On the 23th of April, forty beauty bloggers all over Estonia got together in the restaurant called Al Bastione. I was also among the forty.
Each beauty blogger also got a little gift bag. Well, not so little. The gift bag was quite big and impressive.
I was so happy and excited when I saw NYX Baltics was one of the sponsors of the event. I´ve been waiting for them to enter our local market from the time I first saw the products, swatches, and the day I got my first butter lipstick.
From the gift bag I found three products from NYX.
Vivid Brights Liner in the tone Vivid Halo. It is a pastel yellow eyeliner. At first I was skeptical about the product, I have never been on good terms with liquid eyeliner, mostly because of my hooded eyes. It takes me quite an effort to draw a nice eye with a liner.
After eyeing it for a day, I decided to take a chance. I thought, if it works, then it’s good, if not then still, everything is good.
Boy, I was pleasantly surprised!
The brush was fine and precise. The handle was longer and thin, which made guiding the brush where needed, easy. I also liked that it dried quickly, and still was slow enough to apply smooth coverage with two brushings. The finish was matte yellow. I had to admit, it was still a slight challenge to get a nice eye, but it was easy enough not to give up. I think it is a good product for beginners in the liquid eyeliner world.
Butter Gloss in the tone Cherry Cheesecake. It is an orange lipgloss. At first I thought it would be in-your-face orange but luckily for me it was not. I loved how it had a milder tone on the lips than in the bottle. The lipgloss was easy to apply thanks to its doe foot applicator. I could reach to the corners of my lip as well, without smudging it over the lip line. I imagined if I wore a matching tone lip liner under it, the tone would be more vivid.
The tone is perfect for summer.
HD Studio Finishing Powder. On the NYX Cosmetics homepage it says “A miracle in a jar!” and I have to agree. The powder had a really really really really fine mill. If I was not careful with the brush and accidentally took too much on it, I might find myself in a powder cloud. If fairy dust was a real thing, it would look like that.
The powder set my foundation beautifully, giving it a matte, luminous glow. I have quite oily skin and sometimes it can get shiny throughout the day. With this powder I didn’t have to worry, It kept my skin’s shininess at bay without a problem.
To apply the powder, I used Real Techniques Powder brush. It grabbed the powder well and covered my whole face.
I am glad that this powder found its way into my gift bag. I love it!
I combined my Vivid Brights Liner with Butter Gloss lipgloss to get this look. As a foundation I used Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous in the shade Classic Ivory 810, which I set with HD Studio Finishing Powder.
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to let me know.
Thank you for reading,