Monday, June 30, 2014

CVS Makeup Goodies!

Hello lovlies! I hope everyone is doing well! It's raining today and I thought what a perfect opportunity to show you a few things I picked up from CVS the other day! I went in there to return a few things and kill some time before I had to go babysit, so of course I had to browse the makeup section. Good news: they were having a sale. Bad news: they were having a sale. Needless to say I picked up some things..... But in my defense they were on sale so it's justified. 

The first display that caught my eye was Nyx. I have only tried one of their products (Jumbo Eye pencil in Black Bean, cult favorite) but I know beauty gurus raaave about them on Youtube. They use to only be sold at Ulta and online but now CVS and Target carries their products. There was one thing I had my eye on: the Love in Paris palette. I saw this at Target orignally and knew I had to have this in my makeup collection. What caught my eye about it was that it's really similar to the Urban Decay Naked palettes. I can't bring myself to spend almost $60 on the UD one but I could spend $10 on the Nyx one, just to try it out. 

I picked up the palette in 05 Parisian Chic. There are 2 other palettes that have similar colors but more colored shadows and not all neutrals. 

They don't give names so from the top left is #1, 2, 3. Middle: #4, 5, 6. Bottom: #7, 8, 9. 
There are 9 shadows that range from a white highlight to a super dark brown, almost black, browns, taupes and neutrals in between. Some are matte, shimmery and glittery. You get quite a bit of variety. You can do a smokey eye or a neutral eye or bronzed gold eye or whatever your heart desires. 

The color payoff is excellent. Here's swatches of the colors just one swipe across the shadow. Use an eye shadow primer or a base color and these shadows will look beautiful! The pigmentation is great! Nyx has been known for great colors at an affordable price and they definitely deliver! 

My favorite are (from left to right) #2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9. I'm sooo excited to wear these bad boys! I'm thinking either a smokey eye or a bronzey look. Tutorial maybe, possibly? 

I got one other Nyx product because they were having a BOGO 50% sale so of course I had to take advantage of this and bought a blush as well. I have only one blush that's from the e.l.f Blush and Bronzer duo. The blush color is a light pink with gold shimmer. It's a dupe for the Nars Orgasm blush. I love it but I'm a huge fan of the shimmer. I wanted a pinky matte blush. So enter the blush I got. 


The color is in 06 Peach. It's not a "peachy" color but more of a pink. It's really pretty on and gives just the right amount of color to your cheeks. It's that perfectly pink cheeked color that we all desperately want. Perfect for summer! 

Again the color is very pigmented. This is only one swipe with my finger. It's the perfect pink blush! If you're looking for a 'neutral' blush to wear I would highly recommend picking this one up! I definitely will in the future!

The last product that I picked up was an eye shadow primer from Rimmel. I thought it was an eye lash primer until I got home and realized it was shadow instead. Oh well! It'll be used! It was also on sale for 50% so I thought "Why not!" 

It claims to 'maximize color and make color waterproof '. I have yet to try it out and see if these claims hold up but I will let you know! 

So that's it lovelies! Only a few beauty goodies from CVS but I'm pretty excited to try all these out! Be on the lookout for a possible tutorial using these? :) 

Till next time! 

"look at this stuff, isn't it neat? wouldn't you think my collections complete? i've got blushes and brushes a plenty. mattes and metallics galore! you want lipstick? i've got twenty! but who cares? no big deal! i want more!" 

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