NYX Cosmetics Haul & Review

I tend to be pretty picky about buying new make up. Whilst I love the stuff, I simply don’t want to waste my time (& money) buying products that either aren’t right for me or my kit and don’t do what they claim to. That said, I have been really looking forward to trying out some NYX Cosmetics for a while as I’ve read great things about them in other blogs. Unfortunately, my local Flair store told me that they have stopped stocking the brand as it’s becoming less of a pro product and more mainstream. Shipping from the UK tends to be fairly high when buying online, but I managed to track it down online from www.cherryculture.com in the US. This stuff is soooo cheap. The lipglosses were $4.50, cream blushes $5.00 and the powder blush was $5.50. These items were in the sale which still seems to be on. The P&P was just over $11, which I didn’t mind paying as the products were actually cheaper than on NYX’s own website.

So….what did I buy?

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I finally found the Mega Shine Lipgloss in Beige (totally named incorrectly) and also got another gloss in Salsa…it would be rude not to! The blushers that I bought are two cream blushers; Glow and Red Cheeks and the powder blusher in Rose Garden.

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I bought the cream blushers as I don’t really use cream blushers on myself and definitely needed some to add to my kit.  I have been so impressed with the pigmentation of them. As you can see from the swatches, the smallest amount goes a very long way. The only problem with buying online is the swatches often don’t truly show the actual colour.  I thought Red Cheeks would be a good alternative to MAC’s Frankly Scarlet blush, but it really is very red. The texture is very creamy and could probably even be used as lip glosses as well to save you money! These would be great on dry skin, as they are sheer, pigmented and creamy and blend very easily. If you wanted to make sure it lasted, apply your foundation, then the cream blush, powder your face and then add a powder blush over the top…..it won’t shift. If like me, you have an oily or combination skin, these won’t be right for you as they are very emolient. The powder blush in Rose Garden has a little golden shimmer through it which I didn’t think would be any good for me, but it’s actually lovely. I’m loving wearing this on my cheeks with just a little contouring. Again, it’s very pigmented, so you only need a little bit on your brush and seems to be quite long wearing.

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After waiting to get my hands on the Mega Shine lip gloss in beige, I was not disappointed. There is nothing beige about it, in fact is a very sweet opaque pink colour, that’s a lot pinker than I thought it would be. I really like the applicator as it’s shaped to apply the lip gloss with accuracy around the lip and the smell is adorable, like sweet cherries. Since getting this product a couple of weeks ago, it has not left my handbag, I love it! I also bought one in Salsa, but I’m not as keen on this as it has way too much shimmer in it for me. It kind of reminds me of the L’Oreal Glam Shine lip gloss that I would have owned when I was a teenager. So definitely not for me. However, I do love the packaging of these NYX lip glosses though with the little bow on the top of the applicator.

Overall, I have been massively impressed with NYX Cosmetics and will definitely be making more purchases in the future. They are so affordable, great quality and have a huge range of colours to choose from which always helps. I think I’m going to try their HD Foundation next. Anyone tried them? If so, let me know what you think of it.


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