Thursday, 25 August 2016

MASSIVE NYX HAUL | Beauty


This NYX haul is so long overdue however I seem to keep adding to my collection. A while back now NYX  launched in a wide range of Boots stores and now a few near me (hurrah!) and oh my I have gone mad! I am in love with this great quality and affordable brand and it is definitely becoming my new favourite! I definitely seem to be going back for new products! This is what I have bought and what makes my collection so far:

Soft Matte Lip Creams £5.50 in the shades; 06 Istanbul, 08 San Paulo, 10 Monte Carlo, 18 Prague, 19 Cannes
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams £5.50
I LOVE the soft matte lip creams! They are ever so moisturising and very pigmented and also appear matte which is an excellent bonus as I've noticed a lot of lip products don't usually appear matte which can be disappointing but not these! I love the massive selection of colours. Featuring around 26 different shades. They all apply silky and smooth with a matte finish. I wouldn't say they're super long lasting because they're not drying on the lips however that usually isn't a problem. A little top up now and then the same as you would with any usual lipstick should do the trick.


First things first I apologise for the quality of my swatch, it's my first attempt and I really wanted to give it a go! Anyway, above are the colours I chose. As you can see I love my pink shades! Istanbul is definitely the colour I've been reaching for the most, it's described as a 'clean pink' and its just utterly gorgeous! San Paulo is a 'plummy pink' which is slightly brighter than Istanbul but definitely everyday wearable! Monte Carlo is a gorgeous red shade described as 'deep cranberry red' I was so excited for this as I've been looking for a gorgeous red matte shade for quite a well. Next is Prague which is described as 'matte merlot' I would definitely say it appears pink with some purple undertones, I recommend lining your lips before applying! Finally I picked up Cannes 'Muted Mauve' which is similar to the Liquid Suede Soft Spoken (below) however I would say it has more of a orangey nude tone rather than brown. I will definitely be popping by to pick up some more in the near future!

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick £6.50 in the shades: 04 Soft Spoken & 09 Tea & Cookies
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks £6.50
I hadn't heard too much about these although I have definitely had a good look at the gorgeous range of colours! The only thing I was slightly wary about before buying is that these are actually 6ml, larger bottle and higher price at £6.50 rather than the Matte Lip Creams which are 8ml which is more product for a lower price. (Something to perhaps consider when choosing which ones to buy?) Aside from that I love the formula of these! Ever so smooth and moisturising, makes it a pleasure to apply! My favourite thing is how pigmented they are and because they're not quick drying it makes it a lot easier to get rid of any mistakes when applying with no trace left behind! The two colours I picked up were 04 Soft Spoken which is described as a Mauve Nude and for me is the perfect slightly darker nude and then 09 Tea & Cookies which is a muted rose pink. Unfortunately I haven't done any swatches for these two colours.

NYX Pore Filler £11, NYX Slide On Lip Liner: 02 Bed Rose £5.50, NYX HD Green Concealer Wand £5.50 & NYX Eye Shadow Base £5.50
NYX Pore Filler £11
I've seen the pore filler in Boots several times now and haven't really seen any reviews of it yet so I took a chance and picked one up! I can definitely say I'm in two minds about it. It does an amazing job of smoothing the skin and giving a 'photoshop blurred' effect however when put it on top of foundation or sometimes underneath it makes my foundation look patchy and wear off which I am definitely not loving however I have found that sometimes it's completely fine and works a dream  so I think it takes some persistence and is something which I'm gonna have to keep going back to! I do wonder how well it would work with the NYX Foundation and wonder if it doesn't make that foundation separate.

NYX Slide On Lip Liner: 02 Bed Rose £5.50
My best friend actually bought one of these lip liners and used it all over her lips and it had such great staying power and all round looked amazing so I thought I definitely needed one too! I haven't yet actually tried mine but I'm super excited too! I think it will match many lipsticks I've got if not a great wear alone product!

NYX HD Green Concealer Wand £5.50
I also picked this up as its supposed to reduce the appearance of redness and I feel it definitely works and does what it says however I do find it very drying and not very moisturising so I don't want to use too much at a time. However recently I've been dabbing a little moisturiser onto the back of my hand, mixing the concealer in with a brush and then applying. I've found this makes it a lot easier to go onto the skin without any drying. (Side note: The black writing comes off the packaging of the product almost instantly, you will probably end up with black ink on your hands!)

NYX Eye Shadow Base £5.50: 01 White
After a recommendation from a friend I decided to try the eyeshadow primer base. I picked up the 01 White colour as I wanted to be able to see where I had applied it making it easier when applying eyeshadow. There is also a white pearl colour choice however I found this too glittery. I've never really been one for wearing eyeshadow however recently it is something which I've been bringing into my make up routine and I love it. However I realise how important it is to use a eyeshadow primer first. I can't fault this one at all, you only need a small amount and it really does increase the amount of pigment that you actually get as well as making your eyeshadow long lasting. I'm a unbelievably happy with the results and have been recommending it to everyone! Although it looks like its a small pot, I've been using it for around 2 months and barely made an indent into the product!

I definitely think everything lives up to the huge hype at the moment! I completely recommend trying the Soft Matte Lip Creams if nothing else! The price is just so affordable and amazing for the quality of a drugstore/highstreet products! Have you got your own collection? If so what's your favourite product and colour? 

As always all the links to the products mentioned are listed below incase you want to check them out:
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams £6.50: 06 Istanbul08 San Paulo10 Monte Carlo18 Prague19 Cannes
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks £6.50: 04 Soft Spoken | 09 Tea & Cookies |
NYX Pore Filler £11
- NYX Slide On Lip Liner £5.50: 02 Bed Rose 
- NYX HD Green Concealer Wand £5.50
- NYX Eye Shadow Base £5.50: 01 White


- Love always, Hanney xo



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