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I’ve been toying around with the idea of doing a weekly (or thereabouts) feature on a brand I know and love. To start things off, I’ve decided to pay homage to one of my favorite budget beauty brands: NYX. I haven’t been a fan for very long, but since discovering several of their products I am a devotee of NYX now.

Below, you’ll find 5 of my favorite NYX brand products and why they’ve made it onto this list. If you’ve never used NYX products before, the following picks are a great introduction to a must-have brand.

1. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

My first NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rocky Mountain Green – caused me to fall in love, and since then I’ve been on a quest to pick up every color (eventually.) Every pencil in my stash hasn’t disappointed me. Fan-favorite Milk (white) is a great eyeshadow base and will make any color you put on last longer and be WAY more vibrant. With 28 shades to choose from, you are guaranteed to find at least one to bring home with you. They’re super creamy and great to wear on its own or combined with other shadows to form your unique eye look.


2. NYX Powder Blush

Normally, I’m a cream blush girl but NYX’s Powder Blush (specifically the color Angel) has made me sing a different tune – at least a little bit! Angel is such a flattering color, I can’t imagine it not working for EVERY skin tone. It looks pretty boring in the compact, to be honest, but on skin it gives you the perfect amount of warmth and color that really brightens up your face. You get a decent amount of product as well. I can’t wait to add more colors to my stash!


3. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream

When they say Xtreme, they really mean it! I have two shades – Dolly Girl and Bonfire – and love both of them. These creams are seriously pigmented and don’t dry out my lips due to their unique ability to combine lipstick, lip stain and gloss in one. Super rich and creamy, these lip creams are a must-have in any woman’s makeup stash and are two lip colors I turn to on a very regular basis.


Shade Pictured: Cherrry

4. NYX Single Eyeshadow

They have such an enormous color selection (160, to be exact) that I could spend months trying to collect them all – but I think it’d be worth it. The several shades I do own are gorgeous, pigmented and very blendable and they apply like a dream. I’ve tried a lot of budget eyeshadows, but these ones are my go-to favorite. Plus, they have a wide selection of finishes including shimmer, sheer, frosty, matte, glitter and metallic so there’s truly no limit to the amount of looks you can create.


Shade Pictured: Haute Melon

5. NYX Round Lipstick

If you’re at all familiar with this brand, you likely know that NYX’s Round Lipstick are highly praised in the beauty blogging community. With 144 shades to choose from and the amazing price point, it’s no wonder these are so popular. To be honest, I was skeptical at first – a lot of lipsticks tend to dry out my lips, which is why I prefer a gloss or gloss/lipstick hybrid. However, after purchasing one on a whim I am now eager to get my hands on several other colors. They’re creamy, fairly long lasting and have a huge variety of shades to suit any skin tone.


There you have it – my tribute to NYX! All products are available for purchase at nyxcosmetics.com Are you an NYX junkie like I am? What are your favorite products/shades?


White/silver metallic eyes were popping up on runways everywhere, and this look is one of my favorite spring beauty trends for 2012. To get the look yourself, check out these beauties:

This look just needs a wash of metallic silver/white over the lid, and voila – instant glam. You can jazz it up with two coats of black mascara, if you like. Alternatively, ditch the eyeshadow and add a pop of metallic sheen to lids with a silver eyeliner.

What do you think? Do you like this latest spring beauty trend?

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I’m a budget-minded gal, and I love finding quality beauty products on the cheap. If your wallet is hurting and you’re in need of a cheap beauty pick-me-up, check out these five fab beauty picks for $5 or less.

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