Yesterday I talked about NYX, and where you can find it. Today is all about the most popular products from the brand. NYX offers a HUGE array of products from eyeshadow to blush to foundation.
Here is an updated list of everything that is available from NYX:
- Singles $5
- Ultimate Pearl $6.50
- Trios $8
- The Caribbean Collection – 5 Color Palette $9
- The Runway Collection – 10 Color Palette $9
- For Your Eyes Only – 10 Color Palette $9
- Chrome $5
- Loose Pearl $2
- Doll Eye $8
- NYX Mascara $5
- Jumbo Eye Pencil $3.50
- Slim Eye/Lip $3
- Auto Pencils Eye/ Lip $3
- Long Pencils Eye/ Lip $2
- Glitter Mania Jumbo Pencil $3
- Felt Tip Liner $7
- Liquid Eye Liner $5
- Glitter Liner $2
- Candy Liner $4
- Auto Eyebrow Pencil $4
- False Eyelashes $4
- Special Effects Theatrical Eyelashes $10
- Diamond Sparkle $5
- NYX Professional $4
- Tinted Lip Spa $5
- Black Label Lipstick $7
- Diamond Sparkle $6
- Mega Shine $5
- Lip Balm $3
- Sheer Gloss $5
- Super Volume Lip Pumper $7
- Cupcake Gloss Set $5
- NYX Girls Round $3
- Jumbo Lip Pencil $3.50
- Long Pencils Eye/Lip $2
- Slim Pencils Eye/ Lip $3
- Auto Pencils Eye/ Lip $3
Foundations/ Loose Powder/ Bronzer/ Highlight – Contour:
- Liquid Makeup $14
- Twin Cake Powder $14
- Black Label Compact Powder $25
- Loose Face Powder $14
- Body Bronzer $12
- Powder Bronzer $15
- Highlight / Contour $17 each or $30 for both
- Concealer Jar $5
- Concealer Stick $5
- Concealer Magic Wand $5
- Mosaic Powder $8.50
- Cream Blush $7
- Powder Blush $6
- Body Glitter Gel $5
- Glitter Wand $4
- Glitter On The Go $4
- Glitter Cream Palette $5
- Glitterati Glitter Cream Palette $12
- Glitter Powder $2
- Ink Nail Art $3
- NYX Polish $4
- Oasis Nail Treatments $4
- NYX Brush Belt $30
- Professional Bag $15
- NYX Bags Various
- Makeup Artist Traincase Small $85
- Makeup Artist Traincase Medium $125
- Makeup Artist Traincase Large $500
- Makeup Artist Traincase 4 Tier $300
- Catalog Tote Bag $30
- NYX Brushes Various
- Professional Brushes Various
- Director’s Chair $69
- Makeup Sponge and Puffs $3-$6
- Eye Lash Curler $7
- Sharpener $4
- Blotting Paper $3
It’s surprising to know that only a few of these products are well known. I own a lot of the products available and I feel that there are some definite winners that a lot of people tend to overlook in favor of the popular ones. but I’ll get into that later.
Here are the most popular and well known NYX products:
Square Single Eyeshadows – Over 160 colors
Powder Blush – Over 24 shades
Trios – 45 Trios, Some NYX colors can only be found in the Trios
Round lipsticks – Nearly 100 different shades, often compared to MAC lipsticks
Mega Shine Lipgloss – Over 100 shades – non sticky and generous sizes
Caribbean, Runway and Your Eyes Only Palettes – These are brand new additions to the NYX family, and have quickly become some of the most wanted items from NYX.
Tomorrow will bring some pictures hopefully of some of the products that I have.
NYX has an interesting reputation. Quality wise, most people would agree that they are very comparable to higher end cosmetics, in terms of pigmentation and texture. The one brand that NYX is most often compared to is MAC, partly because of the huge array of colors and products that both brands offer. Price wise however, NYX falls into the category of drugstore cosmetics, with most products falling in the $1-10 price range.
Which makes this brand very, very desirable. The only problem is that NYX isn’t easily found. Ulta does carry a small selection of NYX, but it isn’t the entire brand. Other places that carry NYX is extremely random it is mostly found in beauty supply stores (not to be confused with Sally Beauty Supply). Most of these beauty supply stores can have a very small selection of the brand, even smaller than Ulta’s, and since these are small stores, the selection can be tampered with or even bad.
So unless you are extremely lucky to have a store with a great selection, you basically have to turn to the interwebs to get your NYX fix. Fortunately, there are many online stores that offer most if not all the NYX brand.
Here are the places that carry NYX
NYX Cosmetics – Official Site
Cherry Culture – Carries the largest selection of NYX other than the NYX website
Nonpareil Boutique - Independent site that offers a decent selection for a discounted price
My Diva Closet – Smallish selection – not nearly as cheap or popular as Cherry Culture
Makeup Masala – Smallish selection – offers slight discount and other brands as well
I’m sure there are other places to purchase NYX, but these are the most talked about resources. Many of these sites offer free world wide shipping with a minuim purchase, which is a good thing for the international fans of NYX. Outside of the States, NYX is practically nonexistent.
Tomorrow’s 30 Days & NYX post will focus on my favorite products and how they compare to MAC and other higher end brands!!
I have decided to work on a new series starting tomorrow focusing on NYX Cosmetics. I have a ton of NYX that hasn’t been getting nearly enough love from me. I plan on posting new things every day – so there should be at least one post per day – if not more. Even though NYX is still my main focus for a while, I still have obligations to write other reviews of products I have been testing.
So be on the look out
NYX recently came out with three new types of eyeshadow palettes, which will join their already huge selection of eye products. The news of these palettes has already been lighting up different makeup communities, such as Makeup Alley and Makeup Talk. Two of these new palettes contains 10 shadows, while the other one has 5 different shadows.
The first new palette that is available is the Runway Collection that has ten different colors, that will create a variety of looks. Each palette costs $9.
Here are the available palettes:
These palettes are only available on the NYX website as of right now. They can be purchased here.
I finally got around to taking pictures of my two NYX hauls from Cherry Culture and the NYX Cosmetics website. I spent around $90, including shipping. I was very happy with everything I bought.
Sheer Gloss Tubes: I reviewed two of these babies here, and I loved them so much, despite their cons, that I decided to buy one in almost every color. I even bought 4 tubes of the clear, because I want to mix it with different pigments for personalized lipglosses. I’ll probably take up close and personal pictures of the glosses once I place them into pots. I already placed a few into pots, as you can see in the picture
Concealer in a Jars: I already own and love my Concealer in a Jar in the Light shade reviewed here, so I thought I would give the Green and Yellow colors a go. The green is suposed to counteract redness, and the yellow is for brightening up dark circles.
NYX Chrome Eyeshadows: I already owned several of these, and I really like their finely milled texture, so I picked up a couple of more colors.
Beauty Queen (Purple w/ Puple Glitter)
Geisha (Pink w/ Gold)
NYX Rouge Cream Blushes: I had never tried these before, but I was super curious, so I picked up two to try.
Rose Petal (Pinky / Peach)
Tea Rose (Tan / Pink)
NYX Shadow Trios: I had recieved testers of all of these in my Rep kit, but these were marked down to $2 a peice, so I picked up some of my favorite trios, so I would have them in the compacts.
Back Row (Left to Right):
Front Row (Left to Right):
Beanie/Red Bronze/Red Bean
I picked up 15 of these singles from the sale. They were a buck and change on the NYX Cosmetics, so I went a little happy.
All together (Clickable – to make larger):
Broken up into groups:
Top Row (Left to Right):
Slate (On the End)
Bottom Row (Left to Right):
Here are some close ups:
Well, that’s it of my NYX Cosmetics haul. If you guys want swatches or close up images of anything, please let me know. Also leave a comment if you want a review of anything listed here. Don’t forget I’ve already written a couple of reviews on these products.
I was cleaning out my pictures on my laptop and I came across these swatches I made over a year ago. I never got around to posting these, so I thought today was as good as any. These are swatches of all 45 NYX trios.
Enjoy!! The images are clickable, so you can see a supersized version of the swatches.
- White / Gray / Black
- Baby Pink / Barely There / Cotton Candy
- Nude / Taupe / Dark Brown
- Bay Blue / October Sky / Pacific
- Baby Pink / Cotton Candy / Spring Flower
- Purple / Deep Purple / Prune
- Baby Blue / Pacific / Navy
- Spring Leaf / Lime Green / Green Tea
- Frosted Lilac / Pacific / Kiwi
- Tropical / Yellow / Lime Green
- Orange / Golden Orange / Peach
- Golden / Rust / Walnut Bronze
- Cherry / Cool Blue / Hot Pink
- Highlight / Brown / Suede
- Aloha / Mink Brown / Deep Bronze
- Opal / Platinum Silver / Luster
- Frosted Flake / Slate / Iced Mocha
- Yellow Pearl / Antique Gold / Golden
- Barely There / Champagne / Root Beer
- White Pearl / Silver / Charcoal
- Copper / Rust / Bronze
- Sahara / Suede / Chocolate
- Sweet Lagoon / Aqua / Ocean
- Shimmer / Peach / Copper
- Beanie / Red Bronze / Red Bean
26. Velvet Blue / Ocean Frost / Space
27. Platinum Pink / Salmon / Jazzy Bronze
28. Princess Pink / Flamenco / Violet
29. White / Tropical / Silver
30. Baby Pink / White Pearl / Baby Blue
32. Olive Grove
33. Lake Moss
34. Team Spirit
35. Ultra Chic
41. Anti Diva
I’m sure all of you already know about the NYX 50% sale that is going on now. So I’m not going to talk about it! The only thing I will say is that is going on now at Cherry Culture and the NYX Cosmetics website. I have taken advantage of this sale, and I will probably take advantage of it again before it’s over on the 15th.
Infact I have made the date of May 15th, the start of a Very Little Buy. This is like a No Buy, but I will cut back my spending a major deal. I have way too much crap as it is, and I’m starting to get annoyed with buying so much makeup. So I want to go on a Very Little Buy, in where I can still purchase something, but do it in a way that it doesn’t consume me anymore. I still want to give myself a little bit of wiggle room, if I find something I really need or want. I want to be able to still purchase my favorite foundtion if I run out or if I come across a brush that I have my heart set on. But no more buying, just to have something. It feel like there isn’t anything new I already don’t have.
I do planning on finishing up my hauling from NYX, but as far as I can see, that’s about it. I don’t see myself doing any huge hauls after that for a while. I am planning on posting about that haul when everything comes in, and my haul from this past week. This past week I bought quite a bit, including MAC and Wet N Wild. I see that I need to find something else to keep me occupied now other than makeup shopping.
On that note, I am seriously, seriously considering starting up a new blog in where I talk about fitness stuff. I really want to get back into working out, and finding new ways to keep myself entertained while working out. Right now I’m looking at purchasing a new pair of rollerblades so I can skate again. I used to skate all the time when I was elementary school when rollerblades were extremely popular. But I’ll keep you guys updated on what is happening with that.
This is somewhat of a continuation of my previous post on products that I’ve loved that I haven’t found a comparable lower priced item to. This post is all about the products that have a cult following, that actually HAVE lower end comparables, that I have personally used and loved. I haven’t used all of the higher end products, but I have tested them on several occasions that I feel I have a good idea of how well they work for me, anyway.
Eyeshadows – This is a biggie. I am torn on this one, because I’m in love with MAC’s Mineralized Eyeshadows, but I feel that there are many eyeshadows out there that are just as good, or even better than MAC and other Higher End shadows for a lower price:
- Ben Nye Eyeshadows – These range from about $6-10, and are available from costume shops, and speciality online stores. These are almost twice as big as MAC and Urban Decay shadows, and are pigmented like no one’s business. I use my Ben Nye shadows more than my more expensive ones.
- Wet N Wild Ultimate Expressions Palettes. These palettes have 8 huge colors, and are extremely pigmented. I own 6 of these palettes, both permanent and limited edition. The eyeshadows are soft and extremely blendable. These palettes have mostly neutral colors that are wonderful!
- NYX Shadows – NYX has many different types of shadows, and the vast majority of them are wonderful, they are pigmented, and dirt cheap. The price of these range from $1-6, depending on what you pick up. I’ve tried them all, and I have loved almost all of them.
- L’Oreal HiP Eyeshadows Duos – These are simply some of the best drugstore eyeshadows that you will easily find in the drugstore. Each duo has two cordinating colors that are simply amazing, and some can be considered as dupes to higher end colors. These often go on sale BOGO Free, so it’s well worth your time to pick some up. You can easily get four huge, pigmented colors for the same price as one MAC shadow during a BOGO Free sale.
- L’Oreal Wear Infinite Singles – I recently tried my first eyeshadow from L’Oreal – apart from the HiP line, and I was flabbergasted when I used it. It is extremely soft and pigmented, and it blended like dream on my skin. I am looking forward to trying more in the future. I haven’t tried the quads though. So those maybe different.
- Milani – Milani makes some amazing eyeshadows. The ones that are very comparable to MAC and other brands were their little regular singles. These were amazing smooth and more pigmented than you can imagine. Unfortunatley Milani decided to get rid of these, but they are still available in some places. I’ve seen them in select Walgreens. These cost around $3-4 and were totally worth the money. Another good choice from Milani are the quads, they for about $6-7 and have four huge colors with tons of pigment and are really soft. These are available everywhere.
- TKB Trading Pigments – These are pure pigments of color, that you buy from TKB Trading for $1.50 per sample. Samples are a full table spoon of pigment – this is about the same amount of product that you get in a full sized MAC jar filled. These are definitely worth your time to check out for cheap, but not cheap quality pigments.
So far, these are the shadows I’ve used that are comparable to higher end products. These may not be as smooth as higher end shadows, or they may be slightly more sheer, but the money that you save is worth it. I feel that the price difference and more than decent quality makes these shadows the better choice than the higher end ones.
I hope to make this a new series in where I post lists of products that I think are the best. This one is all about lipglosses. You don’t have to agree with me, that’s one of the great things about having your own opinion!
Wet N Wild Speed Glosses ($3.99): I these are some of my newest acquisitions, but I already love them a lot. These come in a squeeze tube with a hard plastic applicator, that spreads the product easily. These are slightly sticky, and are very pigmented. There is a distinct minty taste in these glosses. They remind me of the B&BW C.O. Bigelow squeeze glosses.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ($6.99): These have long been a favorite of beauty junkies around the world. They are non sticky, long lasting and come in a wonderful selection of colors. These glosses are pigmented, but can also be applied sheerly as well. I find that I can wear these alone or paired with a lipstick. There is barely any taste or scent to these glosses, so they are perfect for people who do not want or like taste or fragrance in their lipglosses.
Milani Crystal Gloss ($3.99): If I didn’t know any better, I would think that these glosses were MAC lipglasses in a different tube. Crystal Glosses have the same texture, scent and staying power as the lipglasses, only with a much, much smaller price tag. I only have one of these right now, but I absolutely adore it, and it has proven itself to be a wonderful, high quality gloss.
Milani Lip Mixers($6.99): Even though these are brand spankin’ new on the market, I already feel that these are some of the best glosses available. The idea behind these glosses, is that you mix the three different layers in the tube to get one shimmery, highshine color. I love these glosses, because they are heavily pigmented, and that they last for a good while on the lips. The scent is pleasant to me, it’s a grape-y scent that some people may like or dislike. The taste and scent goes away after a few minutes though, leaving a gorgeous gloss behind. I have four of these, and I love every single one of them. It’s a good thing that these are permanent.
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss($4-5): For the longest time, these glosses were the only ones that I wore. The texture was smooth and non sticky, and they were long lasting compared to other non sticky glosses. They are also quite pigmented, only a few of them are sheer. The scent to me, is very pleasant, it reminds me of cherry lollipops. My HG nude gloss is in the shade Natural, which is the perfect brown / pinkish color. Even though I have these glosses listed under drugstore, NYX isn’t really found in many drugstore/ chain stores. They can be found online, and at random Beauty Supply stores. They are well worth the search.
Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss ($6.99): Two words: DAZZLEGLASS DUPES! These glosses came out last year around the time MAC’s DazzleGlass lipglasses came out. I feel that these glosses by Sally Hansen are really good, cheaper alternatives of the expensive MAC ones. Both glosses are sheer, while being overloaded with shimmer and shine. Many people are split on these glosses, some like the Sally Hansen ones, while others do not feel that they are good alternatives. I personally love these, and they work well for both day time and night time.
Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shine ($5.99): Last, but certainly not least, are these glosses. The texture is interesting, it reminds me of a jelly gloss, so it’s not quite as liquidy as other glosses. These apply sheerly, so they are not a pigmented as the Milani or NYX glosses. The glosses are down right tasty, they remind me strongly of fruit punch, so I feel like I have drunk some punch every time I apply this gloss. These are not long lasting at all, but I still think they are worth it just for the mirror like shine they babies give off!
You can find all these glosses at your local drugstore. Always be on the look out for sales!!
Over the past couple of months, I have been picking around my makeup collection and I realized that there are certain favorites that I tend to reach for all the time. I always thought I was someone who likes dark lips, especially since my coloring, (neutral – leaning towards cool) allows me to wear a wide variety of colors.
However, I have begun to notice that I wear a few certain colors, over and over again, and the reason that this surprises me is because they are neutral light colors. So I thought I’d share with you some of my current faves. This will most likely end up changing in a couple weeks. Because, I simply have too much crap to stick to a few things for a very long time. LOL.
1. NYX MegaShine Lipgloss in Natural - This has been my HG lipgloss for over a year now. I have yet to find a gloss that is a better YLBB (Your Lips But Better) for me. This is a simple non sticky gloss that has no shimmer to it. It’s a simple pinkish brown color that is simply gorgeous on the lips. This gloss is quite pigmented, so it gives medium to full coverage with on coat. This is my go to gloss for everything from day to night. $4-5
2. L’Oreal Infallible Lipgloss in Sunset – I was not expecting to fall in love with this color. This is a peachy pink color with very subtle silver glitter. I picked this color up with Bloom, which is also on this list, manly because it was it BOGO Free and I had coupons. So I got both colors for about $6. I had already purchased many of the Infallible Lipglosses before getting these, so I already knew I would like the formula. When I put this color on, I was amazed how much it brightened up my face. I wear this color when
I wear colorful eyeshadows, because it gives my lower face a lot of color and warmth, without over powering the rest of my face. I love this gloss for the fact that it lasts for a couple hours before I need to reapply it. So it works when I am out shopping all day. $8-10
3. MAC Lipglass in Pink Clash (Limted Edition) – I was never a big fan of MAC lipglasses, just because I refused to buy into the hype of the brand. Well, and because I thought that $14 for a lipgloss was pretty damn expensive, especially since my NYX glosses only cost $4. Well I was at an outlet mall and I ended up going into a CCO, and while browsing though the MAC section. I came across this gloss, which was glittering so prettily in its little tube, that I just had to try it on. Well, as soon as I applied this gloss, my lips came alive with color and shine. The glitter in this gloss was unlike anything I owned at the time. It still stands out in my collection even now. I wear this when I want a simple nude lip with lots of eye catching glitter. $10.50
4. L’Oreal Infallible Lipgloss in Bloom – As I mentioned in my blurb about Sunset, I bought this color simply because I had already purchased other must have colors in this line of lipglosses. I actually don’t wear this gloss as much as Sunset, because I am still coming to terms with wearing pinks on my lips. I usually go for berry, peach and neutral colors. However I wear this color when I have neutral eye look going on, just to give my face a pop of color. I tend to wear this gloss with a peachy / pink / gold blush such as Milani Luminous which is a Dupe for Nars Orgasm. This color is a medium pink with silver glitter. $8-10
5. NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Smokey Look – I was going through my many NYX lipglosses and I came across this color. Since I’ve been on a light lip kick, I thought I’d give this color a go. This is very similar to Natural, only this is a lighter peachy pink with silver glitter. Doesn’t look much like Natural in the tube – it’s lighter and brighter, but when it’s on my lips it is very close to Natural, only this is slightly more pink while the other one is more brownish. The glitter that you see in the tube doesn’t so on my lips, although the color itself shows up just fine. I wear this color when I want to wear a light NYX gloss, and I’m bored with Natural. I like to carry both of these colors in my bag. $4-5
6. Blistex Medicated Lip Balm W/ 15 SPF – I got sick a couple of weeks ago, first with a stomach virus and then my asthma and allergies kicked in for about a week, making my life miserable. Well, during this time, the weather here in Northern Florida was fluctuating a lot, one day it would be freezing and the next day it would be mid 60′s. During this time, my lips became very chapped, and they were hurting and bleeding, and I couldn’t wear my lippies because it looked horrible. Well, I discovered this little gem in my lipbalms, and I saw that it was medicated so I thought it wouldn’t hurt my lips anymore than what they were, so I started slathering this stuff onto my lips at night before going to bed. I would wake up in the morning with my lips feeling so much more softer than they did when I went to sleep. Now I wear this stuff on my lips every night and throughout the day when I’m not wearing something else, and it has made a world of difference. Now my lips are barely cracking and I can wear my Infallible glosses without worrying it sinking into and showcasing my horrid lips. This is simply a godsend, and I’m soooo glad I came across it. $1-3
7. Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss in Bejeweled – I honestly don’t wear this lipgloss very much – but it still one of my favorites, so it deserves to be mentioned. This line of lipglosses is a relatively new to Sally Hansen, it debuted earlier this year. I love this gloss for a couple of reasons. This line is the best drugstore dupe to MAC’s very popular Limited Edition DazzleGlass line. Both glosses are chock full of glittery goodness and both are quite sheer. I have swatched a couple of Dazzle Glasses next to Lipnotic Gem Glosses and the glitter is the same as well as the texture. The only main difference is the $10+ price and the fact that the MAC glosses are slightly more pigmented than the extremely sheer Sally ones. This color in particular is a light peachy color that basically dissapears into the lips, only leaving the glitter behind. This color is good alone for daytime wear and great for layering over other lipsticks for night wear. $6.99
8. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Peppermint – This is simply a clear gloss that I wear when I want something simple with lots of shine. I absolutely adore the squeeze tube that this comes in. Most of my squeeze lipglosses have the rounded top where the gloss comes out a little whole at the top of the curved applicator. This gloss has the slanted tip, where the application is very neat and works like a lipstick. I can apply this over a lipstick with little problem. I also happen to love the peppermint tingle that I get when I wear this. I feel like it freshens my breath along with giving me an easy carefree shine to my lips. $7.50
9. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Plum Mint – This gloss is basically the same as the Mentha LipShine, only this has a slight mauve tint to it, so it gives my lips a slight pop of color instead of being completely clear like the LipShine. This gloss also carries the same peppermint tingle feeling and has the same slanted tip applicator, so I have no complaints there. The only problem I have with this gloss is that it sometimes the color doesn’t come out when I squeeze it. I usually have to wipe away some of the clear gloss that comes out before the color. I don’t mind though, because I still love this gloss for the tingle and color. $7.50
10. MAC Pro LongWear Lustre in Ripe & Ready / Soft & Lush (Limited Edition) – Out of all the products I have mentioned in this list, this is the one that I wear the least. However I wanted to round this list out with ten products, so I thought I’d add this one. I actually do like this color and I wear this on occasion when I want a strong deep pink / coral colored lip, that doesn’t lean towards the berry color family. Many people hate the MAC ProWears, but I happen to be one of those people who likes long lasting lipcolors, so I have no problem wearing this. This particular color was a Limited Edition color that came out with the Lustre Twins collection this past fall. I would assume that you would be able to find this color at a CCO, but don’t quote me on that. $20.00