NYX Makeup Mini-Haul

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
NYX is a brand that I'm relatively new to, but am really starting to love! After my initial positive thoughts of the soft matte lip creams (which I am still yet to review on here!) and my own custom NYX palette, I decided to splurge on a mini-haul the last time I was in Meadowhall.

The products I bought were the Dewy Finish setting spray, Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation and the Proof It! waterproof eyeshadow primer. So what did I think to them?

Dewy Finish Setting Spray - £7.00

In all honestly, I have actually tried the Dewy Finish setting spray once before. My mum bought me it for Christmas last year, and whilst I thought it was ok, I didn't have anything to compare it to and so couldn't give it a fair review. However I now own the Makeup Revolution Pro-Fixing spray (well, my sister does *wink*), so now I can do a fair comparison when I review it fully (post to follow!)

My initial thoughts on the setting spray is that it actually smells really nice, which I wan't expecting. The spray released is very fine and gives an even coverage, requiring only 2 - 4 sprays for the entire face.

My first thoughts on this product is that it gives a lovely 'glow' to my foundation without making it feel cakey or oily, which is definitely a bonus as I usually wear matte foundation to avoid looking greasy, but don't like the 'dry' look that goes along with it.

I need to trial this setting spray some more before I write a full review, so keep an eye out for it in the next few weeks!

Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation in 'Ivory' - £6.00

Starting on a positive, this is the only foundation I have ever found which is light enough to suit my skin tone perfectly, which scores it some serious points where I'm concerned.

Now for the not-so-great bit... I'm not currently very keen on it. This foundation feels gritty to apply, which I can only assume is the 'minerals' it is enriched with. Despite being labelled as a full coverage, matte foundation, the coverage this foundation gives me is actually very sheer, no matter how much I use. In fact, the more I apply, the greasier it looks!

HOWEVER, Charlotte (The Porcelain Doll Blog) gave me a huge compliment on Twitter when she asked what foundation I was wearing in a photo and said it looked lovely. Because of this I shall try and persevere with this foundation enough to give it a full review in the following weeks.

Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer - £5.50

I absolutely freaking adore this already. Oh my god. It is just a 100% YAAAAAAAAS from me. On the way home from Meadowhall I tested this primer on my hand with an eyeshadow from the Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave palette and the difference is truly remarkable. It makes colours more vibrant (if a little bit darker) and adds a bit of a sheen to them, almost a glow.

And it does not come off.

Whilst my sleeve rubbed off the un-primed eyeshadow swatch almost instantly, the primed swatch stayed on my hand for absolute hours.

This primer is so insanely awesome and I am buzzing to write a full review of it, it is likely to be next Wednesday's beauty post! The quality of it for just £5.50 is totally remarkable and I am really excited to try other NYX primers.

What do you think to NYX makeup?
Do you own any products?
8 comments on "NYX Makeup Mini-Haul"
  1. I've been wanting to try this foundation. Does it actually keep you matte? I'm so oily!! xx

  2. I have the foundation and agree it is definitely not full coverage. But I feel like it does give a great look to the skin especially on photos. Try shaking first it to make it less gritty. I think it feels gritty when the ingredients have split a bit!

  3. I've used the matte finish setting spray but never tried the dewy one! I really want to try the primer as well! Ah I just love NYX

    Vicki x

  4. I adore NYX products and will definitely have to get my hands on that eyeshadow primer! I'm so disappointed in the foundation though :( I have oily skin so already struggle :') I'll be keeping an eye out for the full reviews! :D xoxo


  5. I haven't tried anything from NYX but all these look so good xx

  6. NYX are so hit and miss! I love their illuminators, and the primer sounds amazing!

    Parie x

  7. I've tried this Dewy Finish Spray and I'm totally in love! Perfect for achieving perfect dewy but lasting finish and amazing in summertime! 💕

  8. I absolutely love NYX makeup :) despite having oily skin I actually prefer the Dewy finish spray to the matte one :) The finishing powder and HD concealer from NYX are also fantastic - well worth the money! x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover


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