First up, there are two things I always find out before using a new beauty product-whether its cruelty free and if it’s non- non-comedogenic. The American professional make-up brand, NYX Cosmetics scored high on both counts! I got my NYX stash from the Lifestyle store in Dubai for its rich pigments and gorgeous packaging that caught my eye.
The Love in Paris eye shadow palette is my favorite, for its natural hues that can be worked into a workday look but can also be transformed into a shouldering smoky eye by night. Versatile and compact, it makes for a great addition to the make-up kit. Texture-wise, the pigment is powdery but doesn’t wear off easily. I had mine on for over 5 hours without a touch-up.
Coming to the blush on, I loved the intensity of the pigment. I don’t usually wear a lot of blush but I think I should do it more often- it’s an instant perk for the face and gets rid of that tired and worn out look even at the end of the day. A quick dab of the NYX blush gave me a fresh, air brushed look without being heavy on the skin – exactly what I needed!
Next up is the lip color. Sassy, soft and pretty, I loved the matte lipcolcor from NYX Cosmetics. Despite the fact that texture is matte and not glossy, the lipstick is ultra moisturizing and helps keep the lips hydrated. The on-trend shade is perfect for wearing with the smoky eye and blends beautifully.
But apart from these, NYX Cosmetics has quite a range to offer – bronzers, foundations and concealers, nail paint and more. Oh, and did I mention they’re fabulously affordable? Check it out at any of the Lifestyle stores across the UAE.