Last Wednesday saw the arrival of NYX Cosmetics at Boots in Middlesbrough town centre. Although I’ve not tried anything from the Californian brand before, I’ve seen plenty of positive reviews making the rounds on social media; particularly on the lip products and the HD finishing powder. When I heard NYX were making their way to Boots in The Mall at Middlesbrough, I decided to use up some of the Boots points I had saved to treat myself.
I was really surprised by the size of the collection that had been launched, I didn’t expect it to be so big! Unfortunately the Lingerie lip collection is not yet available in the store which was disappointing but my first impressions of the brand are still pretty good. Here’s what I got my hands on:
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea & Cookies – When I realised the Lingerie lip collection was not yet in stock, I turned my sights to the Liquid Suede lip creams and they really are amazing! The colours in the range were quite overwhelming for a pale girl like me who rarely makes a statement when it comes to makeup, so Tea & Cookies seemed like the safest option for me. The application is silky smooth and so weightless that it almost feels as though you’re not wearing any product once it dries which is quite strange.
Baked Blush in Foreplay – Blusher isn’t something I buy often as my ones from Benefit and Illamasqua seem to be everlasting! However, I decided to pick up a baked blush in foreplay which is a lovely peachy shade with a touch of pink shimmer. Against my skin the shade is subtle giving me an effortless evening look with a bit of sparkle.
Left to right: Tea & Cookies Lip Suede, Foreplay Baked Blush and Tea Rose Lipstick swatches
Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose – I love a good matte lipstick and this one from NYX is a beauty! The deep pink shade is dreamy and the pigment is fantastic. Although I picked this up for £6.50 which is relatively cheap for a decent lipstick, the complimenting matte casing gives the lipstick a more sophisticated look.
Doll Eye Volume Mascara – The hourglass shaped wand on this mascara really grips to each individual eyelash giving your lashes full coverage and maximum length. This mascara is really buildable and does its job without clumping; it’s one of the best mascaras I’ve used for a while.
What are your favourite products from the NYX?