YouTube seems to be the place where I tend to find out about new products, whether it be new product launches or product which are just new to me, and that applies to the brand Nyx Cosmetics. I first heard about the brand from the American bloggers/vloggers over the other side of the pond. The product that cropped up the most were their lip glosses. I didn’t really think much of it until I discovered recently that they have a UK website (how did I not know about this before?). A quick browse through their site, I also found out that there are four branches of Next (yes, as in the Next that sells clothing) in London that stock the Nyx Cosmetics range (need to get myself to one of these stores pronto). Naturally, what I was most interested in were their lip gloss offerings. Of course, they would have quite a selection of glosses of which I ended picking up three different types (if you know me, indecisiveness and hoarding are issues I deal with on a daily basis) in three different shades.
The first one I picked up was the Nyx Butter Gloss (£5.00) in the shade Peach Cobbler. This is probably the gloss I have heard of the most through YouTube. First up, let me talk about the scent of the gloss. Oh my. It smells incredibly sweet but not in a sickly way, in a nice I-want-to-taste-you kind of way (although I wouldn’t advise this). The formulation is creamy and incredibly moisturising on the lips. It feels like you’re wearing more of a hydrating balm rather than a gloss. The colour can be applied on sheer with one coat, or built up to be more of an opaque finish with second coat. It’s a non-stick gloss so don’t expect it to stick around all day but I don’t have an issue reapplying every couple of hours. The shade I chose was actually a lot deeper in tone than I had expected (in a good way), a very warm peach with a red undertone.
The next gloss I chose was the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream (£5.50) in the shade San Paulo which is a muted, deep dusky pink hue. One word. Wow. This falls into the lip gloss/lipstick hybrid category, but I would say it’s more of a lipstick than a gloss. It has the finish of a matte lipstick, the application of a gloss, and the texture of a cream (hence it’s name). This applies like a dream. I have never, ever come across a lip product that applies so, so smooth and easy, and with one swipe on the lips you get an even, matte and opaque coverage. This is what I wanted the Hourglass Opaque Rouge to be but sadly I was disappointed as I found the formulation a bit too drying on the lips. I would recommend that you have well moisturised and hydrated lips before you apply this because if you are not used to wearing a matte lip, you might feel it be a little strange and want to lick your lips every two seconds. For me, I found it quite comfortable to wear. It might not be as long lasting as the Hourglass Opaque Rouge and it transfers ever so slightly when you eat/drink, but if I’ve eaten, I’m the type of person that likes to take my lip product off completely and reapply a fresh coat. Again, it has that incredibly addictive scent but this one has a slight toffee edge to it (I might just be imagining it). I will definitely be looking at getting a few more shades of the Soft Matte Lip Cream.
The third and final lipgloss was the Lip Gloss Mega Shine (£6.00) in the shade Beige which I think is more of your traditional lip gloss; high shine with a sheer wash of colour. Oddly enough, despite the shade name being Beige, it’s definitely not a beige (rocking a beige lip is not really my thing). I would have maybe associated the name beige to more of a nude tone but hey, I don’t have no say in what they call their shades. Beige is in fact more of a bubblegum pink. It’s not as pigmented as the butter glosses, nor does it feel as moistursing on the lips but gives a sheer wash of pretty pink which I think is perfect for everyday wear and definitely a shade suited for Spring/Summer. Although it’s not sticky, it does feel slightly tacky on the lips but I can live with that. This is the type of gloss that you can wear alone in the day or over the top of a similar shade lipstick to add a bit more gloss to your pout.
Overall I think these are fab lip products. My personal faves are the Butter Glosses and the Soft Matte Lip Creams. These are also ridiculously inexpensive although not the most accessible (check out their site here for a list of Next stores in the UK that carry the range). If you are a lipgloss kind of girl or guy, then you really need to try these bad boys out. Excuse me whilst I go browse their site to decide on which shades I should pick up next.
Have you tried the Nyx lip glosses? or any other products from their range? If so, I’d love to know if there are any you’d recommend.
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