Friday, February 23, 2018

NYX Cosmetics Haul

For the 4th of July, NYX Cosmetics offered all of their products at 40% off. I was more than happy to take advantage of this deal. Ulta had a similar NYX sale during the week of Independence Day, but palettes were excluded from that sale. This was really the only reason I decided to order from the NYX website. Both were offering free shipping with a $25 order.

Shipping from NYX was incredibly slow and it took nearly 2 weeks to receive my order. I don’t know if this is the usual or they were just inundated because of the sale.

NYX Cosmetics Haul

Once my order came, I was glad I chose to order from NYX. Inside the shipping box, my products had been placed in this lace bag, which I thought was a really nice touch. I love the bag and can’t wait to repurpose it.

Bohemian Chic – Nude Matte Palette 
Retail: $18

NYX Boho Chic Palette

I think the packaging on this palette is really pretty. It’s a shiny, black plastic, but it feels very durable. (Ignore my reflection!) The only drawback is that it quickly gets covered with fingerprints, which annoys me. I find myself constantly wanting to wipe it clean. Maybe I only feel that way because it’s new.

Bohemian Chic - Nude Matte Palette

The top portion of the palette contains 18 nude matte shades. Almost all of the nude shadows I own are shimmery, so I’m really excited to have a palette full of mattes to work with. The mirror is the same size as the palette, which is about the size of my hand; you could potentially use it to apply makeup, if needed.

Bohemian Chic - Nude Matte Palette

The bottom portion contains 2 blushes and 6 more matte shadow shades. There are also 2 sponge applicators, though I won’t use those. I haven’t actually used this palette yet, but swatching some of the shadows, they appear to be smooth and buttery. Expect a full review with swatches after I’ve had some time to try it out.

Matte Bronzer in Light 
Retail: $9.00

NYX Matte Bronzer

Being very pale, bronzer isn’t something I’ve used a lot of. I’ve been using e.l.f.’s Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia for the past few months, but it contains a lot of shimmer. This bronzer is very smooth and the color seems like a good match for my skin tone.

HD Studio Finishing Powder 
Retail: $10.00

NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder

I’ve only used traditional translucent powders, so I’m excited to try this. I’m hoping it’ll do a better job at setting my makeup, especially in my undereye area. I have a lot of darkness under my eyes, so it’s important that I’m able to set my concealer so it will last the entire day.

Control Freak Eyebrow Gel 
Retail: $6.00

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

My eyebrows are wild. I use a wax to fill them in, but sometimes even that isn’t enough to keep them in control. After emilynoel83 from Beauty Broadcast said that this stuff “holds like a mother,” I knew I had to purchase it.

Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul, Antwerp, and San Paulo 
Retail: $6.00

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Of course, I couldn’t place an order without including some lip products. Since I had already received a butter gloss in my Ipsy bag, I decided to go with the soft matte lip creams. I had issues choosing a color, however, so I ended up with three! These feel very velvety when first applied, then dry quickly to a beautiful matte finish. I’ve only worn the darkest color, San Paulo, but it had some definite staying power! It even stained my arm when I was doing swatches. I need to wear these a few more times before I do a full review, but they didn’t seem to be drying like most matte lip products.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Macaron Lippies in Violet and Blue Velvet 
Retail: $6.00

NYX Macaron Lippies

These are scary! I can’t imagine wearing them on their own, but I wanted to give them a try. I recently purchased the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Coy, which is also a violet shade. I’ve been wearing that, so I think I can probably make the Violet one work. Not so sure about the Blue Velvet, but I wanted to choose a color that was more non-traditional than the purple.

NYX Macaron Lippies

Slim Lip Pencil in Nectar  & Color Lip Balm in Merci
Lip Pencil Retail: $3.50

NYX Slim Lip Pencil || NYX Color Lip Balm

I can no longer find the color balms online, so it seems that they’ve been phased out in favor of the Butter lip balms. I haven’t used this yet, but am kind of hesitant. If I love it, they are no longer available, unless I resort to ebay. Hopefully the butter balms are similar, in case this turns out to be the most amazing lip balm I’ve ever used.

I had to double-check my order sheet when it arrived because I didn’t recall ordering a lip pencil. Indeed, I did not. It was nice of NYX to throw in this little extra. It’s just a standard lip pencil, but the color seems neutral enough that I’ll be able to use it.

NYX Slim Lip Pencil || NYX Color Lip Balm

Overall, I’m really happy with my first purchases from NYX and can’t wait to start working some of these items into my day-to-day routine.

  • Wow! That blue lipstick is really blue….i would love to see a picture of you wearing it! I bet you could rock it. I love that trio of lipstains- the darkest one is gorgeous. I love shopping for makeup!

    • Thanks! If I can rock blue hair, surely the lipstick isn’t that big of a step, right? 😛

  • Alli Smith

    I’m in love with the matte eye shadow box! The lip balm looks like a great color, too!

    • The shadows are actually really good quality, especially for the price. I don’t like shimmer as much as I’m getting older, so these are a nice alternative.

  • The little lace bag everything came in is amazing! I also love the shdes of the lip matte…so pretty!

    • I loved the lace bag so much!

  • Modern June

    I love NYX Love them! Their butter glosses are the only thing I have ever liked for my lips!

    • The butter glosses are also one of my favorites!

  • I love NYX products! I haven’t purchased anything but glosses lately. I love the nude palette and the new bright lippies!

    • This was my first time buying their eyeshadows and I was pleasantly surprised. I really like them. I tend to prefer gloss in the summer, though I’m not sure why.

  • I love NYX products, the butter glosses are my favorite.

    • I only have a couple of the butter glosses. I need to buy more!

  • I just love NYX! One of my favorite products is the matte lip sticks.