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NYX MATTE LIPSTICKS!

NYX MATTE LIPSTICKS!

nyxmatteStacy B here! It’s a summer special….another “two-for” for you ladies! I have two products to tell you about today. They are like peanut butter and jelly, rum and coke or Visa and the mall…one’s just not that much fun without the other. I’m a drugstore diva so I’m always looking out for deals, specials, products that come together for cheap, coupons and door busters. There’s not much better to me than “scamming the system” and getting a great product (or two) for a really good price. Especially products that last! Don’t worry, I’m not one of those crazy extreme couponers, but I have been known to walk out of a store with 15-20% off of my entire purchase just by watching the circulars and trolling for internet coupons.
 
Before I get started, I have two special announcements. First, a very Happy Birthday to our lovely Meg! From all the way across the country in Boston, I hope you had a great day! And two….ladies: It’s hot. We have heatwaves marching across this country so stay hydrated, get indoors somewhere cool and use that sunblock! Break out your lightest makeup (if you even wear it at all on this scorcher of day!) and carry around some blotting papers. They are cheap and can be found at any drugstore and are a quick fix to get rid of shine. Maybe I’ll check some out today myself and review some for you later on this summer.
 
Now, back to business. NYX Cosmetics. Love them. It’s a younger company, founded in 1999, but they are putting out good products for good prices and they actually work. Especially for a drugstore brand. I know I could spend a ton of money and get products that change my world, but if that’s not in my cards (or wallet) right now, it’s good to know I can spend $10-15 every few months and get a couple of good items. Happy wallet, happy face.
 
This week I’ve been playing around with a few different colors of NYX’s Matte Lipstick with the matching retractable lip liner. I am definitely a lipstick girl, and treat gloss like the frosting on my cupcake. I like the lipstick for the color and the gloss for the shine. I also find that lipsticks stay put longer than glosses. However, I know that some of you ladies out there find lipsticks too thick, too drying, or just too much of a hassle. Don’t worry, NYX has your high color gloss solution….stay tuned for that review in a future post!
 
There are a ton of color options for the lipstick and liner. While I like the lipstick for color, it’s more for staying power than hue. I tend to match my lipstick closely to my lip color. No bold lips for me, I’m too much of a wimp. If you aren’t… their red lipstick is a must try. This lipstick line is full of pigment and these colors are bold. What you see is exactly what you get. It doesn’t glide on lighter than you expected, what’s on your lips is exactly what you see in the tube. I had a little trouble with this because the colors were so vibrant. Even the lighter colors were very visible so I had to play around until I found the color that I liked the best. I ended up using Whipped Cavial, a neutral pinky-beige.
 
This did not dry out my lips as mattes sometimes can. It was not too thick, no funny odor or taste, it didn’t get clumpy and the color lasted almost through my entire work day. Including lunch! The lip liner probably helped, I matched the Whipped Caviar with a pencil called Nectar. The pencil is smooth, easy to use and is retractable so no messy sharpeners. The only bad thing about that is it doesn’t keep it’s point. After a few uses, I was using a flat pencil so my lines weren’t as precise. But, it wasn’t bad and I like that it’s much less messy than having to sharpen it all the time.
 
Both of these can be purchased for less than $11. Total! For what you get, that’s an amazing deal because they are pretty good products. Right now, if you spend more than $50 on the website, you get free shipping. You would get so much stuff for that amount!
 
So stay cool everyone, and if you do go out, dress light and let your lips make the statement! How are you keeping your makeup last during these heatwaves?

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