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

on 3/20/2018 1:15:00 AM

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I wanted to like this so bad. I have an oily T-Zone. This was so disappointing. I use the MUFE setting spray and I love it but since its $40+CD, I was looking for a cheaper alternative.

Pros:
- It is very cheap and is definitely affordable
- The packaging is amazing. The bottle is light weight and great for carrying it around too
- The spray comes out evenly and the mist is very fine. Doesn't feel heavy.

Cons:
- Didn't keep my makeup matte at all.
- Spray turned whole face oily after an hour of applying it.
- You can feel your makeup turning into an extra layer after putting on the spray almost within a few minutes.
- It made the oily parts of my face extra oily and my foundation was runny in those areas.

This will not be repurchased. I doubt i will even finish my current bottle. Back to MUFE setting spray.

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Eyeliner -NYX Professional Makeup -Epic Ink Liner

on 3/19/2018 10:29:00 AM

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I love the Kat Von D eyeliner. I have been looking for a cost-effective dupe and have heard this would be the droid I was looking for. Unfortunately, it was not. The NYX Epic liner certainly is epic, an epic fail... I used the NYX Epic Ink Liner only once and will never use it again.

the GOOD: The brush tip applicator is very nice. I also noticed that the formulation, like others, have mentioned, did not irritate the eye. I have watery eyes that are easily irritated and this did not irritate them at all. Once dry, the eyeliner was pretty long wearing from what I could tell from a hand swatch.

the BAD/ the UGLY: The formula of the NYX Epic Ink Liner is VERY thin. Upon application, I immediately noticed that I was probably going to have to go back to the places where applied because it was not dark enough for my liking. While trying to decide whether this would still work, I noticed the eyeliner was starting to spread. To my horror, I found out that not only was the formulation thin but I had small barely visible cracked looking wrinkles in my eyelids. I have never seen an eyeliner do this before... I literally didn't even know these fine lines were there. Thanks eyeliner for being a waste of money and pointing out more reasons I should be insecure about my aging eyelids. If you're over 30, be afraid!

The bottom line, I will never purchase anything except the Kat Von D due to the mental trauma this has caused. LOL...cry.

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Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Pore Filler

on 3/19/2018 6:37:00 AM

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Ive been using this product for some time now, it definately fill large pores,my pores are not really huge but definitely open around my nose area and using this has definately help it is affordable and a little goes a long way .am trying something else that i definately LOVE a bit more expensive but great.


Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Pore Filler

on 3/18/2018 7:48:00 PM

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I suffer from very large pores and terrible redness. I use just a very thin layer of this, and then a very thin layer of Hard Candy green primer before my foundation, Revlon CS. I then finish with Neutrogena shine free pressed powder.

My nasty skin looks completely flawless. I don't know how this product would look on it's own. I do take issue with the price but like others said, a little goes a long way.

Will definitely be repurchasing.


Primer/ Corrector -NYX Professional Makeup -Pore Filler

on 3/18/2018 7:24:00 PM

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I’m not an expert on primer but I have good results with this. I use a pea sized amount only, and apply it only to the areas I mainly have larger pores and tend to get oily. My makeup lasts all day. I feel like it’s a bit expensive for the amount of product, especially at the drugstore but then a little goes a long way...I think I will repurchase when I run out. It’s definitely worth trying.

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Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

on 3/18/2018 5:46:00 AM

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purchased in the shade "ash brown" - leans very warm on the skin. not remotely ashen.

very waxy and difficult to blend in to anything natural looking.

well priced alternative for people that want a super bold brow and/or can wear warmer toned brow products.

packaging is decent for the price point.


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

on 3/18/2018 12:01:00 AM

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I have this in stockholm and the colour is just so beautiful.

It applies well and smells okay. The finish is really nice.

It does take some time to dry down and it transfers when I eat, so the staying power isn't very strong.


Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation

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This light coverage drugstore foundation for me is just fine, average. I wouldn't repurchase it, but I don't hate it and still use it periodically.

I have it in Porcelain which matches me reasonably well, but the shade is very slightly greyish to me. If I could I would have picked one of the other shades with the same level of lightness.

The watery consistency is kind of a cool idea, though slightly annoying to apply since it literally drips down my face and I have to quickly blend it with a makeup sponge. It's not that easy to blend, either. You have to apply a ton of tiny drops all over because of the watery consistency - it really sinks in and won't blend very far like a creamy or more siliconey foundation. The watery sinking in quality is probably a good thing for some skin textures, however, and I do think it lends itself to a more natural look and feel. If you hate the feeling of most foundations, you might want to try this one because it truly doesn't feel like anything is on at all.

My general impression is that for someone like me with skin on the dry/dehydrated side, this foundation isn't ideal. It kind of sinks into fine lines instead of smoothing them out. I want to try mixing this with some marula oil to make it a bit more hydrating.

This foundation could work out well for someone prone to oily skin, or someone younger who doesn't have fine lines or aging skin.

The shade range is also impressive, so kudos to NYX for that.

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Lip Gloss -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

on 3/17/2018 7:22:00 AM

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PROS:
• Not sticky
• Affordable
• Wide color range
• Sheer
• Decently long-lasting for a lip gloss
• Moisturizing
• Don't get on your teeth
• Delicious scent

CONS:
• Your hair sticks to it
• You have to exfoliate your lips before using this product because it accentuates texture

Overall, 8/10


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

on 3/17/2018 7:14:00 AM

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This is pretty clumpy for a pomade. Very intense, you have to be extremely careful when applying it. Not my preferred type of brow product. It's budgeproof throughout the entire day, however it's extremely hard to take off, I always ended up with scratches around my brow from rubbing.


Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

on 3/17/2018 6:33:00 AM

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The packaging on this product is terrible. I twisted it up to see how much product is inside and it couldn't be twisted back down, so naturally the pencil broke off completely. I've never had this happen on another brow pencil. Good enough reason for me not to repurchase.


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

on 3/17/2018 6:30:00 AM

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Skin: acne prone, sensitive, oily

The spray does not keep you matte, but it does prevent your makeup from 'breaking apart' but it does not keep you matte. I guess the name misled me cause it does not keep you matte, I think it just means when you spray it and it dries it'll look matte, not that it'll keep you matte. So the 'setting spray' aspect works (I only wear foundation though, light layer, no contour or anything) but the 'matte' aspect is questionable.

I remember the first time I tried it I found the smell so strong and unpleasant. For makeup beginners, do not spray this when you have mascara, eyeliner etc. cause it will run.

I also did not read the ingredients before I bought it but I reread them and it has alcohol in it which is not ideal for acne prone skin.

Price is cheap especially compared to other brands but don't let the name mislead you, it won't keep you matte.


Eye Shadow -NYX Professional Makeup -ultimate warm neutrals

Great palette in constant use! An absolute staple in my collection.


Eyes -NYX Professional Makeup -Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette

on 3/16/2018 11:39:00 AM

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I'm often in an intense love-hate relationship with NYX and their products, and this is unfortuntely not an exception. Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad palette, like at all. I like the Lid Lingerie palette, I'm just not as head over heels with it as I had expected. This review is gonna be long, because I'm quite passionate about NYX products. Even when I'm not completely in love with them all the time.
1/ The packaging: I love NYX straight forwardness with their plain clear plastic lid and black "couch" that the square uniform-sized pans of shadow sit on. I'm happy that I can see my shadows at all time and need only to glance at my collection to get an indea of what I want to do that day (I even depot the products that don't come in clear-lid packaging). However, the Lid Lingerie is needlessly and ridiculously bulky.I don't understand why they made a small, palm-sized palette and then made the height nearly 2cm? The pan size in this palette is the same as the pans in their Avant Pop palettes, and those palettes come with 10 shades and are longer, yet they still managed a thin 1.2cm bezel. The Lid Lingerie feels like a brick in the hand. And the thickness of the plastic lid on both palettes is the same too. So NYX really just went out of their way to make the LL super bulky. Yet all that plastic doesn't make the palette more sturdy, on the contrary, the height makes it even more prone to breakage. Mine already has a hair line crack on the side. Should have saved that waste of plastic and shaved a couple dozen cents on the price.
2/ Colour range: I'll refer to the shades in the palette in this numbering, first row from left to right: 1/ the cream shade, 2/ the light muted lavender, 3/ the brown-ish medium orange; second row left to right: 4/ the medium-deep cool-leaning rich brown, 5/ the perfect peachy transition shade, and 6/ the red-toned brown. I'm pretty pleased with the colour scheme of this palette. It's a mix of warm and cool tones, and the lavender thrown in was a nice surprise. I had actually hoped the lavender one was more like the mauve shade they has in the Avant Pop Surreal My Heart palette, or the also very similar mauve in their little Full Throttle Take Over Control quad, those two are my favourite one shade all over the lid shade. This lavender is way too cool for me personally to use as a transition shade (I'm a very light skinned Asian and have yellow-olive undertone). But bordered by the orange and cinced in the outer V with either of the browns, this is a very cool and unique lid shade that compliments brown eyes beautifully. I love the peachy shade on the second row too, I didn't think it'd work on my skin tone but it's awesome, it's not too warm and it doesn't clash with my undertone. It just warms up my eyelids really nicely. I like the 2 brown shades, they're different enough from each other to change the overall tone of the eye look. I couldn't careless for the cream shade. I honestly wish they had just replaced it with a purple like the muted purples in the ABH Modern Renaissance or something. The cream shade in any palette just completely put a block on any customer who isn't light to light medium skinned in my opinion. We all have face powder, eye primer or dedicated skin-toned eye base to negate any need for a cream shade for any purpose. I honestly think it's just an excuse for NYX, they're very good at making lighter eyeshadows, their deeper shades, not so much. I'll elaborate in the next paragraph.
3/ Quality, lasting power, colour payoff, texture, blendability: NYX shadows are usually much higher quality-wise compare to other competitors at the drugstore. Theirs are the only shadows that last on my eyes quite decently without completely disappearing within an hour. They're also not as powdery and very smooth (in contrast with, say WetnWild or ELF). The smoother, more sufficiently pigmented shades in the palette are: the cream, the lavender, and the peach. The orange is not as smooth but it doesn't lack far behind. The only problem I have with the cooler brown shade is that it's the most powdery shade of them all, it kicks up a ton of dust when touched with either brush or finger. To make up for it, it's also the most pigmented shade out of the six and it blends out easily. The supposed-ly red toned brown is the worst shade of all. It's patchy, stiff and dry, the colour not as deep (not much deeper than the orange at all in fact - I can't even use it to deepen my outer corner) nor as rich as in the pan and it doesn't build up. On my olive skin tone, the red tone in the shadow is completely lost. It's neutralized to a muddy, unflattering brown. That awful shade aside, the texture of the shadows are very very forgiving, especially if you don't have smooth eyelids or milia. My middle aged mother loves the orange shade, it significantly helps with the crepe-y skin on her eyes. My eyelids are not aged but I do have some milia, slightly bulging veins and some stray brow hairs too fine to be picked up by the tweezers. I'm not a fan of the very dry, super matte eyeshadows, I prefer shadows that have a bit of a light sheen, more demi-matte or satin or whatever word brands invent to describe their shadows these days. That's why NYX mattes are my favs.
4/ Pricing: $10 is really up there for 6 shadows. On the long run, it doesn't matter that much, but still it's a bit expensive, especially if like me you don't live in the US and can't make use of any coupon or sales. There are official NYX showrooms in my country, but the prices are severely jacked up, even with seasonal 30% sales. And only for 6 shades. I gritted my teeth and purchased it full priced, but like I said, I have a soft spot for NYX.
Overall, I do recommend this palette. If you're in the same shoe as me, I strongly advise consider the aspects I discussed above before purchasing esp. the skin problem. If you already have similar colours of approximate quality in your collection, this is not neces

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Eye Primer -NYX Professional Makeup -Eyeshadow Base in White

on 3/16/2018 9:25:00 AM

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I really wanted to love this product for a couple reasons: I use eyeshadow base every time I use eye shadow, so it's a commonly used product for me and I loved the price point on it.

From the outside it appeared to be exactly like a MAC Paint Pot - I have used MAC almost exclusively for years - but it definitely is not. I purchased this on the promise from the NYX SA that she's used both products and she doesn't see any kind of a difference. Well, there's a HUGE difference. HUGE. For one, this does make eye shadow pop but it also kind of gives it a funny colour. I mean I know the MAC Paint Pot isn't white, and this is, so it's likely to give a different finish but I did not like it in any way. I used this for the first time to go have dinner on a girls night out. I was out for maybe 4 hours, maybe, and by the time I got home my eye shadow was creased and flaking off in some spots. Also, it's harder to blend out than using a paint pot - which I didn't like either. While I was putting on my eye shadow I noticed that some of the gooey-ness of this product actually transferred back onto my eye shadow brushes. I didn't really have very much on my eye lid but it definitely transferred and left my eye shadow brushes feeling tacky.

I was trying to branch out and use different products since purchasing MAC can add up, but this is an example of how cheaper definitely does not mean the same quality product. I am very disappointed. And while it was only $9 CAD (I think?) it was a waste of money and I will definitely not be repurchasing.


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