NYX is a cosmetics company founded in 1999 in Los Angeles by Toni Ko. Named after a Greek goddess, the company's first products were jumbo eye pencils sold to beauty professionals only. The cosmetics were marketed as "high-end quality meets drugstore prices".They expanded quickly and in 2014 Ko sold the company to L'Oreal. Brick and mortar NYX stores were introduced in 2016. NYX cosmetics are available worldwide, and they remain headquarted in Los Angeles, CA. (Source: Wikipedia)

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1,496 products

24,989 reviews

72% would repurchase

Recent NYX Reviews

Liquid -NYX - Total Control

on 9/23/2017 7:18:00 PM


There were only 10 shades offered at my Ulta when I bought this, so I had no idea there are actually 24 shades to choose from. It is insanely frustrating that the places that sell NYX nearest to me: Ulta, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart, don't carry the full NYX range in their stores. On the websites of these retailers, you can see that ALL of the medium-dark and dark shades say "Online only"!! I would love to hear L'Oreal's explanation for this. I know for sure it's not that they're worrying about selling too much stuff. I figured because Total Control is a liquid, it would be easy to color correct by mixing with lotion or cream foundation, so I purchased Beige. For me, mixing it with another foundation doesn't work, because this little foundation packs quite a punch! Total Control has the consistency of water, but the pigments are remarkably concentrated. In fact, this formulation puts other "drop" foundations to shame. With the correct shade, the coverage is outstanding...it can be sheared out with a wet sponge (not dry or even damp), applied with fingers, painted on with a brush...it all works. If you find a shade match, this will melt into your skin and make your skin look impeccable. Beige sits on my skin and it oxidizes terribly. I've even mixed this 50/50 with MustaeV Melting Cream Foundation in White, and it was still too orange! Total Coverage has a bit of an oily-looking finish, but this might be made obvious because it doesn't match my skin.The heavy finish emphasizes, rather than disguises, imperfections. I think dry skin might love it though. I'm guessing that Medium Olive would have been a much better shade match for me, and if I ever do see Medium Olive, I will try it. It's unlikely I will repurchase this, though, because this foundation seems to be a blend of every silicone used in cosmetics. Sadly, after trying this three times, I had a cystic breakout. In addition to the breakout being a reason not to repurchase, I don't like the dropper because it's messy and wasteful. If I add drops of this on the back on my hand, it runs down my whole arm and drips onto my cabinet. If I put it on a mixing palette, it spreads out before I can pick up enough with a brush or a sponge, and a lot gets wasted. I've tried dropping this directly onto my Beautyblender and brushes, but it soaks right into the sponge, super-fast, and it drips off the brushes. This is likely my pecular problem, or some lack of coordination or patience on my part, but if you saw my sink after I use this stuff, you wouldn't like dropper liquids either.

3 of 4 people found this helpful.

Primer/ Corrector -NYX - Angel Veil

on 9/23/2017 2:30:00 PM


A vintage font adds to the goofiness of the packaging, but if you can pass on that aspect, this isn't a bad option for a primer.

I normally use either a moisturizer or the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel, which work well, but the latter feels too dry and the former doesn't always seem to keep makeup in place.

Angel Veil helps with me with foundations that are "dry" like Armani Maestro Fusion.
While it isn't a miracle if you have dry skin, it helps and feels more alive than the silicone primer.

I use it in the winter especially.

The price is right and I wear it over a sunblock, too.

Eyes -NYX - Wonder Pencil

on 9/23/2017 12:48:00 AM


I use this to brighten the inner corners of my eyes. It's pretty amazing, cheap and lasts forever. I'm pretty sure I've got mine in 2012, and it is still going. It's one of those products that you tend to forget about, but when you don't have it you will severely miss it. I highly recommend this in the light shade for brightening the eyes. Naturally if you're looking to use this as a concealer then choose the shade that works with your skintone best.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Lipstick -NYX - Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red

on 9/20/2017 3:42:00 AM


Its a good dupe for Mac Ruby Woo,WNW Stoplight Red, Sephora 'Always Red 01'

As the name suggests its THE puuuurfect red. Its those matte lip colors the Emirates flight stewardess swear by.

nyx is cruelty free & committed to PETA... yay! :)
nice color
for a matte lipstick its kinda moisturizing which is nice unlike a liquid lipstick
its not a liquid lipstick and certainly wont perform like one, so dont expect the non transfer resistant effect

dries out
feels grainy ...cos its matte
bleeds in hot climates ... fixable with liner tho'
this is a 'hard to find shade' for some reason

packaging needs some major revamping exercise..whats with the ingredients printed on the tube?! looks trashy

Buy! PETA will be happy!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Concealers -NYX - Gotcha Covered Concealer

on 9/20/2017 2:00:00 AM


Now I have this product, I couldn't live without it.
If you have normal-dry skin under your eyes, this is infused with coconut oil & creates a lovely natural dewiness under the eyes.
A little of this concealer goes an extremely long way (I'm not even kidding, to cover under both eyes the amount I use is probably the size of a pine nut, maybe even less than that.)
Being super dewy, if your skin is oily, it probably isn't for you.
It covers my dark circles amazingly, and doesn't crease at all.
I have a real problem with every other concealer creasing on me, and 'baking' just makes it worse.
I think this would also work perfectly on older skin as well, and for only £6 you really can't go wrong in trying it out!
Apparently a dupe for the It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye if you like/wanted to try that one but can't justify the price xx

I have actually started using this on blemishes now and I have to say, if you can blend it out enough to get rid of some of the oiliness, it works really nicely at lightly covering very red blemishes. It almost acts like skin, you can hardly see it’s on. I’m not sure if it’s the coconut oil or not, but it does almost seem like it’s also actually helped reduce some of the redness in the long run.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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