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

on 6/3/2018 6:40:00 AM

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Good, but not really "wow" for me. I'll still be buying it again as it's cheap and does the job. It separates your lashes out as well as curling and lengthening, which gives a lovely natural look. I think this is helped by the fact that there's not much product on the brush so you can use more or less coats depending on the look you're going for. I prefer massive, dramatic lashes so I use quite a few coats.

It dries quickly and I can't get my lashes to move much once it does as they go quite hard and stiff. This is good as they won't budge all day, but bad if you haven't finished and want to put more on. Also takes a good scrub to remove, I don't mind that though as I take it as a sign of how long wearing it is!

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Mascara -NYX Professional Makeup -Za Za Zu Fiber Infused Luscious Volume

on 5/31/2018 2:45:00 PM

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The fibers must be invisible because this mascara did absolutely NOTHING for my lashes. You couldn't even tell I had mascara on, and that was after 3 coats. It was lacking in substance and color -- the first NYX product that I didn't like at all. My fave mascara is Better Than Sex but it's pricey, so I've been using Voluminous Lash Paradise which is, imo, a pretty close drugstore dupe. But I'm always looking to try new things with the hope that I'll find something ah-mazing -- this wasn't it. Save your money.

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

on 5/31/2018 6:57:00 AM

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The formula is kind of dry. Not long lasting.


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

on 5/31/2018 6:55:00 AM

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Got the shade Morocco. Was excited about the color, but it's not that pigmented, had to apply several coats. And the worst part it, it wears off super quickly. Have to re-apply every hour, even if i don't eat.


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

on 5/31/2018 6:55:00 AM

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I'm surprised by how much I love this. I have the shade Squad Goals, which on me is a neutral, natural-looking pink - almost MLBB but brighter. It's really easy to apply and has a lovely soft, smooth finish - unlike most matte liquid lipsticks, you don't get that dry looking, wrinkly finish. I have dry lips but this doesn't dry them out at all, and you can hardly feel you're wearing it. It lasts really well, even through food and drink, and leaves a nice stain even after a big meal.

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Lip Liners -NYX Professional Makeup -Suede Matte Lip Liner (all shades)

on 5/30/2018 1:10:00 PM

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I have this in the color Copenhagen, which is a richly pigmented dark burgundy wine shade. This lip pencil applied smoothly, did not feather and was fairly long lasting. I really liked that the colors matched the NYX soft matte lip creams.

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