I’m loving NYX right now, as is the rest of the world, and quite rightly so. There’s something about the statement, matte colours + great affordability that’s captured my heart. Plus I’ve kind of gone off MAC after finding out that NYX is a cruelty free brand and doesn’t test on animals, while MAC- global, multi million pound, world recognised company, still tests on animals. I just think that MAC are so influential and such front runners in the make up industry, they really could’ve set the precedence for brands going forth and made such a huge difference. So my plan is to find cruelty free alternatives to all of my MAC staples (as well as other animal testing brands), which I intend to blog about along the way. So far with NYX I’ve tried their Vinyl Liquid Liner, highlight and contour Wonder stick and their Liquid Suede Cream lipsticks, all which I’ve been impressed with. I’d love to get my hands on the Lip Lingerie collection but its currently only available in downtown Toronto at their flagship Eaton centre store and I don’t get down there much. However, I’m pretty sure you can order online so that’s something I’m planning to do. As for the UK, I believe it’s available in Boots.
I’ve always been the type of person that likes my classic products. I would turn my nose up at drugstore brands in favour of fancier, more expensive brands and stick to the same lip stick colour and what was tried and tested for me. But now I’m trying to experiment a little more and introduce some variety into my life. Buying drug store brands is such a fun and easy way to try new products and expand your collection without breaking the bank.
The products I wanted to share are two gorgeous NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick colours. The first one is called Tea + Cookies and is a lovely rosy colour.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, LSCL 09 Tea & Cookies
What I like about it is that you’re adding a strong blush colour but still remaining quite neutral. I’d say it’s a shade that would look great on most people, the colour is very current and it’s one of their more neutral, everyday ones. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately and have had lots of compliments on it. Plus it’s called Tea & Cookies so what’s not to like.
The second shade is such a cool colour. I’ve always been about my nudes, and spent a lot of my teenage years mixing my lipsticks with concealer to try and create the matte nude look I so longed for (this was in the heather shimmer days, forgive me) but I always knew what I liked even back then.
So this shade for me is like taking my trusty nude and deepening it several notches so it’s got a warm spicy brown look. I absolutely love it and the matte finish really sets the look. They’re long lasting too, maybe not Kylie lipkit long lasting but pretty impressive. After a few hours at work I do tend to put a bit of lip balm on and re do as the matte effect can feel quite drying but that’s only to be expected.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, LSCL 07 Sandstorm
I really adore the whole Suede line and plan on trying all the colours in the range. I love some of the vibrant reds and the really deep tones, and they’re such an amazing price, you can’t really go wrong.
I’m also experimenting with drug store mascaras. I’ve always used Benefit starting with Bad Gal Lash, They’re Not Real and Rollerlash but I seem to get through mascaras quite quickly and it was annoying to have to keep forking out $30 every time. So I’ve been trying some different lower cost mascaras and some are really good and for the half the price ( I’ll do a blog about some of my faves soon). This Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara cost me $11 and for someone who wakes up with eyes that are non existential, this is a bloody good buy. In fact I think this may have made it into the staples section of my life, and that’s saying something. And the packaging is matte black and blush, enough said.
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara
The last product I want to share is this gorgeous rose gold eyeshadow from one of my favourite shops The Bodyshop, another fabulous cruelty free brand. Don’t overlook Bodyshop for makeup, they do some pretty decent stuff. I wanted to get a shimmery beige eyeshadow as that’s what seems to suit me most but my eyes kept being drawn to this gorgeous shade. I’m always wary of any pink/ red hues in eyeshadow in case I look like I’ve just been rubbing my eyes but this is quite soft and subtle, and very complimentary to the lip colours I bought. It’s kind of a rose gold colour which is very on trend right now. It has the warm rose colour with a hint of a gold shimmer, something that works so amazingly together. The eyeshadow from Bodyshop cost $11 and there were some really nice shades to choose from.
The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow, Shade: 315 Mon Cherry
Anyway hope you enjoyed this mini make up haul, have a beautiful day! xo