If you’ve read any of my beauty/style posts recently, then you’ve probably gathered that I am a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics. I think they’re good quality for good prices and I would definitely say they are my favourite brand. I’m not keen on their lip liners because I think they’re too creamy and don’t line your lips as crisply as I would like but that’s the only bad experience I have had with this brand. #notspons.
So, let’s get down to the five things I can’t do my makeup without:
- Pro Pore Filler, £11.
This is hands down the best primer that I’ve ever used. So much so that I’m currently out of it because of how much I loved it, I use it every day. The texture of it is so… strange? But it feels so good on your face and really does do the trick. I struggle with open pores around my nose and forehead specifically so this has been a life saver but I use it all over my face, usually. It makes your foundation apply so much more smoothly, too, and leaves your face feeling smooth all day.
Obviously, you can adjust the shade to your skin tone but I love the pinky-pearly look that Gleam offers. This is my favourite highlighter of all time. I’m incredibly pale as I’m a natural ginger so I really struggle to find highlighters that show up on me. The normal golden powder highlighters don’t ever show up on me but this one did straight away. It’s cool to the touch, too, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and clean.
3. Cheek Contour Duo Palette, £8.
This is another one that I wouldn’t be able to live without. When you’re pale like me, just a dash of colour like this contour/blush duo can make all the difference to the look. If you’re doing a more intense glam look as well, you can use a heavier hand and bake with translucent powder beneath to get a cheekbone line that could kill a man. (Also, can we talk about the packaging? Beaut. )
4. Lingerie Lipstick, £7.
I love all of these shades as I always go for cool toned lipsticks and these are all perfect. If you like liquid lipsticks, these are definitely the ones for you. They also don’t dry out your lips as much as I’ve found other liquid lipsticks do – the application is easy, smooth and the formula is soft. My personal favourite is Cabaret Show.
5. Matte Makeup Setting Spray, £7.
Finally, my absolute favourite. I’ve never seen the need for a setting spray before until I used this. It makes your makeup last all day and leaves it with a matte finish. I’ve found that it makes my eyeshadow last longer, too, even if I don’t use an eyeshadow primer beneath. It’s perfect for those long days at work and leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed, just like the illuminator above. They also do a Dewy finish setting spray if you have a different skin type to me.
So, there you have it. I had someone comment on my April Favourites and ask for my favourite NYX product. Are they the same as yours? Or do you not like NYX? Let me know in the comments below!