NYX Cosmetics Review/Haul

After everybody came at me with torches and pitchforks for my Fake Limecrime post and video, many suggested to me brands that I could try which were cruelty free and definitely real products. One of the ones that a lot of people recommended was NYX, which is a brand I haven’t heard of until recently. It’s just come to Boots* in the UK and I decided that I would get some products to try out for myself.

The products themselves were quite reasonably priced, especially the lipsticks which is that everyone praised so highly. They’re a little bit more expensive than MUA’s lipsticks, but also cheaper than Jeffree Star’s. I was very excited to see what the lipsticks were like, as well as the setting spray and the concealer I picked up.

First, I’ll start with the main reason this whole haul came about – The Soft Matte Lip Cream*. Lots of people love these lipsticks because they dry matte, but are so incredibly soft to the touch, you can’t even tell. The shades I got were Milan, Sydney & Buenos Aires, which are three gorgeous shades. They are swatched above and feel so lovely to put on. I wore Milan to work the other day and it lasted a very long time. I ate a jacket potato and drunk many cups of tea and there was only a bit of lipstick that came off. I really like the idea of this being so soft and nourishing on my lips while giving a long lasting colour. I haven’t tried the other two as of yet, but I am very excited to and I think I will definitely get some more shades.

Next, I picked up the Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray*. I usually go for MUA’s setting spray which I like, but my usual setting spray was out of stock in Superdrug when I last went, leading me to get MUA’s matte finish spray. And I do not like it. At all. The spray is rubbish, it’s like using a jet on my face. So, I picked this one from NYX up and I think I may switch over to this from. I have tested this and I love it. It’s so easy to use and sprays on very well. It keeps my makeup on a lot longer than MUA’s and I’m really pleased with it.

Finally, I picked up the Colour Correcting Concealer Palette.* I haven’t had a green tinted concealer in a while and I desperately needed one for the redness in my skin. After seeing this, I decided to give it a go, since it offered lots of different tones and a chance for me to experiment with contouring. I really like the concealers in this palette, they give great coverage, but not enough to show through any foundation or other makeup. I’m still getting to grips with what the other concealers do hence why I’ve only used the green one so far, but I will definitely try them out in my makeup routine.

I’m very impressed with my NYX products and I will definitely go back and get more! They are a bit more expensive than my usual products, but I think they are worth it in terms of quality. I especially love my concealer palette, which will become a part of my makeup routine for sure.

Have you tried any NYX products?



  1. 22nd June 2016 / 9:48 am

    Ooo I am so tempted to spend a smidge of my savings on some of those lipsticks!
    Bad Holly for tempting me with those pretty colours! haha.
    Charlee x
    Rose above the Thorns

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