NYX BORN TO GLOW ILLUMINATING PRIMER

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Dear Spring, I am writing to let you know that we are ready for you whenever you are… Is anyone else totally over this weather? It feels as though it has been THE longest winter ever – even in Barcelona. And I don’t know about you, but this weather has totally wreaked havoc with my skin.

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NYX Tame & Frame Review

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As a massive NYX fan, I was SUPER excited when a NYX stand appeared at my local boots. In the past few weeks I have added to my NYX collection and been working through all their new products. One that I am very impressed with is the NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade.

My brows are the one thing I definitely need to do before leaving the house as they are very thin and sparse – thanks to a dodgy wax job in my teens and they have never been the same… I have tried and tested numerous brow products, and although the Rimmel Brow This Way has been a firm favourite (read my review here) I was looking for a creamier product to use alongside it. Here is what I thought of it…

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What NYX say: “Give extra life to your brows with our easy-to-use brow pomade that glides onto skin and hair. Our smudge-proof waterproof formula comes in five shades to coax brows into prime shape. Stand up to humidity in style!”

What I say: Let’s start with the packaging, this sleek frosted-glass effect jar with its black lid looks expensive and the screw lid is very easy to use. The creamy texture is easy to apply and leaves precise lines. I first purchased the Black (05) shade at first but I found it too dark and severe, so I bought it in Espresso (04) and was really happy with it! It was very easy to apply and lasted all day without smudging. The price is another bonus, at £5.50 it’s a total bargain!

I also bought the NYX Pro Brush (18) and it’s great for applying this product. The stiff angled brush is ideal for drawing a straight and tidy brow.

 

The Verdict

I love this product! I have been using it in the Espresso shade daily since I bought it. I have
been applying this first then filling the brows in with a powder to help it set and give a deeper colour. 5

I have been using the Espresso shade on its own for during the day and at night I start with Espresso and then apply a little of the Black shade over the top to darken them slightly. I would definitely recommend doing this rather than applying a thick layer as it can go a bit clumpy. Overall, I’m really pleased with this product and will continue to purchase it.

Both NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade, £5.50 and NYX Pro brush, £8.50 can be bought either online or at your local Boots store.

 

NYX Illuminator Face & Body Bronzer: The Review

Glowing skin is something most of us wish for, hope for and try everything to get it. So, when you finally find a product that fulfils this wish, there is no better feeling. A bronzer and illuminator all in one sleek, handy compact, it seemed like my prayers had been answered.

So how did I feel when I tried the NYX Illuminator Face & Body Bronzer*? Read on to find out…NYX1

The product

What NYX say: “Brighten up your skin with any of the Illumination Face & Body Bronzers. The radiant shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. Gleam through the day wearing any of the three Illumination Body Bronzers for a natural touch of radiance.”

What I say: A cross between a bronzer and a highlighting powder, this illuminating bronzer is ideal for giving dull winter skin a boost. The handy compact with mirror makes it easy to apply, even when you’re on the go. I used an angled blusher brush for a more precise application.

I tested out shade 01 Narcissistic, which has more of a peachy pink tone, almost like rose gold. I applied it over my cheeks, up towards my temples after finishing my make-up. I also apply it across my décolletage if I’m going out, giving it a silky sheen!

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I am very impressed with this product and I now wear it regularly. It leaves skin with a subtle glow without being glittery and it reflects the light. Overall, it’s a great illuminating powder that I use almost daily, and at only £9 it’s a bargain. It feels much more expensive that it actually is. This gets a big thumbs-up from me, I would definitely recommend it!

NYX Illuminating Face & Body Powder, £9 is available online, click here