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Monday, August 28, 2017

This, That & Other Stuff Vol. 11 | NYX Edition

this that & other stuff nyx edition
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Happy Monday, blog fans! I have had the same one song in my head for days (this one) and you know what? I don't even mind. I feel like I've time hopped (well, backwards that is) as I've been listening to new Shins and Broken Social Scene albums. I hadn't realized I how much I missed them. Anyway, you're not here for new music chat, you're here for the NYX. I've got a few random bits from the brand, so a round of This, That & Other Stuff just made sense.

Everyone loves a bit of highlight (myself included) and cream formulas are often a quick and easy way to get your glow on. The NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks might be a great way to get that. I say might as the shade I received are too deep for my skin tone and work more as illuminating blushes.

The shade Sunkissed Crush is a warm gold with a soft glow, while Brick Red Blaze is a bold red with just a hint of radiance. While these shades don't work for me, I do like the formula, as it's soft enough to glide on with ease an blends easily without disrupting makeup under it.

I've featured a few of the NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream shades (here) and was thrilled to receive a few more. As you may know, NYX added five new shades to range not too long ago. The range was initially home to some pretty bold shades, but the new additions are more neutral gold, nudes, and browns to round out the range.

Of the new additions, there is Metropolitan Night, a pale gold metallic with shimmer. Speed of Light is from the original releases, with a coppery rose gold hue. These have an easy formula, as it has the shine of a gloss, but is a cream texture that stays put quite well without being sticky. I find these wear nicely for about 4-5 hours without eating.

mascara eyeSad lashes (wearing mascara)

Last up, lashes! The Wicked Lashes range is home to quite a few options from super bold to every day naturals. Of the options currently available, I've tested one of each, with Overrated being the more natural style. The criss-cross style is tapered, with added volume as the lashes are layered for a more intense look (as opposed to fluttery.) While the band isn't overly thick, I did find these lashes didn't want to keep a curve very well and as a result kept popping off on one end. The Exaggerated lashes are just that. This style is full on, with a thick layer of lashes almost straight across. The band is thicker on this style, but surprisingly supple and incredibly easy to manipulate and apply.

Overall, some fun additions to the NYX family. I highly suggest the Cosmic Metals Lip Cream id you're looking for an easy wearing, non-matte metallic shade. What do you think? need any of these products in your makeup bag? Have any NYX favourites I should try?

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