Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nyx Cosmetics HAUL!

Hi everyone!

I've been to my "local" Ulta twice in the last few weeks, and I've had an awesome time picking out some items from one of my new favorite lines (and currently my favorite Drugstore brand), Nyx Cosmetics.  

Nyx is affordably priced, and offers great products.  An added bonus is that because it's in the "drugstore" category, I can use my Ulta coupons on the products- yay!
Our collective Nyx Cosmetics Haul

I purchased Nyx items on both of my shopping trips; and wanted to share them with YOU, my lovely readers.  Some items I purchased for myself, and others were ones that Tween Angel wanted.  I'll link the items to Nyx's website, but everything came from Ulta.  When I purchased these items, Nyx was on sale at Ulta- buy 1 get 1 50% off, and then 40% off everything.  Ulta runs sales on Nyx Cosmetics frequently, so feel free to check out some of these awesome finds!

Jumbo Eye Pencils in Yogurt (611) and Milk (604), each 15g, retail $4.50.
I have heard SO many awesome things about these eye pencils, that I HAD to pick them up.  Milk is an internet favorite, and Yogurt is a shimmery nude pink.  

 Swatch of Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils in Yogurt (left), and Milk (right)
The hype behind the Jumbo Eye Pencils is real- these suckers go on smooth, last all day, and are awesome bases for shadows.  What I'm not sure I like about them, is that the casing is plastic. I haven't had to sharpen them yet, and I assume they can be sharpened like any other eye pencil, but I would rather they have a casing that is wood, or be twist up, as I think the plastic may dull my sharpener.  All in all, I give this one five stars.  LOVE it, and will definitely repurchase in other shades!
Liquid Crystal Liners in Crystal Onyx (102) and Crystal Hip (106), each 5mL, retail $4.50.
I first picked this up in Crystal Hip, because I had been lusting over Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Distortion, but couldn't justify the high price tag.  I thought that this looked similar, and I was right!  I seriously love this liner- I can layer it over any other color for INSTANT sparkle.  The Crystal Onyx was a no brainer when I returned to Ulta- This is such a pretty, dark black, with sparkles in it.  
Swatches of Nyx Crystal Liners, Crystal Hip on the left, Crystal Onyx on the right, top is Crystal Hip layered over UD's 24/7 liner in Flipside.
These liners go on smooth, and stay put.  I have a hard time removing this at the end of the night, but I think maybe that's a good thing- it's not going anywhere!  I'm not crazy about the brush, though- it's kind of long and I found that it made it difficult to get a skinny line.  It's possible it was user error, though.
Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Plum Purple (112), 5.5 mL, retail $4.50
I love me some purple liner.  I loaned out my favorite purple liner pen to a friend, to do some face painting for a party, and they accidentally lost it.  It's not a BIG deal, but I had a hard time finding another liner to replace it with.  Guess what, y'all- I found the replacement!  
Swatch of Nyx Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Plum Purple
I love this pretty purple, and it goes on smoothly and stays forever. The brush is the same as the Crystal liners, so I'm not crazy about it, but the more I use these brushes, the better I get at ketting a thin line.  For the price, you just can't beat the quality of this liner!  I'll be looking for more shades as I use up what I already have.
AUTO Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown (03), 0.25g, retail $4.50
My brows are pretty thick and look nice if I just gently groom them, but I am trying to make them look even better.  I picked this up because it kind of matched my current hair color, but it doesn't match it perfectly.  
Swatch of Nyx Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
I'm still on the search for the right color, but this formula was ok.  I love how the pencil has a mini brush on the end- it does a nice job of shaping my brows.
Tea Tree Blotting Paper, 100 pack, retail $6.00
I love blotting paper. My face gets oily and sweaty, especially in the summer, and blotting sheets help me get rid of the shine while keeping my makeup in place.  The Tea Tree papers are made specifically for oily T-zones and worked great.

KTween Angel wanted a few things, and at the prices I was paying, I was happy to oblige!
Cream Shadow in Razzle Dazzle (03), 2.5g, retail $5.00
KTween LOVES blue eyeshadow.  Actually, she loves shimmery, pretty colors.  She loved this shadow, and was excited to try it out.
Swatch of Nyx Cream Shadow in Razzle Dazzle: top is right out of the tube, bottom is blended
This is such a pretty, shimmery blue.  It's a little bright for what I would wear, but it's perfect for KTween.
Ultra Pearl Mania loose pigments in Jade Pearl (30) and Yellow Gold (17), each 5 ml, retail $3.00
  I received one of these loose pigments in my first Ipsy bag, but the shade was a little dark for me.  KTween really wanted to pick these up because they are her school colors.  

Swatches of Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania in Jade Pearl and Yellow Gold
These little bottles are seriously packed to the top.  They apply nicely, and blend well.  My only complaint is that it will be hard to get the pigments out once they are used a bit, and that there is fallout.

That sums up my awesome Nyx haul!  I really love Nyx Cosmetics, they have great products at very reasonable prices.

So tell me, have YOU tried anything new from Nyx lately?  

Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!

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Disclaimer: I paid for these items with my own my husband's money.  No links in this post are referral links, and all go direct to the company's website.  All opinions are true and my own.  I was not asked nor required to review these items by any manufacturer.


  1. Great haul. I picked up a NYX lip cream today and I love it! I think I may have to go back and get them all like a true lip product addict lol.

    1. Aww, thank you! I'm glad you loved them too! I only wish that I could find the brand closer than an hour away...but maybe that's a good thing for my pocketbook!

    2. Haha! I love the line about paying for it with your own...uh, well...actually...your husband's money! That cracked me up. It is true in my household as well and a good reason for me to find the good deals! Great reviews on all the NYX products. Everything I have tried from this line has been great. I especially love the Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait. It is so awesome! Your review was as well:)

    3. The hubster has spent plenty of time lecturing me about how HE is the working one (um, SAHM with two kids, one of which is an unruly, free-spirited four your old is actually HARDER WORK than when I was officially employed! Oh, off my soapbox), so I thought I would be a bit satirical and make him happy at the same time :) I just received a set of the Butter Glosses for Christmas, and I am IN LOVE!!!
      Thanks for your kind remarks :)


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