You may or may not have heard of US brand NYX Cosmetics but it is a popular brand of makeup which is widely available in US “Drugstores” and adored by Makeup lovers, Celebrities, Youtube Makeup gurus and Makeup Artists alike. It hasn’t been so easy for us to get our hands on the brand unfortunately – until now! I was super excited to hear that they are now stocking this in selected Pharmacies in Ireland as it really is a great quality brand!
The collection includes everything from foundations and lip glosses to illuminators and primers, crayons and pens to shine controllers, all using a wealth of design innovations. Cult favourites include their eye crayons which provide a fantastic base for a smoky eye as well as their blushes and their fantastic eyeshadow shades which are often exact dupes of MAC shadows & blushes for a fraction of the price which I love!
I was sent some NYX products to try so I will review what I got below:
Eyeshadow Palette – Love in Florence
You’ll be spoilt for choice with this gorgeous purple eyeshadow palette which includes a good selection of hues that all compliment each other and blend perfectly. From other NYX Palettes I have tried, I have found that the quality of the shadows can be compromised a little in comparison to the single eyeshadows that NYX do but I didn’t find that to be the case here. I would always use an eye primer anyway but the shadows lasted all day and were just as vibrant at the end of the day as when I applied them that morning! I’m VERY impressed with this I must say!
Jumbo Eye Pencil -Dark Brown
One of the things NYX is most known for is their Jumbo Eye Pencils which can be used alone as a shadow or smudged as a base for eyeshadow, if doing a smoky eye for example. It gives your eyeshadow fantastic staying power and extreme intensity. This wasn’t too greasy and blended really well without going all over the place which I loved. I definitely plan to pick up more of these to add to my collection as should any Makeup Artist!
Eye Pencil – Seafoam Green
This pencil was an absolute dream to apply. I put it on my lower lashline after using the purple eyeshadow and I loved how it looked (see below). The colour is a vibrant green and the finish is kind of metalic and it smudged really well into the lashline without fading away to nothing and lasted all day so I’m looking forward to getting some more of these in different colours. They would really give the Urban Decay 24/7 liners a run for their money in my opinion!
Blush – Silky Rose
This blush is nothing short of AMAZING! The intensity of the pigment really surprised me. It’s quite a vibrant colour so I only needed the tiniest amount on my brush and it blended seamlessly so I didn’t end up looking like Aunt Sally! Again these are great dupes for MAC blushes and it’s well worth picking up a few as they come in a wide range of colours.
Lip Pencil in Honey Nectar
I really liked this lip pencil, it has a good dense colour with a slightly sheeny finish to it but yet it lasts well. However, I wasn’t a fan of the smell! It smells a bit “Chemical-y” which is slightly off-putting but I would be willing to let that slide as overall it is a good lip product.
Matte Lipstick in Red
I loved this lippy, it’s from the Matte range so it’s longlasting when you apply it. The red shade was really nice too, quite an unusual red, more of a Brick colour, I really liked it and I loved the packaging.
Lip Butter – Tiramisu
This is a beautiful lip gloss, I absolutely adored it! It smells like Chocolate, (always a bonus in my book!) is really glossy and moisturising on your lips and lasts quite well considering it’s a gloss and they aren’t very long wearing. The colour is a lovely pinky nude that doesn’t wash you out and I’d imagine, would suit most people. Will be stockpiling these in every colour!! :-)
This is the look I created using the eyeshadow, eye pencil, blush and lip products. I thought it was really fresh and colourful and it reminded me that you can go a bit colourful for a daytime look, and the neutral lips were perfect with the pop of colour on the eyes.
The prices for these products range from €3 – €20 so they are very reasonable. At the moment I don’t have a full list of Pharmacies stocking NYX but once I get one I will update this or I will let you know on my Facebook or Twitter pages so make sure you follow me there :-)
What do you think, will you be rushing out to buy NYX Cosmetics? Let me know if you have any favourites below.