MAJOR EXCITING BEAUTY NEWS ALERT! Every capital letter in that sentence is warranted, as this is no regular post here on my blog. This morning, I was lucky enough to be the first blogger to see the brand new NYX stand in the Manchester Boots store on Market Street before it opened to the public – it’s actually the first dedicated NYX stand in the whole of the UK (although the products are available on the Boots website), and my excitement was at a pretty ridiculous level!
The choice of products is actually incredible – from foundation, lip products, eyeshadows and blushes to primers, powders, make up sprays and so much more. I can’t actually convey how amazing the space is in just these few photos…if you’re local to Manchester, you need to get your butt down here to see with your own eyes (IT’S ALL SO PRETTY!)
I have been a massive fan of NYX for years, but it’s just been so difficult to get my hands on the products! As an old school YouTuber, I remember watching vloggers using the Black Bean and Milk pencils in their make up tutorials and wishing I could just pop down to Boots to pick up the items. Now, I can! Living a 10 minute walk away from this stand is going to be brutal on my bank balance…
NYX also kindly gifted me some products which I will be reviewing on my blog very soon. There look to be some total beauties amongst them!
The layout and presentation of the stand – or rather stands, as there are seemingly endless rows of beauty goodness – is fabulous. Products are easy to see and reach for, and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a freshly stocked beauty counter like this. I actually think I did a little squeal of happiness when I saw it all!
As a couple of first impression notes – I noticed that they have a really good range of foundation shades on offer, which is unusual for a drugstore brand. I can’t wait to try out one of the paler shades! The lip colour range is not only extensive, but there look to be products with more finishes than I could name too. I will be featuring a few of them here, and incidentally one in an upcoming make up tutorial too!
There was also a really sweet ribbon cutting too – the team behind the NYX stand have clearly worked their socks off to get it looking so perfectly finished, and they have done an awesome job of it. To see a brand group so passionate and dedicated to their products is really refreshing and gives me so much extra confidence and excitement to try all of the beauty goodies on offer. Needless to say, the price points are excellent – the lipsticks and eye products will make perfect stocking fillers and the palettes and bulkier products great Christmas gifts for that more special present. I know what will be on my Xmas list this year!
Finally, I love that they have newer products positioned at the ends of the rows, making it easy to see what’s on trend right now. When it comes to hauls and tutorials I like to try and keep things timely and accessible for everyone, and this will be a big help in doing that! What do you think of these gorgeous Liquid Suede lip products?!