Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss Swatches & Review, and A Bright Blue Eyeliner Look

Hello people of the internet! Miss me? I hope not! It's been a long time since my last post, I'm not too thrilled about that but life happens.

Today I have a few NYX Butter Glosses to show you guys as well as a fun electric blue liquid liner look that I came up with on the fly.

I want to start off by saying that I usually despise lip gloss. It kind of grosses me out with how heavy and thick it can feel, and the worst thing is when your hair gets stuck to it if the wind catches you. I only own a handful of glosses that I rarely use(they were either gifts or limited edition items) and I actually just chucked a whole bunch because they were sitting in my collection for several years and got extra icky lol. That being said, I personally do not like spending a ton of money on lipgloss. I came across a bunch of amazing reviews of these NYX Butter Glosses and became intrigued. Super affordable? Heck yes so I decided to bite the bullet and shell out a whole 5 bucks to try a tube. The first shade I tried was Maple Blondie. I applied it immediately after buying it and was beyond pleasantly surprised! These glosses literally feel like butter on my lips; very light and not obnoxiously sticky! The shades they offer are gorgeous. So a couple of days after I bought my first tube I scurried my butt over Ulta and picked up 4 more tubes. At $5 each you really can't go wrong...AND Ulta was offering buy 1 get 1 50% off on NYX products(which they do often) so for less than $20 I felt like I hit the jackpot lol. On to the swatches! I need to note that you can build up the color on these, also these pics don't do the colors 100% justice.

Maple Blondie


Angel Food Cake(my favorite shade)

Strawberry Parfait

Creme Brulée

Non flash and flash swatches from left to right: Maple Blondie, Cupcake, Angel Food Cake, Strawberry Parfait, and Creme Brulee

When I purchased my Butter Glosses I also picked up two NYX liquid liners; Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue and Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Silk. 

I came up with a fun but simple look using my new liners...

I need to dye my roots asap LOL

This look was very simple to do. I primed my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion and blended MAC Saddle eyeshadow in my crease. I applied a thick line of the NYX extreme blue liner to my upper lash line, then drew a very thin line of L'Oreal Carbon black liquid liner close to my lashes. For my lower lash line, I first applied Urban Decay Half Baked eyeshadow, then topped it with NYX Crystal Silk glitter liner just in the inner corners. I finished the eyes with my favorite Benefit They're Real mascara and that's it! Oh and I'm wearing Angel Food Cake Butter Gloss on my lips :)

What are your thoughts on the NYX Butter Glosses? I plan on getting many more but I'm holding out until IMATS NYC! 

Speaking of IMATS, are any of you going? I'm going for the first time ever and I'm going on Pro night April 11th. I'm super excited! Hopefully I'll have another post up here before that but if not, expect an IMATS post here in a couple of weeks! 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! Have a lovely week! 

xo, Michelle