Budget-conscious glam girls, rejoice! If you haven’t already gotten your daily dose of makeup advice, look no further than this guide on the best NYX Cosmetics beauty products. No matter if your beauty routine is more off-duty model than Kardashian, the LA-based beauty brand, originally named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night (hello, spirit animal!) has a broad range of products that work well for everyone, whether your routine is complete with a vamp lip and smoky eye or you stick to brows and a touch of mascara.

No matter your speed, we’ve pulled together a list of must-have NYX products to keep you looking flawless, on a budget.


NYX’s matte lip creams are one of my Holy Grail lippies! I’ve have been super into matte lip products since last year and these are some of the best matte lip products! Not only are they long wearing but even better, they’re reasonably priced. Pair any lip liner under these for extra long wear.


As we all know, fleeky brows are essential to our daily beauty routines and the retractable brow pencil allows for the right amount of perfection. Its thin point allows for precision while simultaneously creating the most natural look for your brows. Texture wise, the pencil provides the perfect balance between dry and creamy, although it tends to fall more on the dry side. However, because of the the dryness, the application tends to be quick and smudgeless. The brow pencil comes in a wide selection of colors ranging from Taupe, Blonde, Auburn, Chocolate, Ash Brown, Brunette, Espresso and Black, further proving that NYX really is for everyone. 

Pro tip: The results of this brow pencil are VERY comparable to the Anastasia Brow Wiz, which is twice the price! Because Ulta’s NYX stock tends to be strong, I encourage everyone to download the Retail Me Not app or go on their site, as there are always coupons to be found and utilized. 


This powder is ESSENTIAL for longwear. It’s so good that it’s become my daily go to. I mainly love it for my under eye area due to its color. It provides a unique brightness that is perfect for combating those stubborn dark under eyes. You will definitely see a noticeable difference in your under eyes with this amazing brightening eye powder that’s under $15!


If you’re not a matte girl or simply looking to switch up your style as the holiday’s approach, try NYX’s high voltage lipstick! These lipsticks are not only super pigmented but also come in a variety of shades! I was first drawn to this collection after seeking out the brown lip that has been incredibly trendy this fall. The formulation is very creamy, which is why for long wear I would encourage using a lip liner as well. Despite the fact that you have to reapply more often, the pigmentation truly is amazing, which is why I can’t get enough! Of note: my swatches below are after just one application.

The moral of the story: not only is NYX fairly priced, but it’s GOOD. So, the next time you’re shopping for make up but don’t want to dish out your entire bank account, try NYX! 

Written by: Grace Ochoa