Thursday, September 11, 2014

NYX Matte Blush Review

I decided today was a wonderful opportunity to try out the new NYX blush that I got in my giant haul. I purchased the Matte Blush in Cinnamon, which is a lovely coral-orange shade. It's perfect for my pale skin in the summer to just give me a beautiful warm glow without being overpowering like a lot of the blushes I own. The pigmentation is also crazy great so I find it lovely for the summer because I don't have to pack a bunch of powder on when it's hot out to look like I actually have some color. It's very light and airy and the color stays nicely even after hours walking and sweating in the hot sun. The fact that it's a matte is appealing to me because I dislike makeup products with a lot of shimmer in them especially when putting them on my face because I feel as though the shimmer reflects too much sunlight and makes me look shiny, but this product doesn't have that problem for me. I will continue buying this product for as long as NYX makes it and if they ever stop I'm going to stock pile it before it's gone because I love, Love, LOVE this blush so much! I actually feel like I look a little tanner with is on than before applying it.

I pretty much only apply this product to the apples of the cheeks and then occasionally blend it a little out and up following the curve of the face. I rarely ever blend it up but it's a nice touch when I blend it in with the color of my bronzer slightly to give the bronzer an orange hue sometimes right near the cheeks, which helps give it a warmer tone since my bronzing choice is a matte brown (it came with a shimmer which I occasionally place sparingly in certain spots). Then, I use a highlighter (which surprisingly has that shimmer in it I dislike so greatly) and lightly contour the rest of the face.

I'll try to actually start posting pictures as to how I apply my products as well, but I'm still working out the best place to take pictures and film videos. Maybe I will get the Youtube channel running before the end of the year. (Or maybe a New Year's resolution has been found?)

Summary: LOVE this product till the end of time itself! I recommend it to everybody everywhere!

Stay beautiful everybody!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Giant ULTA Haul of Doom!

I recently decided that it was necessary for me to pick up a few things I ran out of a while ago and was just making due without. AND let's face it, splurge on a few things that just looked really freaking awesome. So I'll list the products I bought here and then as I use them (and probably abuse them) over the next fee weeks, I'll give you my thoughts on them.

1. NYX lip primer in Nude
2. MYX Matte Lipstick in Shy
3. Duo Lash Glue in Dark
4. Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Vision in Violet
5. Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Neutral Statement    6. AND Wine and Forever
7. The New Black's Rock and Roll Royalty 5 Piece Set
8. Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat
9. NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon

I also got a load of samples from them which I will from time to time write about when I get a chance to try them out. 

I have to say though, LOVING the blush, not so happy with the matte lipstick in Shy, and half the time I wear the lip primer on its own because it feels like a chapstick, but more on all this later...

As always,
Stick out, Be daring, Get noticed and Stay Beautiful!