Monday, May 21, 2012

NYX Buys!

 Having combination/acne prone skin, it can be hard to find face makeup that won't
  • make you breakout 
  • cake up on blemishes, making the spot even more obvious or 
  • make your your face so matte and dry that it hurts to make facial expressions.

I am in love with my Benefit Oxygen Wow liquid foundation, but in the middle of the day it's inevitable that my tzone will want to be the star of the show on my face. So off to Ulta I went and found this!

 NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation SMP09 Tan

This is from NYX's HD studio photogenic collection. Here are it's claims:
  • Mineral enriched
  • talc-free
  • oil-free
  • water resistant
  • sweat resistant
  • feels like silk on the skin
This foundation is very silky to the touch. The shade matches and blends in well with my skintone. I have yet to use it as full foundation, just as a dusting over my face concentrating on the tzone to set my liquid foundation.

I will say that it is pretty sweat resistant! Yesterday it was 90 degrees out and I had an outdoor birthday party to go to. It was definitely a sweat fest and I worried how my face was looking, but too afraid to face a mirror. You can ask anyone, I am not a fan of heat or staying in the sun for to long. But,I'm quite proud I stuck it out and enjoyed the day. When I got home to look at the damage, I was pleasantly surprised that my makeup was still matte! It was a bit flushed, but no shine!

Verdict: Very impressed!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 632 Peacock

I saw a BritPopPrincess Youtube video were she was updating about what's been new with her and all I could focus on was that  pop of blue she added to her waterline. It looked amazing! So, while I was in the NYX section, this eye pencil caught my eye.

These eye pencils have a dual purpose of a liner or an eye shadow. They are made to glide on effortlessly. It's very creamy and when I applied it to my waterline it didn't budge and didn't turn all murky when I blinked. These come in 32 shades. I really would like to buy the Rocky Mountain Green one next!

Verdict: Love the creaminess of it and will be purchasing other colors!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

What are some of your favorite NYX products?



  1. Peacock is such a gorgeous colour! I have only one jumbo eye pencil in Milk, it's great as a base for colourful eyeshadows to make them more vibrant.

    1. Milk is the next pencil I want to try! Maybe I can layer Peacock over Milk, thanks for the idea!

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  3. I'm a huge huge fan of the powder foundation!!! Its light and leaves your face with a natural look. Its also very affordable :)


    1. Oh yes, I love it! And it photographs well, which is a major plus!