Hi there, my darlings! So, just as I started to get used to my new sleep schedule in order to be able to get to work on time....BAM! It was a long weekend here in Canada! Which don't get me wrong, I love long weekends as much as the next person and honestly, a little break after a whirlwind work orientation was much needed and appreciated. But, try as I might, my sleep schedule was kinda messed up...again. And the first thing that paid the price was my face! Dark circles, puffy face, dull skin....you name it, I got it this morning! I knew this was coming too so I was prepared with a few truly fabulous products from NYX Cosmetics that literally all but saved the day!


Inspired by honey’s golden glow, we developed a primer that neutralizes the appearance of discoloration and redness. Our innovative light reflective gold flecks create a luminous look that will help keep your skin looking radiant all day.

Let me start by saying that I love honey...to eat! But to put ON my face? With my oily skin, I was skeptical to say the least. If you're worried too, like me, fear not! This is a super lightweight and incredibly absorbent primer, with an almost gel consistency, that literally all but disappeared when I applied it. My skin does look brighter and just more luminous when I have this on--so much so, that I'm often tempted to skip moisturizer (and I admit, I have a couple of times!) with just this to refresh my skin! Definitely worth the price!


Now available in 12 more shades to accommodate an even wider range of skin tones, our best-selling HD Studio Photogenic Concealer effectively covers imperfections, discoloration and under-eye circles without ever looking cakey or obvious. The result is beautiful, natural-looking coverage you can count on.

Available in 23 shades, the shades 05 Medium (top) and 03 Light (second from top) are shown below.



The Wonder Stick is our ultimate dynamic duo: One side for a brilliant highlight, the other for a sleek contour. Now available in two more highly pigmented color combinations! Each couple is creamy as can be, which allows for beautiful blending. Available in six color-coordinated shade pairings.

Available in 6 duos from Light to Dark, the Universal duo is shown below.

OK so dark circles. No matter how much sleep I seem to get, I'm plagued by them. And if I don't get enough sleep, I pretty much walk around looking like a raccoon. So, I've been searching high and low for the perfect concealer, just for those days when my sleep schedule has been all out of whack. Formula-wise, I like these A LOT. They aren't too heavy and blend quite easily. When it comes to the shades I was sent, welllll...Light is obviously way to light for me and Medium is kinda touch-and-go. At this price, I fully intend to try a couple of more shades.

If bloating, especially around your face and particularly during PMS or shark week, is your problem, then a little contouring or highlighting can go a long way in helping you feel and look less puffy. But when it comes to contouring, quick and easy has to be the name of the game for me. I want to swipe, blend and go. The WonderStick allows you to do just that! Bonus that it's very portable so you can throw it in your purse and whip it out in the ladies' room at work, if you're running late in the morning (like I invariably am).


Demand perfection! For that fresh dewy glow that lasts, the NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray - Dewy is lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put.


A lightweight, translucent finishing powder that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and pores. This silky pressed powder has a fresh matte finish.

Available in 3 shades: Banana, Mint Green and Translucent (shown below)

Last but not least, finishing your makeup. People tend to focus so much on the base of their makeup routines that they often forget the final, crucial step. Think of a finishing powder or a setting spray as a topcoat but for your FACE. You wouldn't think that your mani is complete without a topcoat, would you? I certainly hope not!

If you have oily skin, the translucent finishing powder will come as a lifesaver. You can blot out any oily patches after applying your foundation in the morning or touch up your face as needed throughout the day. In this uncomfortable heat, I'm often left looking like a fried pastry which is not a good look, I tell you. I can't tell you how many times this baby has pulled me together after lunch on a hot day!

Now, if you have dry skin and like the glowy, dewy finish, this setting spray should come in handy. Just spray on after you have finished your makeup for that sun-kissed look that's so lovely in the summer!

So there you have it, my darlings! NYX products are available at fine retailers and mass merchandisers nationwide, such as your CVS, Target and Ulta, across the US. To find a retailer near you OR to purchase online, please visit NYX's website HERE. Shipping is free with a $25 order within the US.

For us Canadians, NYX products are found in select stores, such as your local Shoppers Drug Mart, or online HERE. Shipping is free with a $30 order within Canada.

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What is one beauty product you fall back on to help you pull your look together after a long weekend with little sleep? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. I don't have any of these particular products but NYX is a line to explore whenever I need a pick me up. I recently bought a palette and blush that I'm enjoying.

  2. I haven't tried any of these, but that primer looks amazing to me!

  3. I love the Wonder Stick! I use mine pretty often.

  4. I love the HD finishing powder! I don't have oily skin, but it really softens and blurs everything.

  5. Several of these don't work for my skin type, but I do have a few NYX items I live for

  6. I am going to try that honey primer. That sounds perfect for me.


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