NYX makeup (www.nyxcosmetics.com) was created in 1999 by Toni Ko who was only in her mid-twenties at the time. She wanted to create a makeup line that was on-trend and wouldn’t break the bank. Her inspiration? Her beautiful friends and iconic Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn. NYX cosmetics are the most price-friendly brand that I regularly purchase. Even the best NYX products are decently priced. A lot of people seem to ask where to buy NYX cosmetics, so I’ll be sure to Tweet whenever I come across one, better yet if there are any NYX sales going on. I featured the NYX Black Label Lipstick Swatches so check it out if you haven’t already.
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I don’t know about you but during the Fall I become obsessed with pumpkin! I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake (from Costco- YUM!), and most of all pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! Another Fall pumpkin obsession is my NYX Round lipstick in Pumpkin Pie!
Oh look! Hubs’ cute little pumpkin has decided to make another appearance on ABD! Hehe!
Okay, I have to confess that I’m actually not too fond of real edible pumpkin pie. I’m actually not too fond of most pies in general. I’ll eat them for the most part but I never want much nor ever crave it. But I do love my NYX Pumpkin Pie lipstick and have been wearing it a lot this season. It’s a beautiful neutral peachy-beige color, a great alternative to the usual pink-beige nude lipsticks that we all love so much.
NYX Pumpkin Pie Lipstick Swatch
I like to wear NYX Pumpkin Pie with brown eyeshadow looks and coral cheeks. It’s an easy go-to lipstick for those neutral days. I would say that it leans more towards a sheer-medium pigmentation but you can definitely build up the color with a few more swipes. The texture is really creamy and hydrating at first but it does dry my lips out as the hours progress. It’s good to keep some lip balm or gloss handy for touch-ups and extra hydration. The lipstick itself lasts on my lips for probably a good 3 hours and is pretty much gone after I eat. Oh and like all NYX lipsticks, the scent is sweet but light so I actually don’t mind it at all. All in all I’m pretty happy with the NYX round lipstick line considering that it’s only $4 a pop.
Like all nude family lipsticks, you really need to try NYX Pumpkin Pie lipstick for yourself to judge if it’s a good match against your skin or not. I hope the swatch helps you gauge the color a bit!
And in case you were wondering, here’s what I have on today!
FACE: Tarte Smooth Operator – Agent 04, MAC Blot Powder – Medium
CHEEKS: Benefit Coralista blush
BROWS: MAC Concrete Eyeshadow
LASHES: Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara
EYES: L’Oreal 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow – Bronzed Taupe, MAC Kid, MAC Mystery
LIPS: NYX Round Lipstick – Pumpkin Pie
Wishing you a BEAUTYFULL day!
It’s fri-fri-fri-FRIDAY!! **insert Chia Pet song tune**
I’m so excited and ready for the weekend! I have some pork in the slow-cooker so that once we get back from working out we can have taco night! I sure love taco nights…
But first things first! Let me share with you the lipstick that I have on today! It’s NYX Round Lipstick in Milan. Milan lipstick is a dark pink-brown shade and like all other NYX round lipsticks it’s only 4 bucks!
NYX Milan lipstick is super wearable for work, school, running errands, etc. It’s a nice everyday color that’s not too dark nor too light. The hint of brown is also fitting for the Fall.
Texture wise it’s very soft and creamy with a glossy finish. You can wear it alone without topping on any lipgloss. It doesn’t last very long on my lips though. If I eat or drink anything I definitely need to reapply. Without eating and drinking it’ll probably go for a few hours. It does end up drying out my lips if I don’t keep my lips hydrated with another layer or some extra gloss.
Oh that’s a good thing to note. If you like matte, long-wear lipsticks, you probably won’t like the NYX round lipstick line. The formula is so creamy that it tends to move around your lips a lot.
The smell is very light and sweet. If you really sniff hard (like I did to describe the scent for you) you can smell the chemically-ness but if you’re a normal person just applying it on your lips the scent shouldn’t be very strong at all.
I forgot to curl/apply mascara today…
Why do I keep forgetting to do that? So weird!
For a $4 lipstick, I’m pretty happy with the NYX Round lipstick line. I love the smooth hydrating texture when you first apply it. Also, there are so many shades available- very wearable ones and also fun ones for special occasions. For four bucks a pop why not try a handfull out? I’ll be sure to one day show you the other ones that I have in my collection along with the NYX Black label lipsticks that I have. Hopefully sooner than later. :]
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
It’s been my goal to start traveling lighter- makeup wise. I always take so much makeup and then end up using maybe a quarter of what I’ve brought. It’s such a waste of space and adds extra weight to lug around. So here’s all the makeup that I took on my mini-vacay to Oregon that was 5 days, 4 nights long. I tried my very best to only pack what I need and know I’ll use.
I took Hubs’ Lacoste toiletry bag that I bought for him a couple years ago. He’s never used it… so it’s mine now, ha. I took this guy instead of my usual pink Victoria Secret makeup bag because it’s much smaller and forces me to pack lighter.
And here are the contents of the bag. It only filled the bag about half way! Pat on the back for me!
I actually took this picture before my trip and decided to leave my Benefit Hoola and Coralista behind along with MAC Lazy Day lipstick!
For my face I used my Garnier BB Cream and MAC blot powder
For cheeks, NARS Gilda and NARS Gaiety
For lips I took Tarte Charming, Buxom Bunny and Sandy, MAC Plink! and Media lipsticks and NYX Pumpkin Pie lipstick
For eyes, Urban Decay Smoked palette, my new small Z-palette filled with 9 different mostly nude shades, eyelash curler, MAC Added Goodness Fluidline, Covergirl Lash Perfection mascara and Urban Decay Primer Potion.
I did take my makeup brushes and those were packed in a different bag
I think I did a pretty good job of only taking a handful of things! What do you think? Is this a lot more than what you would take or a lot less? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
I randomly decided to use NYX Dusty Rose lipstick this morning and wow was I surprised by how much I loved it! I’ve had Dusty Rose (from the NYX Black Label collection) for several months now and I’ve hardly ever used it. It just sat forgotten in my little lipstick organizer until fate led my hand into grabbing this lacy black tube. It’s such a smooth application, the color is what I consider very “grown up” and the smell reminds me of those hard candy necklaces from my childhood.
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Dusty Rose (108)
And the rest of my face :]
FOTD / Goofing Off
Tarte Smooth Operator Agent04
MAC Prep + Prime
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Dainty Blush
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish By Candlelight (highlighter)
Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette – Classifeyed
MAC Fluidline Added Goodness
Covergirl Lashperfection Mascara
NYX Black Label Lipstick Dusty Rose
When you re-discover a lovely product in your collection that you’ve forgotten about, it’s kind of like that feeling of finding cash in your pocket! Has this happened to you? What product was it?
Wishing your day is filled with BEAUTYFULL surprises!
I’m headed for the big apple tomorrow!! I’m excited yet anxious as this will be both my and Max’s first time there. Packing for this trip will be a bit of a challenge since I’m packing for a week in Bermuda and then a week in NYC. I’ve noticed that while I’m on vacation especially in tropical climates I usually tend to not wear much makeup, especially on my eyes so I’ve TRIED to limit what makeup I take. Here’s what I’ve decided to take in my makeup bag.
What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?
Cute pink quilted makeup bag from Victoria Secret a 2-3 years ago
And here are the face products I’ll be using- a simple tinted moisturizer with SPF and finishing powder
Tarte Smooth Operator (spf20) – Agent 04
MAC Prep + Prime Finishing Powder
And for the cheeks-
And for lips-
MAC – Everhip (my all time favorite lipstick for vacays)
MAC – Lazy Day
MAC – Chatterbox
MAC – Soft Sell
Burt’s Bees Chapstick w/mango butter (smells so good!)
Buxom Lipgloss – Bunny & Amber
Kiehl’s Lipgloss – French Rose
And for Eyes-
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer – Original
MAC Liquidlast Liner – Point Black (the only eyeliner that does not smudge on me ALL DAY)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil – Zero
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – Madison Avenue
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil – Duck
d.j.v. beautenizer mascara – Fiberwig LX (best sweatproof mascara)
Covergirl Lash Perfection mascara (best for volume)
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
And we can’t forget eyeshadows
Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow – 2CE Iced Mauve
NARS – Lhasa
MUFE Aqua Cream – 13
MAC Paint Pot – Fresco Rose
MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow – Thunder & Rain
MAC eyeshadow – Concrete (for eyebrows)
MAC eyeshadow – Carbon
MAC Quad – Brule, Warming Trend, Prepped for Glamour, Mystery
NYX For Your Eyes Only Palette – Smokey Eyes
And lastly (this is a longer post than anticipated!) my makeup brushes
Okay, so I hope this was somewhat entertaining and/or helpful! :) Have a lovely Thursday everyone!