Monday, January 25, 2010

My NYX Haul...if you will

A week or two ago I posted a blog about NYX having a huge sale, so you know I had to get in on the action. I love sales. They are the best way for me to try out the makeup products I would normally pass by, and NYX is no exception. I've never really been a fan, but decided I would give them another shot.

So here's what I got:
2 sheer glosses
3 chrome eyeshadows
2 regular eyeshadows
2 Ink Nail Art

Oh, and I also got these:

I love lashes! They are so much fun.

The Eyeshadows
I'm a little disappointed in the eyeshadows. I was looking for something glorious since so many people have exclaimed that they are just as pigmented as MAC. Not so, although they are definitely more pigmented than a lot of other drug store makeup that I have encountered. I think if I use a good base, they will be fine. I also need to try them in other, more vibrant colors. I bought silvers because I've been asked to do a lot of silver and gray looks lately, and I just like having a variety to choose from.

The Chrome Eyeshadows
Again, not as heavily pigmented as I would like for them to be, but they come across kind of soft/subtle, and nice. I'm not mad that I bought them at all. This is actually a nice alternative to MAC's pigments. If I just want to give someone a glow in the inner corners of their eyes without it being to harsh or POW! this is perfect.

Sheer Glosses

Here I am wearing their sheer gloss in Juicy. It is definitely a sheer gloss, and I love the texture. I like for my glosses to be just a tad bit sticky (only a tad). I hate when they are too oily and slick. I immediately know that they won't be on my lips for long if that's how they are. This has just the right balance of sticky and slick. I'm not afraid of it skating off of my lips, or of my hair getting caught on it (yuck!).

The other color I got, spicy, is not as sheer as this gloss is. It definitely has a little more than a hint of color, but not the same amount as a lipstick. It's still nice though.

Ink Nail Art
Okay, I just bought these because, well, I hate going to get my nails done, yet sometimes I want to have a little bit of fun with them. I haven't played with these yet, but when I do (and assuming they won't look horrid) I will post pics and do a review.

So that's my haul. The next time they are having a sale, try out some new products. You really can't complain when you're getting an eyeshadow for $2 or lipgloss for a buck!