After watching my favourite Beauty Blogger Em aka mypaleskin use countless NYX Cosmetics products and reading about the hype of this new range I knew I’d have to find out for myself what the fuss was all about. Ironically, my local Boots Store has just started stocking NYX so today I bought my first ever purchases!
As I was in a bit of a rush, I quickly picked up a few products that caught my eye; Cream Highlight & Contour Palette, Soft Matte Lip Creme, Extreme Colour Lip Liner and Felt Tip Liner.
I first tried the Cream Highlight & Contour Palette and realized I’d made a mistake, although the product is a lovely quality, I didn’t realize it was a cream format instead of powder. I’d already started using it when it came to my attention that the palette I should have picked up was the slightly more expensive Highlight & Contour Pro Palette. However, as I’ve bought the cream palette I will definitely try it and see if my feelings change. I think what puts me off is having to use my fingers multiple times to get even a tiny bit of product on, compared to a brush which is a lot less messy and more professional. I couldn’t even notice the accent or highlight on my face, so I’ll definitely have to use more the next time I try it. This has made me realize I should definitely get a specific contouring brush as I’m sure that will make a difference. Of course I realize less is more but I’d like my make up to be slightly noticeable, at least to me. I will be honest, contouring is totally new to me and quite out of my comfort zone, but I hope with trying different products and learning the tricks I will be able to master it some day.
As lipsticks are my favourite product, I couldn’t wait to see all of the different shades available by NYX and I was definitely impressed! They had a variety of different lipstick formats including Butter, High Voltage, Matte, Liquid Suede Creme and Soft Matte Lip Creme. The latter is the product I chose to try as there’s such a huge obsession with Liquid Lipsticks right now and at only £5.50 I was happy to pay the price. What’s really interesting about the Soft Matte Lip Creme is it’s described as, “not lipstick nor gloss” so of course this peaked my curiosity. I chose the shade, “Ibiza”, a warm red/pink suitable for my everyday vintage style and I must say, when I applied the product it smelt absolutely beautiful! It dried fairly quickly from a silky formula and transformed into a matte finish. The only slight negative I’d say is if I was out for a long day I’d definitely take the Lip Creme with me, as it doesn’t stay as well as some of my other lipsticks. However, the quality is lovely and it’s definitely worth the buy for such a good price.
I chose a bold red Lip Liner to go with my Lip Creme and because shockingly, I only have one red lip pencil! I thought this product applied very smoothly and it had such a soft feel on my lips, sometimes lip pencils can be really rough and harsh so I was pleasantly surprised. Again, I don’t feel this lasted as well as my other lip pencils, maybe it was just more obvious to me because of the bolder colour? Who knows. However, I’m loving all the variety of products available at NYX and I definitely will be trying other products.
Lastly I decided to pick up a Felt Tip Liner as it’s been quite a while since I’ve used this format, I’m currently using liquid and gel. I’ve had felt liners in the past and really liked them so I thought I’d try this one out. The product applied boldly and was pretty simple to use, I really like that the tip is long as it’s a lot easier to create my flicks. However, if I could change one thing it would be to make the tip slightly thinner, I prefer to build up my liner instead of starting too thick. I’ve noticed that the tip of the liner has dried out considerably since it’s first use, which is very frustrating. To be fair, I haven’t used a felt tip in a long time and maybe I’ll prefer this again with more use!
After trying all of these products I think the quality is wonderful and it’s definitely worth purchasing for such a good price. As for some of the products not being as long lasting as I hoped, it’s often works out the more you pay the better the product will stay, so I don’t hold it against NYX.
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