Hi there, I hope you have all been doing well. Over the past few weeks, I have been in communication with the site My Trending Stories and after careful thought, I have decided to join the team! I will still be posting here, on my personal blog, just as before. If you’g like to keep up with me there, you can click HERE [should be posting within the next few days] and be directed to my profile, where you can also follow me!
With that being said, let’s dive into the good stuff! When I needed to replace my much cherished HD Studio Finishing Powder, I went to the NYX website and got to browsing. I needed several things so I thought this would be the perfect time to restock a few necessities and venture out into other NYX products as well. I placed my order and sent an email through the website’s ‘contact us’ function and kindly asked permission to review not only the products, but the service the company provided and a general commentary of my purchasing experience as well. Unfortunately, over two weeks have went by and I still haven’t received an email in return on the topic, which speaks for itself, no?
Pictured above is my mini haul [and the cute black lace satchel it came in] top left to right- Extra Creamy Round lipstick in Perfect , HD Studio Finishing Powder in Translucent [SFP01], Matte Finish Setting Spray, Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in Buttery Nude [XLC04] and HD Studio Concealer Wand in Mint Green [CW12] and bottom left to right – Gotcha Covered Concealer in Alabaster [GCC00], Love in Paris Palette in Je Ne Sais Quoi [LIP10], lip liner in Nude Pink [SPL858], Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken [LSCL04] and Slim Eye and Eyebrow Pencil in White [SPE906]. Today I will be reviewing three of these products; Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in Buttery Nude, HD Studio Concealer wand in Mint Green and Gotcha Covered concealer in Alabaster.
Although the color Buttery Nude of Xtreme Shine Lip Cream is beautiful, it is NOT what it appears online. I do understand that often times there can be discrepancies in shades due to different screens or whatnot so I’m really not that bothered by it. The color is labeled as a beige-pink and it almost follows that description with just a touch of a coral-y shade that is unexpectedly beautiful. When this product says Xtreme Shine they definitely mean it; I could bring down planes with this junk. The scent is reminiscent of dollar store gloss but keeping in mind that this IS a ‘drug store’ brand you can’t be too disappointed. Honestly, my favorite stage of this lippie is after the gloss fades and you are left with the beautiful shade. I really want to say that normally I am a gloss-hater because often the texture of the gloss is tacky and feels repulsive. I took a risk on this product only because it was on sale and had 4.1 star reviews, which promised that it wasn’t tacky. As a result of this risk, I have found the only gloss that I will wear habitually.
The very idea of color correcting has always terrified me. I mean, people HAD to be able to tell that I have a vivid color under my foundation, right? Recently, the redness in my skin has taken a turn for the worst, leaving me struggling with how to cover it. During one of my recent trips to Sephora an employee helped me out, doing a demo on my cheek and instructing me how to go about it. Originally I was trying to restock the shade Porcelain in the HD Studio Concealer but when they were sold out, I decided to give the mint a shot. When I applied it, I put dots over my face and dabbed it out with my fingers until it was smooth. Looking at my alien toned skin, I was doubted this harder than ever but continued on with the foundation. It was amazing how it evened out my skin tone but I did notice that I had to apply foundation heavier than I would have liked in certain spots to cover the mint. Other than that, I have found nothing wrong with this product and I am still trying to figure out a way to avoid the excess foundation.
Before looking on the website, I had never seen the Gotcha Covered concealers before so I was a little skeptical. When I bought the concealer, I intended it for under eye conceal/highlight so I bought it a shade or two lighter than normal and it wasn’t too light. This formula is super thick and definitely requires a good bit of blending. The product claims that it is waterproof but like most waterproof cosmetics it is NOT sweat proof, which is super unfortunate considering the humid climate that I live in. It also creases a good bit in the little fold under my eye even after I reblended it out before applying my setting powder. Despite these flaws, I still LOVE this concealer and I will be repurchasing this when I run out.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to try out all the other products yet but I plan to do so before the next post, so keep your eyes peeled for NYX Mini Haul Part 2. I am expecting to release that one on Wednesday, as a regularly scheduled post so check back then or follow me now to stay in the loop. What are some of your favorite NYX products? Have you had different experiences with these product?
Until next time,