I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I was when Sephora launched in Mumbai earlier this year minus a counter dedicated to NYX. If there was one beauty brand I was really looking forward to shopping at, it was NYX. It’s among the most popular drugstore beauty labels abroad, and I couldn’t be happier that it finally launched on Nykaa from July 8.

Here are the five products I just can’t wait to buy from NYX {I would love to have them all, but the need to survive overrides the need to prettify myself}!

Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick In Orange County 

Photo source: Nykaa

Photo source: Nykaa

Obviously, I have to start the list with a lipstick; NYX makes some of the best, after all. The Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick dries down to a comfortable matte texture with a satin finish. The intensely pigmented lipsticks last up to eight hours, and are water-and-transfer proof. I love the Orange County shade, which, as the name suggests, is a cool-toned orange.

Where: Buy it here

Price: INR 850

Colour Correcting Concealer Palette 

Photo source: Nykaa

Photo source: Nykaa

Using a regular concealer does not cut it when you have scarring, pigmentation, or dark circles to hide. For that purpose, the Colour Correcting Concealer Palette is the bomb. The creamy, super-blendable concealer is available in six shades; peachy salmon to conceal scars and darkness, green to counteract redness around the nose, purple lilac to brighten a sallow complexion, yellow to brighten the under-eyes, and two skin-toned shades for spot concealing.

Read all about colour-correcting concealers here.

Where: Buy it here

Price: INR 1,325

Ultimate Shadow Brights Palette 

Photo source: Nykaa

Photo source: Nykaa

I’ve always been partial to eye makeup, and I don’t shy away from colour. The Brights palette from the Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette range has some seriously vibrant shades. I think I just died…they are THAT pretty.

I love matte eyeshadows more than shimmery ones, but the NYX palette has just the right mix of nine matte and seven shimmery shadows to choose from. The eyeshadows are pigmented and aren’t powdery so as to cause fall-out. Besides, I can also use them as eyeliners with a damp brush.

Where: Buy it here

Price: INR 1,725

Butter Gloss In Praline

Photo source: Nykaa

Photo source: Nykaa

The Butter Gloss from NYX has an amazing buttery, creamy texture that moisturises your lips. Colour, hydration, and a glossy shine sans that cringe-worthy tacky texture of most glosses? I’m on board. Praline is a gorgeous shade of brown with hints of red, and I think this is one brown that anyone can carry off.

Where: Buy it here

Price: INR 550

Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator In Sunbeam 

Photo source: Nyxcosmetics

Photo source: Nyx cosmetics

You can use this illuminator in two ways; either mix the tiniest drop with your foundation for a lit-from-within glow, or use it only on the high points of your face for a spot of strobing. Shut up and take my money already!

Where: Buy it here

Price: INR 1,199

Featured photo source: NYX cosmetics