Nyx Haul #1

Thursday 14 January 2016

Highlight + Contour Stick (Universal) / Jumbo Eye Pencil (Milk) / Soft Matte Lip Cream (Antwerp and Ibiza)

Way back in November I saw a post on Facebook alerting me to the fact that NYX makeup is now sold in Boots. I wasn't aware until that point, and I have had my eye on NYX for a long time. I personally watch a fair amount of American Beauty Vloggers, and as such became aware of NYX through their 'Face Awards' that they do every year. During these 'Face Awards' beauty vloggers create makeup looks based around a certain brief, and if they are lucky enough to get through the first few rounds then they start receiving products from the sponsors to assist them with their looks. With the whole competition being run by NYX it is no surprise that they send the beauty vloggers a tonne of stuff for them to play around with. It was whilst watching a participant unbox their NYX goodies that I realised how decent and affordable the brand was, and in that moment I knew I had to have some. Anyway flash forward to November, and as soon as I saw that Boots now stock NYX I made an order. Unfortunately Boots didn't have one of the items I wanted instock so I ended up ordering from Feel Unique.

The first product on my wishlist was one of the NYX contour sticks. I have been trying to get into contouring for the longest time now, and I've been looking at a tonne of cream contour palettes. Then I came across this, and thought rather than carrying around a palette in my makeup bag, having this one little stick for both Highlighting and contouring would be so useful, and at £10 it was budget friendly. Seeing as none of my local stores have a stand for NYX, I couldn't go in and swatch the colours to decide which to go for. It comes in four colours, light, medium, dark, and universal. I honestly had no idea which would suit me, so I decided to go for universal, which as the colour name suggests, should suit most skin types. I haven't gotten around to using this yet, but when swatching it did feel very creamy and also blended very well.

Another product that was high up on the list was the Jumbo eye pencil in Milk. I personally think it's so difficult to find a decent and true white eye pencil, so when I saw a Youtuber using this, I knew I had to have it. I have seen this little pencil used in so many different ways on Youtube, but one of the ways I am most interested in testing, is using this as a base for bright eyeshadow. When swatching this was another really creamy product and glided onto my skin, something which is very desirable for pencils that are used on the eye, as you don't want to press so hard it feels like your eyeball might explode... At £5 this is another budget friendly purchase, and one I can't wait to use alongside my Urban Decay Electric Palette...

Last but not least I decided to try some of their soft matte lip creams. My all time favourite lip products are the Bourjous Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks. They are so easy to apply, and last really well on the lips. I have seen a lot of people post that NYX soft matte lip creams are some of the best matte liquid lipsticks for their price range, so I knew that these had to be on the order. Unfortunately I somehow managed to pick the two colours that look the most similar... *facepalm* Originally I had wanted to but Ibiza and Transylvania, but the latter was out of stock, so I went for Antwerp, not really realising how similar the two were... Ibiza is a slightly darker pink out of the two, but overall they are fairly similar. I can't mark NYX down for this though because this was my own stupid mistake. These again glided on really nicely, and felt very similar to my favourite Bourjous versions, they also have a really lovely vanilla scent. At £5.50 each, I definitely think these are worth an investment if you like matte liquid lipsticks. I can't comment on how they last yet as again I have not had the chance to give them a go.

So there you have it, my first NYX purchases, I'm sure of many. Do you own any NYX makeup, if so what is your favourite product of theirs?
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