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Tag Archives: NYX jumbo eye pencil

Product Haul: NYX Cosmetics

2 Sep

IDK if you remember, but about 3 months ago I ordered some goodies from NYX Cosmetics during their epic anniversary sale. Now that I’ve had several opportunities to use them, I would like to report my findings…

NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 4 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 4 stars

My comments:  This product costs $7 (I paid $3.50 on sale). In comparison to “high-end” e/s primers, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which both cost about $18), I feel that NYX HD e/s base can definitely hold its own, at a fraction of the price!!! Continue reading

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FOTD: “Lucky” Re-loaded

3 Aug

I liked the Feelin’ Lucky FOTD soooo much that I decided to give it another go. But this time I used turquoise on my lower lid (instead of green) & purple on my crease (instead of fuchsia). ENJOY!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte turquoise on my outer lower lid (Shany 120 palette). I faded that color into a frosty teal e/s (also Shany) & used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte lavender to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also Shany). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise on my waterline & set it by applying turquoise e/s with my pencil brush.

LIPS:  Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep

Video tutorial coming soon!

Tutorial: Feelin’ Lucky FOTD

27 Jul

FOTD: Feelin’ Lucky

27 Jul

I feel lucky whenever I wear green! 🙂

This FOTD was inspired by fellow blogger & makeup enthusiast, the lovely Tina Marie! A couple of weeks ago she did a green & purple amethyst makeup tutorial for her blog TinaMarieOnline… Click here to check it out!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte grassy green over the majority of my lower lid. I faded that color inward; from darker grassy green, to apple green (both from the Shany 120 palette). I used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte fuchsia to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also from Shany 120 palette). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise, then I used a pencil brush to apply green & purple e/s.

LIPS:  Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Stay tuned for tutorial video… 

Tutorial: Pink Swaggatude FOTD

21 Jul

FOTD: Sunshine… Blue skies

14 Jul

It’s summatime y’all! *in my southern accent*

Although summer is not my favorite season, it does have some particularly wonderful attributes! Long days, beautiful sunsets, cookouts, sundresses, open-toed shoes, Vacation Bible School & summer camp (Oh the memories), ripe & extremely inexpensive fruit, trips to the beach, family reunions, & last, but not least… tans! Speaking of summer complexions; I’m in transition from caramel to mocha. My pressed powder doesn’t even match anymore, LOL :/

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I applied Coastal Scents Mica powder in Canary Yellow to my inner lower eyelid. On my outer lower lid I used matte aqua blue eyeshadow (Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte royal blue e/s (also Shany) to define my crease & lower lashline & matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black.

LIPS: Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

FACE: Nada

Video tutorial coming soon… 

Tutorial: Bedrock FOTD

27 Jun

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Tutorial: Inspired by Crocus

26 Jun

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Tutorial: Froot Loops

22 Jun

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FOTD: Inspired by Crocus

22 Jun

I don’t have much to say about this one. The beauty of the crocus speaks for itself… ENJOY!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in bright purple (Shany 120 palette), then I used canary yellow mica powder (Coastal Scents) on my tearducts to mimic the yellow stamen of the flower. I used a combination of dark purple & royal blue (also Shany 120 palette) on my outer v to mimic the royal purple on the tips of the crocus petals & matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used Wet n Wild eyeliner pencil in lilac & followed it up with more royal blue e/s (Shany 120 palette).

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in “Heather Silk”

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for tutorial video