Wednesday, November 09, 2016

NYX Cosmetics Haul

I first came across NYX products in a YouTube video from My Pale Skin Blog. A year and a half ish later and I've finally got my hands on some of their makeup bits and I can't tell you it was worth the wait. 

In the U.K, NYX wasn't an easy brand to get hold of. That was until Boots began stocking it. While it was possible to order online and collect in store, I really wanted to be able to try things before buying. I was completely ecstatic then, when NYX became available in their Plymouth store. 

I now live in Hampshire but when visiting home for my birthday in August, I grabbed my sister and we perused the aisles like kids on candy shops. After exhaustively swatching various products in a rainbow of different shades all over our hands, we ended up leaving the shop with some lovely things. Well, we'd spent enough time choosing them!

I thought I'd give you a bit of a rundown of the things I have, considering I've picking up a few other products since...


Hot Singles Eyeshadow

I now have three of these shadows; Dayclub, Gold Lust and Sin. Dayclub is a lovely rose gold shade, Gold Lust is a rich gold and Sin a shimmery pink. I was completely drawn to the metallic hues and they are beautifully pigmented and blend really well. 

At only £3.50 a shadow, these are a complete bargain and I envision adding many more to my makeup collection at that fantastic price.

Matte Soft Lip Cream

I had seen these all over Instagram and naturally, I wanted one for myself. I now have Milan, Cannes and Stockholm and I can see what the fuss is about. 

These have a really creamy formula and so silky smooth to apply. When dry, these are super comfortable to wear – and I just love all of the different names. Again they are very reasonably priced, at just £5.50 each.

Side note: Have you seen the Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault? Its available in Selfridges and is the dream Christmas gift! It’s also £85, so just a little on the pricey side…


Micro Brow Pencil

So many different brands have brought out brow pencils in this style but I can say without doubt that this is my favourite. I previously used the Soap and Glory Archery 2 in 1, but I just prefer this one. 

There are 8 different shades available so it’s easy to find one that perfectly matches your brows. The brush allows you tidy brows and the thin liner then allows you to coat hairs precisely.

These retail at just £7.00 and last really well.


Lip Lingerie

The lip lingerie lipsticks come in a range of seductive ‘colour-kissed’ nudes. I have the shade ‘Push Up’, which has a slightly pink undertone. 

These lipsticks have a creamy, mousse-like consistency and the flat applicator makes it far easier to to apply. The lipstick dries very quickly and settles on the lips well and is quite long lasting. 

These are slightly pricier than the matte lip creams, but still only £6.50.


High Definition Blush

I don’t normally indulge when it comes to blushers; I don’t tend to wear all that much of it, so never tend to get through them very quickly. I have the shade ‘Hamptons’, which is quite pink. Usually, peachy tones work best for my pale skin tone, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. 

A little of goes a long way and it isn’t half as bright and intimidating as it appears before trying. It blends well and is easy to build up slowly.

The High Definition Blush retails at £5.50.


You might notice a bit of a recurring theme here, in that NYX products are incredibly well priced. The products above are all items I have spent much more on in the past, but NYX certainly match the quality.

I'm already eyeing up my next products, with a few featuring on my Christmas list! 



  1. Everything looks so lovely, I adore the shades you chose! I am so in love with the lip creams and would love to give the eye shades a go too :D I think my nearest NYX counter is in Carlisle, I so wish they would come to my small town haha! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram - tempting Too Faced Gingerbread giveaway!)

  2. Jealous of this haul - NYX have fast become one of my favourite high street brands. I have quite a few of their bits - their setting sprays are pretty good for the price and I love their lip liners too.

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥