Exploring NYX

NYX Lip Creams and Concealer MakeupNYX are a brand I’ve been desperate to try for so long. They are hugely raved about and their products are pretty darn affordable although sadly for us UK gals the brand was pretty difficult to get a hold of. That of course changed when Feel Unique and Boots became stockists of the brand making it easy for us to try out the well hyped products that we were all missing out on! I have to say I definitely got pretty excited when I seen they were coming over to the UK and I could finally try out those lip creams!

NYX Matte Lip Cream and Concealer SwatchesI picked up four products in total; a concealer and three of those Matte lip creams. Firstly starting with the concealer which is a bit of an unusual one. I picked up the HD Concealer in the shade Green, yes green. Green of course cancels out redness and suffering from a lot of redness on my cheeks I wanted to give this concealer a go. The consistency is quite thick and offers good coverage. The pigmentation is pretty intense as you might see in the swatches above. This for me was a bit of a problem though. It is definitely not a product I recommend for those quick morning makeup routines, this is more for when you’ve got a bit more time on your hands. You really need to work at blending this out to erase any hints of green from your skin cause no one wants to walk out looking like Shrek. It really does need a lot of time to blend out so its undetectable on the skin which is a bit annoying. I also found it sticking to dry patches which isn’t great especially when it is green as it left me with green patches of skin which isn’t nice at all. I am still working on this one but at £5.50 it is not something I will get too upset about!

On to a more positive note, I finally got my hands on those well hyped matte lip creams! I’ve been longing to try these for so long and at a bargain price of £5.50 they are a great little affordable option. In order of the swatches, I got the shade Copenhagen which is the darkest from the bunch. It is the perfect deep plum berry shade great for this time of the year. A more nuder option comes from Stockholm which made an appearance in my November Favourites. It is a gorgeous rosy pink shade great for everyday wear. Lastly, I picked up Prague which is probably the most interesting from the bunch. The shade is a gorgeous fuchsia plum-y shade not too far off the likes of Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry mentioned in my favourites again. The formula of these are super lovely, as they suggest a soft creamy formula that applies wet on the lips and then dries down to matte finish. They don’t feel drying instead are quite comfortable to wear. They aren’t as long lasting as some other matte formulas but for the price they are pretty darn good enough! I now have my eyes set on Abu Dhabi and London!

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