NYX Haul and First Impressions

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NYX Haul and First Impressions
The greatest thing ever happened a couple of weekends ago, my local boots store finally got a NYX stand!!! I was so excited when I found out that we were getting one and I made sure that I got there early the day it was launching to have one long browse of the new stand. I could have spent so much since there was so many things to chose from, but I managed to restrict myself to four items. Although since then I have been back and got more woops. But here's a haul of what I got and a few first impressions.


NYX Haul and First Impressions

SETTING SPRAY - DEWY FINISH/LONG LASTING £7.00

I've seen a lot of setting sprays floating around the beauty world at the moment, particularly the Urban Decay one, but due to my money restriction, I wanted to look for a cheaper alternative. I absolutely love a dewy finish to my make-up, you'll hardly ever see me opt for matte products, so it was no doubt that I went for the dewy finish out of the two setting sprays NYX offer. For £7.00 it is super affordable compared to the likes of the Urban Decay, you could buy three of the NYX ones for the price of the Urban Decay one. What a bargain!

My first impressions of this spray was that the smell of it wasn't too potent. It doesn't have the best smell, but it's not bad either, so that seemed fine to me. In terms of spraying, I tend to spray this two or three times onto my face. Even then it doesn't feel wet on the face, which I was a bit cautious about because I didn't want it to literally be dripping off my face. That wouldn't have been a good look. Over the course of the day, I would say it gave me a slight dewiness, mainly across my forehead, but nothing that was major and looked completely noticeable. I was a little disappointed by this because I had such high hopes for it being a great product. But one good thing I do really love is that it does keep my make-up on a little while longer than usual. I guess you get what you pay for in this instance. Maybe I will have to resort to the Urban Decay one.

NYX Haul and First Impressions

HD CONCEALER WAND CW01 - PORCELAIN - £5.50

I was beginning to run out of concealer and I've been on the hunt for the longest time for my perfect concealer, so I was looking forward to trying out the HD Concealer from NYX. I decided to pick up the lightest shade, so I could really help to brighten my under eye area and add a touch of highlight too. Another great affordable product! This concealer has my favourite wand applicator, which makes applying the product so much easier than other applicators I've used before.

As soon as I applied this product, I noticed it was quite a creamy yet still a light texture on the skin. Before I even had the chance to blend this product, I could already see that it was super brightening and I was so excited to blend it into my skin to light my dark circles. Of course, it doesn't completely illuminate dark circles, but it really does lighten up any dull areas once blended. It was really easy to blend with a brush or beauty blender. Both tools work great with this concealer. Over the duration of the day, it did slightly crease, but nothing that was too out of the way and couldn't be quickly fixed. I'd say this concealer lasted for around 6-8 hours before I noticed it had started to fade, which in my opinion is quite good!!!

I'll definitely be repurchasing this again. I'm very impressed and would highly recommend it.

NYX Haul and First Impressions

I've seen so much hype around these lip creams and now that I own a couple, I can totally see why they are so hyped about. They're the perfect liquid lipstick and so affordable. They're such a wide range of colour selection. You're so spoilt for choice. But in the end, I decided on going for a gorgeous bright berry pink shade named 'Prague'. A shade that look's great worn both day and night. Although I think this would probably wash fairer skin tones out a little because of how bright it is, but this would look amazing on warmer and darker skin tones.

Out of all the products I picked up, this was the one product I was most impressed with and the whole reason I went back to pick up more. The pigmentation of this lip cream is amazing. It is so pigmented and requires little or no effort to build up the colour on your lips. Unlike most liquid lipsticks I've tried, they feel creamy on the lips and not at all drying. Even when they dry, they don't feel dry nor sticky, which is what you really want to end up with when you wear liquid lipsticks. It's very rare you find a matte product that isn't drying, so I'm very pleased with these. The wear of these is also really great. This one in particular lasted around 6-7 hours on me, without any touch ups and I had been drinking/eating in between this time. 

If you're on the hunt for a liquid lipstick that's great quality and affordable, NYX is the place to go!

NYX Haul and First Impressions

BUTTER GLOSS - VANILLA CREAM PIE - £5.00

With the Spring already here and Summer just around the corner, I really wanted to expand my colour choices for this time of the year, as well as the formulas/finishes of my lip products. Lip glosses are normally more associated with the warmer months, so I thought I would try one of the butter glosses from NYX's range. The shade I went for is known as 'Vanilla Cream Pie', which I wouldn't normally associate that sort of name with the colour. I would have probably imagined it be more of a nude as opposed to a bright barbie pink colour.

This butter gloss is super glossy!! The smell is also amazing and one of the first things I noticed. They smell very sweet and lovely. The pigmentation of these is fairly average. I would say you need to build it up a lot to avoid any transparency with this gloss, but most glosses are like this, so I didn't expect much less. Again, like most glosses, it wasn't very long lasting. But I love the colour and the feel of this butter gloss. It's very nourishing and doesn't feel sticky at all. I definitely prefer the soft matte lip creams though.
Top to Bottom - HD Concealer CW01 Porcelain, Butter Gloss in Vanilla Creme Pie and Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague

Have you tried anything from NYX? What products are your favourites? If not, what would you like to try?

Lauren x

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16 comments

  1. You picked up some nice products, the concealer sounds exceptionally amazing! I've been wanting to try it but I'm constantly putting it off. Now I'll make sure to get it soon or later. xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw I would so recommend giving it a go :) id love to know your thoughts if you do xx

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  2. I want to try all of these! NYX are such a affordable brand, glad they are easy to get a hold of.

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. Why not give them a go? They so are :)xx

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  3. Aw you finally got some! I can totally relate with the concealer - it made me so excited when I first tried it haha! I'm glad you're happy with your purchases xx

    Cally
    xcallyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes I did haha!! Aw thanks Cally :)xx

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  4. The glosses look gorgeous! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  5. I really want to try the soft matte lip creams, I like everything else I've tried from Nyx! I recommend their butter lipsticks x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. You should try them :) I'll have to check the butter lipsticks out for sure xx

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  6. You're so lucky getting a NYX stand in your local Boots! I've been wanting to try the soft matte lip creams for ages, and your review has made me want to try them even more! They look so nice and there are so many colours to choose from!! Love the shade you chose, so perfect for spring and summer. Great post lovely :) xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I'm so happy and grateful! When you can, you should definitely try them :) thanks so much Hannah xx

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  7. I love that NYX. They have such a nice range of affordable products. It makes testing items out not so heavy on the pocket. It's too bad that the setting spray didn't work out well. :]

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    1. They really do, don't they? I know such a shame xx

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  8. Great reviews. I popped into Boots last night and picked up one of their cream eyeshadow sticks. I can't wait to try it out! X

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    1. Thank you!! Oh exciting!! let me know how you get on xx

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