04.12.2012
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NYX CosmeticsSuper Skinny Eye Marker
0 fl. oz. for $9.5
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Just as it claims, this is a very thin felt-tip pen-style marker for eye lining and it does a very good job of giving you control over your eye design. The formula lasts through an average day, although it’s not waterproof, and sets to a soft matte finish.

The fine tip is perfect for creating a very thin line right next to the lash line, but more dramatic looks are difficult to achieve with such a fine point.

Pros:
  • Doesn’t bleed, skip, or drag across lids.
  • Fine tip is excellent at creating a thin line close to the lash line.
  • Sets to a soft matte finish.
  • Comes off easily with a makeup remover.
Cons:
  • Not a versatile eyeliner because it’s difficult to create a variety of looks with such a thin tip.
Last Updated:02.06.2014
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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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