but it dried down well and was very easy to apply. I was blebd it out with a fluffy eye brush and it looked very pretty. It was affordable at around $7. I think it was just a little too metallic for me, but they are very well made.


Concealers -NYX Professional Makeup -Dark Circle Concealer

on 6/9/2018 7:21:00 AM

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I would repurchase this because I'm still looking for the perfect concealer.

However - I don't get what all the hype is all about. The pros: it contains coconut oil and the coverage is decent. I don't like the texture - it's powdery and it sinks into the small skin creases. I just don't like the look of my undereye area after I put it on. For such a small amount of product I think the price tag is too high.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil

on 6/8/2018 11:40:00 PM

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Holy wow. I was lukewarm on this lipstick for the longest time, but finally decided to trot it out for a full eight hours at work to see how it held up. It’s SO comfortable, dries down to a satin finish and doesn’t dry your lips out (the term “lip oil” maybe be an exaggeration, so if you’re looking for something glossy, this is not for you). I have the color Low Key and it’s a perfect wear-to-work, reddish mauve shade. It does transfer but you can layer it over itself pretty seamlessly, so touch-ups are no big deal. Seriously thinking of buying more shades of this product as I attempt to balance out my mostly matte lipstick collection with some more hydrating formulas.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

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I usually use a pencil liner so this took some getting use to its very precise, you need a steady hand. I applied a little powder under it to keep it in place. You don't need to pull a little on the eye like I find myself doing with pencil liners so I like that, I would buy it again, I paid $6.50 for it.


Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Color Correcting Concealer Palette

on 6/7/2018 8:39:00 AM

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I found this palette extremely useful as I have a number of uneven skin pigmentation concerns that it addresses (dark undereye circles, redness and age spots/sun damage) that have worsened as I've gotten older. I use it because without a colour corrector, foundation (even full coverage) and concealer by itself does not hide them completely.

I apply it after primer (before foundation and concealer) and use my fingers. I find it blends smoothly with this method and it is not cakey for me at all. Then I apply foundation and concealer. I do not use it on its own. For me, it lasts as long as my all day foundation. I have sensitive skin and it does not irritate it at all.

I use the green for the redness I have on my neck and around my nose and on my chin. I use the yellow for my hereditary undereye circles (I've also used the pink but I think the yellow is slightly more effective). I use the peach/beige on the bottem left for the age spots. (These are the hardest to cover. Although I use sunblock constantly, it was not available when I was a child in the late 1950s- 1960s and very low spf in the 1970s.). I do not use the brown (too dark for me) and the purple (I don't have yellowness.)

I highly would recommend it for people with uneven skin tones with a primer first and finger application.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

on 6/6/2018 3:37:00 PM

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Solid eyeliner that is cheap, black as sin and precise. I got this at Target and have been wearing it all week. Very impressed with this so far, I do not need a liquid liner to be waterproof as I only use it on the top line. I will purchase this again and again.

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

on 6/5/2018 7:20:00 PM

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This is a good champagne-ish color without being overly silver, gold or pink. Both of my favorite rose gold eyeliners were discontinued, including NYX’s own Silky Cashmere which was a true gem, and this a decent replacement.

The shade doesn’t have as much depth as my old favorites, but the pigmentation is good for the color. It’s a light, slightly shimmery, “shell nude.” Iridescence, not glitter, makes it subtle and practical for daytime. It adds highlight to the eye without screaming “Look at my eyeliner!”

The formula is creamy but not so much that it is uselessly melty or smudgy. It lasts for over 6 hours but comes off with regular face wash. Glides on smoothly and blends easily.

Jumbo crayon is in a plastic pencil but so far I have not had issues sharpening it (neith point breakage nor sharpener damage). Overall, for $4 I am happy with this and would buy more colors in the line.

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

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I love everything about this foundation's performance EXCEPT how it seemingly enhances dry parts of my face that weren't even there in the first place. I have never experienced this degree of the appearance of seemingly flaky skin with any other foundation. This flaking doesn't occur on all of my face, though; it only occurs on my forehead, which is quite dry compared to the rest of my face, as well as any parts of my face that had acne scarring or texture. I thought my skin was just unusually dry, but no matter what changes I made to skincare or primer or brush or sponge, I had the same issue of this foundation creating texture that wasn't there.

*EDITED TO ADD: The flaking/dryness effect is reduced somewhat if I use just a heavy cream moisturizer (my favourite is Burt's Bees Milk and Honey lotion) underneath these foundation drops. However, if you do wear sunscreen regularly (which I often do), it doesn't help as much.*

However, if your skin is oilier and not very textured/scarred, this might perform better on you.

The coverage is easy to build; I was very impressed by the fact that it hid most of the darkness and redness from my acne and scars with only 2-3 drops on each side of my face. The shade range is also nice if you have more yellow-toned skin. It doesn't oxidize to orange, although I did get that "reverse oxidation" effect where it appeared slightly lighter when actually applied to my skin. It became a tad lighter but not ashy. However, it does turn the correct shade after a few minutes, and setting spray helps it move along.

I originally purchased this foundation dropper to mix with foundations I already own to make them paler and yellower, and it suits this purpose pretty well. While I don't like the texture it gives my skin by itself, it's okay if I mix just a drop of it with a different foundation. I don't mind mixing, but I do need to make sure I use the correct ratio.

At the time I purchased this foundation, my skin was dry (not due to the foundation, this was just the state of my skin) and I had previously been habituated to being very oily. In the future, if my skin is dry, I won't repurchase this; however, if my skin goes back to its former state of being very oily, I would repurchase.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Metallic Eyeliner

on 6/4/2018 10:33:00 PM

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I tried this liner in Rose Gold. Short review, it was mostly glitter and little pigment. It had a silvery-pink shade to the glitter and was visible, but it showed up more as sparkle than color. The formula was creamy enough to glide on smoothly without tugging, but not so creamy that it was overly smudgy. The packaging looks sleek, but the cap kept popping off of mine and instead of being a twist-up, as you often see with creamier liners, it’s a plastic pencil casing that has to be sharpened. Those are usually recipe for disaster and this one is no different - it can ruin the product if you don’t sharpen it exactly right, and render whatever remains unusable. Cost: $8.

I ended up returning it. I wanted a rose gold liner with some depth, and this is more like a highlight. I prefer the NYX Jumbo pencil ($4) in Yogurt to this.


Loose Powders -NYX Professional Makeup -Mineral Finishing Powder

on 6/4/2018 1:28:00 PM

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Great stuff! Great price, great wearability, and easy to find. I find that this stuff does a better than average job of mattifying my skin, and doesn't cake up when I do my daily touch-up at lunchtime. Where I've been the most pleasantly surprised, however, is how this powder applies beautifully under my eyes with no creasing (for reference- I'm in my 40's and have some crease lines under my eyes, and pat on ("bake") a pretty thick layer of this powder under my eyes, using a dampened beautyblender, to set my concealer and prevent my mascara from giving me raccoon eyes) and remains flawlessly smooth WITHOUT me having to use an under eye primer. That last fact alone has secured my devotion, but it's a pretty good powder for all the other reasons too :)

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Blush -NYX Professional Makeup -HD Blush

on 6/3/2018 5:36:00 PM

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I got this in the shade Hamptons. The peachy pink colour is very flattering on my super pale skin and has no shimmer at all which I like. It's quite powdery but doesn't look it once it's on. Lasts ages, unlike my Sleek blusher which disappears after a few hours. Comes in a cute little case with a bow on the clasp. I use it with the illuminating powder in Ritualistic which I also love.

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Mascara -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Worth the Hype Voluminizing & Lengthening Mascara

on 6/3/2018 3:49:00 PM

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It's hard for a mascara to wow me, but this one did! I REALLY struggle to hold a curl in my lashes and keep them lifted. This manages to do it and I don't even curl my lashes with this! It adds volume without being too clumpy. I personally don't see much length, but I already have long eyelashes. I usually use two coats with mascara, but with this I find I need three. The first coat doesn't do much, second lifts, and the third adds the volume. I like to wait and let it dry a bit before I do the third coat. It doesn't smudge or flake. This stays put all day. I find it removes easily with oil. This mascara gives me the look I want. Previously, I was using two mascaras to reach my desired effect. The wand is quite big, so I prefer to use a mascara with a smaller wand on my lower lashes (wet n wild mega length).

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