Sunday 23 June 2013

NYX Cosmetics:First Impression

Although they have a UK website, i'd never actually seen any NYX products in the flesh before (apart from a few palettes in Urban Outfitters). So, when I saw that a local makeup outlet sold the brand, I jumped at the opportunity to try out some of the products and eventually decided on an eyeshadow palette, a lipliner, a lipgloss and a blush.

For Your Eyes Only-Sexy Blue Eyes Palette
The idea behind this range of palettes is that each palette is specifically designed to accentuate your individual eye colour and they are available for blue, green and brown eyes. Having blue eyes I obviously opted for the blue eyes palette and it contains a range of shades including blues, a brown, golden bronze colours and a champagne colour which would be perfect for highlighting. I swatched them quickly on my hand and they don't appear to be as pigmented as my Urban Decay or Mac shadows, but for the price and the number of colours you get I don't really mind. I love the packaging, there is a huge mirror inside which is great and i'm excited to experiment with these colours.

Powder Blush-Natural
I was drawn to this blush straight away. As the name suggests, it is a very natural, pale peach colour and is far paler than any of the other blushes I own. Despite the light colour, it is well pigmented and buildable and adds a light flush of colour to the cheeks without looking like you've tried too hard. I think it would be perfect with a more dramatic eye look, or just on a daily basis for a very natural, girly look.

Mega Shine Lip Gloss-155 Perfect
This lipgloss was such a beautiful colour that I just had to buy it. It is a salmon pink and has tiny specks of shimmer in. It doesn't add a great deal of colour to the lips but makes them super shiny and glossy and after a while actually feels quite moisturising. The packaging is adorable, with a little bow on the lid and the applicator is slightly curved which makes applying it a lot easier. There is however quite a strong scent, personally I like it and think it smells like cherry, but there are mixed reviews online and some people seem to find it too overpowering, so I guess you'll have to decide for yourself :)

Lipliner Pencil-840 Rose
This lipliner was actually on sale for £1! I don't usually wear lipliner, but for that price I thought when better a time to try it out than now? The pencil itself has an amazingly creamy formula and the colour I went for, a nudey pink called Rose, will actually work really well underneath the lipgloss. 

Although I got these products from an outlet, I just checked and they're all still available on

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I found NYX in my local factory shop! Not sure why they don't stock in Boots or Superdrug. Great post - such bargains!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers