For this month’s brand spotlight, LC and I are focusing on one of my personal favorite drugstore brands: NYX Cosmetics. NYX has such a wide range of products, that you could literally stock your entire makeup collection with only their brand, and you wouldn’t need a single thing more. In this post, we are talking about our absolute favorites from them. So, keep reading to see what it is that we are loving…
LDS: Elements eye shadow palettes: Earth & Fire
These are really really good eye shadow palettes. The colors are pigmented and blend well. They last a long time on the eyes. I remember when they first came out last summer, they were getting a lot of hype— maybe partially because NYX (wisely) used YouTubers as the faces of the different elements. As soon as the campaign was over, though, everyone forgot about them. Probably because the palettes were super expensive for the NYX brand, but I still think they were good palettes. (I will mention that I got mine for like 30% off at Ulta, which is the only reason I bought two of them.) If you want to try them now, though, they are only $15 on the NYX website.
LDS: Faux Black Eyeliner
I received this product in an Ipsy bag last year and was truly impressed. These creamy, rich colors are perfect for looking like you have on liner without the harshness of black. They also help the color of your irises stand out in a very subtle way (if you use your complimentary color, of course). The one that I have is in the shade Black Hole- or deep purple. It stays on top of my vanity as my alternative to traditional black liner.
LDS: Butter Lipstick
These are AMAZING. They are hands down, my favorite NYX product. These lipsticks are more like very pigmented chapstick. The colors are less sheer than traditional lipsticks, but they are super hydrating to the lips. For days when you don’t need a super heavy punch of color, but do want some color (more than a tinted moisturizer), these are a great option, especially in the harsh cold of winter.
LDS: Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick & Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Lipstick
While these are two different formulas, my opinion of them are the same. They are really solid liquid lipsticks. They wear really well and on the NYX website you can get sets of three for only $6. I think they are worth every penny.
LDS: Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream
A few weeks ago, I did a review dedicated to this product, so I wont go into super detail about it. However, if you haven’t tried it, please immediately go do so. This cream-to-powder hippie will have your lips feeling like pillows. I love it. Love it.
LC: Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
So, I mentioned this product before (Get It or Forget It?) and I just absolutely love this product. I use it as an illuminating primer or mix it with my foundation to get a nice glow. It is super easy to blend alone or with foundation or concealer. It gives off a beautiful healthy glow and a little goes a long way with this. I use pure gold which is close to my complexion and adds a bit of color especially now that I am a bit paler since it is colder. It’s an illuminator that you should definitely have all year long.
LC: Bright Idea Illuminating Stick (Lavender Lust)
So, this is not something I would have thought to get on my own. However, this product and in particular this shade I received from the Target’s 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. I was hesitant to use this at first but now this something I adore. The stick gives you more control on how much you apply and it does come up lavender which is cool. However, it is very blendable! Which is why I love it. I always add this on time of my foundation and blend it with the same beauty blender I used to apply my foundation it gives off a very natural iridescent glow. I love it. Plus, I don’t have to use up all my born to glow (booyah!) It is very versatile even in the shade and as a stick which it why I love it!
LC: Dewy Finish Setting Spray
I always do natural makeup looks. I love looking like I may only be wearing lipstick and eyeshadow. Part of having that look is this setting spray. I use it every time without fail and it really sets my makeup in place. It doesn’t cake or come off easily. It also helps keep my look fresh faced (at least in my opinion). Honestly, I cannot imagine not using it when I put on makeup. If you are looking for a setting spray that enhances/accompany your light to medium non mattifying foundation then this is the product to use!
LC: Lip liner
If there is a NYX lip pencil, l’advocate chic will most likely love it (number one rule to the laws of physics). I have just about every shade and type of liner from NYX. They are affordable and come in just about every shade imaginable. I love they way they glide on especially the suede liners. Also, they are longlasting! My lipstick may have long disappeared on me but that nyx liner will stand by me and have me looking a little crazy but hey least I know it isn’t false advertising! NYX lip liners is how I was first introduced to the brand so they hold a special and definite place in my heart.
Which are your must-have products from NYX? Let us know in the comments below. We love chatting with you!