I love trying new make-up brands, I’m definitely one of those people who likes to try new things rather than always sticking to the same brands and products. I’ve heard loads of great things about NYX and was really keen to try a few of their products, especially as they are now launching in Boots. Last week I went to a blogger breakfast hosted by The Clothes Show to talk about the upcoming show in December. One of the brands present at the event was NYX and they very kindly gave me a big bag of their products to try. I haven’t had the chance to use it all yet, but I wanted to share all the gorgeous bits with you anyway.
There was another lip-gloss, however I used it straight away and have now lost it in one of my handbags before I could photograph it! OOPS. All the lip products are absolutely amazing. The colours and textures are all fabulous and so far I’ve used and loved them all.
The Butter Lipstick which I tried in shade 16, is a subtle sleek lip product which feels absolutely lovely on the lips. It has a really nice moisturising feeling and didn’t need reapplying very often. I love products that feel like half lipstick and half lip balm and the pretty soft peach shade is definitely a great everyday colour.
I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with matte lipsticks. On one hand they look really good, on the other after a whole day of wearing them my lips always feel a bit awful. They’re also more prone to looking a little flaky by the end of the night. The NYX Matte Lipstick in shade MLS02 redeems itself with me mainly because of it’s absolutely stunning colour. I absolutely love bright pinks and go for them even more than classic vintage reds. This shade is the perfect Barbie pink and I love it.
This product definitely put the gold in lip gloss. The Mega Shine Lip Gloss in shade 145 was love at first sniff for me, it smells like yummy marzipan and the formula is amazing. It’s very highly pigmented for a lip gloss meaning you don’t have to pile it on to get a great glossy colour. Switch all lip glosses just don’t wear it with your hair down in the wind as it is a little sticky!
The product that I’ve used the most is another pretty pink lip product. The Butter Gloss is a gorgeous moisturising lip gloss in bright pigmented shades. I’ve used it both on it’s own and on top of other lipsticks for a glossy finish.
I haven’t tried this product yet, but I’m already in love with the Colour Mascara in Pink Perfect. I’ve always really liked coloured mascaras, especially on bottom lashes and NYX have a great selection of different colours. It’s great to break the rules a little and have fun with colours so I may be adding a ew more shades to my make-up collection very soon.
The Love in Paris eyeshadow palette is a lovely versatile set of colours which are ideal for this time of year. The pigmentation is incredible, the black is such a perfect dark black that you could use it as an eyeliner alternative and the plum shade is perfect for adding a 70s touch to your make-up look. I like that it’s a small handbag sized palette while still having a big selection of colours, it’s definitely something I’d take away on holiday with me.
I always use a primer before applying my make-up and I definitely have a firm favourite that I use everyday, it was nice to try a different one though. The NYX Angel Veil skin perfecting primer is a great everyday product and is pretty much like most other primers, its oil free and dries very quickly leaving a lovely smooth base for make-up to be applied over.
I haven’t had a chance to try the eyebrow gel, lip pencil and eyeliner yet but I’ll let you know how I get on with them soon.
Find the full range of NYX products on the Boots website.