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

on 4/10/2018 11:07:00 AM

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this product just didn't do enough for me. It really dried out my undereyes and made them look really dull. It creased too and it oxidized pretty badly. I could put up with that stuff if it made a really good spot concealer, but it didn't. It grabbed onto dry patches for me and the coverage just wasn't there...Maybe if you have really oily skin, but I just didn't like it. Also, the lid broke.


BB Cream -NYX Professional Makeup -BB Beauty Balm

on 4/10/2018 10:56:00 AM

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this is the product I use on most days instead of a full-coverage foundation. It does a pretty good job of covering redness and patchiness in my skin, which is pretty much what I use it for. Personally I like to use a lower-coverage product all over and a high-coverage concealer where I need it, so this works well for me. I have combination skin and this doesn't give me any problems, although I definitely do need to use a powder on the oilier parts of my face. This doesn't really do much for covering my acne, but I don't really expect a BB cream to. I only need a little bit each time and it's lasted me a while. I'd repurchase.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil

on 4/10/2018 10:44:00 AM

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I have this in lowkey. I was definitely looking for the actual NYX lip oil and accidentally got this (I did eventually find that but it turns out I like the Slip Tease much better). This dries sown matte and slightly powdery but not crusty or uncomfortable at all. If you press your lips together lightly and don't rub, it won't move. If you do rub, it will move a little. Make sense?

Application is painless (for this shade at least). Make sure to wipe the wand off really, really well and apply in thin layers. The applicator hasn't given me any problems, and I haven't needed a liner. Wear is really good - it does transfer but you are left with a lot of color still. You'll need to fully reapply after a real meal though. I can feel it on my lips but it's not a hateful feeling. It's not moisturizing but I don't think it's drying out my already-dry lips. I suggest doing that thing where you suck on your finger to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth.

Ok, so the fun stuff - this does not settle in my lip lines and make my lips look wack like most liquid lipsticks. Miracle. Because of the opacity and texture, it makes a GREAT stain. Lightly apply, rub in, do that gradient thing if you want, perhaps apply gloss over it (wait for it to dry down first). It's inexpensive. There are 12 shades. Lowkey is almost like a browned-down nude-y coral, and it's great, super flattering and not even boring. I didn't see any others that I really wanted at the time, but now that I respect the formula I defffff have my eye on Breezy (bright orange-coral), Coy (light bright pink), Bang Bang (warm dark red) and Fire Dancer (cool dark red).

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Loose Powders -NYX Professional Makeup -Mineral Finishing Powder

on 4/10/2018 1:05:00 AM

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I bought this sort of impulsively because I love NYX and ulta was out of the makeup revolution baking powder I was after. It isn't my exact shade, it's a bit lighter than my skin but it isn't noticeable unless I use way too much. I have a feeling that flashback with this powder might be horrible, though I haven't tested that yet.

It sets my makeup well and it mattifies my skin just as well as my kat von d powder, so it does what I need it to do. It works fine as a baking powder or just as a loose powder, though I prefer translucent powder around my eyes. It doesn't do a lot to blur fine lines or minimize pores so there are definitely better powders for that around the same price ($9.50) if that's a concern for you.

Overall I'm not unhappy with it. It's cheap and why spend more money on a loose powder than you need to.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Soft Matte Lip Cream (All)

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Hello Ladies!

I have been a fan of matte lipsticks for years. Recently I moved to Canada, and I didn't want to dry out my lips with matte shades. I wanted to try out NYX's soft matte lip cream, to see if it works as the name says. I have a tan skin tone with a warm undertone. I purchased three colors- Vancouver, Cannes, and Copenhagen. They really complemented my skin color. I loved the packaging of the product as it's small and compact which makes it easy to carry. It doesn't really dry out my lips, and it doesn't stay much longer, maybe for 2-3 hours. I feel its fairly priced for its quantity. I would definitely repurchase the soft matte lip cream!


Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Brow Mascara

on 4/9/2018 2:52:00 PM

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I really like this brow mascara. It tints my brows just the right amount, looks very natural. Keeps brows in place, lasts all day. I have the shade "brunette" and it is a great neutral brown for me. The size of the brush is okay, could be slightly smaller but it's not too big. Very easy to use. Will repurchase.


Eye Primer -NYX Professional Makeup -Proof It!

on 4/8/2018 7:37:00 PM

I've loved the Thank Me Later eyelid primer but now I'm sticking with NYX Proof it! Waterproof Eyelid Primer. Once applied, give it a couple of minutes to adhere, then I recommend a light dusting of powder prior to applying powder shadows, to keep it blendable.

This primer grabs products and lasts an amazingly long time on my extremely oily lids. Highly recommend as it is almost bullet proof in my experience, and I've tried at least a couple of dozen different primers over the years. This stuff is AMAZING for oily lids.



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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Butter Lipstick Cotton Candy (BLS18)

NYX Butter Lipstick Cotton Candy is a true baby pink!
I love this because it checks off all the boxes I look for in a baby pink lipstick. It looks peachy in the tube. But once it hits the lips it's a light pink that's cool toned without being overly blue-toned. Also, despite being a light color it's really opaque. The formula is great - no streaking issues at all which is common is light drugstore shades. The finish is a delicious cream with a sutbtle frost/sheen. I honestly wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one but I LOVE this.

You'll love this if you're pale/cool toned or just adore baby pinks.

Will definitely rebuy!

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Cosmetics Honey Dew Me Up Primer

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I wanted to like this primer but I don’t. It adds nothing to a dewy look and the gold specks don’t really show up. Their cheaper, less sexy primers are much better.

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Lips -NYX Professional Makeup -Soft Matte Lip Cream - Monte Carlo

on 4/7/2018 12:46:00 PM

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I must have gotten a dud when I bought the shade Monte Carlo. I LOVE the SMLC's and have bought many shades over the years, and they all had that same creamy matte formula that dries down fairly quickly. However, this shade is super liquidy, streaky and doesn't dry down at all on me. All the swatches I've seen online have the classic soft matte look so i'm wondering if they just made a bad batch. I'm tempted to purchase another one to see if it will be better but i'm afraid it'll be the same. Super bummed because it is such a beautiful red.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk #595

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I heard that this lipstick was "scary pale" and was immediately intrigued since I'm very fair skinned so these kind of light shades are very flattering on me.

Strawberry milk is a pale pink. It does have subtle peach undertones. If you're very cool toned like me the peach is more noticable, but if you're warmer toned you may not notice and it'll be more of a true baby pink. It's very similar to NYX Pale Pink but less yellow-toned and creamier.

The formula is a bit greasy in texture, but I'm used to greasy drugstore lipsticks. The reason I'm giving it 1 out of 5 lippies is due to streaking. There was a lot of streaking and was just very patchy. I was left with no choice but to trash it. The packaging also felt very cheap and my lipstick came smashed.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Lipstick in Baby Pink

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NYX Baby Pink is a sheer, pale (baby) pink lipstick with a strong pale purple undertone.

In the tube it's a pale purple, and you'd never know by looking at it that once it hits your lips it's very frosty from the silver shimmer. You either love frosts or hate them. But the purple in this is perfect if you have cool undertones, so be careful if you're tan or warm toned as it may wash you out. I think this is a unique modern frost thanks to the purple, so it's not dated in this way like most frosts.

Summary if you're pale and/or cool toned and like subtle frosts, get it. Otherwise you don't need it.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

on 4/4/2018 4:26:00 PM

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I loved this eyeliner for the first several uses - easy to use, dark pigmented color -- but then something happened where the formula turned to black water - it makes a huge mess of my lids - spreading and settling into fine lines and spidering out of control - the precision is great but I have no use for precision that doesn't STAY WHERE I PUT IT.

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Highlighters -NYX Professional Makeup -Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator - Sunbeam

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I really like this to mix with foundation when my skin is clear but looking somewhat dull. I've also tried it mixed with primer and it works well that way too. It is very densely pigmented, so I only need a tiny drop. In such small amounts it doesn't really affect the wear or color of my face products, which is nice. It imparts a soft lit-from-within glow that I really like; it isn't dewy, just healthy looking. One tube will also probably last me for the rest of my life, which is also great. I believe that Sunbeam is a dupe shade-wise for Benefit High Beam, though Benefit's version is more runny and has way worse packaging.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

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This brow pencil is my hands-down holy grail. When I had darker hair I would use Brunette, but now that I have orangey-red hair I use Auburn--which is a nice warm medium brown, not too orange and not too cool. The nice thing about this pencil is that it really lasts very well. I've tried a ton of different brow products over the years for my sparse brows and some look great at first but fade or smudge as the day wears on, which is not fun nor is it cute. I can easily get the NYX pencil to last 12+ hours and not need a touchup. I love the fine size of the pencil, because it has definitely made drawing my brows to look more natural a lot easier. I think that it is a little pricey for drugstore, because these are around $10 a pop at most places, but I can get one pencil to last about 3ish weeks or more. The spoolie on the end is nice, it is not too big or too small to be effective. Overall, a great product with a good shade range.

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