NYX Counter Opens in Newcastle

Much to the delight of beauty junkies across the toon, NYX Cosmetics counters opened in Boots Eldon Square and Boots Metrocentre last month. You’ve probably heard about it already. I think I’ve done pretty well to hold out until now if I’m honest. I was in town for The Botanist event last week and got there early so I spent a good 30 minutes at the huge counter in Boots Eldon Square. After much deliberation I decided to get three items (I could have bought about 10 things).

I’ve never used anything from the NYX collection until now so I was excited to see what all the hype was about.  I picked the Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer, Soft Matte Lip Creme in shade ‘Stockholm’ and the Color Correcting Powder in shade ‘Banana’. I had originally picked up the compact version of the Color Correcting Powder but the sales assistant recommended I get the loose powder instead.

First, I’ll tell you about the primer. I’ve read that Angel Veil is meant to be a dupe for the Hourglasss Veil Mineral Primer but as I’ve not used either of these products before, I’m not going to be able to tell you any more about that. I’ve used primers in the past, I used to love Benefit’s Dr Feelgood but haven’t had one in my routine for absolutely ages. Angel Veil went on really nicely, it was instantly mattifying, I concentrated on my t-zone as that’s where I tend to get oily during the day.  I enjoyed the way my foundation looked once I’d applied it on top of the primer but a few hours in, I could definitely see a bit of oiliness around the nose although nowhere near as much as normal. My concealer didn’t crease at all and my foundation stayed in place nicely all day as did my blush. So all in all, for the price it’s pretty good. I’ll carry on using it, not entirely sure if I’ll repurchase.

NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
Angel Veil – Skin Perfecting Primer

Next up, the Soft Matte Lip Creme in shade Stockholm – I’d heard so many good things about these and I spent AGES picking this gorgeous peachy nude shade. I have a lot of mauvey pinks and I’m Velvet Teddy obsessed right now, so thought this would be a nice addition to my nude lip collection. The first time I applied it, it made my lips look really dry, which is a shame because I loved the shade, texture and how it smells.  The next time I used it, I prepped my lips first with a Lush Lip scrub then dabbed on my Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm. This application went a lot better, I liked how natural the shade was on my lips and it faded really well as the day went on – what I mean is, it didn’t look weird once it had started to wear off. I wish I loved it as much as I thought I would, I’d rather use the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet or the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour (which I think these are similar to) as they’re much easier to wear.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme - Shade 02 Stockholm
Soft Matte Lip Creme – Shade 02 Stockholm
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme - Shade 02 Stockholm
Soft Matte Lip Creme – Shade 02 Stockholm

The Color Correcting Powders come in three shades, Banana, Lavender and Green. The Banana shade is for brightening and diminishing redness, winner! The sales assistant also told me the Banana was great for Asian skin tones. I’ve always wanted to try the Ben Nye Banana Powder after learning it was a Kim K staple and this looks really similar in terms of shade and how I imagine the texture to be (I’ve seen them swatched side by side). I applied the powder once I’d finished applying and blending my foundation and concealer, it really did brighten my skin, I like how lightweight and fine it is too.

NYX Colour Correcting Powder - Banana
Colour Correcting Powder – Banana
NYX Colour Correcting Powder - Banana
Colour Correcting Powder – Banana

Here’s a picture of me wearing allll of the makeup. I tried to take the picture using my big camera but couldn’t locate the tripod so here’s a selfie!

NYX Color Correcting Powder, Soft Matte Lip Creme, Angel Veil Primer

Other makeup I’m wearing: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Nars Creamy Concealer, Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette, Benefit High Beam.

Have you tried anything from the NYX collection? What are your must-haves?

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. NYX Lippies are must have..really wanna try Banana correcting powder.

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    1. I’ll have to try more lip products! Hope you like the Banana Color Correcting powder 🙂

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  2. Abbie In Wonderland says:

    So happy to hear NYX is in Newcastle. Lovely post xxx

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    1. Thank you Abbie! x

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  3. Savina says:

    I’m definitely going to have to try the primer.. I’ve heard Nivea for men aftershave balm is a good make up primer too.. Let me know if you ever try that as I’d be keen to know whether or not it’s true!!!

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    1. The counter has so much lovely stuff, I was quite interested in their illuminating primer – for dewiness, you know I love that look 🙂 I’ve heard about the Nivea for men aftershave balm – I will investigate! x

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  4. I love the Soft Matte Lip Creme! I have it in Stockholm too and Cannes and they are so gorgeous ❤

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    1. I need to give it another shot, I love the shade but it made my lips look so dry the first time I wore it. I might try the Suede lipstick!

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  5. nomipalony says:

    I’ve never tried this brand but have heard a bit of hype. I’ll have to check it out. You look great in your selfie!

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    1. Thank you! I’m going to pop back to Boots to try out one of the Suede Cream Lipsticks 🙂

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  6. I’m a huge fan of NYX. Ulta.com carries a big selection of products. I’ve been pretty happy with everything I’ve tried. The Brow Mascara is awesome. I tried the banana correcting powder, and ended up taking it back. My skin is very pale, so it just didn’t work for me. Nice post.

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    1. Thank you! I can imagine the banana powder isn’t for everyone, really depends on your skin tone. I will have to look into the brow mascara, thanks for the tip 🙂

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