Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It Came! NYX Smokey Look Collection

Happy Tuesday (again)!

My NYX kit came today, and I couldn't wait to share. I also got the mascara in this shipment, but the kit is the exciting part, right?


Sorry for the glare in these. Everything was just so shiny. 

 box front
 box back
the kit!

The size is 7x4.25x1.5 inches so not so big you couldn't slip it into a tote or even a larger-sized purse. Inside is where the real magic begins.

There is a nice insert that tells what the four basic color schemes are for the shadows.

 love purple!

Despite being well encased in bubble wrap, there was some product damage, as you can see in the next pic. Also, pieces of the case had broken off, one of which landed in one of the corrective products. You'll see that down below.

The trays containing the shadows slide to each side to reveal the contour and blush tray - contour and highlight on the left, blushes on the right.

Then there is a tray that slides out from the bottom that contains the lip colors, some really sparkly creamy colors and the corrective colors. As you can see, the brownish corrective is where a piece of the case got lodged when it broke off. Love all those lip colors, too.

I was attracted to that red lip color in the top row, right next to that sparkly green, and couldn't resist putting it on. You can't really tell from the photo, but there is a nice sparkle to this one that's kind of subtle unless you look closely. And it doesn't scream, "Red!", which I really like.

Despite saying that I don't like red lips on me, I am now in love with this look - probably more cranberry than red and quite sheer. The only complaint about this kit is that they don't have any names associated with the colors. I wish they did because I would totally go buy this red lip color right now. I'll have to see if I can find a match.

By the way, that is not a pimple on my upper lip. It just kind of appeared one day a long time ago, has never gone away and has never changed in size or color. Doesn't seem to be a mole but I don't know what else it could be.

Anyway, back to the kit. There were some applicators included as well as a small eyeliner. I will probably only use the lip brush and the liner, though. I plan to use brushes to apply these colors. And I ended up ordering a liquid liner pen, which I'm a bit nervous about using. I've always used pencils because I felt I had more control, but they do have their issues so I thought I'd try a liquid. 

And the mascara. I normally use L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara but thought I would give this one a try. Not sure about the tube idea but we'll see how it goes.

I actually expected the one end to be a clear product, but it is actually white. Kind of like white-out. 

That's all that came today. The rest of the stuff is supposed to come tomorrow. I can't wait to have it all so I can really play around. My birthday is Thursday, and then my friends are treating me to my favorite restaurant, The Rusty Bucket, on Friday so I'll be debuting my new look then. If I can get someone to take a picture of me, I'll post it. I just don't like how I look in selfies. My nose always looks huge for some reason, and it's really not.

I'll probably post again when the stuff comes tomorrow. I'm not excited about this or anything. Can you tell?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned.


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