Ten or Less: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

Left to Right: La-La, Nude Peach, Perfect, Beautiful

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for some new favorite lip products, but what makes finding such a good product even better is when you just happen to stumble upon it! I was checking out my local Nordstrom and I saw that they now have make up in their Brass Plum section. I was on the hunt for a pair of big, fun earrings, and instead found my latest favorite lip gloss.

It’s the NYX Cosmetics Mega Shine Lip Gloss. I’d never tried a NYX lip gloss before so I wasn’t sure what to expect so being the cautious shopper that I am, I only bought one. But as soon as I paid that $5.50 for it, I glossed up my lips with it for the first time and it was love at first use!

The pigmentation of these glosses is just right, and depending on which shade you get, can really go a long way and complete a look. The first shade I got was in Beautiful, then I went back to the bin and picked up Nude Peach, La-La, and Perfect. The consistency is exactly what I look for in a gloss, not to sticky or thick, just right. Officially one of my everyday glosses now.

Ten or Less: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Besides a stain, there’s nothing I love more than a nice bold, matte lip and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream combines my two loves just $6 each, sometimes less depending where you go. These go on soft and creamy like a mousse but behave more like a stain. They remind me a lot of Becca’s Beach Tints because the shades I have tried dry down in a similar way, like an opaque lip stain, but still give lips color and coverage without feathering. The color dries down to a little less vibrant shade, which I appreciate. NYX says it is moisturizing but I don’t really find that to be true with my lips. However, compared to other long wearing lip colors, they are not nearly as drying and don’t have that stickiness we know and hate. None of the color flakes off of my lips with Lip Cream either. I get good wear out of these too, it clings to my lips throughout the day but does suffer a tiny bit with eating and drinking. The only caveat here is you MUST exfoliate your lips before wearing a Lip Cream. Otherwise every single flake and imperfection will be noticeable and there’s nothing worse than a flakey lip. Am I right?

If you want to play with bold color but are a little hesitant, give Milan a try. It’s the shade I’ve been wearing all this week. I’m now scrounging through my apartment for any Ulta coupons I can find, I need to try more of these!

Ten or Less Thursday: NYX Cosmetics 10-Color Palettes

I’m rather stubborn about some things. You may know I hate ordering things online. These NYX Cosmetics 10-Color Palettes came out quite awhile ago but the stores in my area did not carry them for the longest time so I dug in my heels and didn’t order even though I really wanted to try them. A few months ago my local Ulta got them in and we’ve been happy together ever since… wish I wasn’t so stubborn about these things sometimes. 😉
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Drugstore Deal: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils

nyx-jumbo-lip-pencil I love big, thick lipstick pencils. After lip stains, I would say that’s my next favorite kind of lip product. They can act like lip liners and lipstick, all in one product… what’s not to love there?

Next time you see a NYX display, you have to check out their Jumbo Lip Pencils. They are wallet friendly at under $4 each and they are fantastic. They are long lasting, super creamy, well pigmented and they leave a nice, soft shine on the lips.  I seem to rack up the compliments on my lip color when I wear these.

A word of advice here, do not base your decision on the “swatches” displayed on NYX’s website. Those swatches are awful and do not do these lip pencils any justice at all. If you can, try to see them in person or check out these swatches from Makeup Geek. Chances are it’s not going to be your skintone but you should be able to see the difference.

Have you tried NYX’s Jumbo Lip Pencils? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

Glitter to Go

The only time I usually will wear any type of glitter is when I am in Las Vegas, because as we all know, anything goes there. Otherwise, I am not a huge glitter girl.

NYX Cosmetics Glitter on the Go NYX Cosmetics has a line of Glitter called, Glitter on the Go. It is a small cube of loose glitter that comes in a myriad of pretty colors. I tried out the Fuschia color. I put a bit on my arms and décolletage on a very daring night out in the LA area. The glitter stayed well put and added a cool sheen to my body.

The only gripe I would have is the bottle and the way it is packaged. It is not very user friendly in that the glitter is loose and gets everywhere. But for the miniscule price of $5.00/bottle, you can’t complain too much. You can apply it to your hair, face and body. NYX cosmetics are made for the girl who loves to rule the night life. Contrary to their initials, NYX cosmetics are Los Angeles based and are quality products at affordable prices.

Good Makeup at a Good Price: NYX

Nyx Meet NYX Cosmetics. This line of cosmetics is amazing. Their eyeshadows are just as pigmented as major department store lines and their color selection is just as great. I found them while hunting for an eyeshadow I had read was a dead ringer for MAC’s Lucky Green, a limited edition eyeshadow. This is a like a drugstore version of my beloved MAC, maybe that’s why I like it so much. It has Loose Pearl Eyeshadow, great blush, fabulous glosses that taste like cherry (and I looove cherries) and even some brushes.

I’m slowly buying more and more of this stuff. Everyone should definitely try this stuff.