Wow, time sure flies, it's already been close to two weeks since I said that I would do a NYX cosmetic review. Note in mind that no one paid me to write this and I'm not trying to selling anything here. There are merely my views and you're free to disagree with me.
For most of the people out there in in the big A, NYX cosmetics is really nothing new. But to us Malaysians it's still something somewhat new and people are still buying to try it out and see what's the craze all about.
NYX Cosmetics was named after the ancient Greek goddess who ruled the night just like many of its fans out there who rule the night life in this hip and modern techno-savvy world! NYX Cosmetics was founded in 1999 by a young entrepreneur name Toni Ko. Toni Ko desired to create and share a line of cosmetics that provided quality products at an affordable price. - CherryCulture.com
A month of so back, I placed another online order, this time in ever popular CherryCulture.com. The shipping approximately took about 12 days to arrive and cost about US$19.95 (for everything weighting less 2lbs = 0.9kg) that which was a big killer! It would have been so worth it if I actually stayed in America since there's a buy US$40 above and get free shipping. This is the highest I've ever paid for any shipping. But still, I didn't wanted to join a spree organized by other girls online because seeing the amount I wanted, it wouldn't not have been worth it to join them. I tend to get a little confused when I see all the calculations for an items (US$item x 3.3 x 0.80 x blah + blah shipping = price of item)
It's not that I wanted alot but there was a few stuffs that Elisa wanted as well and gifts for my mom amd sis added to the bulk.
On with the reviews:
NYX White Jumbo eye pencil in Milk, this was the one items that pretty much started the whole NYX craze for me and Elisa. We drool at the sight of this for weeks before I placed the order, all because this was out of stock. If there was something me and Elisa loved, it was white matte eyeliners. Okay, I lied. it's not really an eyeliner, it's actually a pencil eye shadow. But I used it as a eyeliner or a base for my other shadows. It glides on so smooth like an absolute dream. It doesn't smell all too funny and is white white white! Beautiful! *hops about happily*
Considering that it glides and slides on like a dream, I do worry that it smudges as well, so I do suggest maybe using an eye base before using Milk, unless you're using Milk as a base of course. I'm pretty sure that the girls reading this blog ain't no make up novice so I doubt I have to explain much.
NYX black Jumbo eye pencil in Black Bean. If there's one item that I must have in my make up bag, it would be a black eyeliner. Why is that so? Because I was one of the mono-lidders. I have no crease whatsoever on my eyelids. NONE! How do I describe my eyes to anyone is simple. Imagine an almond slightly tilted ( don't think ala Lucy Liu style) and ta-daaa! Oh I forgot to mention, my eyes are very small. I get teased about it since young about how small my eyes are and yadda yadda. But just a reminder to our 'creased' readers, mono-lids don't come in just one type. There are many type of mono lids out there. There are some that is a little 'heavier' on the top and there are ones that like mine which is 'not that heavy'. If that even makes any sense.
I've seen countless of 'make-up artist' who cringe at the sight of my eyes because they can't handle it. And truthfully, till now, I've never came across anyone who can 'beautify' my eyes just yet. So eyeliners are much needed by me to create depth and bring out my eyes without having to shout, 'Hey look, I have eyes!'
Some pictures just don't behave!
NYX White pencil eyeliner in white. I'm gleeful. Why am I gleeful? Because I no longer have to deal with the frustration of my other white eyeliner. Reason I got this was because not only is matte white eyeliners hard to find but I got pissed with my Face Shops's automatic white eyeliner. Cost me RM19+ for less than 3 cm and breaks easily! I cannot stress on the word short and soft enough in this case! The FaceShop's pencil was not smooth enough for me and pulls at my eyes.
NYX pearl mania in white, nude, pearl, mink, purple, fanta, oro, lime and baby blue. *ahem* Kindly ignore the post about me needing just five colours; I mean, if I'm going to order something all the way from half the world away, I should try to get everything right? Anyway they were cheap so I got my excuse. Just FYI, I didn't get every colour cause I knew I didn't need that many. See, sanity intact! I got a good head on my shoulder *cough cough*
It was always said that the NYX pigments were nearly as good as M.A.C's pigments. The NYX ones where either good subs or dupes of them and seeing how oh so shimmery they are, I say YES! Then again, what can I say, I only got one jar of M.A.C pigment in Vanilla and the rest is in sample jars but I love both. Just not the price of the M.A.C ones. Not to mention, M.A.C Gurney don't sell pigments and Vanilla, in Malaysia, is as hard to get as getting me to do the Chicken dance for ya. Not impossible but don't hold your breath. Been searching high on low on ALL M.A.C counters in KL to no avail. In the end, Douglas, my good old Singaporean friend bought it for me as a gift when I visited him a few weeks earlier In Singapore. Cost a freaking RM6 extra over there.
I do admit that that is not all I bought but the other stuffs has already been distributed and this is my remaining share
I also got the NYX Tinted lip spa in Vintage. Love love love! It leave a minty sensation on our lips after application. The colour is natural to my lip colour and looks fantastic after I applied a coat of gloss over it. Whee!
Other than that, I manage to get the NYX Round lip colour in Femme and Tea Rose for Ian's mom and my mom. Let me warn you first about the lip colours is that if you're going to buy the lipstick, DON'T judge it by the website. It took me hours and hours of research to find these two colours acceptable and fitting for my mom. I searches through all of blogs for swatches then to YouTube to double confirm! Imagine what a pain in the ass it was because the colours either don't look alike because of the lighting or something. Most the colours I initially wanted were all out of stock, so the next time you want to buy and lots of colours are available, 'sapu all'. Seriously, they are cheap enough anyway.