Getting to know NYX – a colour explosion for the Summer!

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In the past few years the colour cosmetics brand NYX, that hails from sunny L.A., has become a UK phenomenon amongst diehard beauty bloggers, vloggers and makeup enthusiasts, whom have conferred onto the brand a cult status – and now the brand is looking to introduce its magic to the masses here in the UK!

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NYX was established in 1999 by entrepreneur Toni Ko, who had a vision for creating a line of high quality, on-trend professional colour cosmetics at attractive prices. She spotted a gap between the premium and the mass market and initially started her brand with just a line of eyeliners!

Rooted in professional makeup artistry and driven by an impactful social media and grassroots marketing strategy, NYX has become one of the fastest growing colour cosmetics brands in the United States, reaching an expanding segment of socially connected consumers and was snapped up by L’Oréal last summer.

The brand’s UK communications and brand strategy is headed by Irene Moore and she invited a number of bloggers, vloggers and MUAs to find out more about the offering. We attended a beauty playground filled with colour, hosted at the IceTank studio in Central London.

NYX prides itself on its quality and targeted the professional MUA when it first launched..and if it was good enough for them, it was bound to be good enough for us all!

There is everything a makeup loving girl could want in this brand, foundations, bronzers, fixers and primers, eye products, lips and also the tools of trade to help you complete your look! The highly pigmented colour products look amazing on darker all skin tones, as showcased below…

At the @nyxukcosmetics launch event with this beauty @kaush_m #ukfaceawards

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After the fun and frolics of the afternoon, we left with a generous goodie bag full of the brand’s bestsellers! I particularly have taken a liking to the Butter Glosses and the Jumbo Eye Pencils!

Oooh pretty spring colours @nyxcosmetics #pressday! #ukfaceawards

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I will be doing a full review of the foundations shortly – but in the meantime, keep up to date with all of NYX’s ‘fabulosity’ via their UK Instagram page!