I’m sure you can all imagine my excitement when I saw that my local Boots had opened its very own NYX stand. It only opened yesterday so I headed into town first thing to check it out and I was VERY impressed to say the least.
Now, I am fairly certain that my collection of NYX products is going to expand every time I go into my local Boots store. Everything is such good quality and for such reasonable prices, it’s hard not to walk away with half of the stand! I haven’t tried anything from NYX before, so I tried not to go too overboard *just incase*, but after trying everything out as soon as I got home, it’s safe to say I will be having another little spree in the very near future (most probably tomorrow!).
So, let’s get onto the good stuff; what did I buy?
I headed straight towards the liquid lipsticks section. Oh my goodness, there were just SO many to choose from and after spending far too much time deciding which ones to get, I managed to narrow it down to four. Why didn’t I just buy them all? All of the liquid lipsticks I got were from the Liquid Suede range and the shades I chose were Sandstorm, Soft-Spoken, Vintage and the slightly more daring, Stone Fox.
Sandstorm was a shade I had already fallen head over heals in love with before I had even seen it in person. I have seen so many people rave about this colour and I can completely see why. This is the perfect brown-toned nude. This would look gorgeous in the Autumn time with a gold smoky eye, or with a neutral colour all over the lid and a dark brown in the crease for all year round.
Soft-Spoken is another nude (surprise, surprise), but with mauve undertones. This is ideal for everyday wear and would go with most makeup looks. I think this shade is so universal and would go with most skin tones and is great for all-year-round.
Vintage is only what I can describe as a ‘me’ shade. This is such a lovely plum shade, again with slightly mauve undertones to it. This just screams Autumn and Winter; my fave times of the year!
Stone Fox is a little bit more ‘out there’. This is a very deep grey, with navy undertones and I just knew that I had to buy it as soon as I saw it. Again, this would look great throughout the colder months with a simple winged liner look.
I have tried them all out briefly and they are super comfortable to wear and really easy to apply. They don’t crack, flake or dry out lips like some other liquid lipsticks do. I am so excited to try them all out more thoroughly.
I also picked up a lip liner in the shade Sand Beige. This is a really soft and creamy nude lip liner with slightly mauve undertones to it. This would look great on it’s own or paired with any nude lipstick or lip gloss.
*bottom to top* (sandstorm, soft-spoken, vintage, stone fox, sand beige).
The last thing I got was the much-loved and talked about, Highlight and Contour Pro Palette. This palette consists of eight gorgeous shades.
Ice Queen is a stunning pearly white, frosted highlight, which you can apply sparingly for a more subtle look, or build it up as much as you want. It would also look great as an inner corner and brow bone highlight. Soft Light is a matte nude shade with slightly pink undertones, which could be used as a setting powder for those of you ladies with paler skin, or as a subtle, matte highlight. Cream is a stunning, super soft, matte yellow shade which is absolutely perfect for setting under your eyes. Nectar is a warm toned peach shade with shimmer running through. It isn’t as frosted as Ice Queen but is a lovely highlight shade that would look amazing with a tan and give you a healthy looking glow!
The first contour shade is Tan. This is a soft matte brown with a slight reddish undertone to it. Toffee is a warm toned, muted brown shade which has a slight bit of shimmer running through it. This would also make a lovely bronzer shade. Sculpt is the perfect contour shade. It is a medium brown with grey/ashy undertones to it, making it ideal for contouring with and creating the desired shadow effect. Hollow is a very deep, matte brown which isn’t as scary as it looks!
*bottom to top* (ice queen, soft light, cream, nectar, tan, toffee, sculpt, hollow).
That is everything from my little NYX haul. I will update you as I try out these products more thoroughly, however I am sure that they won’t disappoint! Let me know what you think of the products from NYX or if you can recommend anything that you think I might like!
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