nyx beauty haul

You shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to look beautiful. Check out my NYX Beauty Hall and Product review for summer makeup.

NYX has been one of my favorite makeup brands for a while now. I basically went into cardiac arrest yesterday when I went into an Ulta store and saw they were having a buy one, get one 50% off sale for NYX face and eye products. What’s great about NYX as a brand is they offer quality professional makeup for affordable prices. I got five products for under $40.00!  How great is that? I have nothing but good things to say about my purchases and below I’m going to give a review of each individual product and a link to where you can get them!

HD Studio Photogenic Foundation (Natural):  I don’t switch up my foundations too often so this was a pretty big deal for me! I like more of a full coverage foundation and that sometimes means heavy/cakey, and nobody wants that!  This wasn’t the case with this foundation at all. It glided right onto my skin and is easily applied with a beauty blender, brush or fingers.  It had the lightweight feel of a moisturizer with the pigment and coverage of a medium/full coverage foundation. I was very happy with the color ( there are 5 shades to choose from). What drew me to this specific foundation is that uses light-diffusing technology to enhance your skin, always making you photo ready. All in all, this is a great summer foundation that makes you look amazing and won’t melt off your face.

Pin-Up Tease Boudoir Mascara: This mascara is part of  NYX’s Boudoir Mascara collection. This specific item has a thin curved wand with hard  bristles to target each individual lash, separating and curling them. Some of the biggest problems I’ve faced with mascara is that sometimes lashes turn out spidery or clumpy. With the Pin-Up Tease I was able to create long, sexy lashes easily. I was also able to target the tricky lower lashes which helped to make my eyes pop even more. Best part? The 24 hour smudge-free formula.

Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator (Sunbeam) : Want my secret to glowing skin? Look no further!  Create a sheer luminous look with this product. I put a light application above my cheekbones to highlight where my skin would normally be hit by the sun. This particular shade gives a peachy champagne glow that lights up your face. This is is my all time favorite highlighter/illuminator. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin when I wear this, it is a must-have beauty item !

Butter Gloss (Crème Brulee): I’m not normally a huge fan of lip gloss but I was pleasantly surprised with this. The name definitely fits the product. The gloss has soft and creamy texture, without any of that nasty stickiness. It softens and conditions the lips while giving just the right amount of coverage and shine. This quickly replaced all other lip product in my collection as my favorite.

Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray : Makeup setting sprays are a must have in the summer to help your makeup last all day. When I have a busy day and I know I’m going to be running around I spritz this on my face so I don’t have to worry about touch ups.  In the summer, hydrated dewy skin is one of my go to makeup looks. 6+ hours later my face looks just how it did when I walked out of the house that morning.This stuff really works!

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