Thursday, 7 February 2013

NYX makeup


Hi everyone. 
I received a couple of NYX products from 123hairandbeauty.co.uk  recently and I have been experimenting with the glitter cream palettes quite a lot. I created an extremely glittery look to show you the colour payoff  of the creams, but... I have been adding a touch of glitter to most of my makeup looks for an extra bit sparkle as well. 




NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil*  in shade Hot Red £4.50

"What could be better, a lip liner and lipstick in one! NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil delivers precise lip lining while filling your lips with a smooth creamy, moisturising colour."

This might come to you a surprise, but I don't own any jumbo lip pencils, except this one. I don't own a single Clinique Chubby Stick or Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I don't know how I managed to avoid the craze. I really like the formula of the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil, it is very soft and glides onto my lips without tugging. It is moisturising and very pigmented. I love the intense red shade! It fades evenly and leaves a hint of red on my lips for over 10 hours - it basically stains my lips red, even after the products is totally rubbed off. To me it is a bonus, because I like lip stains :)



"NYX Girls Polish line offers a high-octane and trendy colours to your nails. The formula dries quickly,
 is long lasting and does not chip. Paint fun and gorgeous nails."

I love glitter on my nails! I can't get enough of it! It is usually a pain to remove, but it doesn't put me off. I have a couple of glitter top coats, but this is my first nail polish from NYX. It is a clear top coat with 3 different sized pink glitter particles. It would look lovely applied over many colours and I am sure I will be adding a NOTD post soon with this beaut :) Did I mention that it is a bargain? :)

NYX Glitter Cream Palettes - Royal Violets*and Sweet Chocolate Browns* £6.00 each

"Transform your look, or float from day to night, with a dash of celestial sparkle. Our palette of five gel-based glitters can be used to embellish eyes, cheeks and lips. Two applicators with sponge and brush tips included."

Now onto the most exciting bit- the glitter cream palettes. I couldn't wait to try them! I picked Royal Violets (with purples and gold) and Sweet Chocolate Browns (with gold, bronze, brown and pink).
Before I swatched the palettes, the glitters looked super pigmented and lovely, but... after the first swatch, all the shades turned into a glittery mess/ vaseline (?) with glitter in it, so not very nice.
I never give up, so I found a way to use them. After using up the top layer of amazing glittery goodness to create the makeup look below, I used the glitter creams to add a bit of sparkle to most of my makeup looks. I use the sponge applicators to apply a small amount of the glitter creams on top of my normal eyeshadow, in the centre of the eyelid and it looks really lovely. Not too sparkly, but very interesting. I will add a makeup look with some gold glitters soon. 

I was expecting the palettes to be amazing, but I am a little bit disappointed and still looking for reasonably priced, super pigmented glitter pigments. Any recommendations?





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31 comments:

  1. Ooh, goodness, I wouldn't have expected the glitter creams to have spread out and be all Vaseline-y. What a shame! Although. the look you have created is still beautiful. I'm on the same hunt as you in terms of glitter pigments at the moment, I would love a gorgeous gold shade!
    Laura xx

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  2. oh my goodness, the lip pencil... *sigh*

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  3. I stopped my self from buying one of those NYX glitter pigments. I would do better with L.A splash, lit or mac glitters. ^_^

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  4. What a fab look! Please can we have some more glittery looks:)?
    lookinglikeamillion.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  5. I adore NYX products, especially because they're cruelty free :-) loving the glitter pigments and the gold/purple is gorgeous. :-) xoxo

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  6. love NYX I have the bronzegooddes glitter pallete and also the bronze goddes blush

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  7. I found this with the brown glitters, I've really struggled with it! Your make up look is gorgeous though!

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  8. So much glitter! I love the eye look!

    - Andrea xx

    frominsidemycloset.com

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  9. That is the most gorgeous red lip! x

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  10. Oh I love the look of the jumbo lip pencil and the nail polish is gorgeous :) Not tried NYX before!

    Nicola xo - babblesaboutbeauty.com

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  11. Oh My God! Glitter Blast! ♥

    http://jadesmoke04.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great review, I am going to have to check out this lip pencil!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  13. I love their glitter palettes to death, sparkles galore!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  14. Well done for getting the glitters to work! Quite excited to discover where one can get NYX from though, might have to get some jumbo eye pencils.

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  15. Wow I love anything glittery! Especially on my nails! I've never tried NYX products but I think it's about time I did :)
    Chloe xx
    http://moonchild-chloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Those pallets look really nice! Not for everyday, but perfect for a photo shoot!


    Xxx

    Katrien

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  17. I love NYX :) I think the eye look you created is super amazing, even if the palette isn't super pigmented!! :)

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  18. Wow, that pencil is amazing, it leaves such a bold pretty red colour! Glitters are something tricky, I think the best way to go is a sticky base and use loose glitters, no? I feel like you have more control with the amount you use!

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  19. The nail polish looks perfect for layering over nude colours :)

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Suprised how gorgeous the glitter eyeshadows came out! x

    blogstandardact.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I have a huge nyx glitter palette I got in tk maxx a few years ago, I really like it for over other eyeshadows but some of them aren't that great. A few are really good though.
    I bought a load of glitters and pigments on ebay really cheap they were amazing.
    Peaches and Cream do some really similar loose glitters/pigments too but are quite expensive x

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  22. Other then a few eye shadows I dont own anything from this brand. The price difference between the US & Canadian sites is crazy. Love the Lip crayon, beautiful color:)

    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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  23. I love all of these-- I can't wait to get my hands in them. I wouldn't be able to pull them off often- but they would be great for parties and
    such.

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  24. love the glitter palette especially the sweet chocolate browns one :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  25. that lip pencil is perfect, on my way to buy one tomorrow! :)
    great review!

    http://sittingwaitingwishin.blogspot.com/

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  26. The jumbo lip pencil looks fantastic...but the eyeshadows too chanky.
    ♥♥♥

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  27. Youve used the glitter palettes REALLY well! I could never get them to work for me, well done you!

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  28. That lip pencil! I'm lusting after it so bad! :)
    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xxx

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  29. i have yet to try those cream glitter shadows. i may have to pick them up. The lip pencil looks amazing on you. I think I have it...cant remember lOL

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  30. That jumbo lip pencil looks gorgeous xx

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