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 in 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.


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.


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.


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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Concealers -NYX Professional Makeup -Dark Circle Concealer

on 4/3/2018 10:11:00 PM

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Hands down, this is the best dark circle corrector I have found, and I've tried many. I am very pale and use the lightest shade. The formulation is very lightweight and does not accentuate fine lines. It is buildable without looking cakey or obvious. It tones down but does not completely cover my dark circles, but it's pretty good. I can use it alone or put additional concealer over the top for more coverage. The price is super cheap. This is a great product and I will buy again and again.


Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Lip Lingerie

on 4/3/2018 9:43:00 PM

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I love these colors but the formula is so crappy! It breaks apart so quickly in the inner lip. I have super dry lips and these just make them drier. I tried applying the thinnest layer and still it faded in the ugliest way. These are way too high maintenance for me.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Brow Mascara

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I have weird eyebrows. The hairs are long, but they aren’t thick. But they also aren’t thin. “Sparse” isn’t quite the right word, but I don’t know how to describe them any better than that. Also, they are on the lighter side of medium brown.

Since my hair is dyed black and is naturally dishwater blonde, I always fill in my eyebrows so they match my hair better. I’m trying to go for a more natural look these days though, and pomades/dark powders/pencils tend to create too “done” of a look.

So, I got this in the shade Black. It actually is not black, it’s a dark brown... but I appreciate the fact that it has no red or orange undertones like most brow gels in this price range tend to have. But it’s just not as dark as I hoped. My eyebrows do look noticeably thicker, but they aren’t much darker at all really, only subtly — which is strange to me because my eyebrows aren’t very dark to begin with and this product is supposed to be black. So I was a bit disappointed by that.

It would probably give better results for my type of eyebrow if I were to use powder with it, but that’s an extra step that I’m trying not to do anymore. I don’t feel weird going out with only this on my eyebrows though. It keeps my brows from disappearing against my hair color, which is the important thing.

I like the applicator and the formula. It’s very easy to use and maneuver, and you’d have to really be trying to overload the brush and apply too much product. I’ll continue to buy this, I just wish it was a teeeensy bit darker pigmented...

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Lip Liners -NYX Professional Makeup -Slim Lip Pencil - Peekaboo Neutral 860

on 4/3/2018 6:07:00 AM

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Love this pencil, love it far more than CT Pillowtalk which it's supposed to be dupe for. Beautiful colour. Easy to apply, requires minimal touch up in comparison to other drugstore pencils. It does require regular sharpening but that's a minor issue. It's my MLBB colour, more than any other liner I've tried over the years. Would definitely buy again.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Plush Gel lipstick

on 4/1/2018 11:16:00 PM

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Purchased a set of 3 colors off the NYX website during one of their sales. Colors are vivid, formula a little glossy and applies easily, but just as easily it comes right off the instant you take a sip or bite of something. Didn't even find it left behind a slight hint of color - just vanished totally. I much prefer the NYX matte shades which last much longer. I'll continue to use these once in awhile, but wouldn't purchase the gel lipsticks again.

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Powder -NYX Professional Makeup -Define & Refine Powder Foundation

on 4/1/2018 11:07:00 PM

I have many other NYX products that I love and use regularly, but this was such a complete dud I can't believe it got positive reviews on the NYX website and only 1 other person there said it was a lousy product. There is no way that this can serve as any sort of foundation - I had thought the product might at least go on a little creamy and then dry down to a powder finish. No such luck. The texture is hard as a rock, even after rubbing the sponge applicator it comes with really hard against the powder, there was almost no product that would adhere to the sponge. What little that did stick then couldn't be transferred to my skin. I don't even think I can salvage this and use it with a powder brush to just apply over a liquid foundation.

Even though on sale at the NYX site this was less than $10, it was still a total waste of money and was really disappointed as I hoped this might be a good foundation to toss in my travel cosmetics kit. About the only thing I'd rate as moderately good about this product was the packaging as it comes with a full size mirror underneath the lid. Save your money and do not buy this one.


Eye Primer -NYX Professional Makeup -Glitter Primer

on 4/1/2018 6:57:00 PM

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This product is amazing and definitely does it’s job!! If you’re going to an event / festival this primer will ensure your glitter will stay on ALL NIGHT / DAY. Best purchase ever!

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