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NYX Haul: Pix & Swatches

Happy Mother's Day ladies! I hope you are having a wonderful day.


We had my favorite dessert today, tiramisu cake....yum. There's a slew of different ways to interpret tiramisu, but it's basically lady fingers soaked in espresso or strong coffee and layered with mascarpone and whipped cream, topped with a sprinkling of cocoa. Tiramisu in Italian means "pick me up" and I surely felt better after eating it!

Anyway, my NYX package came in yesterday so you know I had to take pictures of everything and do some good swatches to help you out.

You'll mostly see nude and pink lip products, and eyeshadow colors I don't really have yet. That 50% off sale was just too good to pass up.




I must say, NYX Cosmetics packs their products EXTREMELY well. Cutting through that huge ball of layers and layers of bubble wrap was like performing surgery. What am I going to do with all those packing peanuts? You know they're bad for the environment!




The Black Label Lipsticks are more moist and glossy than the Round Lipsticks but I feel they are less pigmented. I prefer more opaque lippies but these are still nice- love these colors! I also adore the packaging, however, they are a little hard to pop open.

I bought another Rea to add to my 4 backups. Haha! I use it almost everyday to neutralize my lips. I pat it on, never rub.
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For more NYX lip swatches, click here.

I tried to heavily swatch this on my arm but it wouldn't show up. Hmm. It's a matte blush that contains talc, which I stay away from, but it's the second ingredient so I'll just try it out. This is a popular contour color. I love my EDM and Physician's Formula blushes, though!



On to the eye products. I just got trios I didn't already have (I forgot Lake Moss). I picked up another Nude pigment since it's good to mix with other colors. Lilac Pearl has a slight blue opalescence to it. The yellow trio is going to be great for summer! I am loving Antique Gold right now.




I'm disappointed with the light gray in this trio; it's not very pigmented. This is what Maite is supposedly wearing on her eyes in the picture on the website.



I decided to try a couple of the Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadows, which I don't see a lot of. They have the texture of a baked eyeshadow but I think the single eyeshadows have the best pigmentation. Some colors in the trios are better than others. Silver Pearl should definitely be renamed "light blue pearl" and Charcoal Pearl should be renamed "silver pearl."

The pink is very pale but if you pack in on over a good base, then it will come out this way. Silver & Charcoal Pearl are quite sheer on my eye. (Ignore the nasty arm hair!)


Brown, the single eyeshadow, is one of my favorite matte warm-toned browns, but in the Highlight/Brown/Suede trio, it's a completely different color. Boo! The same goes for Golden. It's hella different in those two trios. What's up with that?

Review coming up for the Eye & Lip Makeup Remover!

I also bought a nail polish in "Jungle" but I'll save that for a NOTD post. Hope the swatches helped! =)
NYX frappucino, rea, dusty rose, taupe, vanilla, lollipop, sky pink pearl, lilac pearl, antique gold, yellow pearl, golden, casablanca, highlight, brown, suede, silver pearl, charcoal pearl swatches

17 comment(s):

Kitty said...

Beautiful haul! I am so excited mine will arrive tomorrow :D

Lily said...

yeah, you're right. the gray in the trio isn't that pigmented, but the other two colors are gorgeous. great haul!

Lady Lostris said...

@Kitty, thanks hun! Hope you get your box soon. Mine took 3 days to get here even though I live in the same state! I guess somebody was laggin'.

@Lily, I know. =( That gray sucks but I love pink and gray together. Pink & green, too... like my blog colors. Hehe

Jasmin said...

awesome stuff ! ! ! love the new products !

Jennnyy. said...

holy moly, that's a lot of NYX stuff :) the sky pink pearl pigment looks so prettyyy!

Sofee said...

awesome haul thanx for the swatches!!

foolishxlady said...

I hauled some stuff from the 50% off sale but it wasnt as great of a deal as I thought it would be, I had an extra $5 added from who knows where! So I didnt get that much =(.

The swatches did help! Thank you!

Lady Lostris said...

@Jasmin, thank you!! =)

@Jennnyy., Sky Pink is very per-ty!

@Sofee, you're welcome hun! Hope the swatches helped. :)

@foolishxlady, I think they may have overcharged you on the tax, like I think they did to me. But, you're welcome =)

KiLLaCaM said...

great haul! i'm waiting on my package today! i can't wait to play with my stuff here at work :)

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

nice haul! i didn't order ><

Lady Lostris said...

@KiLLaCaM, thanks! I'd love to see your haul!

@Paint Me Gorgeous, thank u hun! You can still get some good deals until Friday. But yeah, I wasn't supposed to order anything either. I figured another 50% off sale would only come in another 10 years! =)

injanuity said...

Wow! Great haul! I placed a big order too, and I'm regretting that I didn't order more. Oh well... :)

Vanessa M. said...

damn you!!! im adding those lippies to my cart as we speak! haha rose is sold out tho :(

Vanessa M. said...

oh wait! dusty rose not rose haha

Lady Lostris said...

@injanuity, hope you enjoy your stuff!

@Vanessa, bwahahaha! =P Aww, Dusty Rose is sold out?

Maryana said...

I know it's an old post, but THANK YOU for the swatches! Really helped me out!

Lady Lostris said...

@Maryana It's ok if it's an old post. =) I'm glad the swatches helped you out!

 
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