Lip Gloss -NYX Professional Makeup -Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

on 10/9/2018 9:25:00 PM

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A perfectly fine product but not my cup of tea. I tried Speed of Light on a lark despite the fact that I'm not big on anything that makes my lips look shiny. It's extremely pigmented; one swipe and you're set, but it's thick and goopy and not remotely what I reach for in a lip product. Plus, Speed of Light kind of clashes with my cooler tones. I'm sure it would look stunning on warmer, deeper skin tones.

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Powder -NYX Professional Makeup -Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

on 10/9/2018 2:55:00 PM

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I loved this powder foundation. It has medium coverage it doesn’t make my eyes look 100 and it is truly transfer proof. But i hit pan in 2 weeks. First time for me as I usually throw powders for not finishing them in the usual recommended 12 months. On the fence about this one.

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Contour -NYX Professional Makeup -Professional Makeup Wonder Stick

on 10/8/2018 10:38:00 AM

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Honestly, I really like how this product blends and looks on the skin. It's pretty creamy and a beautiful colour. HOWEVER, there are several things that I just can't get over so I have tossed this product and will not be repurchasing.

1) I hardly ever use the highlight side, and I find that the highlight side is much harder to blend than the contour side. So it sucks that only half the product applies well.
2) The contour side BREAKS ME OUT! And I do not have sensitive skin and hardly ever get spots. If a product does that to my skin even if it is the prettiest contour ever it is not worth it.
3) I've purchased this product twice because the first one I had the sticks fell right out of the packaging. For such a well known brand that is not acceptable, especially because this product is pretty expensive for drug store at around $14 CAD.

Would not recommend AT ALL. There are way better options for contouring on a budget. You can even get the Tarte park Avenue princess stick for $10.40 CAD on sale right now which is less money than this and a million times better.


Brows -NYX Professional Makeup -Micro Brow Pencil

on 10/7/2018 5:22:00 AM

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I like the actual product, the strokes are soft and natural and not too harsh.

The reason I wouldn't buy it again though is because I finished it in about two weeks, which is a vert short lasting time for the price. Also the screw/turn mechanism broke pretty quickly so it was impossible to get use of the last few millimeters of pencil.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer

I have five shades of this product--Dexter (red), Let's Get Physical (pinky brown), Sandalwood (pumpkin), Rosy Outlook (warm rose), and Strawberry Whip (mauve). They are all nice, and I like the wear and the performance. I am not huge on lip gloss since I want something opaque on my lips, so Slip Tease is a great combo of lipstick and gloss. It is very pigmented, and I can get a solid few hours of wear out of all of the colors. I was a little worried that these might bleed, but on my lips they do not. Of course they transfer since they are glossy finish, but even as they wear away they look very nice. The packaging is decent, though I did get a couple that I had to exchange since the caps weren't locking into place when they closed. The applicator is amazing, and it dispenses just the right amount of product. They have a faint scent, but no taste. All in all, this is a great product if you know what you are getting in for. If you want a comfortable, shiny-yet-not-goopy liquid lipstick, look no further.

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Lip Gloss -NYX Professional Makeup -Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

on 10/5/2018 3:13:00 PM

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This gloss is lovely. Peachy pink nude on my moderately pigmented lips. It smells nice, feels truly buttery. It is sticky, and that sucks for my hair. My husband loves the way it looks but not the way it feels when he kisses me. Three out of five ain't bad.

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Powder -NYX Professional Makeup -Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

on 10/5/2018 4:51:00 AM

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This summer this became my go to foundation, even on bad skin days.
I loved the fact that it gave me a light to medium coverage and that I didn't feel anything on my skin after application. It covered redness and evened out the skin tone perfectly. It won't cover huge pimples and it didn't cover my sister's melasma.
It stayed good for at least 3-4 hours and then I had only to touch up my nose which gets super oily in summer.
I have to say that there's not a lot of product in the case, but the price is amazing.
I have tried applying it with a wet sponge and with a dry sponge and I tend to prefer the dry method.
I'm in my second tub and I continue to love it as much. During winter it is a bit drying.

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Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation

on 10/5/2018 3:56:00 AM

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After testing this out for two weeks, I have to say I finally found a complexion product that I enjoyed from NYX. Not much to say except the coverage is fantastic on this - very natural and truly lightweight. I love how pretty and unmask like my skin looks throughout the day. This is absolutely perfect for work or as a weekend foundation but I probably wouldn’t reach for it on a night out. I really have no complaints in terms of longevity, formulation, oxidation, cakiness, or color range.

With that being said here are a few things to note:
-your base matters with this foundation! I like to use the NYX Insta Ready Primer? (I think that’s what it’s called - in the black squeeze tube) or the FAB coconut primer - no issues whatsoever but not as great results with other primers especially silicone based ones.

-be careful about what foundation you mix with this as the differences in formulation can cause separation to occur. I’ve tried it with Fenty (no), WnW Photofocus (no), and LA Girl Pro Matte (actually not too bad), and TF Sweet Peach (NO!!!).

-doesn’t look very good with setting spray on top.
Separation also occurs (I used UD setting spray) and made me look greasy

-your setting powder matters!! Don’t use setting powders that adds coverage because it takes away from the beautiful finish of this foundation. The best results for me is the Coty Airspun or the Hourglass Veil setting powders. I would absolutely avoid powder foundations unless you’re going for the dull, flat, matte look.

I guess the big takeaway from this is that it’s a beautiful coverage on its own and not to alter/add to/or enhance the finish in any way. Normally $15 at the drugstore is a bit eh for me but all in all, I think it’s worth the money. It is definitely top at the drugstore right now.

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Liquid -NYX Professional Makeup -Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation

on 10/4/2018 5:28:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION OF ME ~ Light yellowy/olive complexion with a tendency to get redness on my cheeks and around my nose. Between MAC NC15 and NC20. I haven't tried the new MAC shades so for now, I'll continue to mix these two shades half and half. Large pores, oily and prone to blackheads and occasional acne. Mid-forties, some sun damage, and fine creases on my forehead which I get Botox for. I use Retin A once a week. I have dark red/brown hair and green eyes without any brown in them, almost blue. I feel like I have weird colouring which is why I sometimes struggle with finding a matching foundation shade.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION~ "Lightweight, waterproof and pigmented AF, our new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation hustles as hard as you do. This comfy liquid formula comes in 45 flattering tones that don’t transfer. Every creamy shade glides on smooth, delivering matte coverage and color that stays true for up to 24 hours. Our little over achiever also works to control shine and mattify your complexion all-day long. But it doesn’t stop there: this foundation is noncomedogenic and suitable for normal, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types." You get 1 oz of product.

PACKAGING~ Glass bottle with a good pump.

CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE~ Kind of a medium consistency, not thick or thin liquid.

APPLICATION~ Okayyyy. So. The only technique I could find that worked for me was a paddle brush. Buffing it in and applying with a damp sponge, the product just wouldn't blend. The sponge kept pulling it off my face, stippling brush also picked up already applied product. So, I literally ended up painting it on with a flat foundation brush and it finally worked.

FINISH~ The finish is matte and dry. It makes any dry patches super noticeable.

COVERAGE~ Light to almost medium on me. Definitely not full coverage, no way.

STAYING POWER~ I set all of foundations with powder, doesn't matter how matte something is, I just like the smoothing and pore filling effect I get with a few (or more!) very thin layers. I use MAC Studio Fix foundation powder on top of this and all of my foundations. This doesn't look too shiny throughout the day but it doesn't last long. My oils build up underneath it and then the foundation cracks on top. If I touch my face, it very easily sloughs off after about 4 hours.

SCENT~ I would say it's completely unscented.

SHADES~ 45 shades! That's amazing! I still have to mix two shades for my NC15/20 skin lol. I had difficulty finding my shade, oh the irony, given the shade hype! My skin is weird though it's light but extremely warm. NC20 is too dark these days so I mix it with NC15. I always have to mix a darker yellow/warm shade with a lighter one, never fails. So, mixing doesn't bother me too much. I mix Warm Vanilla 2/3 and 1/3 Soft Beige in this foundation.

OTHER NOTES~ It's pricey for a drugstore foundation at $18 CA a bottle imo.

OVERALL~ Oh my. Okay, I have some things to say. So, my regular foundations are Estee Lauder Double Wear, LA Colors Truly Matte (it's gorgeous, guys), and standby MAC Studio Fix liquid and powder.

I have super oily skin, large pores and love a matte or demi matte finish that lasts all day. I had high hopes for this foundation! YouTube seemed to universally love it or at least like it a lot. Looking back now, so many videos I watched, it was obvious people didn't want to say how terrible this stuff is. It's LAUGHABLE that Alissa Ashley can supposedly wear this with dry skin haha. Seriously, I'm laughing, it's so ridiculous. Others who were sent huge PR packages skirted around the negative aspects, obviously. One reviewer coyly mentioned how she didn't seem to need to even powder it lol. I have a feeling this will fail and it's really too bad, it could have been so much better.

The finish is nice but as the day wears on it literally stresses my skin out while in no way controlling my oils. It is matte and doesn't really get shiny but it's not oil controlling. It's one of those foundations that sits on top of the oils causing it to crack and smear if touched. After two full days of testing, my skin was red and itchy and after a week (I only used the foundation for two days!), it's still irritated and itchy so I've started using a cortisone cream.

If you have sensitive skin, don't bother, no matter its type. And, don't believe those who say it works for their dry skin, there's no way it could.

Thank you Seclusae2 giving me permission to use your great reviewing format.

INGREDIENTS~ I couldn't find them anywhere!

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

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Tried in euro trash...color was not good for my skin tone. It was definitely matte but not in a good way...too drying


Concealers -NYX Professional Makeup -Dark Circle Concealer

on 10/4/2018 1:21:00 PM

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I can not recommend this. I didn't realize just how much this was the problem with how bad my under-eyes looked until I on a whim bought the Hard Candy peach corrector. This NYX one must be just too thick and cakey, and I thought I was simply getting older and was going to have to put up with under-eyes looking worse. It's even made my eyelids look worse, and I think it's the thickness and cakiness. This might work on less delicate skin on other areas, but it is a big zero for under-eyes. For that area the HC one runs circles around this NYX one, and I wouldn't recommend this now to anyone.

Still need to try the Benefit one, but please do not waste your money on this NYX one.

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Lipstick -NYX Professional Makeup -Matte Lipstick - Whipped Caviar

on 10/1/2018 3:40:00 PM

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I just love this shade. It is absolutely my go-to lipstick for daytime looks/work. The application is very smooth and I find it has excellent staying power, even after eating and drinking. I keep it with me for the occasional touch-up, but for the most part I really love this lipstick and I was surprised by the quality for the low price.


Makeup Brushes -NYX Professional Makeup - - Pro Dual Fiber Foundation Brush

on 9/30/2018 5:18:00 PM

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I purchased this when Ulta had a buy 2 get one free deal because this brush is a little pricey.When I saw it though I really wanted it because it reminds me of my Mac 160. This is not a dupe at all it just looked similar and I was looking for a good foundation brush. It has nice firm bristles and it doesn't make my foundation look streaky nor is there brush strokes on my face. This brush is soft too and it has a nice grip and is comfortable to use. For me I like this for liquid or creme bases. I cannot see myself using this with powder foundation.

This brush was almost 20$ and if you're looking for something less expensive I recommend getting this with a sale or coupon.This is a great brush though and I find it works very well and is pretty easy to clean. I've only spot treated it so far but it has very dense hairs and it hasn't shed at all for me. I'm quite happy with this. :)


Blush -NYX Professional Makeup -Bright Idea Illuminating Stick

on 9/29/2018 5:22:00 PM

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I got this is the shade Chardonnay Shimmer and I love how it looks on my NC35 skin. I would definitely recommend to put this on before foundation because I find that it moves around the product applied under it. Despite that, I think it's a great find, it's cheap and it looks gorgeous....not glittery at all.

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Eyes -NYX Professional Makeup -Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Black Bean

on 9/29/2018 1:16:00 PM

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I bought this (I also have the one in Milk and a gold one) to use under sheer shadows that I wanted to deepen and bring the shimmer out in. It applies very nicely (has a slippery, silicony texture), blends pretty well... although it also blends *away* pretty well too. For those who don't know: this is NOT an eyeliner - it's more of a cream eyeshadow-type product.

I have several issues with this: because it blends away so easily, it's not as easy to work with as I wished for. It's also hard to build up without applying a thick layer - it's not very pigmented compared to black gel liner, which is my usual go-to for a completely black base. The third BIG BIG issue is: it doesn't set! I can apply this in a thin, grey layer over my lids - which are not oily, BTW - and then apply powder shadow over, and still: this moves, creases and disappears on me during the day. When I apply eyeshadow, I want it to stay where it is, and this definitely doesn't work as primer on me - rather the opposite (decreases the wear-time of shadows). Ending up with skin-colored lines on my lids during the day is not acceptable for me as I often wear dark or bright colors. I won't wear this with primer under - I have other stuff that works without primer. So: I do not like this and would not purchase again. And kinda wish I had returned it. I wish Milani Shadow Eyez weren't so hard to get my hands on...

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