This post is about my newest acquired Nyx products.
Btw, interesting fact:
NYX (cosmetics), a cosmetics brand named after the Greek goddess of the same name. Founded by Toni Ko in 1999 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
In other words don’t spell it out like an abbreviation, it’s a name (pronounced like Knicks). Just wanted to make this point after hearing one too many vloggers go: “N.Y.X.”
Ok where was I? Right, the products: I’ve recently started getting into the Nyx Studio Liquid Liners and their Pearl Mania Eye shadows. After being so impressed by their HD Eyeshadow Base I decided I should try out more of their products. They definitely do not disappoint at this stage.
Instead of loading swatches, I’ve decided to upload looks I’ve done with the products. In the first one you can see an extensive use of the Extreme Coffee and Extreme Plum Purple Studio Liquid Liners. Other than the obviously wonderful pigmentation what I love is their stiff ultra thin brush. It makes application so easy. As you can see it allowed me to do some really fine detail freehand. Just for clarification the purple was used along the base of my brows, the V-shape just above my eyes and for the “claw” shape on the side of my face. It might not be easy to tell as I blended a similar eyeshadow into it.
I can’t remember now where I read it (if you recognise the following please let me know so I can link a referral), but a good point to note about the liners is that they’re not waterproof but rather water-resistant. In other words: they won’t run from a bit of rain or a teary day and you’ll be able to remove them without the need for a waterproof makeup remover. I found them easy enough to remove, but I use the Oil Cleansing Method, which generally works well on waterproof makeup either way. It did still require a bit of rubbing to get rid of the last bits, but overall still easier than dealing waterproof makeup.
The second look showcases the Yellow Gold Ultra Pearl Mania Eye-shadow and Studio Liquid Liners in Extreme Black and Extreme Gold. Oh and if the model’s eyes look a bit masculine that would be due to me practicing on my fiance. ^_^He’s got such pretty eyes, I love practicing on him when he allows me. I’m very lucky he’s not your average guy ^_~.
I lined the left eye with black liner. It’s not that clear since I didn’t really like how it looked – though I must admit it photographs better than it looks in person. On the right eye I started with the gold liner and then blended in the black liner towards the corner, which I extended all the way up to the tip of his eyebrow. It looks a bit thick since the black liner was done over the gold. For this look I also used some of my Sleek palettes, mostly browns and blacks to give the look more depth. With the HD Eyeshadow Base under the pigment it comes out so gorgeous. I’ve been wearing it almost daily since I’ve gotten it – the base and the pigment.
In conclusion another set of great products from Nyx definitely worth checking out!
If you have any specific questions about how I did the makeup looks, please feel free to ask in the comment section or just comment to let me know what you thought of my post, I would appreciate that a lot! ^_^
- NYX Eye Shadow Base (ladydmakeup.wordpress.com)