Product Haul: NYX Cosmetics

2 Sep

IDK if you remember, but about 3 months ago I ordered some goodies from NYX Cosmetics during their epic anniversary sale. Now that I’ve had several opportunities to use them, I would like to report my findings…

NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 4 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 4 stars

My comments:  This product costs $7 (I paid $3.50 on sale). In comparison to “high-end” e/s primers, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which both cost about $18), I feel that NYX HD e/s base can definitely hold its own, at a fraction of the price!!! I took points away from the packaging b/c I prefer my primer in a tube, that way you can use the very last drop. I also took points away for efficacy b/c it does not work that well on its own. When I use it without an eye pencil or cream shadow, it creases before 5pm 😦 But you get maximum staying power by layering your products: e/s primer, then a creamy base & then eyeshadow. All things considered, I highly recommend this wallet-friendly primer & would definitely buy it again 🙂

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  “Milk” is a ShamIamGlam staple product; meaning I cannot live without it! It costs about $4 (I paid $2 on sale). The name & packaging can be deceptive; this is not an eyeliner pencil, it’s actually cream eyeshadow inside the hollow of a pencil. NYX gets major cool points for this packaging b/c it makes application a breeze! I would have given Milk 876 stars, but then you’d accuse me of being dramatic. If you like to wear mattes & brights, try this underneath your e/s & prepare to be amazed!!!

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Cherry

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

My comments:  “Cherry” is yet another fabulous creation by NYX Cosmetics. It costs about $4 (I paid $2 on sale). I use it underneath reds, pinks, &  shades of orange. It helps keep these colors bold, whereas Milk will sometimes tone down the heat of warmer colors.  See for yourself…

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Yellow

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 2 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 3 stars

My comments:  “Yellow” was the only purchase that I wasn’t impressed by.  Like the other pencils, it costs about $4 (I paid $2 on sale), is easy to apply & has a creamy consistency. My problem with this product is its opacity, or lack thereof. You can see from this picture that it grabs onto the canary yellow e/s pretty well, however I am not convinced that it works better than Milk. So, I don’t see the need to purchase both. I will use this product until it’s gone, but I probably would not buy it again.

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