As you all know, I fell for the Clicks sale promotions like a helpless fool. This NYX promotion has to be a favourite though. Here are reviews and swatches of the lot I purchased.
I picked up this NYX Love in Paris eye shadow palette mostly because of my obsession with all things Paris and the adorable names they come in, there is a palette in the collection called Madeleines and Macarons. Yum!
I got Je Ne Sais Quoi, a beautiful mix of neutrals, shimmers and mattes. I really wanted a mini palette that had some pretty neutrals as well as a matte black and this ticks both boxes.
The second swatch is a beautiful chocolate brown with golden flecks in it that I find ideal for a neutral Smokey eye. Another favourite is the eggplant shade at the bottom which is a colour I’m so crazy about at the moment
The eye shadows all apply really smoothly and are quite buttery with the exception of the 7th swatch, it is all sparkle but applies terribly chalky and is my least favourite of the palette. The matte brown and black have been serving me well as a mixture for filling in my brows, so chuffed with that!
I also got this lipstick in Hope for my mum, as soon as I saw it I knew it would be an ideal shade for her, the type of thing that compliments her tone very well and that she would like to wear as an everyday pop of colour, especially since she doesn’t wear other makeup. how right I was, she now wears it on the daily. It is a brown toned red and she did comment on how moisturising and soft it is.
both those purchases earned me an It List, I chose the one in neutrals. The butter gloss is my favourite, I understand now why it is one of the brands best sellers. It just glides on, has great colour payoff and feels amazing on my lips. The shade I got, Crème Brulee also has a sweet dessert type of scent that makes me love applying it, unfortunately butter gloss isn’t sold in SA.
Above that is the lip plumplng gloss in Kim. Anyone who has ever seen me knows I don’t need lip plumping, so I haven’t and won’t be using this one. The Mega Shine lipgloss in Perfect is so pretty, pink and sparkly but has a weird cough syrup scent. I use it anyway. It is more of a tacky gloss when compared to the Butter Gloss and Xtreme shine lip cream. My Xtreme Shine lip cream is in Natural, I have been using this quite a bit as well and it is similar in texture and application to the butter gloss.
The Soft Matte lip cream has a great texture but the shade I got, Antwerp, is too orange and not for me. I’m keen to try it in a more pink nude shade though.
See anything you fancy? I will definitely be purchasing more from NYX, I’m looking at the foundations and primers next.