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Nothing can keep us from sculpting – Love Contours All! This uh-mazing NYX Cosmetics palette has literally everything you need for complete definition. It includes pigmented eyeshadows in edgy, neutral tones, blendable highlighting and contouring shades, and beautiful brow powders. Yes! You can create a whole look using one sleek palette. Hold on, this heart just skipped a beat.
This palette, like most NYX palettes, is amazing!!! If you love any of the NYX most recent palettes like the Avant Pop Palette, you will love this one. This palette is really good!! It has everything you will ever need for many different looks. You can use all of these shades on your eyes and in many different ways, they are so versatile. I love all of the shades in this palette!
All of these shades are so pigmented, you can see by the swatches. They also work so well with your brush and blend really nicely. The matte shades in these palettes are my favorite. The shimmer shades are nice too but I just love matte eyeshadows. Do you see how black that shade is?? YEAH!
The contour and highlight shades are so amazing as well! They are so pigmented and the perfect shades.
The only downfall is they are a little powdery and there’s some fallout, but I can live with that.
This palette is totally worth it and if you can get it from Ulta with the buy 1 get 1 50% off, it is even more worth it!
What it is:
A creamy, highlighting powder with duo-chrome pigments to impart a captivating light effect that transforms as you move.
What it does:
Achieve a sophisticated, prismatic glow in any light with this limited-edition Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter. It’s enriched with color-shifting pigments that reflect and refract light for a multi-faceted, holographic chameleon effect. Prismatic Amethyst is infused with pale gold, violet, and rose pearls to create a unique, iridescent sheen that shifts as you move.
Unlike traditional pressed powders, this one-of-a-kind formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes. It’s perfect for highlighting or layering to create a truly unique glow. The result is a high-shine, elegant shimmer finish that doesn’t look glittery.
This palette contains 15 matte eyeshadow shades and 4 eyeshadow brushes. I can’t find this online but looked everywhere. This is a new palette from Hard Candy that I found at Walmart.
For the drugstore and $10 this palette is not that bad at all. I love matte palettes and nothing is better than fining a drugstore matte palette. It is a pretty good palette and you get a good amount of shades. I really love the shades that they picked. You have a full row of light matte shades, some warm shades, cool shades and some nice deep shades.
As far as the formula goes, it is ok. I wouldn’t say it is the best formula but it definitely isn’t bad. When I first swatched them with my finger, the formula was SOOO smooth and creamy. I have never touched a drugstore palette with such a smooth formula. They swatch really smoothly and blend pretty well. I will say that when you use a brush they aren’t as pigmented. They are a little lighter but I still think they are really pretty!!
The only downfall is they are a little powdery and have some fallout. I also wasn’t impressed with the deep shades. They are a little too light for me and they don’t really build up. I will say that the middle row is my favorite!! Overall for the price this is a good palette especially if you are starting with building up a makeup collection.
Seamlessly glides onto lips and leaves lasting color
Smooth, flawless application
Specially formulated with proprietary polymer and ester complex
A lip liner like no other, made with a special polymer formula, it seamlessly glides onto lips and leaves color that goes on for days. Wear alone or under lipstick for color that wont budge. Like ever.
When I saw these at my local Walmart I knew I needed these, especially since they were only a few dollars. I picked up two colors: Bare to Comment and Never Pedal Down.
They only have 6 shades available and I really wish they had more to choose from. I only picked up the colors that were colors I would like to wear every day. I would have loved more nude shades, especially pink nude. They have a nice red, light pink, deep purple..you can click here to see the other shades.
I must say that I really love the formula of these lip liners. They are really creamy, pigmented and they honestly glide on the lips so nicely! They create the perfect line and you can use these to fill in the whole lip. I think they last for a good amount of time, I wouldn’t say all day…but at least a few hours.
I really want to buy the other shades, and I really hope they come out with more!!
Get a gorgeous bronze customized for your skin tone with bareMinerals Invisible Bronze. This luxuriously smooth, baked formula delivers multi-dimensional sheer, buildable color that looks healthy and natural, never orange or overdone. Ultra-fine reflective pearls create a subtle glow that mimics the effect of skin after a day in the sun.
Invisible Bronze is made by Italian artisans, and no two are exactly alike. The pigment-packed formula begins as a cream, is baked on a terracotta tile for 24 hours, and hand-finished for an ultra-lightweight powder that feels creamy upon application, and delivers pure pigment and pearl, with no binders or fillers.
What it is:
An ultra-pigmented, full-coverage concealer that hides imperfections with a weightless, comfortable feel.
What it does:
Just one drop is all it takes to achieve full-coverage and lasting wear with a second-skin feel. Hide the look of imperfections all day with this high-pigment, full-coverage, lightweight concealer. It’s easily blendable and buildable to reveal an even skintone with a natural-looking, matte finish that will not cake or crease.
What it is:
An full-coverage, long-wearing color corrector with a comfortable, second-skin feel.
What it does:
This ultra-pigmented, full-coverage color corrector hides imperfections. It won’t crease or cake, and it easily addresses the following common skin concerns: redness, dark spots, under-eye dark circles, sallowness, dullness, and acne scars. It blends seamlessly for a lightweight, second-skin feel and a natural finish—a little goes a long way.
Get a gorgeous glow customized for your skin tone with bareMinerals Invisible Glow. This luxuriously smooth, baked formula delivers sheer color that looks naturally luminous, never overdone. Ultra-fine reflective pearls catch the light to create a natural glow that mimics how sunlight reflects on skin.
Fair to Light: mélange of beige + opal blend to create a glistening icy white ideal for fair-to-light skin tones.
Invisible Glow is made by Italian artisans, and no two are exactly alike. The pigment-packed formula begins as a cream, is baked on a terracotta tile for 24 hours, and hand-finished for an ultra-lightweight powder that feels creamy upon application, and delivers pure pigment and pearl, with no binders or fillers.
Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette– a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Cosmetics Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
This palette was just okay, it didn’t really WOW me. Partly because I LOVE matte shadows and these are all shimmery shadows. If you love shimmery shadows or the colors of these shadows then you will love this palette.
The eyeshadow formula is really good. It is nice and creamy and pigmented. these are dry packed shadows but they almost feel wet when you apply them on the skin. It seems like that happens with most foiled shadows though. They blend really nicely and look beautiful on the lids. They will crease if you don’t use a primer. But other than that I think they are great drugstore foiled shadows. SWATCHES:
Get swept away by NYX Cosmetics’ drop-dead gorgeous Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette. This collection features eight highly pigmented and buttery-smooth colors that flawlessly suit any skin tone. Perfect for everyone from the pro on the go to the budding beauty guru, this irreplaceable set brings together a variety of exclusive shades in both matte and shimmery finishes. It’s true – we’ve got a serious blush crush!
Cost: $19.99 (all NYX is on sale for buy 1 get one 50% off)
I love this palette!!! I feel like this palette is so versatile and can be used on so many skin tones. This would be perfect for a a makeup kit or just anyone who loves variety.
There are two different formulas – the top row is shimmer/satin and the bottom row is matte. I personally love matte blushed more and these matte blushes are amazing! All of the blushes are amazing, they are so soft and so pigmented!! They really glide not the face so nicely and blend really well.
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this palette. It is totally worth the money and even better if you can get it for half off at Ulta.
Experience the softer side of the bold matte lip with NYX Cosmetics’ Soft Matte Lipstick, their formula that covers your lips in velvety-soft color and the same powdery-matte finish as the iconic Soft Matte Lip Cream. This ultra-lightweight lipstick also features a unique bullet shape that makes it ideal for both drawing and filling.
NYX is coming out with so many items for the 2017 Spring launch! I have reviewed so many products but in particular more lipsticks 🙂 on the new NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipsticks – click here to read my review and swatches.
Let me start off by saying the colors are gorgeous!! I love all of the shades they created. There’s a nice variety of neutrals, reds, pinks, purples and some vibrant colors. The packing is so beautiful as well. I love the way they added the lipstick color to the tube so you know what shade it is. The lipstick tubes look very similar to the NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé.
The lipstick shape is very unique and makes it easy to apply especially in the hard to get areas and curves of the lips. I really love that aspect of the lipstick!
Now as far as the formula goes, I am not the biggest fan of matte lipsticks in genera and I knew that going into it. Some of the colors are a little patchy and kind of dry, you will be able to see from my swatches. BUT there are some colors that are so amazing and glide on the lips much easier. My favorites shades are:In Bloom-ington, Garden State-ment, Roosevelt Nightcap, Te Amo del Amo, and Brooklyn. Those shades are so beautiful and amazing!!
These are definitely on the dry side so if you don’t mind that then you will love them. These are definitely a true matte.and pigmented but you need to build them up a bit. They do transfer but they stay on the lips longer than a normal lipstick. If you love more of a creamy matte check out my review of the NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks – click here.
Like I said I love most of the shades but there were a few patchy and dry one. If you love matte lips and matte lipsticks then you definitely need to get some of these.