NYX Haul and First Impressions

Hello Lovelies!!

On my last jaunt to Madrid, I couldn’t resist taking a trip to the NYX store (my sister coerced me into it really…).

I have never tried anything from NYX before (crazy, I know) so I was like a bit of a rabbit in the headlights when faced with the amount of products available in the Gran Via store, needless to say, I still managed to spend a pretty penny or two…..

I have always heard such wonderful things about the lip products from NYX so I went a bit crazy throwing them into my basket.

NYX appear to be most well known for their soft matte lip creams so after much rummaging around through the extensive shade ranged, I put three in my basket.

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  1. Athens – a nude peach toned shade.
  2. Istanbul – an earth toned pink shade.
  3. Tokyo –  a very pale pink.

These lip products apply like a dream. They are silky smooth and really comfortable on the lips, and as a bonus, they smell amazing. They have a perfectly sized doe foot applicator which makes precision really easy. The formula is opaque yet lightweight – I will definitely be picking up some more in future.

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I also picked up one of their Xtreme Shine Lip Creams to try in the shade Nude Peach Fuzz. This formula is different to the soft matte lip creams and I have to admit that I’m not a massive fan. I find the formula too thick and not as comfortable.

Sticking with the lip product spree, I also picked up two of their butter glosses in (a) Angel Food Cake (a rosy brown nude) and (2) Tiramisu (a peachy brown nude).

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These glosses are also really creamy with a really high pigmentation and a totally non sticky formula. I’m not a huge lip gloss fan, but these are really enjoyable to wear and they taste divine too.

Figuring I had picked up enough lip products to last a year, I wondered over to the base products to see what was on offer. I swatched their blotting powder which felt like butter so I had to give it a whirl.

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Over in the eye section, I really liked the idea of the Wonder Pencil which is said to be a concealer, eye liner and reverse lip liner in one. I also picked up one of the Micro Brow pencils which reminded me of my beloved ABH Brow Wiz and I have been really impressed with so far.

Finally, just when I thought I had spent enough money, whilst I was paying, the SA advised that i just had to pick up one of the lip primers to go along with my products. Of course I couldn’t resist and let her throw one in my bag – however the jury is still out on that one.

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What other NYX products would you recommend? What do you think is their stand out products?

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Lynsey xox

 

 

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