Makeup addiction is real. Few things get me as excited as a sharp winged liner or a flawlessly applied matte lipstick. Walking through Sephora or Ulta gets my heart racing as I look at all of the beautiful eye shadow palettes, highlight kits and brow sets... thaaat I can't afford.
But lucky, I discovered NYX. Most of the women I've asked have heard of this brand, but don't take it seriously because of it's "drugstore quality" reputation. However, this brand actually offers high quality makeup at about a fourth of the price of Urban Decay and other top-tier companies. Many of their products are almost indistinguishable from more expensive products, in fact! Oh, and PS, they have free shipping on orders over 25$ on their website!
While I don't suggest cutting corners on all of your makeup (I use Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation because I break out easily), some non-essentials can easily be replaced by this drugstore brand. Here are some of my go-to NYX products:
This product is very similar to Makeup Forever's HD Pressed Powder. It's $10 and literally lasts forever, score! This powder comes in 3 different shades to meet anyone's color correcting needs! It's lightweight and has a matte finish to minimize pores and make skin look flawless.
This $9 bronzer is eveeeeeeerything. It comes in 5 different shades and looks incredibly natural on my skin. It's extremely pigmented, so a little goes a long way. This bronzer is perfect for defining cheek bones and quickly "contouring" the nose and temples!
Liquid Suede takes a spot in my top 3 favorite lipsticks. If you're new to liquid lipstick or want to try it out, I would recommend this product to you. The formula is easier to apply than some other liquid lipsticks I have tried, which makes it great for those of us who are not makeup goddesses. This lipstick dries to a flawless matte finish and comes in 12 gorgeous, vibrant shades. And, if you're as budget-conscious as me, you'll love the price tag!
Anyone who knows me knows that my eyebrows are basically my life, so I go through eyebrow makeup like nobody's business. With all of the different pencils, powders and gels, my eyebrow obsession can really take a toll on my bank account. NYX's tinted brow mascara is a great product to tame your brows! I like this product because it provides all day hold without my eyebrows feeling stiff. It comes in 5 shades and is only $7!