New NYX Purchases

18 Sep

This weekend I made an impromptu stop at Ulta and wound up buying a little more than planned – I went in without a list and it’s like buying groceries when you’re hungry (bad idea). Anyhoo, three of the items I picked up were from NYX. Now, I’ve always heard good things about NYX and I love that they’re cruelty free and have a low price point, but no one stocks them near me. So I browsed and browsed and browsed and finally decided to pick out a couple of their eyeshadows and a blush.

I decided to pick up the eyeshadows in the shades Aloha and Sparkle Cedar. They are both shimmery nude tones, but as the name implies Sparkle Cedar has quite a bit more sparkle to it. Aloha is a cool toned shimmery shade that looks very smooth and natural on my skin. Sparkle Cedar is a bit more yellow and glittery. Both are lovely, understated colors that I think are going to be great with browns, greens, and purples during fall and winter.

I also grabbed up one of their blushes in the shade Dusty Rose. I though the shade was so pretty in the store, but the name threw me off. Dusty Rose just sounds like something my grandmother would have worn. I couldn’t decide if I should get it or not, but my mother (ever the enabler) said she would take it if I didn’t like it – And I am so glad she convinced me to pick it up. It’s a lovely matte medium pink shade that is very pigmented. You have to be very careful with this shade if you’re fair-skinned like I am, because it is very easy to over do it with this blush. With a light dusting of this shade though, my cheeks are flushed and glowing.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with the NYX items I picked up and I am looking forward to trying more of their products. Since they are so affordable, I do see myself picking up many more NYX products in future.

Tell me, what are your favorite NYX products?


One Response to “New NYX Purchases”

  1. Andrea September 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    those NYX blushes look so nice! I think I may just have to get one 🙂

    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

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