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It’s no surprise that Nyx Cosmetics is one of the most popular makeup brands shopped by makeup artists and consumers alike, as it performs like prestige brands without sacrificing your budget. Finding makeup that serves incredible results and is also easy on your wallet can be quite an arduous task, so when you find it, you hold onto it.
Known for beautiful colors and a variety of products that work alarmingly well, you’ll immediately fall in love with Nyx upon first application. So what are the best products to invest (a minimal amount) in when it comes to this brand? Keep scrolling for my picks.
When shaping your brows, it’s imperative that you have full precision control, which is why this pencil is perfect to create the right amount of arch and believable hair strokes. Start at the inner corner of brows and brush short strokes in an upward motion all the way through to create a fuller brow with the right kind of shape. With a convenient brush located at the end, you’ll be able to brush through your brows at the end for the perfect finish.
Available in 24 shades, this concealer allows you to brighten your complexion, cover up hyperpigmentation, and sculpt and contour your heart out. The lightweight texture blends easily on the skin, making it feel more natural, while the staying power helps concealer last all day so makeup looks fresh. If you choose to use the concealer for all three things, have a few shades on hand that slightly vary in color, especially if you’re using them for contouring (meaning you'll need a shade that's a few steps darker than your natural skin tone).
All of your metallic eyeshadow dreams just came true with this user-friendly eyeshadow palette. You can simply use a brush or your fingers to dab these mixed metal tones onto the lids. Wear alone (or pair them with other eyeshadows) and your eyes will dazzle in an instant with the wide variety of colors to choose from. Want a glossy eye look? Apply some of the Glazed and Confused Eye Gloss ($10) on top of the shadow to switch your look up.
This retractable lip liner gives a creamy, professional finish to any lipstick look. It's also a favorite of Kelli J. Bartlett, artistic director of Glamsquad, who says, “I love this lip liner [in Nectar] for a spring nude lip that still gives shape and dimension. Since it’s mechanical, there’s no need to sharpen it, and it’s really creamy. All of the shades in the range are gorgeous!”
It’s hard to find a matte lipstick that stays without flaking, and this particular matte from NYX gives an easy, creamy application that lasts all day without all the excess mess. With 40 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find one (or two, or three, or five) colors you love. Apply to lips and shape with the retractable lip liner for the perfect-looking pout.
Give your cheeks the ultimate flush with these beautiful shades of ombré blush, perfect for building color to however much you like. The gradient colors allow you to mix everything together and apply with perfect control. Blend on eyes as well for a soft, flushed monochromatic makeup look.
Add a luminous glow to your skin or foundation with these glow-enhancing drops that help skin look naturally dewy and sun-kissed. The tiny dropper allows you to control how much highlighter you apply to your skin, and comes in a variable of shades for all the tones you might need. If mixing in with your foundation, apply a few drops and then mix together and apply with a foundation brush or sponge to skin.
This liquid liner is a step up from the usual black or brown, as it comes in a series of electric shades that will add the perfect pop of color to your lids. Whether you wear them alone or paired with eyeshadow, they're perfect for using when you want to get a little more creative with your daily routine, or have a special event in mind. The thin brush glides easily onto the lids and dries fast, allowing the liner to stay put through the day (and night).