I have somehow managed to find myself in possession of a few Nyx products and thought it’d be fun to do a review of this brand.
I bought the Nyx Professional Makeup Jet Set Travel Kit- Matte vs Glow from Look Fantastic which contained a few of these products. Having £3.95 from the Pick n Mix makes it reeeeeally tempting to try and grab some bargains off the website!
Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
I am not much of a liquid highlighter kind of girl because I mainly use powdered products on my face, but I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this product was to use! It blends nicely, even over powder and gives a nice healthy looking glow to the top of my cheeks. It isn’t too glittery, which I like
Pore Filler primer
It’s hard for me to comment on how good this primer is because I don’t wear liquid foundation. I found the texture to be quite weird and almost greasy but once on the face it didn’t make me look shiny. I don’t really think it did much to my pores and it isn’t something I reach to use to be honest.
Away We Glow Illuminating powder
Now this is way more up my street! I actually really like this powder. I use it over bronzer to give my face a nice shimmer and use the lightest shade for a more concentrated highlight to the top of my cheeks, nose and cupid’s bow. I think it’ll be especially nice to use in the summer as I think it looks much nicer when the glitter particles reflect in the sunshine.
This is Everything Lip Loving Balm
I don’t normally buy lip balms in pots as I find stick ones easier to use and more hygenic but I have to say I was really really impressed with this! I tend to put it on while I do the rest of my make up and it absorbs into the lips really nicely and I feel like it moisturises them very well.
Lip Lingerie liquid lipstick in the shade “Ruffle Trim”
Unfortunately I was disappointed by this product. I have heard a lot of people rave about the Nyx liquid lipsticks but I found this to be overly drying and cakey looking. Maybe if I use a lip scrub before applying it then the results might be better, which would be good because I really like the colour. It isn’t overly long lasting and doesn’t survive very well through meals, but then again most lipsticks don’t.
Matt Finish setting spray
Lastly in the set was this setting spray. I don’t tend to use setting sprays so unfortunately I don’t know how it compares to others but it doesn’t mess up my make up when I spray it on, however I also don’t really know if it makes it stay any longer. I do think it helps my face to look less powdery however and I am tempted to try a more dewy setting spray to see what that’s like.
Overall this set was an absolute steal, RRP was £25, down to £18.75 at the moment. It gave me a great chance to try some of the products from this brand. I think this is a great way to discover new products and try the mini versions first before buying a full size of something you may be disappointed in.
Recently I placed another order on feel unique (yes you guessed it, with another £3.95 off). I wanted to try a few more products from Nyx, this is what I picked up.
Eye and eyebrow pencil in brown
I needed a new brown eyeliner and this one does the job. It lasts all day and doesn’t smudge or transfer.
Lipstick in the shade “Paparazzi”
I love the shade of this lipstick, it’s a lovely summery pinky shade. Unfortunately it’s a creamy lipstick so it is not very long lasting on the lips. Would be okay for a day when I am not planning on eating or drinking anything…. which will probably be never.
Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette
I was after a simple, nude eyeshadow palette which is compact and easy to take on holiday. The shades in this palette are really pretty and most of them are quite pigmented, with the exception of the lightest shade which I use to prime the lids but can see no colour pay off from it whatsoever. I think I’ll be able to create many great looks with this. I wore these today with an eyeshadow primer and the colour didn’t budge all day!
Overall I quite like Nyx products. Their products are quite affordable and I enjoy their simple and sleek no frills packaging.
Have you tried any of these products?
Until next time,