I thought I would start a bit of a series on my blog where I write posts based on one brand and my opinion on them overall, as well as the individual products that I own by them. I know I would be interested in these types of posts as I always want to know what the must-haves of a brand I’ve never tried before are! One of my favourite drugstore brands has to be NYX Cosmetics. NYX has been widely accessible for over a year in Ireland now. I thought I feel like I have formed a good opinion on the brand since they’ve launched in numerous Boots stores throughout Ireland.
My first NYX product I ever owned was one of their extremely popular Soft Matte Lip Creams. I felt I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to really test the lip product out well if I had have picked a dark vampy shade so I opted for a neutral/ nude tone. I really wanted to test the product out and get a good opinion on the brand as it was my first purchase and I had heard a lot about this lip line.
My first reaction to the Cannes soft matte lip cream was fairly good. I loved the colour, I loved the consistency and the wear time of it, but I did have an issue with the scent of the lip cream. I find it smells quite strange in my opinion.
I got the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick as a birthday present this year. I picked the shade out myself, having never swatched it because I saw a couple of people using it on Instagram and I liked the look of the shade. However, I feel the shade washes me out a bit. I do like the colour but it just doesn’t work well with my skintone etc.
I own a couple of brow products by NYX as a LOT of people like them (it took a couple weeks to track down a Brunette shade of Tame & Frame). The Tame & Frame is a brow pomade, which I supposed would be a knock off or drugstore version of the ABH Brow Dip. I really like the product but I had found that it has dried out a bit. If anyone has any tips on how to prevent that/work with it, comment below and let me know!
The second brow product is the NYX brow mascara. I use this either after the pomade to set the brows or alone for days when I don’t feel like wearing makeup or am in a rush! I find it leaves a nice natural tint to my brows and that the shade brunette in quite a good match for my brow colour (which is rare!).
A few weeks ago I decided to buy a colourful eyeliner from the Vivid Brights collection that NYX has. I originally wanted the blue coloured one but it happened to be the week before the Longitude festival so I guess my timing was bad as most of the colourful make up was sold out. I really like this liner, I find the brush/wand easy to use and apply to the eyes. One complaint I do have is how hard it is to cover the “fall out” that ends up on the lashes very close to the eyelid. I find it nearly impossible to cover it all with mascara so it leads to a few pink lashes when I look downwards. I do think I’ll be purchasing more of these Vivid Bright Eyeliners though.
I had been looking for a bright coloured palette for quite a while and had struggled between deciding on the Full Spectrum palette by Urban Decay and some Morphe palettes. But I had watched reviews that said the Full Spectrum wasn’t that good and very powdery, and Morphe is quite an iffy brand, in my opinion.
So in the end I decide to try out the NYX palette to see if I’d use it often enough to dedicate myself to a more expensive one! This palette cost €20, which is a little pricey for a drug store palette but there’s 16 shades (which is more than a usual palette) and the quality is decent! There’s a mixture of mattte and shimmery-ish shades in the palette so there are a lot of looks that can be created, especially if mixed with other palettes.
I LOVE NYX overall as a brand. I think their make up is very afforadable for the price that it costs and they have a HUGE range for a drugstore brand. I’m so glad that they now stock in Ireland as I’ve always wanted to try them out since I heard about the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk that every Beauty Youtuber raved about back in the day!
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