Monday, 11 July 2016

NYX Cosmetics Collection Review & Swatches





NYX has been such a massive brand this year, it is affordable yet replicates the standard of products that are double the price. NYX products are exciting and on trend and I just find looking through their range of lip goodies really exciting. Since Christmas I have been building up a little collection of ordering from both ASOS and visiting Boots stores that have a stand. I have wrote two other posts featuring other NYX products that I wasn't so keen on, and a whole post on how I fill in my brows using the Micro Brow Pencil which I do love.

SOFT MATTE LIP CREAMS

Firstly the lip creams do dry more matte than the images show, it takes around 30- 40 minutes for them to become completely matte but the colour stays the same. I wanted to start with these because they are my absolute favourite. If you want a matte finish without it feeling uncomfortable on your lips then these are for you, the colour is buildable without any flaking of the product and the colour selection is unreal (if you can manage to hunt down some of the more popular colours, Stockholm I'm looking at you!). I find these last a good 4 hours on me without any movement or transfer, then I can easily just tidy everything up by applying another layer and it is back to perfect again.

LIP LINGERIE

If you have been on Instagram lately you'll have most probably seen one of these making an appearance on your timeline. The range boasts a selection of Kylie Jenner/ 90's inspired shades with a matte finish. to be truthful, I'm not the biggest fan. Compared to the soft matte lip creams I found the formulation to be incredibly drying, having fairly dry lips anyway the colour ended up looking pretty awful. The shade Baby Doll was a bad colour pick on my part, it looks like I've taken the concealer and used that as a lipstick instead. If you do like that 90's lip look then this range has so many options, but for me it is a bit too much.

BUTTER GLOSS

I never gravitate towards wearing lip gloss because I'm so stuck in a rut with the mountain of lipsticks I own! When I do wear lip gloss I'm pretty fussy, but the butter glosses are up there as some of my favourites. Firstly they smell amazing, like the pic'n'mix stands you get at the cinema (the important things eh)... The consistency is perfect, not too thick or too running and definitely not sticky. The colours are pretty clear compared to the tube but leave such a glossy finish. I love to wear these over the top of lipliners of lipsticks more so than on there own.

CONCEALER

I have mentioned the concealer before and I did get off to a bad start with it, but using it more my opinions are definitely starting to change. If you have dry under eyes I would use an eye cream with this as it can cling to dry patches, but for £5.50 this concealer is so pigmented and blendable and does last all day once its powdered, covering any late night stint too. I have the shade light so I can only use this for my under eyes, but I'm now tempted to buy one to suit my skin tone.

BLUSHER

I picked up the blusher after seeing it being used as a contour shade, but I have a feeling it was Taupe I was after and not Nudeitude. Anyway I have Nudeitude, and I'm actually pretty glad. This blush is pigmented but not to the point where I'm having to tap off most of the product, which I much prefer. I find this shade lifts my pale skin and gives me a natural looking colour, I have been using this all over my face not just my cheeks for a flush of colour. I think this is any pale skinned gals (or guys) best friend.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! I would love to know what your favourite products from NYX are, especially which soft matte lip creams I need to add to my list next!
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42 comments

  1. Lovely post Jodie! I bet those lip watches took you ages but it adds so much to the post!. Great picks, I love the butter glosses as well even though I am typically not a lip gloss gal. I really want to pick up the shade Amsterdam in the lip creams, it looks like a gorgeous watermelon red. I'll keep your tip in mind about the lingerie line and avoid it! xx

    Caitlin
    minimalist-makeup.com

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    1. Thank you Caitlin! Yeah they took around an hour and a half to get the right photo for each but it is worth it :) Yes I have seen Amsterdam, it does look lovely! xx

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  2. Your collection is lovely! The Soft Matte Lip Creams are my favourite. The formula of them is so nice!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Thanks Liz, they're just fab aren't they! I haven't tried any really high end liquid lip creams, I can't see how they will compete with them xx

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  3. I'm truly obsessed with NYX products at the moment - I'd really recommend picking up their Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt, such a gorgeous dusky pink shade!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you Lucy, you clearly know my type from this as anything dusky pink I love! I have just seen that Boots have a huge selection online so I'm going to give them another go!

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  4. All the shades you've picked are so pretty! I love NYX lip creams & butter glosses, I reallyyyyy need to pick up some because it's been so long since I've used them :) xx

    Just Little Things

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    1. Thank you! What is your favourite shade? xx

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  5. Love this post Jodie and pleased to hear you are as much as a fan of the butter glosses and lip creams as I am. I've been after Stockholm for ages but it's never in stock. I love the look of Istanbul though, looks so pretty!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you so much Sally! Istanbul is a new one to my collection and it is lovely,I think because viviannadoesmakeup mentioned it everyone has gone out and bought it!

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  6. Your photography is so gorgeous, and all of these look amazing!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  7. Great post! I have the Soft Matte lip cream in Stockholm and I love it! I got it from feelunique but not sure if it's now out of stock seeing as you can't get your hands on it! It's a lovely formula, not drying at all and lasts a long time. I agree that the Lingerie liquid lipsticks are way too drying. They're very flaky and make my lips feel horrible. I don't know why anyone would bother with the Lingerie lipsticks when you can get a much better matte lip with the Soft Matte lip creams.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Caitlin! I feel exactly the same, I would rather wear no lipstick that have it looking dry

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  8. The soft matte lip creams and lip lingeries are some of my favourite lip products, I love the shade bedtime flight in the lip lingeries! I need to get my hands on some more shades as baby doll looks lovely! xo

    Samantha’s Beauty Loves

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    1. Everyone keeps mentioning bedtime flirt, maybe I need to look into the shade range more! xx

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  9. Gorgeous pictures Jodie, as always. I;m obsessed with the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Canes, it's becoming one of my favourite shades. I know I have Istanbul hidden away somewhere, I must try and find it because it looks gorgeous on you ;)
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Claire! Cannes I just can't stop wearing, love it! Thanks girl, flattered ;) xx

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  10. Ooh Istanbul is a gorge colour I am yet to try anything from NYX so I might need to pick that up! Xo

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  11. I love the NYX blush in Angel, though some of their face products can be hit and miss. Great round up.

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    1. I agree with that, I'm not too keen on their primer!

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  12. Great collection! Istanbul & Vanilla Cream Pie looks really good on you! I love NYX's soft matte lip creams. I have yet to try their lip lingeries!

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

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  13. I only have one soft matte lip cream (in Cannes) but I really want to get a couple more because like you said they last really well and more importantly they smell like a cupcake!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. haha yes I love the cupcake scent, it makes everything even more amazing! I feel like everyone needs Cannes, it is gorgeous! x

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  14. I have a few of their soft matte lip creams but after seeing your post I think I'm going to have to pick up a few more. Istanbul and Cannes look absolutely gorgeous, I definitely want to try them out.
    xx Dany
    http://the-queens-empire.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Dany, they have such a big range of shades it can get overwhelming, I've found googling the shades that I think I like really helpful to gage whether I should buy it! x

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  15. I'm also a fan of the soft matte lip creams, Stockholm is definitely my favourite but I really want to try Cannes next!
    Lucie xo

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  16. I love the names they've given their lip products, especially how they're places all around the globe!! I picked up the blush shade taupe for contouring and it works perfectly so I'm pretty sure taupe is the one you need!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  17. Oh what a great round up of these products! I don't use NYX as much, only have a bunch of their lip pencils, but have wanted to try more of their stuff. This will help me decide what I should get! Love your swatches and pics, girly!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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  18. Great post Jodie! I have my eye on some of the Nyx Matte Lip Creams but they seem to always be sold out here in australia! I have my eye on Stockholm too! It looks gorgeous!

    Maz | www.mazrawrs.com | www.youtube.com/MazRawrs

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  19. These photos are incredible!
    I need Prague x

    Laura

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  20. Love Antwerp and Prague they're so pretty !
    Http://www.glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

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  21. Oh I love the Lipstick shades! They're all so pretty. I have the soft matte Lippies in Stockholm and Cannes and keep meaning to pick some more up! I love the look of the baby doll shade it's sooo pretty! I'm also a huge fan of the HD concealer! It's fab!

    Good post and pictures lovely!
    Love Rachel X
    www.rachelxblog.com

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  22. These all look super pigmented and you have such a lovely selection of colours, thanks for sharing :)

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I actually really like the Lip Lingeries. I'm huge fan of the Butter Glosses and the concealer. I love everything I've tried from NYX. Especially their HD range, its brilliant for the price xx

    LPage Beauty

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  24. So many gorgeous things, I've recently bought a ton of the butter glosses and matte lip creams too! I really want to try the brushes and liners next!

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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  25. I'm really loving that concealer at the moment, I was impressed I found one pale enough! I love the Soft Matte Lip Creams too, especially Copenhagen as it's a perfect shade for A/W! I love the sound of that blusher too, especially as I'm pale!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  26. I'm hearing so much about these recently and of course I want to try out the Soft Matte lip creams! Antwerp looks like my kind of shade based on your swatches x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  27. Istanbul looks so pretty! I love applying the NYX Butter Glosses on top of matte lipsticks.

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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  28. Thank-you for this! I was going to get swept along by the lingerie lips hype, but may try the other ones after reading this :)

    Bumble and Be

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