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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: My first NYX purchases!

Hi everyone. Hope it's been a glorious Wednesday so far! So today I am going to be doing a review for you guys on my very first NYX purchases ever! I know what you're thinking. "WHAT HOW HAVE YOU NEVER PURCHASED NYX BEFORE?". Well the answer is simple, I didn't know it existed. How this brand escaped my knowledge for this long I will never know. I actually ended up finding out about this brand through a makeup tutorial video by Mandy Leigh on YouTube. Definitely go check her channel out guys, she's amazing! Now let's get on to the review!

So first things first. Let's talk about the brand itself. NYX is american cosmetics company founded in Los Angeles, California in 1999. They claim to be a cruelty free company and most of their products are vegan. They are a drugstore brand and carry a drugstore price more or less, however they are not sold at all drugstores. You can find NYX products at Target, Ulta, CVS, Urban Outfitters etc. You can also buy from their company website here.

I found NYX at my local Target, one of the only places you can find NYX in my town besides a CVS. So I decided to pickup a Buttergloss because that's what Mandy featured in her video and that's what I was most excited to try, I also decided to give their blush a try.

Honestly I haven't got a bad word to say about this gloss. It is one of the most amazing glosses I have ever purchased and is definitely my favorite at the moment.I picked it up in "Apple Strudel" which is a lovely peach shade.The first thing I noticed is the delicious sweet scent, almost like a sugar cookie. The next is that it has a very smooth and creamy formula that indeed does feel like it melts on your lips. It is not sticky at all, which is a problem I've had in the past with other glosses. Another thing is that it is pretty decently pigmented for a gloss, meaning it can go from sheer to medium coverage depending on how much you use. One coat gives me a pretty sheer peachy color, while two gives me a more opaque peach color almost identical to the packaging color! After a few hours though I do feel the color starts to fade so reapplying is a must, however to me that's not a huge problem! I definitely would purchase again and would love to buy every color! I could go on all day about how amazing this product is, but you'll probably want to see for yourself, so I suggest if you've never tried it before you go out and buy it asap!

tip: apply lip balm before putting on gloss as it makes for a smoother application!

I'll admit what first attracted me to this blush was the shimmer(these photos definitely do not do it justice). However this blush has made me think twice about just how much I like shimmer. More on that in a bit. So I decided to pick up this powder blush in the shade "Rose Garden" which is a pretty pink packed with flecks of gold shimmer. The first thing I noticed after opening it was how soft and silky the blush felt, this was a good start. However after applying it (using my kabuki brush) I realized that this blush is VERY pigmented. I mean I didn't expect that, I honestly looked like a china doll when I was done with this blush and It looked like I threw a sprinkle of glitter on my face! So I took it off and tried again this time barely pressing my brush into the blush, much better the second time. So yes you do have to be very gentle when applying this blush, definitely not good for the heavy handed but the payoff is really nice. The color itself is actually a really pretty pink, the shimmer is pretty too but I wouldn't complain if they eased up a bit on the shimmer. Another great thing is that is does blend very easily and is very buildable, so if you were a little too light handed the first time that's okay you can always apply more! Overall I think it's a nice product! I would definitely purchase again, just in different colors ha! I have my eye on "apricot" and "summer peach" next!

tip: a little goes a long way, apply lightly!

There you have it guys! I really hope you enjoyed reading my review on my first NYX purchases! Just in case anyone is wondering the blush and lipgloss were $5 each! Overall it was a good experience and I would definitely purchase from this brand again, especially the butterglosses, I'm in love ha! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Ever try any of these products? If so what did you think of them? Leave me a comment I love reading them! As always thanks for reading!


  1. That gloss colour is adorable I love it! I've never had any NYX product yet oops! xx

    1. Thanks I love it! It's so pretty for Summer! You really should go check them out, their products are amazing!

  2. I actually have never bought any NYX products, either, but I might have to check it out after reading your review!
    I've also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    xx Tessie

    1. I can't believe it, I thought I was the only one whose never bought NYX before! You really should check it out though, you'll love it. Also thanks for the nomination, you're too sweet!