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NYX Cosmetics

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer

0.11 fl. oz. for $ 8.50
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NYX Cosmetics Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer bills itself as a triple-threat, but it’s not really doing anything new in the world of concealers. It’s a good option with just one drawback that keeps it from ranking among the best.

This fragrance-free concealer comes in standard packaging: a plastic tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. Its initially creamy texture is easy to apply and blend.  As claimed, this has a true matte finish, so those with dry or very dry skin might not prefer this, as it can emphasize wrinkles and dry patches.

As far as wear-time goes, the news is pretty good: it doesn’t fade or transfer, though we encourage you not to wear it for 24 hours to test it out (no one should wear their makeup that long!). One issue: it creases noticeably under the eyes towards the end of its wear time, and while it can be buffed out, its longwearing finish means you’ll have to work a little to get this to happen.

NYX says what makes this stand out is its ability to serve as a concealer, a brightener, and a contour product, but depending on the shades you choose, almost every concealer has those capabilities, so this one isn’t standout in that regard, though it does each job well, providing medium coverage of imperfections. This comes in two dozen natural-looking shades that provide options for fair to deep skin tones.

Overall, it’s a good concealer option, especially if you’re looking for something long-wearing; just don’t count on it to cover dark circles without issue.

Pros:
  • Easy to apply and blend.
  • Works well as a concealer, brightener, and contour product.
  • Longwearing matte finish.
  • Good range of shades for fair to deep skin tones.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Creases noticeably towards the end of its wear time.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Play hide-and-sculpt with our new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer. Available in 24 highly pigmented hues, this lightweight liquid won’t transfer and has three major complexion musts covered. You can use our blendable, matte formula to camouflage imperfections, brighten up your face and contour those features to perfection. This creamy multitasker also delivers full coverage with a finish that lasts for up to 24 hours.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano], Sodium Chloride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Smashbox At-A-Glance

This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.

It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.

NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.

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