04.12.2012
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NYX CosmeticsMosaic Powder
0 fl. oz. for $7
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This pressed powder presents a square-themed mosaic of five shades in one flip-top compact. NYX offers color combinations that can work as an all-over powder, blush, bronzer, or even as contour, depending on the shade set chosen.

Mosaic Powder has a silky-smooth texture and soft, even application. At least one shade in each set has some amount of shine, but the overall finish of each tends to be a muted soft matte. Since color deposit isn't strong, those with medium to dark skin tones will need to layer to get these to show up on their skin. This is worth a look if you find one of the color combinations attractive.

Last Updated:02.07.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene/PTFE Wax, Nylon-10, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Iron Oxide, Pearl Powder, Propylparaben, Butylated Hydroxy Anisol (BHA)

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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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