NYX vs. MAC

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I have a few MAC products and I really like them but, I am having a hard time paying for them becasue they are great but expensive. I also heard that NYX is very good quality and inexpensive if you use NYX please tell me what you think!
Would your rather have NYX or MAC?

To be honest, I would personally rather have MAC when it comes to face products, like a foundation or powder. As for other products, like lip sticks or eye shadows, I would go either way... I am not opposed to buying a dupe for a high-end product if the quality is good & it's almost spot-on to the original! ;-)

NYX round lipsticks have amazing pigmentation. Lasting power? Not so much. They wear off real easy so you would have to keep retouching up your lips. I noticed when I wear a base color and the lipstick on top it lasts a bit longer then without. Lately I've been wearing MAC Myth as my base then NYX Narcisuss on top and it lasts up to 2-4 hours of wear. For lip products I would say NYX but then for face products I would stick with MAC. 

Mac , but I like some products nyx offers. There jumbo pencils are better than macs shade sticks. It's kinda like one has something that the other doesn't.

Jun 01, 2011

Cassie J.

i'd prefer MAC for most of their products, but NYX have some great blushes cream and powder are both incrediably pigmented, i also have quite a few mega shine glosses which i think are also great and their black lable lipsticks are also pretty good, the darker shades have a really good staying power, i actually own more NYX them MAC, but NYX is perfect when your on a budget.

Jun 01, 2011

Megan N.

MAC has amazing pay off for most of their products. they are a bit pricey but you pay for the quality right? i do prefer MAC face products over NYX but i do love NYX jumbo pencils, and their lip liners are nice as well. i feel MAC's eyeshadows have better pay off in color and they last a lot longer. 

MAC. I love the different finishes for lipsticks and eyeshadows. I hardly buy eyeshadows from actual counters. Most of my MAC products have come from swapping at makeupalley.

Jun 03, 2011

JayMarie F.

I've never heard anyone compare MAC with another product which makes this interesting. Of course MAC is amazing but like a lot of other lines NYX offers some quality products as well. 

I love some NYX things more than MAC, but for over all quality and consistent products, MAC.

Jun 20, 2011

Caitlin M.

While I have to admit I use my NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil every time I do a look (even a neutral look!) and I have a ton of NYX Round Lipsticks, I still have to say overall my favourite out of the two is MAC. I feel MAC's eye shadows have a better colour pay off, however I agree in with what others are saying if you can't afford MAC and need a pick me up, NYX is good to go for. But overall, MAC wins.

Jun 20, 2011

Lerina A.

It really takes a lot of experimenting to see what works and what doesn't, when it comes to high end vs. drugstore products (such as MAC and NYX). Fortunately, I am very satisfied with products that I can purchase at places like Wal-Mart. Try it out and see what works. Read reviews if you're unsure about certain products and see where it goes from there. It feels good once you find something great, but inexpensive! 

Jun 20, 2011

Magali S.

i like nyx lipgloss over macs lipglass they are just to sticky for me!

Jun 20, 2011

Nikki Z.

I would rather have MAC for things like concealer, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, etc. But for things like cream blush, lipgloss, eyeliner, NYX is great :)

Jun 20, 2011

Nadia N.

MAC I prefer for the face products but nyx is great for the shadows, glosses, and lipsticks.

Jamie D.

Jun 20, 2011

Jamie D.

MAC is definitely not the best of the makeup brands, btu they do have some good products. Their powders, concealers, and lipsticks are great. Their cremesheen glasses are the only lip gloss they have that's really good. The NYX girls gloss and mega shine gloss are great and more pigmented than the lip glass and less sticky. NYX does great single shadows, but every once in a while you will find a stinker. When they are good though, they are good! I think MAC's eyeshadows are actually not fantastic quality, but they have some great unique colors and the Matte2 formula is great. I actually hate the NYX round lipsticks, but their diamond sparkle lipsticks are really nice. I have experienced far better quality in NYX powder blushes than in MAC powder blushes. The newly reformulated MAC blushcremes are so terrible! Stay away! Overall I would go to NYX for color products and MAC for complexion products, except foundation. MAC foundations are really not that great.

I like both NYX and MAC products. 

Jun 20, 2011

Shawna J.

I have grown to realize that you really shouldn't put all your eggs into one cosmetics brand. (hahaha) With that said. I will have to agree with what everyone else said. There are some good MAC products and there are some good NYX products. Also there are tons of other products out there that are great as well. As for NYX I love love love their mosecic blushes and mega shine lip glosses. The MAC products that I stick to are the foundations, concealers and powers and on occasion I see something that speaks to me and I buy it. I started out buying everything MAC but eventually I've realized that there are so many other brands out there was products that are equal to or better. 

Jun 20, 2011

Celeste R.

MAC has to be thee best make up! I love how its really vivid and looks good on everyone! they have lots of colors and products that can suit anyone. I use all MAC products and they are not that expensive!

Jun 20, 2011

Eunice S.

MAC products was my gateway product into cosmetics. I'll always have a soft spot for them that's in this nature "when in doubt, go to MAC"

If you're going for eyes and lips, I would go for NYX. Paired with a great eye primer, the NYX shadows show up just as vibrant as MAC. Thing is, you can't test out the NYX colors like you can with MAC because they just leave it open on display. I've had a couple trial and error moments with undesirable eyeshadows.

Face products, I wouldn't go with MAC or NYX but between the two, choose MAC. Never tried NYX face products but it's just my personal preference to go with a higher end product for my face. I've used MAC for over six years and I've just come to find that the product itself is far too heavy for that lightweight-heavy coverage that I want. Nevertheless, I would still go with MAC over NYX (over the counter bias).

If I could recommend a product: Make Up Forever HD or Bobbi Brown primer/foundation/concealer/powder. Both very lightweight yet still achieves that desired coverage for problem spots. These two brands also won't clog your pores like I found MAC does.

Oh well, it's never too late to start applying make up and you definitely have a lot of freedom to explore!

NYX has better eyeshadows!
10x's more pigmented and so easy to blend!

May 07, 2013

Nicolette D.

Mac for eyes and face but NYX for lips.

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