Five Favourites: NYX Cosmetics

When NYX touched down at my local Shoppers Drug Mart I was thrilled because who doesn’t love affordable makeup? No one, I know. 

So imagine my excitement when I got to connect with this awesome brand at Gen Beauty and when a bag of goodies was sent my way! 

I spent a better part of my day playing with the products, and while I already have quite a few in my makeup bag on top of these, I’ve narrowed it down to my top five…it was tricky.  

Let’s get to it!

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is a gem. 

I have combo skin, and this wore nicely and kept a slight dew finish (which could easily be fixed with powder if you’re all about the matte). It does claim to be matte, but I didn’t find that. 

If you want more coverage, you add more drops – super blend-able, build-able, and easy to work with. I was sent a shade that would suit me much better with a tan, but I was surprised how it still worked on me! Luckily, I’m getting a spray tan tomorrow and then this will be perfect! 

The shade range isn’t huge which would be my only con, only 12 online, and it retails for $16. 

Slightly cheating on this one, but I can’t help it. NYX knows what’s up when it comes to lippies! 

My current fave three are three different formulas: Lip Lingerie (which is matte), Butter Gloss and Intense Butter Gloss. As you can tell, I really dig the nudes – but they come in a ton of shades and the pigmentation is amazing!

I like to layer all three for an ombre/3D type effect. Okay, it just looks cool. 

The shades I used are (in the order of the products): Babydoll, Tres Leches and Creme Brulee.

Can’t. Get. Enough. 

The Lingerie is $9 and the glosses are $8 – amazing prices in my humble opinion! 

The Rocker Chic Palette comes in three different collections for $21 and I have California Dreaming! 

Immediately I was drawn towards the warmer shades – especially that rusty peach! All the shades build easy, have great pigmentation and three are shimmery, two are matte! 

This Ombr√© Blush intimidated me at first, but it is such a gem. And not as scary as it looks! 

It gives me a radiant flush that is perfect for summer, but might be a little harsh for winter – in this shade, but they have eight in total! I think the nude shades would make great bronzers as well. 

They’re a solid size for $13, and the lighter colour from the fade at the top adds a nice highlight. 

My favourite NYX product EVER! I don’t care if I sound dramatic, I am in love with this palette. 

The Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette is a highligher lover’s HEAVEN! And $27 is amazing! I’m a little heartbroken becase I dropped it BUT I only lost one shade! And it’s the yellow, gold-y one that was the only one I wasn’t a huge fan of (but used it on my eyes!). 

But normally, yes, seven shades! And I’m actually going to use the NYX image to show you what’s up: 

(Special shout out to their Concealer as well because it’s bomb but it’s five faves not six!) 

Have you tried anything from NYX? let me know what I should pick up next! 


  1. August 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Omg that blush is so pretty!! I love the makeup look you came up with!

  2. August 10, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Great Post! NYX is soo good right!

  3. Joy
    August 10, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Love the lippies, and the price; readily available at Shoppers!

  4. August 11, 2017 / 3:01 am

    I had that Strobe of Genius palette for literally 6 months in a drawer before I used it and I was VERY VERY SURPRISED. It packs quite a punch for being such a cheap (Relatively speaking compared to Becca or YSL or something) palette!

  5. November 9, 2017 / 4:57 am

    Ive always wondering about that ombre blush! Gonna have to give it a go next time I do NYX haul haha, thanks for the review! xo -Lauren Will | Lauren’s Lip Glossary

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