Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NYX Makeup

I took a trip to Ulta the other day and discovered NYX (pronounced "nix") Cosmetics! The eyeshadows are very pigmented and could be compared to MAC's infamous eyeshadows. I bought three of NYX's loose pearl eyeshadows: (L to R)  "Grass Pearl", "Walnut", and "Mocha Pearl". I also bought two eyeliners: Teal & Purple. And one lipliner: Fuschia.
Eyeshadow Pro's: I absolutely love love love the variety of colors NYX has to offer. I prefer the loose eyeshadows (pictured above) for a very flawless eye makeup look. The loose shadow is applied very easily and shows up very well! I would recommend using some sort of shadow base so the shadow will stick to your eyelid. :)
Eyeshadow Cons: You have to be very careful because these shadows can be quite messy. Many people prefer to tap a little shadow out onto a tissue... I prefer using a post-it because it's easy to fold to funnel excess shadow back into the bottle (call me strange... but it works!!). And I find when I apply the shadow, I seem to have alot of flaky excess... nothing a fan brush can't brush away.
Overall: I've spent some M.O.N.E.Y. on MAC shadows before... but for only 2.99 per bottle NYX does the job just as well!! The bottles are small, but it will last you... promise! It's so worth it. And Ulta was having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale. :) Here's two pictures of the NYX shadows applied:

I have yet to use the eyeliners and lip liners but will definitely update when I do!! I took a trip to Target as well and stumbled upon one of my all-time favorite cheap makeup brands- I'll update in a seperate post later. :)

I also plan on updating an "April Favorites" post sometime too! I'm so excited to get back to blogging on a regular basis... finals are over now so I have plenty of time until summer semester to update regularly.

Thanks for reading! 
<3 Erica

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