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NYX Dose of Dew Face Gloss Review:

I don’t know exactly what this “wet and glossy” face fad is about, but I’m not a big fan of the trend glamour babes. NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss left a little too much resi-dew on my face, and that could be dew to my oily complexion. 
Product Description:

Glisten from every angle with Dose of Dew, NYX Professional Makeup’s new face gloss that creates a soft, pearly glow for a totally mesmerizing holographic effect. Inspired by the new beauty trend of the “wet and glossy face”, this dreamy balm highlighter glides on like silk and sets to a lightweight, dewy finish. In short, it’s the best thing your makeup bag has even seen (and we know it’s seen some good stuff).I felt this face gloss to be quite balmy and heavy, not lightweight at all. It doesn’t have a sticky texture if that’s what you are questioning. The formula is very emollient, which makes me think this would work best on dryer skin and possibly medium to deep skin tones. The shade is a super sheer opalescent pink, but I was unable to see a holographic effect come into view.I do have fair skin and when blending, the color faded into nothing. I did glisten though! As if I applied a stick of crisco to my t-zone and was ready to bake in the oven at the perfect set temperature of 350 degrees, creating that beautiful golden glow we all want and talk about. Don’t get too excited, I broke out terribly and produced no glow. Way to accentuate my features, lol. My skin looked slick and wet, and the wear had an uncomfortable greasy feel. Thankfully, the formula payoff wasn’t everlasting-4 hours, but the greasiness still lingered.

The twistable tube was not exactly sturdy, so when trying to apply a bit of pressure to the face gloss stick as it glided across my skin, it would retract back into the tube. It was kind of an annoying process. Having to constantly twist the product back up into place, and I am sure by doing this motion repeatedly weakened the structure of the face gloss. 

Oh well, I didn’t loosen the purse strings too much on NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss. It was only a $9 loss, and I was able to experiment with a trend that’s not all it’s cracked up to be in my opinion.

What do you think of dewy sticks in general? Love? Hate? Or could you do without?

Share below!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review:

You gotta try these NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powders (available at Ulta and NYX Cosmetics for $8.00 each) glamour babes, they illuminate your features beautifully.
Available in five shades (Snow Rose, Twilight Tint, Lavender Steel, Crushed Bloom, and Synthetica) the silky powder blends like a dream for a fresh-faced look. The formula’s light catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different form every angle. NYX is speaking truth. Apply this lightweight, buttery soft highlighter along the highest points of the face so you could see what NYX is talking about-such as the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. Now marvel at the duo chromatic glow in which you created. 

Out of the five, I purchased Snow Rose and Twilight Tint. I thought these two shades in particular had unique hues, and would be flattering on fair to light skin tones.
Snow Rose is a white base with pink and lilac duo chromatic pearls.
Twilight Tint- is a white base with blue duo chromatic pearls. 
I know this is going to sound corny, but I felt like a Disney princess wearing these shades, lol! Wanna know which ones?! Sleeping beauty and that chick from Frozen. You know, the one that sings let it go, and everything she touches turns to ice. What’s her face??? Ah! Elsa. Totally felt like an ice queen as I wore Twilight Tint. Snow Rose and Twilight Tint are breathtakingly enchanting. Depending on how the light hit my face, I loved seeing the icy white base shift to a soft pink/lilac or an icy blue. These duo chromatic powders truly live up to their name. 

Apart from the formula being lightweight and buttery smooth. It is also finely milled (kickback alert!), has gorgeous pigmentation, it’s easy to build up, and blends well. 
I did notice a little fading, but after 8 to 10 hours of wear that’s bound to happen. My face still had the stunning effect of a duo chrome highlighter, only softer. 

Bottom line- I would most definitely recommend NYX’s Duo Chromatic Illuminating powder to just about anyone who loves to strobe. They are so pretty to play with, and are currently on sale at Ulta. Yep, it’s that time again, BOGO! Yay! All you need to do is click on the pink and my site will link you to the rest. Sale ends 5/14.

Happy hauling!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Review:

Here I glow, here I glow, here I glow again. Girls, what’s my weakness?! Highlighters! Okay then. I don’t know what sparked the inspiration to introduce Salt n Peppa’s song Shoop for NYX’s Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter glamour babes, but I’m going to roll with it. It’s kinda catchy, don’t you think?! Lol.

 Anyhoodles, NYX’s Away We Glow Highlighters are new to their spring 2017 collection and they’re pretty awesome if I do say so myself. They sorta remind me of Benefits Liquid Highlighters, but better! They’re a heck of a lot cheaper ($6.99 at Ulta) and cruelty free. Score one for the bunnies! And let’s not for get your wallets too. 

Available in nine Illuminating shades. These lightweight, creamy liquid highlighters have a light reflecting formula that gives skin a luminous glow with a soft shimmery finish.

That being said, I thought to add Liquid Prism and Moon Glow to my massive hoard.  Oddly enough, I own not a single highlighter shade in silvery white. I felt this was the perfect opportunity to expand my shade selection in the highlighter department. Even though one can never have enough champagnes, pinks, peaches, and golds, in their collection lol. 

Moon Glow-is a pale cool white with a pearly undertone.Liquid Prism- is a duo-chrome, holographic opal (whitish beige). I hope you can see it on my skin. This shade was hard to capture in the light.Both shades have a good amount of pigment if you build on them. The liquid highlighters apply quite sheerly creating a subdued beautiful glow that dries quickly. Each tube carries a rounded doe foot wand for easy placement when choosing which of your loveliest features you want to accentuate.

You will need a beauty tool to blend out your work. I find a blending sponge or stippling brush to work superbly. I think NYX needs to make their Away We Glow wand a little more narrow. I sometimes have difficulty getting it back into the tube afterwards, almost like it gets stuck mid-way.

These highlighters produce great color payoff especially with a setting spray. My dewy gorgeous complexion stayed put for 8 hours, and it looked beautiful all day long.

I’m definitely getting a few more shades. I’m loving the glow these give off. Looks like they’ll be more irresistible shimmery pinks, golds, and champagnes added to my multitude of highlighters. Told you one can never have enough.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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NYX Cosmetics Epic Ink Lip Dye Review:

I was a little unsure as to whether or not I should try NYX Cosmetics New Epic Ink Lip Dye because of the not so stellar two star rating it has received from reviewers. I took the gamble anyway, bought five, and do not regret my decision glamour babes. These are pretty (both literally and figuratively) awesome. I am just going to set the record straight. Some of the reviews have stated NYX’s Epic Ink Lip Dyes are clumpy, bleed, feather uncontrollably, are messy, not thick enough and do not apply evenly. I don’t know how a water based lip dye can become clumpy or have thickness. That’s the purpose of a lip stain. It’s intended to tint lips with beautiful color providing long lasting wear; minus the rich formula of a liquid lipstick, gloss, or lipstick. I have not had a problem with feathering or bleeding. If you do come across this situation, a lip primer pencil does work wonders. Take it from a lipstick junkie who has tried it all, lol. Unless you’re holding the tube upside down when getting ready to apply, or missing the initial target, meaning your lips. There is no mess from what I have experienced.

Which five shades out of the twelve did I buy? Let’s just say they all run in the red and pink family, lol!

Poised- true red

Blazed-brick red

Fresh- deep scarlet with a blue undertone

Charmer-deep strawberry red

Charmer-deep hot pink

The formula is lightweight, saturates lips with bold, lively color, are comfortable to wear, and dries to a matte finish almost instantly. Each Epic Ink Lip Dye carries a doe foot wand that’ll create precise, even, and easy applications. You can wear these a multitude of ways. Alone, add some gloss for high shine, underneath another lipstick for extra oomph, or mix it up with other shades in the Epic Ink collection. Since they’re water based I would not find them suitable for dry lips. They sink into every line and noticeably show. I would most definitely exfoliate lips before applying. This will help the color adhere smoothly giving you long lasting wear (9 hours) throughout the day and a more polished look.

If you’re willing to take a leap of faith, Ulta is having another sensational BOGO sale on all NYX Cosmetics valid thru 2/11/17. Come on, place your bets! Either way you can’t lose. Ulta kindly accepts returns if you’re unhappy with your purchase. It was worth a shot, right?!

Stay beautiful, xo.