Κυριακή, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

NYX round lipsticks, lipglosses and palettes

I know it’s been some time from my last post but I would have to blame it on my work load again! I love blogging and making videos for youtube but it takes a great deal of time and I always wonder, how do you do it? I mean how can you keep up with all these social networking and work commitments (and your life) at the same time? Maybe I’m doing something wrong, I don’t know! Any suggestions will be welcome…

Anyway, on to my NYX haul! Even though I was very busy, I managed to place a few orders (it’s only a click away!) with NYX and a few other brands.
I got my NYX stuff from Here's what I got:

4 round lipsticks: (Paris, Power, Thalia, Rea)





I like the colour payoff and the consistency. Although they are matte they don’t feel drying and they have a good lasting power. The only thing I don’t like is the smell, which reminds me of a cheap shower gel (!), very artificial and with an awful taste. You are not supposed to eat it, I know, but accidents do happen, don’t they?!!!
But overall, having paid only $1.75 for each lipstick, I am thrilled with these! Seriously, I like them a lot and I think I will be using them daily.

3 round lipglosses: (Pinky natural, Sorbet, Whipped)





They are not sticky, they smell nice but they are not so opaque to wear on their own (except maybe from Pinky Natural which is the more matte of the three). They come out sheer and Whipped and Sorbet have a tiny glitter in them. I like them but I prefer to wear them on top of a lipstick, and luckily they seem to go well with the lipsticks I got. Thumbs up for the glosses! (Considering the cost of $2/each, I am very happy with my purchase).

and 2 eyeshadow palettes: (from the "For your eyes only" collection)
Smokey eyes:



and Beautiful Green Eyes:



I must say I was expecting more from these palettes because I’ve seen swatches and they seemed pretty pigmented. And although they still seem pigmented when I swatch them on my hand, on my lid they don’t come out as strong. I have to layer the colour in order to get the payoff I want. For someone that likes a more natural look, they’d be perfect, but I like my make up to show! Apart from that, the colours are beautiful and you could easily travel with a couple of those and not need other eyeshadows (as long as you have a good e/s base and good brushes with you!). The price of each palette was $8, again pretty good. Overall I like the palettes; it just takes a bit of an effort to make them work for my liking.
I didn't do swatches on the palettes because my camera gives me a hard time with them and also, as I mentioned above, the swatches for these can be a bit misleading!

I also got a NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk, but I felt it was needless to take pictures, since everybody knows about Jumbo pencils!

What do you think of NYX products? Do you have any favorite products I should try?
Oh, and what do you think about my new background and header?