Hi my lovelies! I’m really excited about today’s post featuring one of my favourite brands, NYX. A couple of weeks ago hubby took me on an outing to Amsterdam and we took a stroll down Kalverstraat. This is the major shopping street in Amsterdam and coincidentally the most expensive street in the Dutch version of monopoly. There was so much retail therapy to be had but I carefully chose the NYX store as my shopping spot and was in awe and completely overwhelmed at all the products.
I had a seriously tough time to choose something and ended up at the cashier with only a baked blush in hand. That is when I spotted the travel kits, hubby noticed the longing look on my face and popped one of the kits in my hands. This travel kit has travel sized products of really great NYX products and I’m totally smitten.
NYX Cheek Contour Duo in Wine and Dine
NYX Says: Create natural-looking contours, sun-kissed cheeks and a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow with our new Cheek Contour Duos. Available in six silky shade combinations, each luxurious compact makes it easy to perfect your complexion on the go.
I Say: I was really excited to try this one. Believe it or not but I before getting this I have never tried to contour or purchased any contour products. I find contouring really intimidating! I watched some youtube videos and tried this kit out, and guess what, it’s not as hard as I thought. The contour formula blends amazingly well and can easily contour my cheeks without it looking like an amateur did it. The blush also adds a nice pop of rosy colour on my cheeks.
NYX Makeup Setting Spray – Matte
NYX Says: Demand perfection! For that fresh makeup look that lasts, the NYX Makeup Setting Spray – Matte is a gorgeous shine-free matte finish that is lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put.
I Say: This lightweight spray keeps my makeup in place for as long as I need it and keeps my shiny parts matte. After applying all my makeup, except for my mascara (that’s hard enough to remove as it is) I sprits my face with this and it keeps me shine-free even after walking around for hours.
NYX Pore Filler
I Say: This pore filler goes on like butter and smoothes out my skin really well. It leaves my skin feeling soft with no drying effect or oiliness. Foundation applies really well over it and I’m really happy with the finish.
NYX HD Finishing Powder in Translucent
I Say: I find this lovely lightweight powder perfect for setting my makeup and it keeps my skin matte where I need
NYX All Over Balm
I Say: This buttery formula is really hydrating and just melts onto my skin. It smells great and doesn’t leave my skin oily.
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam
NYX Says: Enjoy a luminous, lit-from-within glow all year long with our luxuriously lightweight Liquid Illuminator. Now available in four light-catching shades, this multifunctional formula can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupids bow for a natural-looking radiance that’ll have everyone talking.
I say: I am in love with the glow from this highlighter, it has a dewy finish but once it dries it doesn’t go anywhere, no smudging and highlight ending up on parts of my face where I don’t want to glow.
NYX Buttergloss in Crème Brulee
NYX Says: Buttery soft, silky smooth and decadent. Each glossy color delivers sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky, leaving your lips soft, supple and kissable.
I Say: I am no stranger to these gorgeous glosses. I am a gloss girl and these are most definately my favourite. You can read a full review on them over here!
NYX Baked Blush in Ladylike
NYX Says: Baked to sheer perfection this luxurious formula is packed full of pigments to provide a natural glow and highlight to the face. Uniquely designed to be used wet or dry depending upon the makeup statement you want to make. When used dry with a brush the look is light and fresh. Want more color? No Problem! Apply wet with a makeup sponge for more intensity
I say: I really love the soft subtle pinky glow I get from this baked blush, it’s really romantic. The pigmentation isn’t very intense, I have not yet tried this wet but will do and update!
Most of these products are available at Clicks’ online store, but you guys are in luck and South Africa is opening 2 more “World of NYX” stores on the 10th of March. How exciting is that?! One store at the Mall of Africa and one store in Gateway, so now us South African girls don’t need to travel the globe for our NYX fix.