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Mini Nyx Haul

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In case you weren’t already aware, my no buy January isn’t going so well… and I might be a little bit afraid to look at my bank account balance. But hey! I’ve got a lot of stuff to write for the next couple weeks on the blog. (Always look on the positive side! #newyearsresolutions)

Ok, now that I’m done being weird it’s time to show you what I managed to spend nearly $60 on. (My only regret is that this money could have gone toward all-you-can-eat sushi.)

My Mum is the one who introduced me to Nyx quite a few years ago by sending me an eye shadow palette (which I love!), the Creamy Round lipstick in the shade ‘Hades’, which I think is now called ‘Heredes’ and a lip liner pencil in Fuschia…which I never actually used because Fuschia on a ginger looks horrible. Nonetheless the product formulation is amazing and I have loved all of their products.

Nyx Lip Swatches

L-R: Tea Rose, Blush and Embellishment

Nyx Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in “Tea Rose” and “Blush” $7.00 CAD

I’m on the hunt for a nice nude or a MLBB (my lips but better) kind of shade and I instantly fell in love with the colour Tea rose. I think that it’s a perfect wearing makeup but-not-really type of look. Tea Rose is a nice subtle pink shade that would work for every occasion.

I also bought the shade ‘blush’ (mostly to hit the free shipping quota) which is definitely a brighter-pink shade than Tea Rose. I would say that it’s a step-up in terms of giving you that pop of colour, while still keeping within the nude shade range. Again, this is suitable for an everyday look.

Nyx Lip Lingerie in “Embellishment” $9.00 CAD

Someone should have warned me to always look at blogger swatches/ reviews before purchasing lipstick shades online, because this is not the colour I was expecting. It’s a very cool-purple-mauveish shade that would look great on someone who doesn’t have red hair (although it really makes blue eyes pop!) When I tried this on my lips my boyfriend instantly said ‘No, you look like a goth.’ So if that’s not the look you’re going for I’d avoid this and maybe pick up a shade like ‘lace detail.’

In terms of formulation it is ah-mazing. I was able to apply it, let it dry for a few minutes, take a sip of tea and it didn’t smudge at all! I think this is very similar to the colour pop lipsticks. I’ve been wearing it for about 3 hours and it hasn’t faded and my lips aren’t chapped- so I highly recommend it! I am actually going to see if I can find a more nude-pink shade in stores because it’s just that amazing.

Embellishment would be great on a more tanned skin-tone or for a night-out. Also, it looks great onΒ people who have dark hair!

Nyx Wonder Stick Light Swatch

Nyx Wonder Stick in ‘Light’ $14.00 CAD

I have never attempted contouring, so I thought for the price (and to get that free shipping!) I’d try out this simple contouring stick. I tried using it today and I have to admit that it was super simple and weirdly fun drawing clownish-lines all over my face, but I highly doubt I’ll be using this often. It feels light, but leaves a weird greasy texture and I just couldn’t be bothered most days! My cheeks have never looked so defined though, so that’s a plus.

NyxΒ Pro Multi-Purpose Buffing Brush $17.00 CAD

Definitely one of the pricier brushes in my collection (most of mine are from wal-mart) I decided to pick this up after realizing that I somehow needed to blend the contouring lines into my face. In fact, this brush is super soft and has nice weight to it. It’s one of the better ones I own and it worked really well, nor did it shed.

Overall, I’m pretty content with my purchases. Although I’m kicking myself for picking a colour that doesn’t suit my skin well for the lip lingerie, but you live and you learn!

What are your favourite Nyx Products?

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  • I really like the look of that brush, it looks really soft. I am interested in the lip lingerie to, does it dry matte?

    • lindseyelyse

      It’s sooo soft! It does, but it has a soft feeling to it. I found that only after about 4 hours of wear I had to apply some lip balm. So it works well! πŸ™‚

  • I actually love NYX products, especially their eye shadows and lip products πŸ™‚ x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • lindseyelyse

      Oh yes! Their eye shadows are amazing!

  • I had no idea NYX has brushes?! And I almost, almostttt bought that Wonder Stick, had it in my hand but I put it back last minute because I hadn’t read any reviews on it and I was worried that it might feel greasy. Thank goodness I put it back! LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • lindseyelyse

      Yeah! It’s actually really nice too. You thought right! I don’t mind it too much for my currently very dry skin, but I definitely would avoid it in the Summer!

  • Ela

    NYX is a new brand to me, I only have one product which is a lip cream, but I want to try more. That wonder stick can be perfect for contouring beginners like me, if I see it, I will just buy it πŸ™‚

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • lindseyelyse

      It was super easy to use- but it does leave your face feeling rather greasy!

  • I need to purchase NYX products, the lipsticks look beautiful! xx

    http://www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

    • lindseyelyse

      They are definitely! One of my favourite brands πŸ™‚

  • Angela

    I think the lip lingerie looks beaaauuttiful!! Maybe it’ll give you a chance to step outside of your comfort zone πŸ˜‰ I always blame my blog when I buy makeup haha

    Raincouver Beauty

  • I love NYX. their products are very affordable and they have such a wide range of shades and products to choose from. I actually have tea rose and I love it. I’ve never tried their contouring stick but from your review, maybe I might just pass. great review.

    xoxo,
    geri

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com/

    • lindseyelyse

      For sure! Yeah… unless you want your face to feel like it might melt off that’s probably best to avoid haha.

  • I haven’t tried too many of NYX products yet but I do love their blushes. I really need to try their lip products. I always hear good things about them. πŸ™‚
    β™₯NY
    Yours Truly, NY | INSTAGRAM

    • lindseyelyse

      That’s the one product I haven’t tried! Their lipsticks are fab!

  • I love everything NYX, I seriously want to go to the store & pick some up today. Snowed in however! Their lip products are just the best for me. They have the perfect range of colors. I loved this review you make me want to go spend all of my money lol

    -Shannon
    http://www.onthelists.com

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, I want to run out and grab the other lip lingerie colours.. but I’ll have to hold off. Oh dear- hopefully the weather clears up soon! It’s weird that we’ve got such minimal snow here in Canada and you’re getting pounded!

  • That tea rose color looks beautiful! Such a nice MLB color

    http://nolongergrey.com

    • lindseyelyse

      Yes! I think it’s my favourite of the bunch πŸ™‚

  • Pia

    This sounds like a great brand I’d never heard of! (And I feel that fear of bank balances haha). Also, is that a new sidebar picture?! I love it!
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • lindseyelyse

      You’ve never heard of Nyx!? Oh my goodness! I love their stuff, if you ever do see it in the drugstore I highly recommend giving it some swatches!
      It is! Thanks Pia πŸ™‚

  • It’s okay , my january seems to be involving a lot of spending as well hehe and unfortunately non of it on all you can eat sushi hehe πŸ™‚ I really like the Tea-rose shade, I could see that looking really nice on you ! I like blush as well it’s really nice shade for spring:)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, I’m hoping that in February I’ll have worn out the spending bug… but we’ll see. I adore tea rose and I think I will be wearing through it so quickly. Blush will be so nice come springtime, you’re right!

  • Blush is so pretty! I bet you don’t regret throwing that one into your shopping basket to reach the order minimum for free shipping πŸ˜€

  • i definitely need to do some NYX shopping! I have heard such great things about this brand and I want it all haha!:) I love the look of tea rose! It totally is a great MLBB look! πŸ™‚

    Shannon Sage

    • lindseyelyse

      It is fabulous! I’m sure you won’t regret anything! Isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  • Nailed that intro, totally gave me a giggle! “Always look on the positive side” πŸ˜‰ Contouring sticks look like so much fun, I love watching the clown contouring videos on Youtube it is pretty damn cool how they do it!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha! I won’t lie, I definitely thought of you when I wrote it! I’ve just recently found them and it’s so amazing to watch!

  • I’m not letting myself get any makeup but I do want to try the nyx extra creamy round lipsticks….I have tried their butter lipsticks and really like the formula and feel of it on my lips! Blush is a beautiful colour and they are all so pigmented!!

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha wow you must have some solid willpower because I’m still browsing websites for stuff even though I NEED to stop agh! They are!

  • been wanting to try the contour stick but now that u mentioned it’s a bit greasy, it’s making me reconsider but nice little haul! x

    http://www.fionnac.com

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, yeah buyer beware! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • I really want to try the NYX lip butters, I have no idea why I didn’t get any when I was living in Canada. I do love their blushers though! I love both tea rose and blush, they both look like beautiful shades!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  • Lou Francesca

    Great post and reviews! I’ve never used NYX before, I’m not sure where sells it in the UK. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? πŸ™‚

    The Fashion Road

    • lindseyelyse

      Aw that’s a shame, it’s a great brand. I have no idea either…

  • Online swatches can be so deceiving! But at least you know the formulation is great and can hunt down a more flattering shade come February.
    Your new profile picture is very pretty!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • lindseyelyse

      Right!? It’s such a shame, but oh well. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Hahah you’re boyfriend’s reaction is funny about the lip lingerie! I’ve been curious about those, do they feel sticky on the lips?

    • lindseyelyse

      I know! He’s so blunt about it too! They do at first, but they dry pretty quickly and feel really nice and soft! πŸ™‚

  • I’ve never tried any NYX products, but they have been something I’ve been tempted to buy. I always try to look at reviews before I purchase a product but I have to admit that I don’t always do that and everytime I don’t, I get disappointed (it’s karma, I believe).

    That brush looks so so soft and something I’d definitely go for! (been looking to buy zoeva brushes but they’re so expensive!)

    Ella Pinto xx

    • lindseyelyse

      They are so lovely! Recently, I’ve found the same thing! If I don’t read a review beforehand I tend to buy something that ends up being disappointing! Oh man, why do brushes have to cost so much!? πŸ™

  • Great post! I love NYX, I’ve noticed their lipsticks and eyeliners last just as long as most luxury brands I’ve tried.
    xx Diana | http://www.dianavilic.com/

  • Izabele

    I love your post! I really want to try Wonder stick. It look great and you get two products in one!
    I usually look out for NYX lipsticks but I am more into dark berry tones and NYX counter in UK don’t have many of these ;(

    Izabele x | http://beatriceizabele.blogspot.co.uk/

    • lindseyelyse

      Thank you! Aw that’s a shame. Maybe they’re just always out of stock lol!

  • I’ve never tried their brushes but I really like their brow gel; I’ve been using a lot lately! It’s so hard not to buy makeup; you are not alone!! xx

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

  • I’ve never tried NYX brushes but have heard great things about them. I recently did a mini NYX haul too because I picked up 2 eyebrow products from them while traveling after I finished my eyebrow pencil. Their microbrow is awesome!

  • I love that their new lippies come in wearable shades as opposed to last years collection. I can’t wait to try some.

  • I’ve heard nothing but good things about NYX brushes. I recently got their eyebrow pomade and yogurt jumbo eyeshadow. So excited to try it out!

    BTW what do you use for your blog picture heading overlay? It looks great!

    • lindseyelyse

      ouuu! Nice I hope to see a review of those soon πŸ˜‰
      I use Canva! They have a bunch of text options!

  • Dying to try the tea rose lipstick, it looks so flattering! Thank you for your swatches and post dear! xxxxx

    http://www.romantiquely.com

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