A hefty amount of NYX has landed with Irish bloggers over the past week. Now, I'm not going to insult your intelligence and pretend that I had time to test and do a proper review of every single item I received over the weekend, because I didn't and I don't think that would be possible! Instead, I'm just going to take you through a quick face of the day with some of the products that I immediately gravitated towards, and I'm sure that both myself and Sinéad will review more products over the coming weeks and months. I have to say, I knew that NYX did some great products, but I am far more impressed than I thought I'd be with the quality across the range as a whole. It's definitely worth hunting down!
For a base, I used the Stay Matte Not Flat Foundation in 04 Creamy Natural - I am seriously impressed by this. It's a rare occasion that I actually get on with a foundation that is sent to me - I am pale, I am fussy and I buy a lot of bases with my own money. It has a very similar consistency and finish to Laura Mercier Silk Creme, blends very well and looks smooth and flattering on - it did wonders for my big pores, and also lasted just as well as Silk Creme.
I used the HD Concealer on my blemishes and bags - the colour was light enough to be brightening on my complexion and I really like it. However, there has been a couple of days during the week where I haven't been 100% happy with how this was sitting on my skin, especially on the undereye area - this is probably better for redness and small blemishes. At €6.99, though, I think it's totally worth picking up.
For blush, I am loving Mauve. It's the perfect nudey colour, shot through with just a bit of peach. Perfection and amazing for the price (€7.49) - they have very strong pigment and blend well. I will buy more (if not all) of these.
To round things out, I am wearing a lipgloss again... this has been happening quite a bit recently, it's all very new and strange but I like it. All of the hype about the NYX Butter Glosses is well-deserved, IMO. This is a product that, I think, will convert even the most vehement of lipgloss-haters; it's just so incredible pleasurable to wear and not one bit sticky. The shade I have, Strawberry Parfait, is quite sheer but very flattering as an everyday colour. I have also worn this with a brighter pink lipliner and really enjoyed the combination. At €6.49, I'll totally be trying more.
Anything I didn't like? Well, the matte black eyeliner (non pictured) is far from a true black. In terms of what I'd like to pick up myself, I'm dying to try some of their Soft Matte Lip Creams, a couple more blushers (especially Taupe!) and definitely a red Butter Gloss. Let me know what you're most interested in!
UPDATE: A full list of Irish stockists of NYX is below! Sourced from here
|MANGANS PHARMACY||SALLINS, KILDARE|
|VALU PLUS MULLINGAR||MULLINGAR|
|ADRIAN DUNNE PHARMACY||ASHBOURNE|
|MAGUIRE HAIR & BEAUTY||LONGFORD|
|CARE PHARMACY||SALTHILL, GALWAY|
|FOODYS PHARMACY||MARKET SQ GALWAY|
|CLARE STREET PHARMACY||NENAGH|
|KILLENAULE PHARMACY||KILLENAULE , TIPP|
|BRADLEYS PHARMACY||MOUNTFIELD RD, OMAGH|
|BRADLEYS PHARMACY||SPRINGTOWN , DERRY|
|BRADLEYS PHARMACY||YELLOW LANE, OMAGH|
|DONAGHYS PHARMACY||CASTLEDERG , TYRONE|
|MEDICARE PHARMACY||KINGSQUARE, BELFAST|
|MEDICARE PHARMACY||DOWNPATRCIK, DOWN|
|MEDICARE PHARMACY||STRABANE, TYRONE|
|MEDICARE PHARMACY||LIMAVADDY, DERRY|
|CH CHEMIST||TRALEE, KERRY|
|SHAWS DEPARTMENT STORE||ATHY|
|SHAWS DEPARTMENT STORE||DROGHEDA|
|RATHNEW PHARMACY||RATHNEW, WICKLOW|
|MICHEAL COLLINS||WICKLOW TOWN|
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