Price: $6 * Size: 0.23 oz / 6.5 g *Buy At: Ulta
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo is described as a bubblegum pink. It's a medium-light pink that's slightly cool toned.
Tokyo applies very pigmented and opaque. It lets a little of your lips show through, but not a lot. It almost feels like you're painting your lips when applying it.
Despite being matte, the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams have a very creamy and slightly oily feel. They also feel quite thin and light. They do feel very unique and different, I'm not sure if it's a formula I would want to use daily, but, it's great when you want a subtle, matte lip.
Price: $5.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.14 oz / 3.97 g
The Milani lipstick in Rose Hip is a bright hot pink fuchsia from Milani's new Color Statement line of lipsticks.
The Milani Color Statement lipsticks come in Milani's classic gold packaging with a color swatch & name on the bottom (shown above)
The formula of Rose Hip was really nice! It was fairly creamy and became opaque quickly & easily. I also love how these lipsticks smell like cherry cough drops or candy.
Rose Hip in sunlight
Rose Hip in shade
Price: $5 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.27 fl oz / 8 mL
NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie is described as a deep peach.
This Butter Gloss is the same as the other 3 I've mentioned (Peach Cobbler, Creme Brulee & Apple Strudel) It has a sweet smell, that I'm not crazy about, but lots of people love it. It applies smooth and pigmented and isn't sticky!
1 swipe on left & 2 swipes on right
Price: $4 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 4 g / 0.14 oz http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-15-extra-creamy-round-lipstick.aspx
NYX Extra Creamy Round Case Lipstick in Strawberry Milk is described as a blue-toned bubblegum pink.
The formula of the whole line of NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipsticks is great. They are extremely smooth and the creamiest lipstick I've ever tried.
Strawberry Milk is lighter than my natural lip color and gives a great opaque baby pink color. However, I feel that Strawberry Milk would
look better on more tan skin than mine.
Price: $6 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g
The NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Boho Chic is a light blue-toned pink.
The formula of Nyx's Cream Blushes is amazing. It feels buttery and smooth and looks very natural on the cheeks, but can also be built up to create a very pigmented cheek color.
Boho Chic is pretty long lasting, but, I would reapply at least once during the day, like before dinner when wearing the blush all day.
Compared to NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural
In the pan, Boho Chic & Natural look very similar. Natural is described as a soft light pink, while Boho Chic is described as a light blue-toned pink. This difference becomes much more apparent when swatched (below).
As you can see in the swatches of both colors, Natural is much more rosy and warm toned, while Boho Chic almost looks purple in comparison.
Price: $4.49 * Size: 0.1 oz / 3 g * Buy At: J.Cat's Website http://jcatbeauty.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=18_59&product_id=54
The J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Suzie features 5 very glittery creams. This product was in my June Ipsy Bag. Suzie includes gold, rose, beige, yellow gold & copper shades.
Once you get off the top layer of dry glitter, you get to an oily cream formula. The application is all right, but it's not the most evenly distributed glitter I have. Surprisingly, for being so glittery, I didn't experience any fall out on my cheeks. The formula stuck to my lids pretty easily, but honestly it just doesn't look very good. The glitter is just too sparse and looks odd on its own. Plus, it transfers all over your eye area.
Due to the size of the glitter in this product, you should be careful when applying it around your eyes. J.Cat's website also mentions this.
Price: $21 * Size: 4 g / 0.14 oz * Buy At: Cailyn's Website http://www.cailyncosmetics.com/product_p/gel11.htm
The Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron is a dark grey gel liner that came in my June Ipsy Bag.
This gel liner has the usual pot with the product in it, as well as a cone-like lid that features a removable small liner brush.
The Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner is fairly smooth and even to apply. It's also even and smooth when applied as a cream shadow, as you'll see in the swatches below. I think I would wear this liner more if it were black instead of grey, but, this liner had some amazing wear and is smudge & water proof.
For all the swatches, the left line is applied with my finger (as if it was a cream shadow) & the right line is applied with the brush that comes with the eye liner.
The bottom picture (above) shows how the liner looked after rubbing it with a wet towel & trying to smudge it with my finger. Now this is some impressive gel liner.
Price: $18 * Size: 1.4 g * Buy At: Chella's Website http://chella.com/products/item/lace_highlighter_pencil
The Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter is a jumbo pencil style highlighter. This product is very versatile and can be used as a cream shadow, shadow base, brow highlight, inner corner highlight, concealer, under eye corrector or even as a lip liner to prevent lipstick from bleeding. (This product was in my June Ipsy Bag)
The Ivory Lace Highlighter is very creamy and easy to apply. It doesn't pull on my skin at all. This also blends easily with your fingers if you are using it as a concealer or corrector. It has some nice wear to it, but I do think it would need to be reapplied at least once during the day.
Despite the name, this highlighter isn't really an ivory color. It's much more peachy-toned than ivory. It looks good with my skin, though and creates more of a natural highlight than something more white. The peachy tone also allows it to work as an under eye corrector!
Price: $12 * Size: 2.4 g * Buy At: Starlooks' Website http://starlooks.com/collections/lips/products/lip-pencil
The Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy is a matte, coral-pink lip liner that came in my June 2013 Ipsy Bag.
The formula of this lip liner is amazing! It is super creamy and smooth, it feels much more like a lipstick or lip butter than a liner. It feels super comfortable, and not dry at all on the lips and looks like a lipstick when applied all over the lips.
The Starlooks Lip Liner is also very pigmented. You don't need to layer it at all to build up the color.
From Left to Right: MAC Lipstick in Coral Bliss, Ulta Lipstick in Just Peachy,Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy (both straight & squiggly line)
The Ulta Lipstick in Just Peachy (207) is very similar to Tipsy, but it appears to be just a little bit lighter. MAC Coral Bliss is lighter & more sheer.
Buy At: Ulta
Size: 0.052 oz / 1.5 g
Shades Avaliable: 11
NYX's Website: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-27-concealer-stick.aspx
NYX Waterproof Concealer Stick in Green is described as a pastel green. On me it actually looks quite blue, but still works to cover redness.
This concealer is much better than I was expecting. I was expecting to like it, but not as much as I do. It's creamy and smooth to apply and is super easy to blend with fingers or a brush. This concealer has a light to medium coverage & it covers the redness around my nose like magic and doesn't look cakey or sickly (since it's green).
As for it being waterproof, I thought that this idea is special at least for drugstore concealers. I haven't seen any other concealers that are marketed as waterproof. That's the main reason I got this one (versus another Nyx concealer) for the hot summer months. I think this is more water resistant than other concealers but it definitely sweats off after a few hours in the hot sun (or working out, in my case).
This is the NYX Concealer Stick completly twisted up. As you can see, you get a lot of product and aren't ripped off at all. I really like this concealer! You get a lot of product, it's easy to blend and covers redness great!