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NYX Cosmetics: Hit or Miss?

NYX Cosmetics is well known for its cult following due to their top quality products at affordable high street prices. Named after the Greek goddess who personified the night, NYX offers fantastic evening wear and basic day to day achievable makeup looks. Earlier this year NYX opened up the sale of their products to the UK market – which created a stream of excitement amongst British beauty lovers. The brand has a huge range of products from face, eyes, lips and tools – there is no need to look anywhere else to achieve a full makeup look. NYX Cosmetics brand themselves as ‘professional makeup’ with the taglines be fierce and be bold. Many of the items are extremely pigmented and there is a range of bright colours ranging from the soft matte lip creams to the Vivid Bright Eyeliner. However, does NYX sacrifice quality for affordable prices? I put two different NYX products to the test.

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are the most spoken about product of all. With an amazing formula and over 30 different shades to buy – is there much to complain about? I bought Stockholm – a brown nude and San Paulo – a dark, bold pink. Firstly, the consistency of the formula is really good, smooth application with one or two coats needed to create a matte finish which is not drying. The smell of the product also adds a satisfying twist; the sweet scent creates an even nicer finish. Unfortunately, this lip cream was not as durable as I had hoped, after eating and drinking it begins to wear rather quickly, resulting in patchy lips – which is not the look anyone is going for.

The second product I bought from this range was the Tinted Brow Mascara in the shade ‘brunette’. Brows are a big deal these days, models like Cara Delevingne started the ‘big brow’ trend which has developed into a huge money maker in the beauty industry. The Tinted Brow Mascara is ideal for those days when you do not have time to use a brow pencil, gel or eyebrow kit. I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this product was to use, the colour is a great match to my hair colour. This product keeps unruly eyebrows in place whilst also filling them in. I was really impressed and this will definitely be one of my go-to products for summer.

Overall, I believe that NYX provides quality at very good prices, I would highly recommend this brand – so get down to your local Boots store and take a look at the wide range of products on offer.

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