I don’t know if I am being a cheapskate but MAN has makeup become ridiculously expensive. I almost dropped dead when I was browsing some of the beauty brands. I have never been one to mind spending money on cosmetics, but for the girl on a budget the price hikes are no good. So now I am on a mission to find affordable products with great quality. I came across this brand in the beginning of the year and I have fallen in love. I’m actually quite shocked that I have never done a review on their products. Nyx Cosmetics was started by Toni Ko, a lady from Korea that moved to LA. She started up her brand at the age of 25 and just last year sold it to powerhouse L’Oreal. One of the best things about this brand is that it is not tested on animals. The products are totally affordable and really great quality – well at least the products that I have been playing around with are.
NYX Butter Gloss
This was one of the first products I bought from the brand. For those of you that don’t know I am not a huge lip gloss fan. However this butter gloss is ah-mazing! It’s well pigmented, long lasting, non-sticky and so moisturizing. All the shades are named after desserts which works so well as the smell of the gloss is delicious. They all have a sweet vanilla smell to them. It’s so hard to pick a shade as they are all so beautiful. The butter gloss has definitely become a part of my daily makeup routine and I can’t wait to grow my collection. At the moment I only have 4 of the butter glosses:
Eclair, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu & Apple Strudel
As you can tell I am very into the nudey kind of shades but I am slowly warming up to the brighter colours.
NYX Skinny Marker
The right tool for the perfect winged liner is essential. When the wing is on fleek then all’s good in the hood. I have become a huge fan of felt pens and the Skinny Marker from Nyx is my current go to tool. The thin tip of the pen makes it a lot easier to get your liner perfectly sharp and on point. The Carbon Black liner finishes off matt. I have never had any issues with the product smudging or fading, I can go a whole day with it looking as if I had just applied it. The only down fall is that it dries out sooner than I’d like. Otherwise it’s an amazing product and with out a doubt I buy it every time.
NYX Eye Shadow Base
I have always prepped my eyes with concealer before applying any eye shadow, so when I came across the Nyx Eye Shadow Base I was in two minds about buying it. Now I’m glad I did. The base is pure white and when applied at first it seems a little greasy but fear not it dries very nicely. Most of you will know the phrase: less is more, this applies when applying this product. There is no need to plaster it on. Once I applied eye shadow to the base, the colour intensified more than ever. I must say that I am quite impressed with this little find, even my eye shadows with very little pigmentation pop. I get a good 7 – 8 hours wear out of this eye shadow base before I need to go for a slight touch up, which to me isn’t bad AT ALL.
NYX Push-Up Bra for Your Brows
Last but not least, this little product caught my eye because of the name – Push-Up Bra for Your Brows . As some of you will know I am all about eye brows. I truly believe that your eye brows can make of break your look. So keeping them on point is essential. This Duo Eye Pencil is really super. On the one side you have an Eye Brow pencil, the consistency is good and it doesn’t rub off easy. The product glides on like magic and fills in the brows really well. And on the other side there is a highlighter pencil, in a very light pinkish colour with a creamy texture. The highlighter is used to polish the look. It is added just under the eye brows and blended out slightly. The product is blendable and makes your eye brows pop so nicely.
If you are looking for an affordable brand with great quality I would get to your closest Click store and check out Nyx Cosmetics. You will not be sorry. My only wish is that they bring more of their products to South Africa like the Contour and Highlight Palette… Hint Hint… Nudge Nudge!
Head done to your nearest Clicks Store (South Africa Only) as they are having a 3 for 2 special on their Nyx Cosmetics. Can I get an AMEN! Enjoy the shopping 🙂
Let me know if you have tried out the brand and what you think?
Stay Fabulous & Stylish