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Tag Archives: NYX

Budget Friendly Make-Up Look For the Corporate Dwellers

1 Dec

I seldom do make-up look posts, but I sort of liked how this turned out.  I work in super corporate America, so I have to pretty tame with my look.

Here is what I used:

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I used a good mix of drugstore and higher end brands.

Beautyblender

E.L.F. setting spray.  You can read a prior review here.

NYX shadow pallette in Love in Rio.  I never did a full review of this, but mentioned it briefly in an Ipsy reveal.  If you guys want to see a full review, let me know 🙂

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation.  I haven’t reviewed this at all!  I can’t believe it.  I will post a full review soonish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eye brow duo

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Cargo blush

and the finished look:

I’m totally showing of my hair too, because I was kinda feeling it.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

~Anna

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Review – NYX Butter Gloss

30 Jul

Ipsy gifted me with a lovely gloss from the NYX Butter Gloss line in Apple Strudel.  Given the name, I’m a bit surprised it’s a pink, but it’s a pretty shade.

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What I like

I like the coverage and the texture.  This gloss is really soft/silky?  I’m having a hard time trying to describe it.  One thing it is NOT, is sticky or gooey.

The shade I have is sheer, but still had a good color pay off.

The tube is clear so you can see the shade of gloss through it.

Doe foot applicator.

Smell and taste are sort of sweet.

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No flash

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Flash.  This was super shiny when I was trying to take a flash picture, so I apologize.

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Another flash photo.

What I don’t like

Nothing 🙂  I think this is a great product.

Would I repurchase?

Yes, in other shades.  I think the Deep Red and Red are gorgeous for fall

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Deep Red

Have you tried the Butter Glosses?  Do you like them?

~Anna

Sale Alert – Coastal Scents 88 Palette

19 Jan

OMG.  This is SOOOO worth it.

I use this puppy almost every day.  The colors are awesome, have great staying power – they are comparable to MAC or other high end shadows, especially if you use eye shadow primer.  (I love the NYX HD eyeshadow primer, its cheap and awesome.)

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Here is photographic evidence.  Me wearing one of the dark greens.  LOOK AT THE COLOR PAYOFF!!!!

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Dupe – Urban Decay vs NYX Setting Spray

9 Jan

Makeup Setting Spray is a must have for anyone who wears makeup!  Seriously.  Rubbing your face off is dumb, stop doing it.  We are here to help you do it for cheap!

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We made a post a while back comparing Urban Decay’s setting spray vs E.L.F.  You can read it HERE.   

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Let me summarize it for you – the E.L.F one works about the same and is $3. The problem with the E.L.F. is it smells like feet for the first minute of having it on your face.  Kinda gross, right?  That is what drove me to trying the NYX spray.

 

The NYX Setting spray comes in two varieties – Matte and Dewy.  I opted for the Matte as that is finish I most prefer, although I have heard that the dewy one is actually better for dry, Winter skin.  

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It retails for $7.99, so it’s a bit more expensive than the E.L.F.

The Urban Decay setting spray is $29 – that is a savings of over $20.  SCORE!

The NYX doesn’t smell funky to me, didn’t break me out, makes my face powder look lovely and holds my makeup in place.  Really, it works the same as the Urban Decay – maybe it has a tiny bit less staying power but it’s not worth pay $20 extra IMO. 

NYX The Natural Shadow Palette – Looks and Review

31 Oct

We’re  fans of NYX here at Fairy Godmother.   We have also been actively searching for a suitable dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

UD is pretty amazing with great colors, so this quest hasn’t been easy.

However, in our quest we have have found some great products.  One of these is the NYX Natural Shadow Palette.  It’s a scaled down version of the Nakeds, sort of reminds me of Naked Basics.

NYX is $7.00

Urban Decay is $27.00

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I wore this on separate occasions this week.  I also wanted to show how well and long this wears through the day.  I used the NYX HD Eye Shadow Base in addition to the eye shadows.

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Fun fact – I never realized how more tired my eyes look in the PM after a full day of office work.  Bleah.

This was a smokier look.  I also did a more neutral look:

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My thoughts –

If you are looking for a natural/neutral eye shadow palette, take a chance on NYX.  The shadows wear very well and long, the pigment and color payoff is great, they blend great with the exception of one of the shades.  The first and lightest shade comes out a bit chalky on me.

Also, it’s $7.00

~Anna

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Review: NYX Single Eye Shadow in Lanikai

18 Oct

 NYX Single Eye Shadow in Lanikai was in my September Ipsy Glam Bag.

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There is probably no way in the world would I have picked this out myself.  It looks crazy blue, right?!

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It’s slightly more subdued in person.

Although this is blue, it is surprisingly wearable.  Check it.

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On my skin, it is like a greyish blue.  I actually wore it to work today, and it doesn’t look too insane.

I’m wearing the Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Mascara.

My review:

Good pigmentation

Good staying power

Good blendability

Would repurchase 🙂

Also, check out my faux side swept bang look.

~Anna

NYX – The Curve review

15 Sep

Last week I bought this enticing liquid eyeliner from NYX called The Curve.  It retails at $14.99 at Ulta, Target and online.

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Description: The Curve Liner in Jet Black by NYX has an innovative, ergonomic shape that makes applying liquid liner mistake-proof. The grip zone provides just the right hold to make application precise, secure and best of all…effortless
What it promises to do: Provides an ergonomic shape for optimal holding and easy application. Suitable for right and left handed application with universal shape. Skinny tip for precision lining. Excellent color pay-off. Quick drying, smudge proof, no feathering, no skipping, no running, paraben free.

How it holds up: Overall I really like this eyeliner but don’t actually think the shape helps that much – maybe if you are completely new to liquid liners.  [I was a teenage goth, so I like to think I’m a pro.  :)] It does smear if you rub it, so just don’t rub it.  I gave it the Disco Nap test and I still had it on when I was ready to go out, so it did have the lasting power it promised.  I made sure to apply NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer first thought.  It’s good but its not $15 good.  You can get the same pay off other drug store liners, so unless you have a coupon I wouldn’t spend the extra money on The Curve.

September 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag!!!

11 Sep

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I’m happy I finally got around to blogging about August because my Ipsy  September Glam Bag arrived yesterday….unexpectedly!  I didn’t think it would be shipped until next week since I didn’t get an option of a Sneak Peek this month.

So BONUS!  It was like a true surprise.  I had no idea what to expect.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

The bag is awesome!!!!  And I love LOVE the makeup bag this month.  It’s going in my purse tonight.  Bam.

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What I got:

Elizabeth Mott Mascara sample

Cailyn Lip Balm in Big Apple.  (I can’t wait to try this, the color is so gorgeous in the bottle)

Nyx eye shadow

Starlooks eyeliner in Obsidian

I’m really psyched for the lip balm.  I have Cailyn gel liner, and I’m so happy with the quality.  I expect nothing less from this.

Reviews of all products will happen!

What did you get in your Ipsy bag???

~Anna

Lips – Top Picks

10 Sep

Not going to lie but I am kind of a lipstick noob.   I didn’t really wear it until this year (aside from a bad stint in high school when I though dark / black lips were cute on me.)

After experimenting, reading reviews, spending a bunch of cash.  I have decided these are my favorites:

LUSH – Lipstick $18.95: Highly pigmented, cute colors and they go out of the way to help you find your perfect shade at the Lush Store. It also has jojoba oil and rose wax to help moisturize your lips.

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Stila – Stay All Day lipstick $22: I received a sample of this in my August Birchbox and I just love it.  Has staying power and feels weightless.  The red shade (Beso) I have is perfect!

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MAC- Lipstick $15: A cult classic for a reason.  They have so many shades, so you will certainly find yours.  The staying power isn’t as good as the two previous liquid lipsticks but I still love it.  (especially their reds and pinks).

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NYX Matte Lipstick $6:  My go-to drugstore lipstick.  I love the matte finish and $6 is freaking cheap.

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-kassi

41 Beauty Products that really work

12 Aug

Click the photo below to see the other 37 products!Image

I disagree with the NYX eyeshadow Primer they pictured.  Get the HD one, it’s the same price and it works WAY better.

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Do you disagree that any of these products work well?  We are interested in that growth shampoo, that seems too good to be true!

As you know we think Nailtiques is the holy grail of nail growth.