Thursday, August 1, 2013

NYX Cosmetics Favorites

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I haven't done a beauty review since my elf one back in May. Well, I am happy to report that I have discovered another affordable cosmetics line that I couldn't wait to share with you. I posted on Instagram about how fuming mad I was that elf changed their waterproof eye liner pen. The new one totally bummed me out and I wanted to shout my anger to the IG world and to elf. Anyway, a sweet friend commented that NYX actually made an eye liner pen and that I should try it. Of course, I drove directly to Ulta and found it. Now, it's not $2.00 like the elf one, but still affordable and I love it just as much if not more. 

So, that's how my new infatuation with NYX started....with a rant on Instagram. Gotta love social media.

NYX is sold online, at Ulta, Nordstrom and a few other retailers. 

I got super lucky and tried these products without any recommendations (except the eye liner). I would never lie to you and for the record this post is NOT sponsored. I truly love the ones featured today and fully intend to give a few more a whirl.

Let's begin...

1. Shine Killer ($13) - If you live in a hot and humid city you know that summer months can cause our faces to be greasier than fries from McDonald's. I already have super oily skin, so the weather just adds fuel to the fire. This product REALLY helps eliminate shine all day long. I put this on first and let it dry before I add the Pore Filler.

2. Pore Filler ($13) - I used to wear Pore-fessional from Benefit, but it was $30 and lasted me about a month. So, when I found this one for less than half the price, I knew I had to give it a chance. It did not disappoint. In my opinion, it is just as good as the Benefit one and is a great primer as well. I see a big difference in my face when I use versus when I don't.

3. Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) - This one is great when you want long lasting color that isn't glossy. This is almost like a stain and the color is vibrant. If I want a little shine, I just add a tinted gloss over it. It also won a Temptalia Award. I bought the Bright Fuchsia one (SMLC 07).

4. Super Skinny Eye Marker ($9) - This is what began my NYX love affair. It goes on clean and easy and stays on all day. They also sell a "fat marker" too. I highly recommend if you like using pens as your eyeliner. One of the best ones I have found.

5. Fly with Me Mascara ($9) - I really like this one because of the wand and that it doesn't go on super thick and clumpy. I will say that because it's a lighter weight formula, you will have to apply a few coats. It really accentuates individual lashes and make them look longer.

Have you ever tried NYX cosmetics before? If so, what are some of your favorites? Do tell!

Shanna

32 comments:

CanVirRies MTC said...

great review Shanna and just perfect timing. it's so hot and humid here and I was wondering which cream would be best. heading right over to sephora to get the shine killer :). I use NYX lipgloss and they are good. Love the eye marker too.

xoxo

Susan Jeffries said...

I am always looking for new mascaras to try! And I may try the primer too. Thanks! Susan

Arielle Thibodeaux said...

NYX is my favorite drugstore brand. I recommend their HD foundation, Stay Matte Not Flat powder and their HD Eye Shadow base.

Laura B said...

Thanks for the review! I'm always looking for less expensive make-up products. Can't wait to try the pore filler.

Rachel said...

I love the pore filler! They also have great blushes

Gina said...

NYX Butter Glosses are my absolute favorite! I also think their Slide On, Glide On eyeliners are better than Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliners. I also really like their HD concealer and their liquid highlighter. I love NYX products!

fleurani said...

Iam huge fan of NYX cosmetics not only are they super affordable but the quality is amazing. I have a couple of their lipglosses and blushes- heavenly :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

kate said...

Thank you so much for this!! I have been looking at pore fillers lately and was going to spend a s@$t load of money on one, so glad that I didn't I definitely have to go get this as well as the shine free stuff. Maryland sucks with humidity and my BB cream seems to make my face even oilyer (Sp??) so I am also on the hunt for a good foundation. Any good recomendations!?

Lauren said...

I have never tried any of the NYX products before! I will definitely be checking them out during my next Ulta visit!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I've never tried these products. I'm currently using elf mascara, which is a little thick for my taste, but it was cheap!

Amy


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Maran (HeyHawleywood) said...

NYX Hi Definition concealer is amazing. Has made a huge difference in my dark circles.

Always Maylee said...

I have never tried any NYX products. To be honest, I'm such a dud when it comes to beauty products. I stick with what I know and don't really expand my horizons. I think I'll check some of these out after your review!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Susan Liberatore said...

I saw your instagram post and had to see where I could find this stuff! Now to find an ulta...I've never been to one!

Alyssa said...

I've never used anything from this brand, but I've heard good things. I'm going to have to try it out!

Rebecca said...

Because Shanna said so.....I will try it!!! :-)

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I haven't used any of their products before but I may have to check out that Pore Filler!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love their lip gloss!

Elizabeth said...

I have never used nyx, but always hear great things. There is an Ulta in my town, so maybe when I start running low on makeup I'll head over!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

My makeup artist friend LOVES the NYX. I tried one of their mascaras and hated it. Love their lipliner and their lipsticks.

Jordon said...

Their HD eye primer is the BEST! Love NYX!

Niki Caron said...

I LOVE basically all of NYX's lip products and their lip creams are fabulous! That color is pretty freaking amazing too!

Sara said...

NYX HD Photo concealer is my best friend for under eye circles - it's only five bucks at Ulta and I stock up every time they have a BYGO 1/2 off sale - so cheap and so good!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

NYX products are wonderful!! I use so many of them and my absolute favorite is the matte lipsticks!

Sarah said...

You need to try their wonder pencil...its amazing!!!

Anh Nguyen said...

I just bought the NYX super skinny eye pen this week and I am super in love with it! It really doesn't smudge!

Ashleigh said...

I love Nyx! I love their highlighter liquid, and I love their 24 hour eyeliner. My BFF loves the exact shade lippy you posted. I also really like their bronzing palette.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

r&cmartinez said...

Thanks for the tip! I haven't heard of this brand before. Have you tried any Rae Cosmetics. Being a Austin product, I think you should check it out. More high end, but perfect for the humid weather in Texas. I love your blog by the way!

still being [molly] said...

i LOOOOOVE nyx!! i am actually a HUGE fan of their eye pencils!

Hannah [Simply By Serendipity] said...

I LOVE the NYX Matte finish spray!
http://simplybyserendipity.blogspot.com/2013/07/favorites.html

For the summer or for long days I love that it leaves my skin full of makeup still but mostly NOT greasy or oily as some of the other brands do!! It's a must try & the price you can't beat!

Hannah

MorganizewithMe said...

I need to try this mascara, it sounds great!!! And the shiner, I hate shine!

Maca said...

I love NYX (their butter glosses are amazing) and it's great to find affordable cosmetics that are also cruelty-free :)

Pauline Reyes said...

I’m a huge fan of Nyx cosmetics, especially their lippies XD
xo,
~Pauline @Nyx Philippines

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