29 September 2016

NYX HAUL + FIRST IMPRESSIONS



I'm actually quite ashamed to admit that I've never tried NYX before. I know, right. Have I been living under a rock? Unfortunately my local Boots doesn't stock NYX, so I feel this has prolonged my first purchase. I decided it was about time to lose my NYX virginity, so I hopped online and threw whatever caught my eye into my basket. I already had a mental note of some products that I knew I had to have. The others were sort of picked up on a whim - I'd heard other bloggers mention them, and had read some pretty good reviews - so why not give them a go myself.

I've expressed before my love for Anastasia brow products but the Tame & Frame Brow Pomade is definitely a good contender. I like the packaging, it's small and lightweight but the formula isn't as creamy and as easy to apply as I would have liked. Colour pay off is good and it wears all day long! The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is, for me, a must have. I've heard it mentioned hundreds of times and have jumped right on that old bandwagon. I got two shades; Milk, and Black Bean. I'm already obsessed with wearing Milk in my waterline and Black Bean is a fab base for a dark smokey eye. I can see me going through these pretty damn quick. 

So basically I was after the matte setting spray but surprise surprise, everywhere was sold out. So I settled for the Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I'll be honest - this isn't for me. My first impressions were good but I think it's more suited for someone with dry/normal skin. It was long-wearing and I did have a dewy finish throughout the day but I just looked shiny as f and let me tell you, it was not cute. I've been wanting to experiment more with glitter for a long time so thought it would be best to arm myself with a good glitter primer. The NYX Glitter Primer is ace. It applies really smoothly and doesn't feel heavy at all, the glitter sticks great and it lasted all day. So I'm a very happy bunny especially with Halloween and Christmas coming up! 

Last but not least I got two of the Soft Matte Lip Creams, Rome; a medium nude with browny-red undertones. And Transylvania, a deep violet. Both of these shades are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for that transition into Winter. They are really soft and not drying at all. I do find that the packaging appears darker than when they are actually being worn and I found I had to apply a few layers to avoid a streaky finish. Overall they're comfortable to wear and the shade range that is available is fantastic. 

What are your go to NYX products? Have you tried any of these, and what were your first impressions? 

Jenny XOX
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  1. Those jumbo pencils are my favorite. Give their blushes a try, they are also good.

    Thanks for sharing love xo
    Anam | www.anamspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh thanks for letting me know I'll have to try them out! Thank you for reading :) xox

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  2. Great post! Nyx tame and frame is great! Also their eyebrow gel and control freak are great for brows!

    Stacey White
    www.staceylouisewhite.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I've never seen their brow gel I'll need to hunt that out! Thanks for reading xox

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  3. Love this lipsticks, and shame the spray is not working for you xoxo


    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com/

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    1. I should have known just to hold out for the matte one! Least I can say I've tried it. Thanks for reading love xox

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  4. I love the pencils they are amazing! I have the primer not the the glitter one so maybe that might work better for you! X

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    1. I need to get them in more shades they're fab! The glitter primer works great for what I need it for it was just the setting spray that just wasn't right for me. Thanks for reading beaut xox

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  5. wow I love NYX. You've got so many cool stuff !

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    1. Thank you I'm starting to fall in love with them too! Thanks for reading xox

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  6. I must admit I've never tried Nyx products but these sound like great picks, shame that the setting spray wasn't as good though but I love the sound of the jumbo eye pencils and the lip creams! I need to check these out asap! :)

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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    1. Can't believe I took so long to try them! Defo worth checking out! Thanks for reading and commenting lovely xox

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