Foundations -NYX -HD Studio Photogenic Foundation

on 11/17/2017 11:18:00 AM

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I like this product, I've purchased it in two shades, kind of hard to match my neck as my face is way whiter so bronzer of some kind is usually required.
I'm not the best at doing make up, so some days it looks great, other days it just looks ok. I find if you take your time with the application it looks better (probably true of everything).
In my opinion it offers full coverage, it is pretty lightweight and compared to other foundations the price is really reasonable. I think for every day wear this drugstore product is a gem.


Concealers -NYX -Dark Circle Concealer

on 11/17/2017 9:47:00 AM

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I’ve tried so many times to make this work because I hear so many people talk about how great peach correctors are for dark circles. It does almost nothing for my circles and it makes my concealer crease something awful! Definitely not the product for me.

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Eyeliner -NYX -Jumbo Pencil in Electric Blue

on 11/17/2017 8:40:00 AM

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Was really excited to try this product but it did not deliver unfortunately! I got this in the purple shade, its easy enough to apply but once you apply it it doesn't dry quick enough and before you know it it was all over the top of my eyelids.
I've tried it a few times thinking that it would somehow improve but it didn't, I'm glad it wasn't expensive as I'd be bummed.
Knowing that it smudges and smears makes me self conscious wearing it in public wondering if I have purple eye liner all over my face!
I really really like NYX and this product has been their only product to let me down.

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

on 11/17/2017 8:34:00 AM

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I really like this product, I use the C2 shade as I'm pretty pale. I used to use the MAC concealer which is great but it was too pricey for me so this is a good alternative!
Easy to apply, no smell, stays on well, overall definitely worth a purchase for the price!

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Pore Filler

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I use this on top of NYX angel veil primer just over the spots where my pores are larger than the rest of my face. This primer comes out of the tube weird as hell, like nude colored cottage cheese. But it works! I let my face primer dry/set before I use this pore filler. I use a tiny little bit of it, warm it between my index and middle fingers, then tap/pat it over the area. I don't recommend rubbing this one in, it doesn't leave a nice finish when you do that. I wait for that to dry then apply my foundation. This makes my skin look crazy good, like I'm wearing an instagram filter in real life! I always get compliments on how smooth my makeup looks when I wear this stuff. It does cling to dry patches though, so I use a skin oil under my moisturizer and that solves that issue.

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Eyeliner -NYX -Slim Eye / Eyebrow Pencil - 901 Black

on 11/16/2017 7:40:00 AM

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I had this in brown and it was utter garbage! The formula is so solid it just didn't transfer to my eyelid, no matter how many times I tried to draw it on. It was pretty useless as an eyebrow pencil too for the same reason. Sharpening it was a nightmare as well as it kept snapping, even though I was really careful not to drop it at any point.

I'm guessing NYX must have realised how awful it is as it doesn't seem to be available on their UK website or in stores any longer. Which in my opinion is a decision well made. If you're looking for a decent eyeliner on a budget, try the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencils instead. The formulas awesome, they have a good range of colours, they apply really nicely and they have a twist-mechanism meaning you don't need a sharpener!


Brows -NYX -Micro Brow Pencil

on 11/15/2017 5:48:00 PM

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Love the packaging and that you get a spoolie on the end. The lids do fall off if you travel with it, which is annoying. The pencil is easy to use and control. It's not too stiff and not too soft and blends out well.

I use Ash Brown and it's not super ashy, it's almost a little bit warm. It lasts easily on its own for a full 12 hours even without setting it with a gel. I feel a lot better spending $12 for a brow product rather than the $27 for the same amount of product on a more expensive product. HG status!


Loose Powders -NYX -HD Studio Finishing Powder

on 11/15/2017 4:59:00 PM

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I needed a new loose powder, and wanted to try the nyx loose powder, because I like nyx. When I’ve tried it on my face, it was drying and the powder was all up in the air, I’ve inhaled a lot. The worst of all is that it has MAJOR flashback, and I’m very pale so for deeper skin tones I think it’s only worse. This is not what a setting powder should be. I suggest you could better use your money for other setting powders.

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Lipstick -NYX -Butter Lipstick

on 11/15/2017 3:28:00 PM

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I have this in BLS11 which is LIcorice. This does leave a stain after putting it on. Unfortunately, it smudges and transfers fairly easily when eating and drinking so you have to reapply often. It has a nice vanilla smell. It's moisturizing enough. I probably wont buy again though.


Pressed Powders -NYX -HD Finishing Powder Translucent

on 11/15/2017 12:49:00 PM

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PROS
- Great oil control and blurring effect.
- Is translucent and doesn't make my skin look white
- Really smooth (not chalky)
- Great price

CONS
-No mirror or puff so not ideal for on-the-go touch ups.


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

on 11/15/2017 12:45:00 PM

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The coverage is poor and doesn't fully cover my dark circles and skin imperfections. However, the formula is great and stays on my skin without creasing (without baking too!) for an entire day.

They recently added coconut oil to the formula, which is great on my dry skin but is something you should be aware of if coconut oil breaks you out.


Primer/ Corrector -NYX -Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish

on 11/15/2017 9:33:00 AM

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Works sooo much better than MUFE STEP 1 mattifying primer. I like the fact that I don’t need to blot my makeup. Just by spraying this on my face, Voila! My face is matte again.

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Concealers -NYX -HD Photogenic Concealer Wand Green

on 11/15/2017 9:14:00 AM

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OKAY. first of all, can i just say, it really bothers me that you get so little product in these tubes. shape tape is 3x the size of this so to be able to truly + fairly compete with tarte in particular this needs to be thrice the size and cost AT LEAST $15. just an observation i've made and the reason i've given this 3 lippies for price - it's really not so cheap when you consider the cost per oz. it's $45 per oz ffs! granted a lot of midrange/high end concealers cost much more per oz but it's still good to be cognizant of these kinds of things. tbh i'm seriously considering buying a full coverage foundation to use as concealer instead of a dedicated concealer for spot concealing just because the shade ranges for foundations are usually better anyway and it would be more economical as well. but anyway. i digress. concealer.

i hate this for color correcting blemishes, but i've heard some people mention they have some success mixing it into some moisturizer and applying it all over to eliminate generalized redness. i think that's a great idea. i'm on board with that. i will always be on board w girls innovating w their useless makeup and macgyvering something they can actually benefit from. i do the same thing. but i don't mix this in with moisturizer.

yall, this is like the blue mixer of concealers [albeit w a strong white base, YMMV]. the other concealers in this line that are supposed to be skin toned oxidize super orange and aren't wearable for me anywhere but under my eyes. BUT THIS. THIS IS AMAZING. i mix a small amount of this with some of my orange concealer and it makes it sooo neutrally beige. also lightens it a bit. and it doesn't look green at all if you mix the right ratios; shoot, even if you add a little too much green sometimes the orange evens it out as it oxidizes and warms up. high maintenance? yep. i don't recommend doing this if you don't love the formula of NYX concealers, or can already find your shade in another brand's line. but if you're like me and ur dumb and u live overseas but went back home to visit and bought four tubes of one shade to stock up thinking they were another, or found the shade u wanted intially on a website in your current country later on and bought it thinking it might be a better match but it was STILL too orange so now you're stuck with 5 tubes of unusable concealer and one tube of unused green corrector, NOW U GOT OPTIONS.

i would imagine this could also be combined with other lines of tube concealers if you really enjoy another formula but cant get the depth/undertone to work for you. i'm hoping i can try other lines after i move back home and find a better match, but if i can't, i'm gonna teach myself how to mix green directly into the orange tube because the color match is so frickin great.

hope this helps someone else out there!

update: this mixes directly into other concealer tubes fantastically if you remove the stopper of the skin toned concealer first. the concealer will become super messy to use without the stopper though, so i recommend trying to remove it carefully and reinserting after the colors have been well-mixed if you still have a lot of product to get thru :)

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Brows -NYX -Micro Brow Pencil

on 11/14/2017 6:20:00 PM

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I took 2 lippies off because it is a bit hard and for the design. The spoolie cap and pencil cap are not the same size....ridiculous! The spoolie cap is much shorter than the cap that goes over the pencil. There is writing on the spoolie cap so you have to remember that. If it wears off you have to guess or actually lay then side by side ....the spoolie cap is shorter. Of course if you mess up..... the spoolie lid crushes your pencil and there isn't that much in these to begin with. I bought 2 and used one up about 3 weeks. But I did play around with it a lot trying to get used to it and the spoolie cap mistake probably ate up 25%. I wonder if that was done on purpose to make you have to repurchase faster.

I purchased this at Walgreens for 10.00 in the color taupe, which is a VERY nice natural looking shade for me. It does have a very fine point and the spoolie on the other end works well BUT...it is kind of hard. It really took some effort to show up but once I used it more it softened up some. It really does create natural hair like strokes and the color is 100% perfect for me. I love Brow Wiz but none of the lighter colors look as natural as this one....... the NXY taupe is perfect for me, I do like the spoolie on Brow Wiz much better BUT the spoolies break off all the time on my Brow Wiz's which is annoying(they really need to fix this issue) This is the closest to Brow Wiz that I have tried. I like Brow Wiz a little better, but it's double the price and the colors are not as good for me

The NYX is not all that cheap for a drugstore item. Around $10.00 but you can catch them on sale. Refills would also be nice. I don't understand why nobody seems to make one that can be refilled instead of having to pay for the entire pencil and spoolie again. Oh wait, they can, they just won't because they can't charge as much and sell new pencils.

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Liquid -NYX -Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation

on 11/14/2017 4:10:00 PM

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The dropper is a great idea but can be messy when you're getting used to it. I have dry skin and this foundation does sadly cling to my dry patches and provides light to medium coverage. Because of this I cant use this foundation on its own but I like mixing it in with another foundation.

I found it quite hard to find the right color for me since the colors are all very yellow based in my opinions, which is yet another reason why I like mixing it in with other foundations.


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