I recently bought a few NYX products I really wanted to try, and I have a few more on my list still, but I thought I’d give a little review now that I’ve been using them for a couple weeks.
Starting with the NYX Pore Filler: Honestly, I don’t notice any difference in my pores, and that’s disappointing because my nose has some monstrosities. It feels super smooth and seems to make my skin feel the same way, but looks-wise, I don’t see any difference unfortunately. I think it was also recommended for use under their BB cream, which is another product I want to try, but I used it under another brand of BB cream and still didn’t see any difference. Not really worth the extra step in your routine.
NYX Butter Lipstick in Candy Buttons: The product description on the site says “full, yet lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish,” which I only found to be partially true. It does have a nice buttery feel, but the coverage isn’t as opaque as I want in lipstick, and you definitely have to build it up. Personally, I need something more long-wearing as well, because apparently I have an incessant need to purse, smack, and chew on my lips. I’m chewing the inside of my lips as I type; gross.
Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black: As a beginner at liquid liner, this is perfect for me, EXCEPT for the need to build it up. I find myself shaking the pen a lot to get more to come out so it’s opaque black; otherwise it comes out sheer at times (which no one would want, right? weird). I even store it with the marker side down, hoping it’ll keep all the liquid towards the tip. I guess a potentially good thing, as a beginner, is that it’s really easy to smudge off mistakes before it dries. Overall, very easy to use, but once it runs out I’ll give a different brand a shot.
NYX Wonder Pencil in Light: It claims to be able to conceal blemishes, act as a lip liner, and brighten eyes when used on the water line. I was never really interested in using a pencil as a concealer, so I have to admit I didn’t even try that. Used on the water line though? Love. White liner seems to harsh on me, but this is awesome, and I think it stays put pretty well. In terms of a lip liner, I’ve only used it to line before using the Butter Lipstick, and that stuff really does seem to just melt over it. If Butter Lipstick were a sloppy drunk girl, the Wonder Pencil would be the sober friend who can’t completely control her despite her best efforts.
NYX Fresh Face Blotting Paper – I mean…it’s fine. It does the job satisfactorily. I would like to apologize to E.L.F. Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets…I miss you! I’m coming back, I swear! (and for only $1, why would I not?)
Simple Sensitive Skin Experts Cleansing Facial Wipes: Major disappointment. Major. This sounded so promising with it’s claims of being natural and good for the skin, but no, not good. #1, do not like the smell. I usually read reviews where people complain about the smell of the product and think who cares, but it’s such a weird smell. #2, the wipes feel harsh and not soft on your face, so they’re not enjoyable to use and I hate the feeling these have when I’m wiping off my makeup. #3, my skin does not feel or look good after using them. It says there’s no alcohol in these, but they’re still drying and leave a bad texture on my skin (like to the point of some serious flakiness).
Follow up recommendation: E.L.F. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths. OMG are these insanely better on all levels, plus they’re only $3. So soft, no smell, and takes all my makeup off. Not that I’m advocating this, but if I were to only use a wipe to take off my makeup, and then go to bed without putting a single other product on my face, I would wake up loving my skin. I know because this has happened more than a handful of times. And I have some annoying skin…it will break out and be dry and flaky at the same time, or seem to refuse any moisture in the morning but be super oily later in the day. These wipes…these wipes… (Robert De Niro) are awesome at removing makeup and seem to completely balance out dryness and oiliness.
Sorry I cheated on you twice, E.L.F. Please forgive me.