Requested: My Every Day Makeup Application

I was recently asked to write a post on what order I apply my every day makeup. I really liked the idea because I quite often think to myself that I put my makeup on a little bit backwards! But there’s a reason behind it, and I’d like to share that with you today!

Since I’m a really cack-handed, accident-prone person I always start makeup with my eyes. I’m the kind of person who likes to try things out with my eyes, since I’m new at this makeup thing. I have a tendency to sneeze, blink or just poke myself in the eye with mascara and because of that I’d much rather be able to remove my eye makeup without messing up my base and having to start all over again – and wasting product. I can also wipe away any fallout from eyeshadows without worrying about mucking things up! So whatever look I’m doing I will always start with my eyes.

Firstly I tightline. I don’t always do this but I like the fuller look it gives my lashes. I use the NYX Tres Jolie gel eyeliner pencils because they rarely transfer and they stay put. A lot of people think tightlining is lining the waterline, but it’s actually not. It’s pushing eyeliner between the lashes on the lashline to give a fuller appearance at the base of the lashes. I will use this eyeliner to push product between the lashes and then use a cotton bud to neaten up and remove any product from my waterline. It takes some practice at the start but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it. I’ll sometimes use a tiny angled nail art brush with a Bobbi Brown gel pot instead. I have very watery eyes, and they’re sensitive too so I make sure there’s no product likely to drop into my eyes.

If I’m using eyeshadow, I’ll do this next, starting with a primer (I use NYX at the moment) and then go ahead with the shadow colours. Eyeliner comes next, if I’m using it and then I’ll curl my lashes and use mascara. I use the CoverGirl Clump Crusher, which is my current favourite. It actually keeps my lashes separated, coated and somewhat curled for the whole day and doesn’t leave me looking spidery. It doesn’t flake either!

Once my eyes are done, I prime. I use the Pür HydraGel lift under eye primer and whatever face primer I’m using at the time. Let those settle a little and then go in with my foundation. Then I use concealer on my face and lastly on my under eyes. I like the Benefit BOI-ING potted concealers.

Currently I set my under eyes with the ELF brightening under eye powder, and my face (only where I’ve put concealer) with the Bare Minerals Perfecting Veil pressed powder. But I’m actually considering picking up the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder because I need some help with oil on my nose before the summer hits.

Next I’ll go onto blush and bronzer (if I’m wearing it) I’ll apply the bronzer first because it gives me and idea of what blush shade I should go for.

Then I’ll use clear brow gel (NYX Control Freak) to tame my eyebrows – I don’t use any coloured products on my eye brows because they’re heavy as they are. They just need setting so they don’t move during the day!

If I’m going to use a setting spray I’ll spritz that next because it will sometimes dull the brightening effects of the under eye products I use. If this happens I’ll tap a tiny amount of Touche Eclat under my eyes and on my nose to highlight, once the setting spray has dried.

Lastly I’ll go to my lips with whatever product I’ve decided will work – balm, gloss, lipstick.

Then I’ll probably spend 10 minutes trying to find suitable light to take a selfie and then I’m done!

I hope you’ve found this useful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to pop those below!

 

2016 Favourites: What’s Made the Cut?

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My one and only 2016 resolution was to learn how to use makeup. And I can honestly say it’s the only resolution I’ve ever kept! I’ve really enjoyed learning about and using makeup and have found an awesome community of people through it.

I subscribed to GlossyBox for one year, and though I’ve now not renewed my sub with them for next year, I can honestly say it did give me the chance to try some things I wouldn’t have otherwise tried.

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So, I’ve compiled a list of all the things I’ve talked about over the year, that have earned a place in my favourites for the whole year. They’ve stood the test of time and I think these are worth the hype.

I’ll start with non-beauty favourites and then get into the makeup!

Music:

Ariana Grande’s album Dangerous Woman has been my album of the year. Since it came out, it’s pretty much been the only album I listen to. Fact.

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TV:

I’ve watched so much amazing tv over the year. Here are the ones I LOVED:

  • Love
  • Gilmore Girls
  • House of Cards
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Night Of
  • The Man in The High Castle
  • Making a Murderer
  • The Jinx
  • Billions
  • Stranger Things
  • The Affair

That’s not to mention things I’ve continued to watch, but these are the ones I discovered this year.

I also got heavily into YouTube this year, partly through watching makeup YouTubers (that’s a real word now btw) and partly through watching Disney Vloggers.

So now onto the beauty side of things!

I started the year with the Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk and Honey bath, which was given to me as a Valentine’s gift. I’m still working through this jar, though I can see myself needing a repurchase towards the start of next year. It’s an amazing bubble bath, which smells so relaxing and gives the best bubbles. It’s a real treat every time I use it!

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Gwen Stefani had an amazing year collaborating with Urban Decay. I picked up the shadow palette and a couple of her lipsticks, but the one that really stuck with me all year was this blush palette. I’ve used it so much and can find use from every single shade. The powders are pigmented, buildable and blend-able and last all day. Plus the packaging is awesome!

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TheBalm Balm Shelter is a tinted moisturiser I use practically every day that I wear makeup. It’s pigmented, light, comfortable and gives natural coverage. Enough said. Oh and I bought it a year ago and it’s still going…..

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2016 was the year NYX came to the UK and I’m so glad it did because I’ve found a few staples for my makeup collection. The Tres Jolie gel eyeliner pencils, for tight lining, their Dark Circle under-eye concealer and their Pro Mix foundation lightener. Amazing.

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PIXI Glow Tonic (I no longer need to exfoliate, like, ever!) and the PUR Hydra Gel under eye primer – just buy them. Seriously, you’ll thank me.

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Makeup Revolution’s Radiance Palette transformed my summer look. I adore this palette and for basically no cost. The powders are pigmented and buildable and give the perfect amount of bronzing, shimmer and highlight.

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Better Than Sex by Too Faced and Cover Girl’s Clump Crusher mascaras have changed my eyelashes from straight thin wisps to fabulous girly lashes.

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My go to and absolute favourite lipstick this year has been the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Stoned Rose. It’s a fantastic pinky, nude, brown. It’s long lasting, comfortable and smells amazing too!

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And lastly, I managed to pick up a full size of the Victoria’s Secret body mist in Coconut Passion, which I drench myself in daily.

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So, those are the things I’ve loved over 2016. Have you used any of these this year? I’d love to hear what you’ve been loving – comment with a link to your 2016 favourites! I’d love to have a read.

Keep an eye out for my 2016 overview!

December Favourites

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And here we are, all of a sudden, at the end of the year! So, it’s only fitting that I do my December favourites, right?

This December I was lucky enough to receive a Liberty London advent calendar as a gift from my husband, which meant that every day leading up to, and including, Christmas Day I received a little gift from the Liberty beauty hall. It was an amazing gift and exciting every single day to open the huge drawer and see what was inside. I’m not even joking when I say the cost of the calendar was paid for in product a few times over. So needless to say, some of the items I’m talking about this month were a result of this calendar, however I’m only talking about things I have loved and been using regularly.

It was a fantastic experience because I’ve been able to try brands and products I would never have tried otherwise. A resounding success, I’d say!

Let’s start with these products:

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The Votary Facial Oil came to me pretty early on in the month so I’ve been able to give this quite a few tries. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone so the idea of putting oil on my face seems really backward. But that being said, I’ve been totally converted to oil in my hair despite having a greasy scalp, so I was willing to give this a try. I use this after doing a proper cleanse in the evening. You drip 4 drops onto your hand and then lightly move it over your clean, dry skin and finally tap what’s left on your hands onto the under-eye area. I have found that this isn’t greasy, sinks in fairly fast and doesn’t leave me oily. It also smells gorgeous which is lovely. I feel like I’m giving myself a real treat when I use this, and I look forward to using it more!

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The Aveda Hand Relief cream has found its place in my handbag as my go-to every day hand cream when I’m out and about. The rosemary mint scent was a little odd to start with but I actually really enjoy it now. It offers long lasting moisture and sinks in fast which is what I need when I’m not at home.

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As you know, I’m always looking for something to fix my ever-dry lip issues, especially in the winter. I got this C.O. Bigelow rose salve and I’ve been adoring it. It’s basically fixed all my problems (well maybe) – it smells amazing, is hydrating, and when I use this I can go ages before my lips feel dry again. It’s also perfect for tapping onto my lips if I’m wearing lipstick and I feel like I need a moisture boost. I’ll be re-buying this!

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And lastly from the advent calendar was this Skin Laundry face wash. Rubbing this over my face for 60 seconds and then washing it off leaves my skin feeling so clean but not stripped or dry. I even think it might be helping to clear a little of my redness and texture. We’ll see, but so far I love it, and I’ve used it quite a lot and barely made a dent in this little bottle! Yay!

Next, we’ll move onto a couple of items I purchased at the end of November and have loved using in December.

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I made an E.L.F order and have been really pleased with some of the items I got. I picked up a new blush in Twinkle Pink which has been said to be a dupe for the NARS Orgasm blush. I’ve not seen the NARS blush in person, but I wasn’t expecting the ELF blush to be so glittery. I’ve tried to capture some of the fallout in the photo but it just didn’t translate.

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Needless to say, I kept this for the Christmas season when it’s okay to be glitter drenched, but I’m not sure I’ll be wearing it outside of party season. Either way I really enjoyed how it looked, and it wasn’t too sparkly once I had it on (or at least I don’t think it was!!)

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Next from ELF was this under eye setting powder. A teeny tiny pot, which came with a little brush (though I’m not sure how you would use a teeny brush so I’ve been using a fluffy setting brush as normal) I really like this finely milled powder and as long as you use the tiniest amount, it sets my under-eye area without drying, looking cakey or settling into fine lines. It’s a win!

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Lastly for makeup is a product I’m so glad I found out about. It’s changed my makeup life completely and I can’t believe no one really talks about it. The NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in white is a must have for anyone who is a little pale, or likes to change up their foundations between seasons. You just need a teeny amount, mix it into your foundation and it’ll correct the shade. I have been able to buy foundation not worrying if it’s slightly off colour, or wear foundation I’d usually save for the summer. It doesn’t change the consistency or wear of your foundation and it makes it totally customisable. I think it was about £7.50 which is a steal – go buy it!

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I was lucky enough to receive a brand-new iPhone for Christmas from G Man, to replace my 2.5 year old iPhone 6. He knew I had fallen in love with the iPhone 7 Plus camera, and surprised me with one on Boxing Day, when we went into the Apple store to look for something else. I am over the moon with it, and have very quickly gotten used to the size of the handset. I can never go back!

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Last for December, I need to tell you about this fantastic back pack I treated myself to at the start of the month. Knowing that I had fallen in love with the idea of a backpack for a handbag, since coming back from Disney World, I had been looking for the perfect one. But none of them fit the bill, so I put out a request for help on twitter, and my good friend Bushra told me about Knomo London. I’d never heard of them but had a look, and within a couple of days I’d placed an order.

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Knomo specialise in bags and purses for technology. The one I chose is a small backpack with a padded back pocket perfect for an iPad, as it offers the right size and protection. I don’t have an iPad but the sections, pockets and the size of the pockets is perfect. It even fits my iPhone 7 plus perfectly. The fabric is water resistant and wipeable and even with all my stuff inside, once it’s on my back it doesn’t feel like it has anything in it. It also doesn’t look like it has lots inside, which I appreciate AND it fits my vlogging camera inside. It’s all kinds of awesome. Go check Knomo out!

So, that’s it for another year of favourites. Stay tuned for my 2016 favourites round up!

July Favourites

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July was a super busy month for me. I attended one wedding, one festival and one open air cinema event (blog on this to follow!). The UK had a heatwave, which is still going (yay!) and politically the world is still falling apart. I also placed my first ColourPop order (yay! – more on this when it arrives!) and continued to plan my epic anniversary holiday to Orlando.

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I also tried and continued to use some amazing beauty products and watched some awesome TV. So here’s what I’ve been loving this month:

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Argan 5+ Nourishing Lip Balm has been saving my lips in this hot weather. I suffer from dry and cracked lips and usually need to apply lip balm all the time. This really prevents me from wearing matte lipsticks or liquid lipsticks because I always feel the need to hydrate my lips throughout the day. I picked this up from Waitrose in the hope that I could use it as a treatment. I’ve been applying it every night, just before I go to sleep and honestly my lips have never felt better. The balm contains argan oil and shea butter and soaks in very slowly but doesn’t feel oily or greasy when it goes on. It’s subtly scented and doesn’t offend my nose. I have noticed I can now go a whole day without reapplying lip balm, and my liquid lipsticks feel a lot comfier.

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This month’s GlossyBox was pretty darn good (check out my Instagram @groggits for a full photo of what I got this month) and I was delighted to find this brush included. I’ve been searching for a brush to use with bronzer for a while now, because none of my existing brushes really do it for me bronzer-wise. This brush is awesome. Not only does it apply bronzer really nicely, but the flat top allows me to contour and buff too.

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I saw Makeup Revolution’s Radiance Palette through one of you guys on Twitter (follow me @Shutterbug_Blog) and it was mentioned that it was a dupe for the Hour Glass Ambient Lighting powders. At just £8 I knew I had to give it a try. I’ve not used the HG powders, but I read that these cheaper powders were more natural and less glittery. I’m guessing the powder texture is a lower quality in this palette, but what I don’t know can’t hurt me! The first time I used these I was underwhelmed. There appear to be little-to-no colour payoff and I couldn’t see it on my skin. But then I tried it again and realised it was making a difference but that it was so natural I hadn’t noticed it.

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The darkest shade on the far right is great for a summertime bronze. Subtle but gives my face a gorgeous bronze which doesn’t look fake, chalky or glittery. The far left shade is good for contouring but I think will be better in the cooler months when I don’t want to look so warm. And the middle shade is a lovely subtle highlight. It’s not a crazy highlight but it’s nice and subtle and suitable for day to day. The palette quality is amazing for £8, with a lovely large mirror in the lid, so it’s great for travelling. Go grab one!

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If you watch Michelle at ReadySetGlamour’s YouTube channel, you’ll have already heard of the PUR Cosmetics HydraGel Lift eye primer. This little stick is amazing. It’s an under eye primer, which you can actually use on the lid and any area that you suffer with fine lines, and allows you to apply your makeup without it creasing. It won’t banish fine lines, but your makeup just won’t crease when you use it. You can pop it in the fridge before using, or just use it as is, and either way you benefit from cooling effect. The gel sinks into the skin pretty fast and doesn’t ball up when you apply makeup on top. I actually used it one morning when I’d had a heavy night before, all over the lid and under the eyes. I didn’t put any makeup on, because I wasn’t going anywhere, but the gel cooled and hydrated my eye area and made me feel less sleepy. It’s a little magic stick! I bought mine from Beauty Bay for £18 and this was the only place I could find it in the UK.

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My last beauty favourite this month is the NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee. I mentioned this in my NYX First Impressions post, and I wasn’t too sure about it at the time. The colour seemed to go onto my lips unevenly and settle in the lines of my mouth. But I tried it recently as a liquid lipstick topper and then on its own, and I realised I actually really like it. Not only does it smell so yummy, but once I’ve left it on for a few minutes any unevenness melts away and leaves a lovely subtle wash of colour on my lips.

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It’s a winner. I’m looking forward to increasing my NYX collection when our Boots eventually gets their counter (they keep moving the launch date!)

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Now to entertainment – You’ve probably heard the hype over the latest Netflix series Stranger Things. If you like sci-fi, horror or gaming I think you’ll like this. Set in the 80’s this series pulls from John Carpenter, Stephen King and even from Silent Hill, to create an intriguing and totally immersing tv series. The young actors are amazing, and it’s nice for me to watch something with Winona Ryder in and me not hate her! If you don’t like sci-fi, horror or jumps then steer clear, but if you want to watch something that takes influence from so many places but still comes out seeming totally original then check it out!

And lastly this month, I have a drink! Costa have just released some new ‘over ice’ drinks and I recently had the pleasure of trying their new Pineapple Coconut Water. It’s a refreshing virgin Pina Colada in a cup and now it’s the only thing I ever want to drink!

So that’s it for this month. Have you tried any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂

May Favourites

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And all of a sudden it’s June! The weather of late has been acting more like November, but thankfully I’ve been flooding myself with happy things to remind myself that it’s really the end of Spring and Summer is surely on its way.

So let’s take a look at what I’ve been loving this month!

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I’ve mentioned a few of these products in my last couple of blogs, but they’re worth mentioning again!

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The By Nature Coconut Sea Salt Spray is light, natural and smells amazing. It hasn’t got the same hold as my Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray but it’s a nice lighter alternative and I like the effect it gives.

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The Barry M Lip Oils are fabulous. So much so that I’m almost at the end of the Coco Loco one I have. But at £4.99 each they’re the kind of product I don’t mind using all up and re-buying. And I will!

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The Bee Good Plump and Firm Moisturiser was part of May’s Glossybox. I hadn’t tried it until I read a tweet from someone I follow who was raving about it. It’s an expensive product (full size is about £24) so I’m trying to keep this sample size as long as I can. The first time I used it my skin practically drank it up. It’s light but not too light, soaks in really fast and leaves my skin feeling lovely!

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Milani isn’t a brand that’s generally available in the UK and I plan to stock up on their products when I’m in the US towards the end of the year. But I’d been stalking their cult blush shade Luminoso on Amazon for a while and when I saw it at £4.49 with free P&P I knew I had to snap it up. When it arrived I was impressed with the packaging. A nice chunky compact with lovely gold surround, opens up to the baked blush with all its swirly pigment. And underneath the product is another compartment for a little brush. I won’t be using this brush but it’s great to have the option when you’re on the go. The colour on my skin is lovely. A nice summery coral blush, it’s VERY pigment so a little goes a really long way with the option to build up if you want to.

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The NYX Dark Circle concealer is a product I’ve been trying for a few months now, and I’ve really grown to love it. Not enough on its own, I pat it onto my under eyes in a thin layer and it does an amazing job before I top it with concealer (at the moment I’m using Benefit’s Boing) I like how light it is, so it does its best to prevent creasing, unless you use too much. It’s a great peachy colour which works against my dark circles and has some great reflective qualities.

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I mentioned this lip balm in a lip product blog I wrote not so long ago, but I’m loving it so much that I’m going to mention it again. This Dr Bronners lemon lime lip balm is choc-full of lovely oils and scent. It’s gorgeous on my lips, so hydrating and really good underneath lipstick.

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The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani range has to have been their biggest hit with me out of all the ranges they’ve released. I love Gwen anyway, but I now own both the eyeshadow and blush palettes, two of the lipsticks and a lip liner. One of the lipsticks, Firebird, was bought only a few weeks ago and I bought it specifically for a hen party I’ve just attended. No word of a lie, the colour lasted the whole day. And that was afternoon tea, cocktails and pizza afterwards. It was comfortable on my lips, didn’t bleed or crack and just stayed looking like it had when I’d applied it. It’s a lot brighter than I would normally wear but I got tons of compliments and it matched the pink feather boas we were all wearing!

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Go pick it up!

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I’d be stupid if I didn’t mention the new Ariana Grande album Dangerous Woman as a May favourite. I’ve listened to it more times than I can count, and now even Gary knows some of the words! I can’t decide which songs are my favourites because I like them all, but I have woken up with Moonlight in my head on more than one morning. If you haven’t checked it out yet, then you must!

First Impressions: NYX Cosmetics

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I adore trying out new brands from all aspects of life – fashion, active wear, food, drink and at the moment most of all… make up. You could have called it, right?

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NYX Cosmetics have been around for a while in the US (since 1999) but have only started making noise in the UK for around the past year. With a stand in Selfridges and a small online presence it hasn’t been too hard to get hold of their products. But now you can find them in selected Boots (stands are opening up all over the country on what seems to be a weekly basis – though not near me yet. Boo hoo!) and you can buy online with Boots, Selfridges and FeelUnique.com

I decided to try them out, attracted by the masses of positive reviews I’ve been seeing online and on YouTube and also by the price. These are drugstore prices at what promise to be high-end quality. Oh, and it’s a cruelty free brand which I love.

My first steps into the NYX world was scuppered somewhat by a bad experience with Boots online. This is the first time I’ve bought online with them and it will be my last I would expect. I bought a mini haul of products, including a blush, and when it arrived everything was put into a box too big for the products with a single bit of brown paper thrown in to the side as packaging. The blush arrived so smashed up it was basically loose powder. I mean this was dropped, kicked and then rolled around a cement mixer broken.

So disappointed. I was able to take it back to store for my refund but as NYX isn’t in my store, I couldn’t exchange it. I contacted Selfridges and their twitter customer care were so helpful even going to the extent of offering to call the store and check for the colour at their stand. Unfortunately they didn’t carry the shade I’d had to return, but actually it was a shade too dark for me so fortunately I was able to pick up a better one for me. Anyway, on to the products:

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Always up for a dark circle corrector I picked up the NYX Dark Circe Concealer in Light (£6.50) I’d seen Michelle at ReadySetGlamour using this and it looked like a great alternative to the Becca Under Eye Brightening Concealer. I went for the shade Light instead of Fair as I’ve been feeling like a darker concealer under the eye suits me better at the moment. I’ve been trying this out on its own, under concealer, with and without setting powder. I think it’s good, but it’s very light coverage, doesn’t seem to set, and does sometimes crease. The pot is a little fiddly to get anything out of – if my nails were any longer it wouldn’t be easy to get any product out. I’m going to persevere with this as it is effective on dark circles but not amazing.

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Sticking with colour correcting, I picked up this HD Concealer wand in green (£5.50) for redness on my face. I use this incredibly sparingly around my nose and on any blemishes or redness. I little goes a long way, or else you get cakiness – though this can be said for any makeup. It’s very effective, but again needs setting around my nose. This time of year I’m wiping my nose every ten minutes (allergies) so I find any makeup disappears very quickly in that area anyway.

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The Wonder Pencil (£4.00) is a little genius of a product. This fair shaded wooden pencil has a lovely soft (but not too soft) tip and can be used in multiple ways. It’s a concealer, waterline eye brightener, lip liner (to stop your colour from bleeding) and can also be used as an eyebrow definer. This is fabulous to carry in your bag (large or small) for emergency touch ups.

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The NYX Tres Jolie waterproof gel eyeliners (£9.00 each) were highly recommended by Kathleen at Kathleen Lights as fantastic tightline and waterlining products. I picked up a black and a brown and was excited to experience fantastic colour pay-off along with brilliant staying power. I have been 50/50 with this product. Firstly it’s not great for tightlining. It’s fine for lining the waterline, but true tightlining is pushing the product between the eyelashes for a fuller lashline, not colouring the waterline underneath the lashes. The tip of this pencil is far to blunt (even after using the attached sharpener) to get a precise point for a neat application. That being said, the actual product is soft and buttery and goes on very easily. If you don’t mind a little mess you won’t be disappointed. It does transfer a little to the lower lid, but I’m aware I’m in the minority when I say I don’t often line my lower lash line, so most people wouldn’t notice this. The product stays put, doesn’t flake and is pretty hard to take off (but not impossible). I have a feeling, however, that on hot days my watery eyes would cause some product to melt. We’ll see this summer!

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NYX Butter Gloss (£5.00) come in a host of colours. It’s really hard to choose a colour when you’ve never seen the product in person and all you have is a fake swatch online. I chose Creme Brulee, a dusky pink. Each of these glosses smell like cake. And probably taste like cake, but I haven’t taken it to that extreme. The formula is quite thick and fairly sticky but coverage is good. This shade is slightly too light for me, and came out a little 70s. It’s still in my make-up back as it’s quite hydrating and adds a nice slick of shine to my lips. I just wouldn’t wear it on a windy day, with my hair down….

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Before NYX Control Freak eyebrow gel I used the Urban Decay equivalent which I picked up for £15 last year. This NYX version was £5.50. It comes in a mascara sized tube with a mascara sized want, unlike the UD gel which is in a mini tube with a mini wand – so less product. I am IN LOVE with this NYX product. The wand works really well to groom my eyebrows and coat each hair with one swipe. The actual gel is also much much better than the UD product. My eyebrows are fixed solid, don’t look crusty and look and feel natural. I can use this with confidence that my brows wont budge during the day. I’ll definitely be buying this again when it runs out.

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And lastly, this beautiful NYX HD Blush (£5.50)! As I mentioned, I bought a different shade originally, called Hamptons, which came out more dark raspberry as a shade. This shade is Pink The Town and is a matte powder. It has massive colour pay-off and a little goes a long way. The colour on my cheeks is so amazing I’ve worn it non-stop since I picked it up. It’s easy to build up and doesn’t stick to any bumps or blemishes on my face. I love it!

So my first impressions on NYX are good. Some of the products need a little trial for me, but then I find this with all makeup – I’m just getting used to it all! The quality of product is immense for such a small price. I’d just like to be able to see the products before I buy, so I’m looking forward to a NYX stand opening up near me soon – fingers crossed!

Have you used any NYX products since they launched in the UK? Or are you a US NYX fan with have hints and tips for us Brits? I’d love to read your comments 🙂