Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beauty ¦ NYX and KIKO haul

I've been wanting some more bits from NYX for a while now however I really wanted to go and have a good swatch, as we went to Manchester a couple of weeks ago I picked up some bits to try. It also turns out we now have a KIKO so I decided to pick up a couple of their products too! I'm going to be doing some super quick first impressions of these products today however expect full reviews in the future.
NYX Wonder pencil - Light - £4.00
This is a flesh toned pencil which can be used as a eye brightener, reverse lip liner and a pin point concealer. I have heard so much good stuff about this and I know so many people use it as a brightener for in the waterline. I've tried this a couple of times now and I have to say I'm impressed it brightens the eyes beautifully without looking too obvious.
NYX Intense butter gloss - Toasted Marshmallow - £5.50
I absolutely love the original butter glosses so this seemed like a no brainer, I actually saw Charlotte from Love from Charlotte using this in a vlog and completely fell in love with the shade. This feels a little heavier than the usual butter glosses however so far I really do like it and I can definitely see me buying all the shades!
NYX HD Concealer - Porcelain - £5.50
I am a fan of this one so far, it's quite high coverage without being thick and cakey meaning that it works perfectly for my dry skin. Thus far I've found it sits really beautifully on the skin and I have to say I am impressed especially considering how affordable it is.
NYX Liquid suede's - Vintage and Stone fox - £6.50 Each
I already have one of these in the shade Soft spoken and I absolutely love it so I decided to pick up some more autumnal shades. So far I've worn Vintage which I am so in love with and am pretty much going to wear all autumn/winter however I've not quite plucked up the courage to wear Stone fox anywhere other than my bedroom yet. That being said I am in love with the colour I just need to stop being a wimp.
NYX Hot singles eyeshadow - Electroshock - £3.50
This is the second of these shadows I have picked up as the quality is insane for the price. I've been looking to build up the colours in my collection for ages and when I saw this shade I knew I had to have it. The plan for this one is to use it under my water line to add a pop of colour when I'm wearing a fairly minimal makeup look. I love these a they are super pigmented and I cannot wait to get some use out of it.
L to R - Wonder pencil, Toasted marshmallow, HD concealer, Vintage, Stone fox, Electroshock, Golden peach, Hot orange, Brow pencil, 800, 37
NYX Prismatic eyeshadow - Golden peach - £5.50
This again was another YouTube recommendation, I hear Jamie from Jamie page beauty talk about these all the time and I really loved the look of them. Golden peach is a stunning orangey peach with lots of gold shimmer, I have used this a couple of times and it just looks stunning swept all over the lid but also with a very warm brown or orange in the crease as a base for a warm smokey eye.
NYX Primal colours eyeshadow - Hot orange - £5.50
If you are a regular you will be aware of my current addiction to orange eyeshadow and when I saw this one I just knew I had to have it. These primal colours shades are incredibly vibrant and I cannot wait to use this in the crease to add a pop of colour to a basic brown eye look.
NYX Micro brow pencil - Brunette - £7.00
I was actually quite shocked when I saw the price of this, however as I've heard so much stuff about it I thought I would give it a go anyway. It is a very fine pencil which reminds me a lot of the Smashbox Brow tech matte and the Benefit Precisely my brow pencil. I find that with this I have a lot of control and due to it not being overly pigmented it leaves me with a very natural brow.
KIKO Smart liner - 800 - £2.50
I'm not going to lie I was 100% drawn to this because it was gold. On swatching this feels super creamy and I have worn it in the waterline once and I love the effect, it adds a little extra than a basic  nude would however it still really opens up the eyes. Also for me I find it definitely helps to make my eyes pop.
KIKO  Long lasting eyeshadow stick - 37 - £6.90
These are so hyped I knew they were one of the first things I wanted to try. This shade is a stunning pinky lilac with tonnes of gold shimmer in it and I am so in love. So far I've worn this once and it looked so pretty and lasted all day with no primer which for my lids is a pretty impressive thing for it to manage.

I'd love to know what you think I should try from NYX and KIKO next! 


  1. What great picks! I really need to try out some more NYX products! Kiko is definitely a fave brand of mine :)

    Lotte |

  2. I really want to try out an orange eyeshadow!! That NYX one is pretty and bright, might have to try it out with the season change this month. Danielle ||

  3. I love the Liquid Suede formulas, and Stone Fox is gorgeous! Like you though, I rarely wear it as it never quite seems appropriate haha! It's great for a night out though ;) Great post!
    - Nishi x

  4. These NYX eyeshadows are so pretty and have been on my list for so long. I heard Jamie talking about these in her videos. The orange matte shade you picked looks similar to Makeup Geek Morocco. I have a thing for orange eyeshadows too :)
    Ash |


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