Nyx, Essence & Maybelline Makeup Haul


I recently ran out of a few things so I briefly went shopping on Sunday morning. I’m happy that Shoppers Drug Mart now carries Nyx, its a great option for those of us who want quality but aren’t willing to dish out Sephora price tags!


Nyx Micro Brow Pencil $12
I’ve heard that this is a dupe for the $27 Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz pencil. Let’s be honest, I’d rather use the $15 in price difference to buy coffee! Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of shade selection and I have ambiguous eyebrows that can’t be pinned down. I chose Auburn, which ended up being a few shades too light & orange for me. I should have gone with Chocolate! I have reddish brown hair but I’m a natural blonde with dark eyebrows.

Nyx Concealer Wand $10
I chose Alabaster which is a little bit more pink toned than my skin but in theory makes it perfect for hiding under-eye circles. I will probably go with the shade PorcelineΒ if I repurchase.


Maybelline Dream Velvet $10
There weren’t any shade testers out at the store unfortunately so I tried to choose by the shade of the bottle (shame on me). This was the lightest shade in stock (and the second lightest of the range), but it’s quite a bit more pink toned than my skin. Luckily, with a light hand and a bit of blending it doesn’t look too obvious that it that the shade isn’t an exact match!

Essence Gel Liner $3.99
My Essence waterproof liner pen finally dried out so I decided to try out a new medium. I wanted to see if I liked gel eyeliner before I splurged on anything high end, so here we go with this $3.99 liner! I haven’t used it much yet, but it’s creamy and has so far been workout proof which is awesome! I apply it with a short angled liner brush. Eyeliner can be a drag but this applies easily and sets quick.

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14 thoughts on “Nyx, Essence & Maybelline Makeup Haul

  1. I couldn’t get the Dream Velvet foundation to work for me! Do you find it easy to apply? I’m wondering if my primer didn’t mix well with it.

    I’m curious about the Nyx concealer! Do you find it full coverage?


    1. I’ve been using the smashbox pore filling primer and so far I haven’t had any problems with it! It’s has kind of a mousse texture so I have to blend it a little longer than my regular foundation but nothing else! What primer are you using?
      The nyx concealer unfortunately doesn’t have as much coverage as I had hoped. I can layer it for fuller coverage but I still see any spots/blemishes that I am trying to cover. I think I need to pair it with a green toned concealer to help with that. It does blend out easily though!


      1. I use benefit’s Porefessional! I have the Smashbox pore filling primer so maybe I’ll try that one so I don’t waste the foundation. Thanks for the tip!


    1. It’s so affordable compared to higher end concealers! The Dream velvet is my first maybelline product πŸ™‚ I’ve heard so many good things about the fit me, I’ll need to try it when the nyx runs out! Thanks for reading

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