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4 Must-Try Products from NYX Cosmetics


Nyx cosmetics must haves

One of my favorite things to do is try out new beauty brands that I’m not too familiar with, and I was so happy to find out that I loved Soap and Glory and The Body Shop. This week, I decided to get my hands on a whole bunch of items from NYX Cosmetics and test them out.

Since it’s so affordable – most of their makeup is in the $3 to $8 range – I figured it wasn’t going to be good makeup. However, I was SO wrong! Read on to discover four of my favorite NYX products:

Blush in Summer Peach

Nyx summer peach blush
$5 at

NYX’s blushes are the only product I owned before I made a haul from their website. I knew I loved the color called “Pinched,” which is a dupe for NARS Orgasm, but this blush, called “Summer Peach,” is definitely my new favorite for spring and summer.

As you can see in the picture, the blush is a beautiful light pink with tiny gold flecks, which are not offensive or too sparkly at all. I use this product almost as a blush/highlight combo and dust it all over my cheeks and on my cheekbones. I’m a bit of a blush addict, and I can see myself using this one all season long.

Full Coverage Concealer Jar

Nyx above & beyond full coverage concealer jar
$5 at

I’m a sucker for anything that says “full coverage” because I have skin that doesn’t get along with anything labeled “light coverage”. I love this concealer for many reasons; for one, it’s 5 bucks. This product is also perfect to use under the eyes or on stubborn red patches, like around the nose.

I like to apply this concealer with a small brush, like a tiny, clean eyeshadow brush. It’s more hygienic that way, and you get a smoother coverage. I carry this concealer around in my purse because it’s very small and compact – perfect for on-the-go touch-ups!

Jumbo Eye Pencil

Nyx jumbo eye pencil in iced mocha
$4.50 at

The all-in-one eye pencil is not a new idea, but I love the color range of NYX’s version, so I had to pick up a few. My personal favorite is the one above, called “Iced Mocha. It’s the perfect color for lining your bottom lash line or smudging into the crease. It’s a beautiful color, and the pigment is rich, but not so rich that it’s not blendable.

I also love the color “Sparkle Nude, which is a light gold color with small flecks of light gold glitter. I apply this all over my lid, or just in the inner corners to highlight. I also like to smudge some of it on the back of my hand and use it as an actual face highlighter! Sounds weird, but it just goes to show you how versatile this product is.

Butter Gloss

Nyx butter gloss in creme brulee
$5 at

Okay, let me preface this by saying that I never wear lip gloss. Like never. I rarely like the way it looks on my lips, and I just don’t like the stickiness it normally has. However, these Butter Glosses are the only lip glosses that I wear!

They aren’t too shiny, and almost have that “your lips but better” look. I’m all about the natural, light, pinky-beige colored lip, and the shade pictured above, called “Creme Brulee,” is the perfect shade to do just that!

More shades I love are “Tiramisu” and “Maple Blondie.” Yes, the names are basically all delicious desserts. Who doesn’t love that? The scents are dessert-like as well, but they aren’t too strong! I actually have never found a high-end lip gloss that I love as much as these. I’m so obsessed!

What do you think?

Have you ever tried any NYX products? Have you tried any of these ones, or do you have favorites you want to share? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on April 8, 2014 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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4 Responses to “4 Must-Try Products from NYX Cosmetics”

  1. 1
    April 8th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I’m the same way with the butter glosses! I hate stickiness and goop of regular glosses. But the butter gloss is texture of a gloss and creaminess of a lipstick. It has more pigment then regular lipgloss. Even the higher end ones! I have maple blondie but I wanna try the other ones :)

  2. 2
    April 8th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I’m not at all a lip gloss person either, but I’ve been wanting to to try those butter glosses so badly. Their soft matte lip creams won me over last year, if only we had the same product range and colour selection in Canada!

  3. 3
    April 8th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I love just about all of NYX’s lip products. They’re all so creamy and pigmented, and the Butter Glosses have the side benefit of smelling delicious. Their HD Studio Finishing Powder is the only thing I’ve used that controls my oil-slick shine in any lasting way.

    Not a huge fan of their eyeshadow line, which is a shame, since the color combos look lovely and are attractively packaged.

  4. 4
    April 8th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    NYX is an amazing brand their single eyeshadows are amazing and their HD powder comparable to high end ones and their megashine lipglosses are really good although they smell like cough syrup.

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