Saturday, 20 November 2010

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss

I came across the NYX brand after watching some make-up tutorials on I was curious and so at first I ordered 2 lipglosses. Unfortunately I’m in Europe and so I don’t have the luxury of being able to go to a store. I must say I’m really really happy with them, so much so that I have now got 10 different shades.

The tubes a pretty big and you do get a lot of product for your money. The tubes are 0.53 fl oz. For size comparison, MAC Lipglass tubes are 0.17 fl oz. and more than twice the price. They have them in 61 different shades. 

I love their consistency! They are not sticky, very smooth, they feel light on the lips and it feels slightly moistureising. The gloss doesn’t feel slippery either. Also, VERY VERY pigmented! They definitely wear well, and last for a few hours if you don’t eat/drink. The packaging is simple, with a bow detail on the cap. 

 The only real negative I have about these is the applicator. It’s a bent-angle sponge tip, which I find is a bit too big, so I’ve got to be careful. But it’s not a big deal really. 

 Some people say that the scent is unbearable. I like it, it’s a cherry like scent which I think is pleasant. No plastic nonsense here. I can also say that the scent is less noticeable once the product is on your lips, so if your not a big fan of the scent, it might not be a big deal for you.

Have you tried any of NYX’s glosses before? I’m curious, how do you feel about the scent?


o       Product: 9/10
o       Price: 9/10
o       Ease of Use: 7/10
o       Packaging: 8/10

Would I Buy Again: Absolutely!


Left to right: Smokey Look, La-La, Chandelier & Perfect

Left to right: Sweetheart, Lollipop, Natural, Beige, Gold Pink & Juicy Pink

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

So NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ($4.00) are oversized pencils that can be used as eyeliners or shadows, according to NYX. It’s available in twenty-four shades, ranging from black to blue to yellow.

They work great used alone as a base or layered on top of your favorite eyeshadow base (like Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance). I used them as a base alone and didn’t experience any creasing or fading.

I like the Jumbo Eye Pencils as eyeshadow bases the most, because their jumbo-sized points are easier to use in applying it all over the eye. Also, it is so big that it is hard to use as an eyeliner. You can use them alone or layered on top of an eyeshadow base, I normally use the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but others also work. It isn't necessary to a primer, although if you have greasy lids, it is recommended as they can crease.

I like the fact that there is such a variety of shades and they are only $4.00, another good thing about these jumbo pencils is that they do give make your eyeshadow appear more vibrant as well as help your eyeshadow last longer.

There is one downside, sharpening them. I have already managed to break the tip of one of my pencils... the only thing that will sharpen them is the NYX’s Sharpener. Although, it's has two holes, one for small pencil and one for the jumbo pencils, and its only $4.00, so it won't cost you alot. 

Have you tried the Nyx Jumbo Pencils yet? What did you think?


o       Product: 9/10
o       Price: 9/10
o       Ease of Use: 8/10
o       Packaging: 6/10


Left to right: Pots & Pans, Black Bean, Dark Brown, French Fries & Iced Mocha

Left to right: Cottage cheese, Yoghurt, Gold, Bronze & Rust

Left to right: Strawberry milk, Lavender, Oyster, Lime & Pure Gold

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