Tuesday, 28 June 2016

NYX Haul

NYX is a brand that's never really been available to the UK so when they announced that they would be bringing it over to be stocked in Boots I couldn't contain my excitement. Everyone that can get their hands on them raves about NYX products and I seriously felt like I'd been missing out on something. It became available over here a while back but it took me forever to find a boots that actually stocks it but on a recent trip to London I found a store and made a few purchases.

First up is the NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe and as many of you will know I am not a blush wearer at all. I bought the Gwen Stefani Blush Palette back in February and it's still sat in the box so you're probably wondering why the hell I'd buy a blush! This shade is actually the perfect contour shade for pale skinned girls like me, it's a matte taupe brown with subtle grey undertones. Every contour shade I ever pick up has horrible warm and orange undertones that make me look like I've overdoned it with even a subtle application. Taupe is the right mix of warm and cool undertones to produce a natural matte contour.

Next up is everyone's holy grail NYX product, their Soft Matte Lip Creams. I went a bit overboard and bought four very similar shades as I couldn't decide between them, oops! Athens is a peach toned nude shade and it is the lightest of them all. I actually find that Athens looks way too pale on me and clashes with my skin but I've seen so many pale girls rock it so I think it's just me. It's a natural everyday kind of shade, perfect to wear if you don't like anything too noticeable. Stockholm is a bit darker than Athens and has more brown undertones which makes it a lot more wearable for me. Zurich is a pink toned nude which is usually a massive no no for me. I don't wear pink at all, I can't stand the colour pink on my skin as I already have pink undertones and wearing pink lips usually brings them out ever more. Zurich surprised me and it's one of the few pink lip colours that I will wear. Cannes is the last shade, the darkest of them all and again another shade that surprised me. It's a muted rose pink toned shade which I usually wouldn't pick up but the shade caught my eye and kind of fell into my basket. 

If you're not a pink lips kinda gal then I'd recommend starting off with Zurich and Cannes as they've changed my opinion on the idea of pink lips and Cannes has to be my most worn lip colour at the moment.

The last thing I picked up is the NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in Blonde. I'm seriously unlucky with my brows, they're so blonde that they are pretty much non existent and until about a year ago this isn't something I cared about too much. After realising that I looked like a bit of an idiot with a full face of makeup on and no eyebrows I have tried so many products to try and give my brows some colour without looking too fake. I picked this product up in hope that it would be a cheap dupe to the ABH Dipbrow and so far I am impressed. I've never tried Dipbrow but after trying this NYX offering I'm not in any rush to. 

I will be doing full reviews with swatches once I've tried them out a bit more but for now it's safe to say I love everything that I've tried from NYX. It's only a matter of time before I buy something new.

What's your favourite NYX product?

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