Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

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I have it in black and in brown. The formula is quite runny especially in the black shade. It's very pigmented and doesn't smudge. I still prefer the KVD Tattoo eyeliner in terms of formula because it's easier to apply. I would recommend it especially to those who are fans of the swing eyeliner by the balm because it has a runny highly pigmented formula that sets matte but doesn't smudge like the Balm one.

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

on 12/6/2018 10:04:00 AM

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Ohh no this product was trash!! I kept seeing it as an ABH dupe but that’s not true, this stuff is barely pigmented and goes on patchy. I’m upset I spent like $8 just to have to throw it out because my brows were looking crazy with this stuff, I ended up having to use other brow products to make it look half decent. The texture is dry and crumbly so when you try to pick up more pigment you actually end up with clumps on your brush. I’m back to my L’Oréal pomade which works much better and is a lot more pigmented.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Matte Lipstick (All Shades)

on 12/6/2018 7:40:00 AM

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I have the shade Butter. This lipstick has a great matte formula - it's comfortable and even hydrating. It's very pigmented and doesn't cling to dry patches. It does transfer a bit but still looks matte and opaque. Totally recommend.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer

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I can thank this primer for showing me exactly where every single even slightly dry spot on my skin is. I was looking for something to smooth out my skin for foundation and this...kinda made things worse. Where my skin is *perfect* (for me, anyway), it did an okay job, but at least I can say that I know where to target for exfoliation and a few inches of moisturizer.

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Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation

on 12/4/2018 10:51:00 PM

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Application:
So finnicky.
It dries down so damn fast and is so prone to looking patchy.
A brush doesn't work for me because before I can blend the brush strokes out, the foundation has set.
So the only application that I've found workable is to pat a sponge straight into the foundation, then blend it out as quick as I possible can on my face.
I've also found that layering is quite tough because the first layer is already powder dry. So it just looks cakey if I do.

Coverage:
A good high medium coverage. You can build it up to full by adding more layers, but I don't do that because building it doesn't look good as I've previously mentioned.

Finish:
Depending on how well moisturised you are, it's either horribly patchy and flat matte, or a nice smooth matte. This foundation does look nice, smooth, and matte provided you moisturise very well, and find a good application method.

Longevity:
This one is slightly confusing, as it varies on different parts on my face. But overall I'd say it's pretty bad.
What's weird about this is that it controls my oils amazingly well in parts of my face that aren't too oily. But on the oiliest parts of my face, aka my forehead and cheeks, it makes it look More oily. Even if I put on a lot or almost no powder.

Another thing to mention is that it creases into my lines pretty badly, especially if I go overboard with the powder.

Also another thing to note is that it is Not transfer resistant. This foundation actually transfers the most amongst others I've used, especially in areas where I get oily. But even when I'm not oily, it transfers very easily. It just happens even worse when I'm oily.

Putting products on top:
This is another thing that is finnicky with this foundation. If I put my revolution concealer (which is matte and also sets quickly) over top, the foundations lifts up, and the concealer blends patchy, and it just looks horrible. But if I put a more liquidy concealer that doesn't set so fast like that Maybelline fit me, it looks perfectly fine.
Although I have noticed that if I drag of the wand of the concealer a little too hard against my skin, it picks up the foundation too. So I have to be very gentle and careful when applying concealer.
Putting powder products on top is fine though, never had a problem with it.

Shade selection:
This is why I keep trying to make it work. Because this foundation is the only one I've found with a shade that matches me almost exactly. In natural light it looks so perfectly. In artificial lighting it looks too yellow? But anyways I trust natural light more. And I've also Never had a foundation that looked to yellow before, so I keep coming back to this.

Because of the shade, and how smooth it makes my skin look upon initial application, I'm experimenting mixing this with other foundations. (And also because it's the most expensive foundation I've ever bought). I've experimented mixing this 50/50 with the LA Girl pro matte foundation. And I found that the application was a little easier, as it didn't dry down so matte so quickly. But unfortunately I still got the creasing that this foundation caused. So I'll mix less of this NYX foundation next time and see what happens.

Bottom line: Wouldn't repurchase, and wouldn't recommend to anyone Unless they already have really good skin. i.e. not oily or dry, no fine lines.

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Foundations -NYX Professional Makeup -HD Studio Photogenic Foundation

on 12/4/2018 7:14:00 AM

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This foundation is not bad on face. It makes my face look nice and smooth. The problem is that it causes scratchy face the next day. Sometimes it causes a few acnes or pimples. Not bad, but for that price I recommend something else.


Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer

on 12/3/2018 7:01:00 PM

Only one review so far? These have been in the store long enough that all but one of the testers have been stolen! I therefore could not tell which was best for me so I picked the only shade that was on sale for $7 - Motel Dreams. It's a beautiful sort of mauve neutral, very similar to Maybelline Untainted Spice lipstick. I like the way this glides on. It is very opaque and shiny and never dries, but it doesn't just disappear. It lasts quite a while unless you eat and then it would need retouching. I like it better than all the liquid lipsticks I've tried which are so drying. This product gives the illusion of fuller lips because of the high shine. The wand makes it easy to apply precisely and layer it on. I think this is way better than most liquid lipsticks.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

on 12/1/2018 3:56:00 PM

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The best brow product I have ever used. This pencil is neither too soft nor too hard and it doesn't smudge. The fine tip is great for realistic brow enhancements and comes in a wide range of colours. I always go for black but there are options for everyone here. The spoolie is just right too. A great value product and there really is no need to spend more on a brow pencil.


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

on 11/25/2018 12:31:00 PM

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This review will be comparing a number of drugstore makeup setting sprays to each other. There are plenty of reviews on the internet comparing each of the drugstore sprays to high end sprays so you could easily search for that if needed. I'll be focusing on the DEWY versions of Milani (Make it Last), NYX (Professional), LA Girl (Pro HD Finish), and Flower Beauty (Seal the Deal). I've added Wet N Wild but I haven't used it for long so I'll edit the review at a later point. For me, Flower Beauty was the best.
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Testing conditions:
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I live in the Northeast where the winters are cold and windy and the summers are hot and humid. I have a long commute to work, part of which includes a 20 minute walk in all kinds of weather conditions. I work in an office setting so my makeup has to last from one extreme to the next. In other words, these products have been put to the test.
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Spray & Bottle (they're all plastic):
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Flower Beauty's spray bottle is amazing. By far the best of all. The spray comes out in an extremely fine mist, it never clogs, and the nozzle responds to different pressure as you're pressing down on it. The other bottles only spray if you press all the way down, if that makes sense. This is the only one out of all the products where you have quite a bit of control with the finest mist.
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Milani's product comes in a semi-translucent bottle, which is nice because you can see how much product is left. There are reviewers who say the Milani bottle and spray is the best, but I've used multiple bottles of it and have found that it's not nearly as good as Flower's and it starts off good but clogs up and spritz's big pellets towards the end. The bottle is NOT a screw top--you can't open it up, reuse the bottle, or get any of the remaining product out. Out of all of the products, Milani's is the only product that is a sealed, non-screw top.
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I would note that all the other products come in a pretty standard spray bottle, the kind that you get in a travel kit. They are sprays that work evenly, but they're still sprays, not mists. But, if you've ever tried the ELF setting spray that comes in that square-shape bottle, these are all world's better than that. The ELF thing spits at you, none of these do that so you don't need to worry.
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Staying power:
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The staying power of all the products are pretty on par with each other. Out of all the products, Milani looks the best for the longest amount of time. That being said, the difference was very slight and for me, not worth the extra price per ounce and the bottle.
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Dewy Look:
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In terms of leaving me the dewy-est, NYX wins, hands-down. It gives me a very nice sheen that is visible. Second best is Milani, but I can't tell if it's the product itself or if it's because it lasts the longest so it ends up looking the best by the end of the day. Flower's sheen is nice but subtle. It's probably not the shiniest because the mist is so fine. The rest of the products I would say leave me natural looking but not dewy. Let's put it this way, the rest are setting sprays that do NOT make me look flat, matte, or dry but they don't particularly leave me dewy.
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Overview:
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My favorite out of the bunch is the Flower Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating setting spray. It's the most expensive per bottle but the cheapest per fluid ounce--you get a lot of it. The spray itself is superior to all the rest. The only con is that it's hard to find (only in Walmart or online) and never goes on sale. Out of the remainders, I would say they do not differ too much from each other. The second best is Milani and per bottle, it's only a little cheaper than Flower Beauty but you get a lot less product. If you're looking at paying the least per bottle then NYX, LA Girl, and Wet n Wild are pretty much on par with each other by price but I think NYX is the best out of those three. I'm ranking LA Girl the lowest but it doesn't actually mean it's the worst. I would say that it really doesn't differ much from NYX or Milani by very much and I've seen both the NYX and the LA Girl get sold in a 0.5 fl oz mini bottles for around $3 so they're good travel products or a good trial size with minimal financial investment.
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Overall Ranking:
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1. Flower (best value, best spray, hard to find)
2. Milani (fair value, best staying power)
3. NYX (most dewy look)
4. Wet n Wild (excellent value, good overall)
5. LA Girl (inexpensive per bottle, good but not special)
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Prices (based on Walmart)
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Flower = $9.98 for 3.4 fl oz (100ml) (2.96 per fl oz)
Milani = $8.97 for 2.03 fl oz (60ml) (4.42 per fl oz)
NYX = $5.59 for 1 fl oz (30ml)
Wet n Wild = $4.68 for 1.52 fl oz (45ml) (3.08 per fl oz)
LA Girl = $4.99 for 1 fl oz (30ml)

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

on 11/20/2018 12:31:00 AM

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After hearing this to be a dupe for the Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner , I purchased this.

Pros:
-intense black pigmentation
-brush tip applicator
-relatively cheap

Cons:
-runny formula, dispenses a lot of product
-smears all over the place
- It transfer and flake to my bottom eye making me have racoon eyes by end of the day (especially if you have oily eye lid).

I don’t think I will re purchase again because it transfer and flake to my bottom eye.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Lip Dye

on 11/18/2018 4:41:00 PM

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I had such a horrible time with this lip product! I tried wearing it with one coat, with multiple coats, layering under a lipstick...

My lips are pretty dry naturally which is sometimes a problem with lip stains, but I've tried and used other lip stains in the past with a lot of success. This one was super patchy, didn't stain my lips at all, and was a nightmare to apply.

I feel like the doe foot applicator was a terrible choice, maybe it would have made more sense to go with a marker pen? I don't know but even though it's not too expensive, I would stay far away from this one.


Powder -NYX Professional Makeup -Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

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I wear the color creamy natural which is a neutral pale white color that oxidizes to a light golden on me. This is the only powder foundation that does not - I repeat - does not - transfer onto clothes, hands, or anything - NO TRANSFER. It also builds up to medium coverage. My only gripe is the price. It's so fu*king expensive. It appears to be cheap, but I don't even build up to medium coverage, but maybe once a month and I hit pan in under 2 months! Despite that, I will re-purchase, because I feel like I've tried every formula out there, from high end to low end (which I consider this to be low end) and this formula is the best one. Note: don't get it from Amazon because it will arrive as loose powder. They just throw it in a box or an envelope with no protective packaging. Get it at the drugstore if you can.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Lip Lingerie

on 11/14/2018 1:37:00 PM

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PROS:
• No transfer, no smudging/fading
• Even pigmentation, not patchy
• Not crumbly or flaky
• Pretty comfortable
• Don't dry down to a darker shade than in the tube
• Affordable
• Wide color range (great nudes)

CONS:
• The product gets very clumpy after a while
• Wears off quickly from the inner part of the lips
• Chemical scent

Overall, 7/10. I have the shade Corset.


Concealers -NYX Professional Makeup -HD Photogenic Concealer Wand - Fair

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I tried to like this concealer, but it's just not for me.
It creased a lot and oxidized. I'm just using it as an eye base until it's empty.


Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Lip Lingerie

on 11/12/2018 12:56:00 AM

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I go the shade Teddy and Ruffle Trim. I saw some tourist girls from the middle east specifically asking the sales person at sephora to find the shade Teddy and she had to check the stock. I immediately got my hand on 1 tube and it does go nicely with light brown hair and minimal makeup. Ruffle trim looks like a warm peachy nude. It does have that Kylie lip tube semblance like a reviewer said. Ruffle trim looks like the current nude that is trending on every social media nowadays think KVD Lolita , you get the picture! Teddy is a grey based brown

Pros
The applicator is incredibly long and the applicator is ok
cheap
doesn't feather
lots of nice nude shades

Cons
Drying
accentuates lip lines
does not lasts with meals
has this chemical smell but wears off

Recommend?
Yeah its ok


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