NYX Lip Lingerie NEW Release 2017

NYX is one of, if not, my absolute favorite affordable makeup brands. I’m always drawn to their vast selection in lipstick shades. THERE ARE SO MANY!

My latest go-to shade range for lip colors are nudes and moody/muted tones. I think they’re the most sexy and effortless on me. I love the shades offered in the NYX Lip Lingerie collection. You can find nudes and muted hues to create super on-trend makeup looks. NYX originally released this collection early 2016 and I purchased 5 colors alone last year. There was mixed reviews on the formula, but like most liquid matte lipsticks you need to initially take care of your lips.

This year I picked up 3 and it was so hard not to buy more. Side note, I have promised myself that this years I would be a responsible spender and not buy every single thing on impulse. So back to the lipsticks, I purchased the 3 that I know I would wear and adore.

The colors I purchased are: Seduction, Cashmere Silk, and Cabaret Show. Seduction is my favorite! I also recommend After Hours, Bustier, and French Maid, especially for deeper skin tones. Check out my swatches and review in the video below and shop the collection at Ulta Beauty here.

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L’oreal La Palette Nude2 {review and swatches on dark skin}

Drug store makeup companies have literally STEPPED the game completely up! Well FI-NA-LLY!

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I usually wear a mixture of high-end and drug store makeup, well mostly drug store lipstick, so I’m happy to see palettes start hit the scene. I never purchased the drug store palettes before and I guess it’s because I have high end palettes from both Smashbox and Urban Decay; therefore never really gave it a thought to try a drug store palette…. but that changed. When I saw the L’oreal palette the total appearance of the palette caught my eye. Sometimes the quads from drug store makeup brands look, well, cheesey, and the others that look nice I just wonder if they will look good on my skin tone. I’m always cautious in purchasing ANY palette, let alone a drug store since I can’t swatch it in store, because I don’t want them to look ashy or overall unflattering for my skin tone. So it took an hour of walking around Target to convince me to take a risk and try the palette. The Palette was $16 USD for me in Target, I’ve seen on other blogs that it being priced at around $20 USD. So here’s a look at the palette below!

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So the palette has 10 colors. These are all rosey, cool tones, so yes it reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I like to think of the selection of these colors in the palette as an extension of the UD Naked 3 Palette, not a dupe per say.  There are 4 shimmer colors and 6 mattes. I love the fact that the shimmers are flaky at all. The over all consistency & formula of the shadows are perfect, they blend easily and the pigmentation is decent. If you want to the color to sit more strongly on your eye I suggest not only a primer, but also a dense brush for application.

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Colors 1 through 5 on my hand without primer.

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Colors 6 through 10 on my hand without primer.

Tell me, have you tried any drug store palettes? If so, which is your favorite?!?! I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what else is next for drug store makeup as we see that fabulous makeup doesn’t have to cost a fortune nowadays. If you would like to get the palette yourself, check it out here.

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See you soon glamazons!

xoxo