NYX Picks: Nine Best NYX Cosmetics Products from 2016

By Trecee Hutchinson - 8:20:00 PM

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I swear NYX products make up about 30 percent of my expansive makeup collection. Partly because of the price, but mostly because they launch new products so often and I have a little makeup fetish for trying out new things. I typically get my Nyx products from Ulta, but every now and then I place an otder on the Nyx website, especially when they have sales.

Every Nyx product is not a hit for me, but today I want to share some of the products I love and use in my everyday makeup routine...

Let's get started!

White Eyeshadow base

People always talk about the Jumbo Pencil in "Milk", but I love this white base better because it so much easier to blend out and spread. This product is basically Milk in a pot form and makes bright eye shadows so much pigmented. I like to pair this with any eye shadow that needs a little something extra. Not only does this make eye shadows pop, it also prevents creasing and extends the wear of eye shadows like a primer should. This is a great base and alternative to a Mac Paint pot although they are not exactly the same. The paint pot has more of an intensifying effect, but this base is great for like 5 dollars.

Hi Definition Concealer Wand

Listen... if you see this concealer in the store and the colors match, you NEED to try this out. Hands down this is the best concealer at the drug store. It really reminds me of a high end concealer, because although the consistency is thicker it has awesome coverage and does not crease very easily. When set with a translucent powder, this gives a flawless finish. This concealer is definitely underrated and is only like 5 dollars. The only downside is that it only comes in like 8 shades including corrector shades but this stuff is so good.

Ombre Blush (Post)

Ughhh I love this blush so much. In the summer, I need a really pigmented blush because the sun is real in New Orleans and I get a lot darker. This blush is great because it's pigmented and the ombre effect makes it like three blushes in one. You can tone down the pink by adding purple, or wear either color on its own. My bestfriend also swears by the shade " Nude to Me" for an everyday contour color and she is about a NC42 skin tone. This blush also lasts all day and the texture is amazingly smooth, which I love. I have a full blog post here if you want a full review of the shade I have.

Wonder Pencil

The wonder Pencil is the perfect Nude pencil and comes in three different tones for every shade. It has three main purposes to conceal, brighten and line. I love this for my water line because it's a lot less stark than a white pencil, but still gives a brightened look. It's really smooth and creamy and can also double as a lip primer to use under a lipstick or as a spot concealer.

Prismatic Eyeshadows (Post)

Personally, there are only a few Nyx eyeshadows formulas I like. The Avant Pop eyeshadows are amazing and the Prismatic shadows. These are ultra metallic finish and the pigmentation is on point. I love the shade Mermaid because it is literally the perfect description of what you think of when you think about Mermaids, aqua duo chrome iridescent greatness. I can't wait until more shades are released.

Vivid Brights Eyeliner (Post)

I picked up this eye liner at the beginning of the year on a whim and this was such a pleasant surprise. First, the pigment of these eyeliners are sooo bright and vivid. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and actually translate on to the eye opaque and true to color. Second, the brush on these is amazing. It makes applying the liner so easy. After these apply, they set down to a matte budge proof finish. Perfect for eye art or a pop of vivid color. I actually have a full post and Face of the day using this eyeliner here.

Nyx Tame and Frame Brow Pomade

Before I took the plunge and invested in my beloved Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, I picked up this Brow Pomade and I actually was a really big fan of it. It is less pigmented then the Dip Brow, which is actually a really good thing when I am rocking a more subdued brow. It also has a slightly drier consistency but is still a good pomade, if you prefer a pomade but find that it's easy to over due it when using the ABH Dip Brow. This is also 8 dollars for about the same amount of product as the ABH product, which retails for $17. It's a good product, a good value and is extremely easy to use.


HD Pressed Setting Powder

I love this powder to set my under eye on days when I am wearing light makeup and I keep this mini version in my purse to use as a oil control powder throughout the day. This is a pressed translucent powder so it's not messy like loose powder. I have dry skin, so I don't get super oily but if I need a touch up I will blot this on my skin with a puff or sponge and it helps to maintain a flawless finish.

Matte Setting Spray

This setting Spray is my go to spray for everyday. It sets and prolongs my makeup and in the summer months, I have to have a good matte spray and this one keeps makeup set through sweat. Another use for this setting spray is as a spray to intensify the pigment of eye shadows. When I can't find or don't have Mac Fix + I use this as a substitute. I also have the Dewy version of this that I use on my dry days or to use with matte foundations to tone down the matteness.

Comment some of your Favorite Nyx Products below.

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