A haul of items I bought and some brief thoughts on a few of the items.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss "Lala", NYX Xtreme Lip Cream "Dolly Girl", NYX Matte Eyeshadow "Haywire", Brucci Nail Colors "Steph's Pink A-Go-Go" & "Absolute Andrea", Wet n Wild Megashield Lip Color "It's A Girl", NYX Stick Blush "Magnolia", CoverGirl Lipstick "Fairytale", CoverGirl Eyeshadow Quad "Tropical Fusion", Wet n Wild trio "Walking on Eggshells"
I was very pleased with all the lip products. As you can see, I was on a pink kick. "Fairytale" is a beautiful coral color and all the other lip products had good color payoff. I would recommend these for women of color as well, these colors would look great on darker skin tones.
CoverGirl lipstick "Fairytale", NYX Mega Shime Lip Gloss "Lala", NYX Xtreme Lip Cream "Dolly Girl", Wet n Wild Megashield Lip Color "It's a Girl"
lip color swatches
The NYX stick blush had a very nice and creamy formula. It blends nicely and I really like the color a lot. It applies a little sheer but it can be built up.
NYX Stick Blush in "Magnolia"
swatch of "Magnolia"
I got one shade from the new matte shadows collection from NYX. It swatched nicely and I will be using it for crease-work mostly.
NYX matte eyeshadow "Haywire"
I also discovered a new brand called LiSi Cosmetics while walking through NoHo in NYC. It is a highly affordable brand (a lot of the products are under $15.00) and in the store they have sample products for you to swatch. The store is located in 741 Broadway in Manhattan. I bought a blush and concealer. I was impressed by the color payoff with the concealer, I got the shade "Maldives" and it is VERY pigmented so a light hand would definitely be needed. The concealer, not so much. Barely any coverage. I'll go more in depth on the concealer in a separate post about LiSi Cosmetics.