Welllll hello to my 12 followers :D Hope your still enjoying my posts. Sorry i haven't posted in so long and haven't been keeping up , I've had people visiting.
So i ordered a lovely surprise for myself a couple of weeks ago which arrived last week from LoveMakeup. Just a quick word about the website .... its easy to use, payment was fast and delivery was what i expected, the packaging was Lovely, each item was individually bubble wrapped and wrapped in pink tissue paper :D It really was like Christmas and this packaging will definitely be getting re used. They also popped in a lip gloss that i did not order.... I wasn't expecting this and i really don't know if it was a mistake because i wasn't charged for it. It was the L.A. Colours Diamond Shine lip gloss in "Red Rubies" it has a really chemical smell of cherries but i actually like that, I just thought if it has been thrown in as an extra or because i spent £39? it was nice of them anyway:).
Ive really been wanting to try the NYX brand because you don't see it sold in stores here in the uk. I don't think I've EVER saw it here. I bought some lipsticks , eye bases , shadows , mascara etc. Hope you enjoy.
Ok above are the two colours i bought in the "lip smacking fun colours" , I bought Rose and Rea. My first impressions were great , love the packaging and especially love the little pot at the end of the tube that can be removed and used if your running out of the lipstick, also means when i store them i can turn them upside down and see their true colour. The lipsticks are lovely and very soft , i think some people might even think too soft because the colour can slide about your lips a little but if you used a lip base this shouldn't be a big issue. Personally i Love the rose colour , i think it really suits me and its more my style but i have been hankering after a nude lipstick for sometime now and this is why i bought Rea. Bottom line ... i don't think it suits me at all ... both pictures were taken 5 mins apart in the same lighting and the bottom picture looks Sooo washed out. I reckon this one will get swapped but only because it doesn't suit me. Priced at £2.69 each on Lovemakeup.com
I love both these items , the jumbo pencil can Crease BUT if used properly the colour and pigmentation /shimmer of this is a FANTASTIC aqua blue. I actually started using both items together with the pencil as the base for the single shadow and it worked perfectly. As for the single eyeshadow i am TOTALLY in love with it. Its So so so so so so so soooooo Soft (sorry for the exaggeration but its true) I will definitely be buying more colours in these single eye shadows. They stayed put all night on my eyes when i wore them out at the weekend and blend so easily with other shadows i own. Pencil is priced at £2.50 and the single shadow is £3.25 again both Love make up. My only question ... I'm not sure if I'm supposed to sharpen this pencil or not ... i don't know if my sharpener is big enough lol.
Another Fantastic buy ..... this was £7.99 and they come in different "eye colours" I picked up the mysterious brown set. Obviously because i have Brown eyes but after using these I'm curious to pick up the other sets. I love the packaging , its soo cute/sleek and i love popping it in my bag its very useful for "day to night" looks. This maybe vain but i quite like the fact NYX is not well known in Scotland because it means when i do bring the palette out my bag people always ask about it :). Funnily enough these are NOT as pigmented as the single eyeshadow but they are very buildable and i have been using these nearly every day since i got them last week, especially for more natural looks at work. The swatches above where taken in natural light just straight out the palette with no base so you have an idea of how bright they are. These could be used to create really dramatic eyes also lovely shimmer and matte colours. *Thumbs up* OH and this did come with a double ended sponge applicator but .. i don't use them so i gave it to my mum :D.
Ok so far i have only used the white eyeshadow base with shimmer out for any length of time and there was Some creasing but only very little. Wearing under shimmery eye shadows is perfect and i feel that you could even go without a brow highlight when using this. The White base when swatched is definitely more chalky but it does mean powders/pigments and shadows show up more vibrant than any other base i own and i usually opt for Too faced shadow insurance. It just leaves a lovely blank canvas for you to work with :) They also come in natural base colours and are priced at £4.99 and you get Plenty in the pot. I'm pretty happy with this purchase but i might need to come back to how long they last in a later post :)
Ok this is another one i am in love with :D NYX Doll eye Mascara , this comes in "volume" "long lash" and "waterproof". I chose volume as my eyelashes are luckily long anyway, in one of my earlier posts i compared E.l.f mineral mascara to my HG Clinique High impact mascara. I have to say this has wiped the floor with both , its priced at £6.99 so its in the middle for price but ... i love it , i think it does just as well as the clinique if not more. The packaging is fantastic i love girly things so the floral patterns on the box done it for me :). As you can see from the picture there is pretty much No smudging or flaking after a Whole day at work. I got this delivered Wednesday last week .. and I've not even looked at my clinique so much so that i feel guilty!