Say Yes to NYX

As many of you know that Mix Maven loves her MAC products, especially the new paint pots and the mineralized skinfinishes. (This product is a must have!!!)

MAC Mineralized SkinFinish

The uber-trendy brand has been rolling out new limited editions faster than young Hollywood go to rehab.

Specktra and my homegirl Yummy411 turned me on to NYX Cosmetics. A cheaper, yet quality cosmetic brand. I was impressed with a photo of fellow Specktrette’s haul. She got tons of the NYX Ultra Pearl Mania, which is similar to MAC pigments (loose color powder), among other NYX lip products.

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - Source:

I hightailed myself to to check out the prices. (Sidebar: After I purchased online, I realized that I can purchase NYX Cosmetics at my local Ulta store.) I was impressed by the prices and I bought a couple of pearl mania loose powders in purple and black. I was totally impressed with the pigmentation.

I also purchased a couple of the eye brushes. The brushes range from $4.99 to $18.99 a fraction of top high-end brands. I was too pleased with the quality and softness of the bristles. If you cannot or do not want to spend tons of dough buying MAC or NARS beauty tools, get NYX brushes, including a professional line, you will not be disappointed.

NYX Contour Dome Brush - Source:

NYX Professional Crease Brush

The next item purchased was the NYX (Felt) Pen Eye Liner. If I can use this pen liner, anyone can. The line looks quite impressive, so if you know how to do a well-done eye line, you will want to have multiple pens. The pens are available in 3 colors, Jet Black (I have), Dark Brown (On order) and Extreme Black. If you love the Amy Winehouse winged eye liner, use NYX (Felt) Pen Eye Liner to achieve this look.

NYX (Felt) Pen Eye Liner - Source:

Overall, NYX Cosmetics is a great brand. I am not saying that you should walk away from MAC, NARS, Urban Decay or other related, but know that if you have limited funds, NYX Cosmetics is a great and quality alternative. Check out a few swatches of NYX eye shadow on Yummy411.

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  • Jinah May 28, 2008 at 2:38 AM

    Just wanted to let you guys know =].. I’ll be opening a NYX online store with discounts from 15-30% (if you’re a student there may be more?) off all NYX’s Inventory! I love NYX’s makeup so much.. Hoping to spread the love! wOOt!
    Anyway if any of you guys want to purchase some in the meantime while I’m working on getting the site up.. feel free to contact me! I’ll give you an estimate! (my promise= I’ll most likely give you a better deal than cherry culture or any other website that offers nyx’s products!!)

    [email protected]

  • Mix Maven April 25, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    @Kat, the prices are too good, I would not want to just pick 3. Since you want me to choose, I will select:
    1. NYX Professional Crease Brush
    2. NYX Eyeshadow Brush 3
    3. NYX Powder Brush (soft on the face)
    Honorable mention – NYX Eyeliner Brush. I use with MAC fluidlines… the best.

    I like the black and professional brushes. Most of brushes are MAC, so I am very pleased w. the NYX brushes. I think that you will be pleased as well.

  • Kat April 24, 2008 at 1:28 AM

    What is your favorite NYX brushes? And if you had to choose at the MAXIMUM of 3 to make a look, which ones? Black or the Professional Brushes of NYX?

    I was just wondering since I want to get my hands on some brushes ;P

  • Mix Maven March 13, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Oh I am in luv with the Lip Gloss…trying to get Barbie Pink 🙂

  • Shop With a Vengeance! February 17, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Love NYX! I have a whole bunch of Ultra Pearl Manias and other products of theirs. The Black Label lipstick is really great too! Thanks for posting 🙂

  • Mix Maven February 14, 2008 at 12:50 AM

    I do not have a fave brush, but I am loving the crease brush. That thing is powerful.

  • kia February 14, 2008 at 12:19 AM

    hey! nyx is hot right? what’s your fav brush from the line?

  • Jam Bella February 12, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    NYX is an amazing brand…good quality for the price!! Thanks for reminding us that high end is not always the best way to go.