NYX Professional Makeup – new product review

Saturday, September 2nd 2017 Beauty, Makeup

NYX Professional makeup review by Lena talks beauty

NYX Professional Makeup is a brand I have been loving for years and writing about since the early days of this blog. A NYX primer featured in my very first blog post back in April 2014! That’s why I was super stoked to be invited to an event held by NYX recently where we got glammed up, learned a bit more about the new releases, and left with some goodies to try. I’ve given them a road test, and today I have a review to share about these new products from NYX Professional Makeup.

NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette - Lena Talks Beauty

Strobing is a trend that kind of passed me by but an easy way to explain it is ‘contouring but just the highlighting part, not the darker shades’. I liked this because I’m not crazy about the idea of trying to make my face look slimmer with makeup. The Strobe of Genius Illuminating palette has seven different shades which can be used separately or layered together. In this look, I used the bottom right shade along my cheekbones. The packaging is study, and doesn’t waste spaces with little sponges or brushes that I would never use. I’m quite intrigued about the lavender shade, I’ll have to give that one a whirl at a later date.

NYX Professional Makeup Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette - Lena Talks Beauty

NYX NoFilter Finishing Powder and Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX no filter finishing powder and NYX duo chromatic blush - Lena Talks Beauty

#NoFilter is not a hashtag that I ever use because I LOVE a good filter, but nonetheless I wanted to try this powder. I wore shade 10 Classic Tan in the No Filter Finishing Powder. In retrospect using this was probably a mistake, as my skin is pretty dry and I typically do not use powder. The formula seemed nice, and I was happy with how it looked when I applied it, but over the day my foundation just didn’t sit well. I think I will stick to using my NYX Dewy Setting Spray as it’s more appropriate for my skin type.

NYX Professional Makeup no filter finishing powder and NYX duo chromatic blush - Lena Talks Beauty

The Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder  has an interesting name, as I’d say this is more of a blush than an illuminator. Perhaps it’s because of the specific shade I used which was 03 Crushed Bloom. Crushed Bloom is a nice pinky colour which I think suited my skin tone well.


NYX Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

NYX Cosmic Metals eyeshadow palette - Lena Talks Beauty

Shimmery eyeshadows are my preferred option, so I was very keen for this palette. I like that it contains 6 versatile shades in such a compact palette. It’s perfect for slipping into my makeup bag when I’m on the run. I seem to be constantly going from work to social events and having to do a quick transformation in the loo or in my car!

NYX Cosmic Metals eyeshadow palette review by Lena Talks BeautyThe shadows didn’t perform well with brushes, but when I used my finger the pigment showed up much better! I applied with my fingers and then used a brush to blend at the edges. For this look I applied the top left shadow and the bottom left too.

Lena Talks Beauty wearing NYX professional makeup Cosmic Metals eyesahdow palette

NYX Lip Lingerie

NYX Lip Lingerie 21 Delicate Lust review by Lena Talks Beauty

Lip Lingerie is a product which I had heard a lot about online, but hadn’t actually tried for myself. My experiments with matte liquid lipsticks have been chronicled here on Lena Talks Beauty over the years, with both hits and misses. This rates pretty highly – it was comfortable to wear, didn’t sit in lip lines, and lasted surprisingly well when eating and drinking.

NYX Lip Lingerie lasting power

Taken from my Instagram Story @lenatalksbeauty

I was pretty unsure about the colour but my friend was very encouraging and I’m glad she did! Typically I stick to the red and pink spectrum for lip colours but it’s good to get out of that comfort zone. I used to be scared to even wear bright red lipstick and now it’s one of my go-tos.

Lena Talks Beauty wearing NYX Cosmic Metals eyesahdow palette

Stockists & Prices

The biggest stockist of NYX in New Zealand is Farmers, available online and in the following stores: Albany, Bayfair, Chartwell, Dunedin, Hamilton CBD, Hasting, Lambton Quay, Lower Hutt, Lynmall, Manukau, New Plymouth, Northlands (Papanui), Palmerston North, Queen St (Auckland), Rangiora, Riccarton, Rotorua, Shirley, Te Awa, Timaru

Also available at Beauty Bliss online and in their Newmarket store, Makeup.co.nz, and La Femme Beauty.

Recommended retail price for the products in this post are:

  • Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder DCIP03 Crushed Bloom RRP $21.95
  • #NoFilter Finishing Powder NFFP10 Classic Tan RRP $26.95
  • Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette 01 RRP $ 18.95
  • Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette 01 RRP $31.95
  • Lip Lingerie 21 Delicate Lust RRP $ 16.95
Lena Talks Beauty wearing NYX Professional makeup

One last posy shot

Thank you so much NYX for sending me these beautiful products AND for coming to New Zealand.  I’m still so stoked to have you here <3.

What do you think of these products? Have you tried much by NYX Professional Makeup? Any recommendations?

NYX Professional makeup new products review by Lena Talks Beauty




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