There has been so much hype around NYX beauty products, for months I have been desperate to try pretty much every shade of the soft matte lip creams, that’s a lie, I have been desperate to try everything if I’m honest. Popping into Boots on a Saturday afternoon to have a look definitely wasn’t the best of ideas, but I did manage to come away with three new bits. I really wanted to try some of their base products as I feel like their lip products gain most of the attention, I took note of some shades I liked the look of though.
All you oily skin girls know my pain when you look in the mirror mid day to find your makeup has disappeared, and your T-zone has gone crazy. The only silicone based primer I like is the Benefit porefessional, it manages to keep my skin shine free for hours and doesn’t interfere with my base over the top, I have been wanting to find a cheaper match for ages so I picked up the Pore Filler. Unfortunately this just isn’t for me, I did find that it smoothed over my skin well, blurring the pores on my cheeks, but after wearing this for 3 hours my base had separated on my skin and my foundation just looked awful! I’m pretty disappointed with this, I’m going to pass it to my mum and see what she thinks as she loves the porefessional too, so hopefully she is able to make use of it.
I’ve been after the Urban Decay Naked concealer which I’ll probably still be picking up at some points, but the resemblance from the NYX 24 Hour Concealer drew me in, so I thought off the cuff I would give it a try. Honestly, again not so impressed, this really clings to any dry areas around my eyes and I don’t find it particularly easy to blend either, it probably doesn’t help that the shade I picked up is slightly too light aswel (I blame the busy counter). One good thing is how many shades they had to choose from, something to suit every skin tone.
So, I was off to a really bad start, but thankfully the soft matte lip cream restored my faith in the brand. I am so obsessed with this and I’ve added more to my wishlist, I want to have an instagram worthy collection soon. I picked up Cannes which is a gorgeous warm pink/ nude, a really interesting shade which I find really flattering and wearable for everyday. I’ve actually been reaching for this everyday when I’m stuck with what to go for, which I haven’t experienced with a lipstick for a while. I haven’t actually been put off the brand, I still want to try more of there products, but I think it will be an online order instead.
What are your favourite products from NYX?