When you’re a poor uni student with a love for makeup, things can get tricky. You know you have no money to spend on new lipstick, but that brand new shade is too cute to pass up. Thanks to NYX, you don’t have to! Here is a list of the 15 best NYX makeup products that every college girl needs to have in her collection!
1. Lip Lingerie
This product is at the top of the list for a reason. It comes in a wide variety of colours and lasts all day long! My favourite is “Bedtime Flirt.” It’s a great neutral pink colour that can be worn day or night and doesn’t budge.
2. Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
This concealer perfectly covers up dark circles and blemishes, you’ll be shocked at how little you need to achieve a flawless face! This product is long lasting so you won’t have to reapply between classes! For the best application, try using one of the brushes mentioned down below.
3. Intense Butter Gloss
If you want to have super glossy lips that last all day, this lip gloss is for you! This product is amazing!!! The NYX Intense Butter Gloss comes in several shades that work for all seasons and occasions. I personally use this product in the shade Toasted Marshmallow, which I love to pair with a neutral eye.
4. Matte Lipstick
The Matte Lipstick was my first NYX product and it was love at first swipe. It goes on smoothly and you barely need to touch it. Another reason why I love this product is that it doesn’t dry out my lips. This was a huge allure for me because other lip products that I’ve tried have left me with super dry lips.
5. Matte Bronzer
This bronzer is just as good, if not better, than high end ones! The best part is that it doesn’t leave your skin looking orange or streaky! It also works great when you want to throw on a little contour, but can’t be bothered using 3 other products to make it look good.
6. Makeup Setting Spray
Every makeup wearer needs to invest in a setting spray. It’s disappointing to spend valuable time doing your makeup only to realize that it doesn’t last throughout the day. This setting spray will make sure that your makeup lasts from early morning classes to girls’ night out. NYX offers two finishes : Dewy and matte-shine free.
7. Jumbo Eye Pencil
These have been a staple for me since I was in secondary school! They offer a nice base to layer other shadows on top of, or just by itself! If you want to make your eyeshadows really pop, try “Milk,” a creamy and opaque white shade.
8. Wonder Stick
Whether you’re a beauty beginner learning how to contour, or a makeup expert looking for a new product to try, you need to check out the wonder stick. I used to be just a foundation and powder kind of girl, but now I like to add contouring to my makeup routine. I was skeptical about using this product because I have really sensitive skin, but the wonder stick didn’t irritate my skin at all.
9. Skinny Liquid Liner
Not only is this eye liner super pigmented, but it goes on smoothly without flaking off throughout the day! This is my go-to eye liner because it applies so well and I can create a clean wing in seconds! I don’t have to try 5 times to get semi decent wings, they come out great the first time!
NYX carries a wide range of brushes that will work for all your beauty needs; from perfecting the smokey eye to applying blush.
11. HD Eyeshadow Base
I would highly recommend this product if you’re looking for something that will make sure your eyeshadow lasts all day. It gets rid of those annoying creases and it also makes your eyeshadow more vibrant! This eye primer is very affordable and works just as a well as Urban Decay’s primer.
12. Slim Lip Pencil
Unlike other lip liners I’ve tried, this one goes on smoothly and doesn’t dry out my lips! If I’m in a rush, this even looks complete without any product on top. But it’s also a wonderful base for the Matte Lipsticks and Lip Lingerie.
13. Prismatic Eye Shadow
I am absolutely obsessed with these eye shadows! They come in 12 beautiful colours that can be used alone or combined with others to create a fun look.
14. Eyebrow Cake Powder
Keep your brows “on fleek” with NYX’s Eyebrow Cake Powder. This kit includes powder that will match your natural eyebrow colour as well as a slanted brush and spoolie to help style your eyebrows.
15. NYX All Over Balm
This product is a must have, especially for college students, because it can be used for several purposes. Chapped lips? Yep! Cuticles? Of courses! Dry Winter skin? NYX All Over Balm has your back! The best thing about this product is that it’s available in three different skin friendly oils (Argan, Coconut or Macadamia). Another bonus is that the balm comes in a cute little tin!