The Best of NYX Cosmetics

Here is the next installment of my series “Best of Every Brand”- I’ll be listing my favorite products from NYX!

Powder Blush

These mostly matte finish blushes come in a wide variety of colors and blend beautifully! I use these everyday now and have even pushed my NARS and MAC ones aside *gasp*.  My favorite colors are Peach, Pinky, Angel, and Dusty Rose.

They Describe It As:

Gives cheeks a healthy looking glow and rosy glow with its powder base. The elegant blush glides easily onto the skin and it’s so lightweight, you’ll forget you’re wearing it!

  • Product:  5 out of 5
  • Packaging:  4 out of 5
  • Quality:  5 out of 5
  • Overall:  5 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price:  $6.89
Where to Buy:

Candy Glitter Liner

These sparkling glitter liners are great for a pop of shimmer! The formula glides easily, and there are plenty of colors to choose from.  With the inexpensive price, I use these much more than the Urban Decay ones.  My favorite colors: Crystal, Disco Ball, Jade, and Gold.

They Describe It As:

Jazz yourself up with liquid liner packed with glitz! Pick from 18 bold shades to draw your exact lines of glitter!

  • Product:  5 out of 5
  • Packaging:  4 out of 5 (tassel gets in the way)
  • Quality:  5 out of 5
  • Overall:  5 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price:  $3.97
Where to Buy:

Mega Shine Lipgloss

When I first tried these glosses, I was put off by the smell (they smell like cherry medicine), BUT the color payoff is amazing and the texture isn’t sticky like many other lipglosses.  I’ve been reaching for these a bit more lately especially when I want to play up my lips.  My favorite colors are:  Beige (even though it’s a light pink), Lollipop, and Orchid.

They Describe It As:

 NYX’s signature lip gloss. Creamy, soft, and fragrant gloss creates a delicious shiny finish.

  • Product:  4 out of 5
  • Packaging:  5 out of 5
  • Quality:  5 out of 5
  • Overall:  4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price:  $4.50
Where to Buy:

Single Eyeshadows

These eyeshadows come in a massively huge variety of colors! Most of them are highly pigmented and are easy to blend.  My current favorite colors are: Red Bean Pie, Ocean, Champagne, and Rust.

They Describe It As:

Single eyeshadow shades have an advanced, stay put formula. Mix and match them the way you want to create your own look!

  • Product:  5 out of 5
  • Packaging:  4 out of 5
  • Quality:  4 out of 5
  • Overall:  4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes
  • Price:  $3.97
Where to Buy:
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Marlena you picked some great products. I have all of them and love love love them!

Thanks for doing such an on point review.

ive been wanting to buy this brand to test it out but i cant seem to find a store that sells them…what do you recommend??

I really want a NYX blush I just placed an order from the store for a NYX lipgloss and a purple lipstick. I cant wait for it to get here! Nice Review.

Hi! First of all congrats for the YT channel and the website Marlena
everything is AWESOME!

But I have a question
I am from Brazil and I’m going to NY city, more specifically Manhattan next July,
where can I find NYX prods by there? I heard they dont have an Ulta store in Manhattan, so I don’t know where I could find it!
Can anyone help me?? pleeease!!


I love NYX, I just bought a bunch of things from their website during their big Anniversary Sale, everything was 50% off. I live in the US now, but I think you can buy NYX products at PharmaPlus in Canada.

Hey Lud,

There’s an Ulta store in Secaucus, NJ which is like a 15 min bus ride from Manhattan. HTH


I live in Canada and I buy it from the grocery store in my neighborhood, the ones I have tried are SUPER products. I will have to try the blushes. thanks for the review.

Thanks Marlena. I look forward to Monday’s so very much now!!!! Bad news, though, there’s an Ulta a block from my house. I’ll be stopping by there on the way home tonight!!!


Great stuff! I buy my NYX products here in Canada at Save On Foods. They usually have great deals and most of the colors im looking for. They are the best blend colors that i use and are cheaper than most!

I have placed orders for NYX products about 6 or 7 times in the last 3 months (an average). The service is WAY BETTER than Ulta, Sephora, BBrown and Lancome COMBINED. I get my stuff in great, mint condition, well wrapped, and it doesn’t get long (maybe 3 -4 days) for me to get my order at home. I live in Puerto Rico, and I trust MUG Store with my eyes closed. Even when compared with the NYX site, you’ll get many of the prods cheaper at MUG Store. Just take a peek, try it, and you won’t regret it, GUARANTEED….

PS. I wasn’t paid for endorsing Marlena or MUG Store. This is all based on my personal experience. Every transaction I have had with the MUG store has been flawless. Shipping charges are minimal, and delivery fast…what else we can expect? Besides, I am CONVINCED that any recommendations of NYX products on this site are honest and unbiased…My experience has also been my best advisor. After all “The best predictor of the future is the past” as said by Dr. Phil McGraw!!!!

Just to clarify…NYX products I have ordered were from the MUG Store!!!! This is where you’ll find the best service…

Marlena, I was wondering if you could do a video on your nyx blush palettes?
They seem so convenient!
Especially with all of the NYX blushers I’ve collected.

I’ll have to try that lip gloss! the powder blush seems to fade and apply patchy on me sometimes :(

looking forard to seeing more best ofs for MAC and maybe even something like REvlon or loreal :)

All of the Ulta’s (at least in Michigan) only carry eyeshadow (single and the one with 3 together), Glitter that comes in a palette, some lipsticks but few, and some liners for lips and eyes and a couple of different blushes. I asked the women and she explained that this was all that NYX allowed them to sell. I have been to all the stores in Michigan and it’s the same stuff, I am ordering mine off the official site, I might take the drive to am actual store, I hate buying too much stuff I have yet to try just to be disappointed. Thought it might help to know what Ulta is allowed to carry and not allowed to carry (at least in Michigan).

I’m from Ottawa, Canada, i recently discovered that my Rexal pharmacy had NYX cosmestics, im so happy about that! I bought some eyeshadows wich i love! Just loving NYX, thanks Marlena for making me discover a great brand!

Hi Marlena:

Your review is really interesting and helpful!!!! I enjoy watching all your tutorials, and i been purchasing some of the products that you use in your videos!!! also that your techniques are awsome!!!
About the NYX produts they are pretty good!! the only bad thing is that I live in Canada and find this products is not easy since not all the drugstores carry it, recently I found that Pharma Save, Pharma Plus had some NYX products!!! but not as many I could wish, however I purchased quite a lot!!!!!!

I have never tried NYX products but I only hear good things about them! And being Canadian in New Brunswick, unfortunatell I cannot find any retailer who sells the stuff. I just ordered almost $100 worth of NYX on / (a jumbo pencil, a few lipsticks, pearl loose eyeshadow, mosaic blush, an eyeshadow brush, and a bunch of single eyeshadows). We’ll see how it all turns out; I’m excited to try!

**Unfortunately … I was typing too fast and my previous post, the word was spelt, not even remotely close. My apologies.

/ Hi … /
/ i wanna thanks u 4 everything and 4 ur tutorials … /
/ and i hope u answer me : Are there any web site for NYX or any branch in Saudi Arabia ??? /

Hi!! thanks for the review about the nyx products! but i have a really bad problem Im from Mexico and I cant find any of the nyx products, does someone knows where i can find them….

Hi! Anyone here from Cali know where I can find the jumbo eye pencils??? I’m in the 91731 zip code.

I’m looking for nyx stuff but just found out that ulta carrys it! Yay! I’m also looking for the jumbo eye pencils. The white one! So ill let you know if I find it because I live in california also!

i’ve tried them too and i really like the shadows!!

i just don’t dare purchasing the compact powder or liquid makeup ’cause my skin tends to prone….so, has anyone tried them? would you recomend them even with little acne problems?

someone who has tried them, would you purchase them again?

I have the NYX tri color shadow in three shades of brown and a single in pearl white. I love them!!! I am planning on checking out that Candy Glitter Liner!! Can’t wait!!!

Oh my God… here in brazil this products are so much expensive than in the usa. I’m feeling regreat for do not had bought a lot of make the last time i went there. Anyway, good to know the real prices, since I saw it in the mall here today and almost tought in buy it here (sorry for the horrible english, hope u understand)! =)

hey there:)! looooved the website but i’ve got a question, do you know if NYX store ships international? or i dont know i mean it really doesnt have to be nyx store just any store where i can get nyx products.
the thing is that i live in Panama and here i know just one store where i can get nyx products but they dont have like the complete collection.. actually they just have like blushes, a few shadows and lipsticks.. so please anyone who can help me or know what store i should visit just tell me!!! thanks!!

I TOTALLY LOVE your website! I always tell people about makeupgeek when I talk to them about makeup, I even bragged to the girl @ the Mac counter ; ). Don’t stop doing what your doing girl cause you are awesome @ it, thanks so much for ALL your tips and ideas! I actually bought a cple NYX eyeshadow and kinda had em in a drawer so when I seen your tutorial I pulled em out and put them to use, thanks. The pallett u used who is it made by? Thanks Merlena You Rock!

I love the videos on You Tube, which is how I surfed in here; I finally started putting my eyeshadow on straight… But the NYX has been a godsend! My MAC eyeshadow habit tends to run out of control! These are very good and affordable- a very big deal for some one just enchanted by color.
The MAC pigment samples are a great resource as well- splashing out twenty bucks doesn’t sit well, and samples should be plenty enough to last some time. I don’t even wear much make up most days- We farm! It’s just minerals, blush and mascara. And a great shade of lipstick- one must have some standards even out in nowhere! So eye make up is amusement- seriously, there’s not much to do at night…

Hey Marlena since I’ve seen ur you tube vids have loved all the stuff u do ;) just an FYI for those near los Angeles I found the owner of NYX has a store in downtown she sells all the stuff at wholesale also if u buy in dozens got 12 single shadows for $24 can’t wait for more of ur reviews !

I got the Taupe NYX single a few days ago, and I swear I will never use anything else! It was $4 at Ulta.

Hi Marlena,
The new design of the website is beautiful!
I’m from France, NYX products seem to be great,
I will definitely order @ the MUG store.