Copper

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Products used:

Base
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifiant Light
NYX Cosmetics HD Concealer in C3 Light
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
OCC Cream Colour in John Doe
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Glambronze La Terra Bronzer

Highlight
Phee’s Makeup Shop Luna Glow Highlight Powder
Phee’s Makeup Shop Bellini Glow Highlight Powder

Blusher
Illamasqua Lover Powder Blusher

Brows
Freedom Makeup Auburn Brow Pomade

Eyes
Melt Dark Matter Stack (Unseen, Blurr and Enigma)
NYX Cosmetics Copper Glitter
NYX Cosmetics Gel Liner and Smudger in Black
L’Oreal Feline Million Lashes Mascara
Phee’s Makeup Shop Luna Glow Highlight Powder

Lips
NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Unifiant

Today I’m back talking about one of my favourite skincare brands – La Roche Posay. I still stick to the 3 step system that I reviewed a while back, and have converted my family and friends to the ways of the French pharmacy brand.

La Roche Posay have recently added to the Effaclar line with a tinted version of the cult classic Effaclar Duo [+]. Basically, this product has all the skin care benefits of the Effaclar Duo [+] but with added coverage like a tinted moisturiser.

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Mermaid

I finally got my hair in space buns! So here’s an alien makeup look to go with.

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Products used:

Base
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in 1N Ivory
NYX HD Concealer in C3 Light
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Contour
OCC Makeup John Doe Cream Colour Concentrate
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow

Blusher
Hourglass Makeup Diffused Heat Ambient Lighting Blusher

Highlight
Phee’s Makeup Shop Luna Glow Highlight Powder

Eyes
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack
NYX Cosmetics LOL Single Eyeshadow
NYX Cosmetics Mermaid Prismatic Eyeshadow
Phee’s Makeup Shop Polilla Mineral Shadow
NYX Cosmetics Gel Liner and Smudger
L’Oreal Feline Million Lashes Mascara over Miss Hippie Mascara

Brows
Freedom Makeup Auburn Brow Pomade

Lips
OCC Makeup Sebastian Lip Tar

More NYX Products That I Like

When I said I was falling for NYX products, I wasn’t kidding. Over the past two weeks I’ve been to three different counters and bought more than what I’m sharing in this post, but I thought I’d just show you my very favourites that I’ve been using the most.

Glitter in Copper – £5.50

I’ve made a promise to myself to buy more glitter to use in makeup looks. This one hasn’t featured yet because I’ve still been getting to grips with the texture.

It’s unlike LIT Glitter and doesn’t work as well with Illamasqua Sealing Gel. That said, with the NYX Glitter Glue it works a charm. Once it’s on, the NYX Glitter doesn’t fall off or get chunky while you’re wearing it.

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Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bedtime Flirt – £6.50

The NYX Liquid Lipsticks are a great find. I think the Lip Lingerie range will have dupes for a few Jeffree Star and Kylie Lip Kit shades for sure if you’re looking for alternatives that are easy to get hold of here and without the price tag.

The quality of these is definitely comparable to higher end brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and Jeffree Star. They dry down really matte, not sticky at all and pretty true to colour from the tube. And because the lip liners come in most nude shades imaginable you can create your own lip kit for under twenty quid.

I really like the doe foot on thee too – it’s perfect if you’ve got thinner lips and if you’re out an about to get a fairly clean application without a liner.

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Prismatic Eyeshadow in Mermaid – £5.00

Rosie (familyg0rterait on Instagram if you wanna check out her work) has been telling me for ages that I need this eyeshadow, and after seeing Viola use it in her most recent YouTube video I went and picked this up. It’s a bit like Brimstone but reflect pigment is much finer and has a slight gold duo chrome to it. An unusual shade and great value at just a fiver.

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Would you try any of these products? What’s your favourite product from NYX?

Urban Decay Liners

Urban Decay is a real old favourite of mine, but I’ve never really written posts on their products! As of this post, things are going to change, and I’m kicking off the Urban Decay loving with some liners.

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These two are a combination I’ve been wearing a lot lately. The purple pencil is the perfect base for the Heavy Metal Liner and they give any look a welcome flash of glitter and colour.

The 24/7 Liners have a formula that I’ve been a fan of for a while. They’re super creamy and easy to blend until they set to last all day. I’ve tried three shades so far including Psychedelic Sister (pictured), each is very opaque and has a great texture to apply on the waterline.

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The Heavy Metal Glitter Liner is a new find – safe to say I’m going to be buying the other shades. Unlike other glitter liners I’ve tried, it doesn’t chunk off during the day and applies with quite a lot of glitter in one go. The different shades of teal and turquoise look amazing on their own or layered over other liners and eyeshadows.

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And of course, I’ve got to finish this post with a photo of the liners in action.

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Have you tried any Urban Decay liners? What brands have you favourite liners?

NYX Cosmetics Picks

I’m pretty new to NYX but the brand is already starting to take over my makeup bag. Ever since counters started popping up in and around Sheffield I’ve been gathering products like a makeup magpie.

If you’re wondering where to begin at your nearest NYX counter, or if you’re waiting to make a purchase online, here are some of my favourites that I’ve found already.

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer – £5.50

Dare I say it? This concealer beats the Collection Lasting Perfection for me. Even though it’s only around £1 more, the look and feel of the packaging is much better. You don’t get the mess that you do with the Collection concealer of all the product building up around the top.

The product itself is much better on my skin. It doesn’t look as dry and blends easier to a much more seamless finish. Another huge bonus is that NYX have a larger range of shades too.

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NYX Gel Liner and Smudger – £7.50

This gel liner is the one. It’s super opaque and super black, but doesn’t feel heavy on your eyes at all like some gel liners can do. It doesn’t drag at all when you apply it so it’s really easy to get crisp lines.

On me this doesn’t smudge, even though I have oily skin, or fade throughout the day. I’m not sure if it is waterline safe, but I’ve used it there too and it stays put for a good couple of hours.

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NYX Retractable Lip Pencil – £5.50

These things, I am obsessed with! Much better than their Rimmel counterparts, the NYX Retractable Lip Pencils are still soft and creamy without being SO soft and creamy they start to crumble and break while you apply them.

These don’t drag on the lip line and are perfect if you like to over line your lips as they come in a whole host of nude shades. They also have that slightly waxy texture, similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat which means they wear for a pretty decent amount of time.

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NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Lol – £3.50

This is so similar to NARS Persia that everyone was losing their minds over that it had to be my first NYX eyeshadow. Sometimes less expensive brands have eyeshadows (especially matte ones) that are patchy or have a lot of fall out. This one is neither, and stands up brilliantly against eyeshadows from more expensive brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and Melt.

The main reason I picked this up was to use it with the Melt Dark Matter stack as it’s missing a more orangey shade for me. It’s not crazy pigmented but it’s got just the right amount of colour to add warmth when you need it.

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IMG_5733Have you tried any NYX products? What are your favourites?