06.22.2012
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NYX CosmeticsLe Frou Frou Volume + Length Mascara
0 for $6
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This mascara has a tendency to clump as you apply it and smudges as the day wears on. It does make lashes look longer, but you can forget about the “volume” part of the name because it adds only minimal thickness. We were unimpressed!

Pros:

  • Adds length.

Cons:

  • Despite claims, adds only minimal volume.
  • Smudges during wear and clumps as you apply.
Last Updated:02.07.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Smashbox At-A-Glance

This small Los Angeles–based 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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