Friday, September 23, 2016

NYX IN INDIA (Part I)



Hi lovelies :)
As you read in the Title of this post I will be taking you through my NYX Haul which i did when NYX launched in Officially on 8th july on Nykaa and now its launched 2 stores in Mumbai and its even available on Amazon :)
But i am waiting that it spreads its branches in Delhi & all across India so that we can test some of the awesomeness before buying it too :)

But none the less i had to splurge on it as i love trying new Makeup to review for you all and i had already experienced the amazing NYX soft matte lip cream in Antwerp and a NYX lipstick which i got from Delhi Sephora ages ago :)

I had always heard American Bloggers rave about the brand and i was quite eager to try the face products too.

The NYX cosmetics launched in India is comparitively expensive than USA prices as its being imported from there!

So i'll share my haul in two parts:

PART 1

PART2




So lets begin with the PART 1






I did this haul on 9th July as soon as NYX launched but it came in after 20 days as may be it was the 1st lot of the NYX order by Nykaa so it took them time to import these products!

I wanted to try their contour palettes also but i found it a bit pricey than their original price so i tried the other new products.

1. NYX Tinted Brow Mascara  

                  

It comes in this black box packaging and its like a mascara for your brows with a brown tint. I got mine in the Shade - BRUNETTE

It Retails for Rs 600 for 6.2 gms of product.


It has a mini mascara wand so that you can comb through your brows adding a subtle brown tint to make your brown appear fuller.




            


The pic above shows the wand and the color in flash so it doesn't appear stark in flash photography..looks very natural.
Also it does not make your eyebrow hard and
the best thing about it is it is smudge proof.. it wont budge from your eyebrows.Its wand is however a little bigger but otherwise Its the best Dupe of BENEFIT's Give me brow :)



Nykaa mentions that this product sets, tames and tints brows for a natural wear.

It gives a very natural look to your brows.




If however you don't have very full eyebrows like mine, u need to use a slight eyebrow pencil to just line your eyebrows like the Maybelline fashion brow, NYX micro brow , the colorbar brow pencil and then go over with this eyebrow mascara to make them look perfect :)

I would give it 3.5 stars!

2. NYX Long Lasting Makeup Finishing Spray (Matte Finish)


This is a blessing in disguise for the Combination/oily skin beauties.
This is a makeup setting spray which sets matte and helps to control oil and touch ups. It Retails for Rs 875 for 60 ml which is a fairly decent price as compared to other makeup setting sprays.
I have my MAC Finishing Spray, which costs a good amount so this is a good alternative whnever i run out of that :)
Since i am combination skin i use this more on my T-zone or even if i spray it overall it does not dry my cheeks which is a good thing plus it sets the makeup in place for long :)


The mist that comes out is very fine,not thick so it easily gets absorbed by the skin and makes your makeup look seamless.



It is not sticky at all or drying which is a thumbs up and gives a very smooth natural finish.
I would Rate it 4 Stars :)

3. NYX HD Concealer








I wanted to try a new concealer specially to brighten under eye as i already have my holygrail Maybelline Fit me concealer
 which conceals perfectly because of it yellow based undertones which i had reviewed for you earlier here
Maybelline Fit me

so i thought to try the NYX HD concealer as i had heard its a dupe for Makeup forever HD concealer.

It retails for Rs 525 for 3gm which is very affordable for a good quality concealer.

It comes in 5 shades
  • Porcelain
  • Fair
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Lavender
I got mine in the Shade Light as it seemed a good brightening shade porcelain is for extra white skin.
Fair seemed for very fair skin tonned
Light seemed to be a good shade for my skin tone i.e fair skin
(Medium and lavender shades were introduced later on the website)


This shade looks paler in pic than in reality but I still feel that this concealer is more pinky toned so next time if i have to pick i would go for medium.

But i love how this concealer blends into my skin.It does not look patchy what so ever and does look like white stark patches under the eyes so i really loved its blendability.

However it is not meant for dark skin toned girls because of its shade selection.


This shade would suit fair/medium skin tone as a undereye highlighting concealer or under the brow or as excellent eye primer but not to conceal spots!
For dark medium/tan skintones go for shade medium as a under eye highlight concealer :)

I give it 4 stars.. i deduct one star only beacause it lacks more shades for darker skintoned girls but fair/medium skin toned girls will love it.



4. NYX Intense Butter GLOSS



If you have not heard about the NYX Butter glosses then you are living in the no-makeup world which is perfectly okay but if you are a makeup lover like me, you must have heard of these from some youtuber/blogger or a friend, because these were a revolution to the Gloss world!

I am more of a matte lip girl but given they are at a Drugstore price with a non sticky finish is a super thumbs up so i had to give this formula a go!

Don't confuse the Intense Butter Glosses with their Normal Butter glosses.
The Butter glosses are more Sheer but the INTENSE Butter Glosses are the full pigment glosses. It has an amazing fragrance of a vanilla cupcake. Whats not to love! <3

It retails for Rs 575 for 8ml of product.
and the Butter Gloss retails for Rs 550.
Both come in 10 shades each. I have the shade Sorbet which is a beautiful peachy pink shade.
I got this as for day to day wear it is perfect when i don't wana wear lipstick and yet want to look put together!



If you are a college girl just beginning with makeup then go for the Butter glosses with just a hint of color.You can wearit as it is or even top it off over a favourite matte lip shade to make it wearable for whole day.

But if you like full pigment gloss and you don't like lipsticks for day wear to office or college or
if you don't prefer matte lipsticks go for these..


       

I would give it 4 stars.
But the only con is these are obviously not transferproof since it is a gloss, you have to touch up whenever it goes off but its one of the most lasting glosses!
 You should definitely have one in your collection even if you like gloss once a while :)


5. NYX Matte Lipstick

    Much before NYX came to India i had purchased this from the Sephora counter in Delhi as a part of the NYX makeup is available there.


I will be doing a full post on the review on NYX lipsticks and NYX lipliners which are available online but this NYX matte lipstick is not available on Nykaa & Amazon, you can find this1 in sephora.

I even like to top off my Intense butter gloss sorbet over this NYX lipstick in Hippie chic which is off a pale candy pink shade and it looks perfect together.











I will review the NYX matte lipsticks and rest of the Swatches in the NYX HAUL Part II Post so stay tuned for that by following this site by signing up with your Gmail ids so that you get notified when i post that. (Join this site by clicking "Follow" on top right corner)

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So girls lets Takecare & Keep it Stylish :)
Xoxo
Priya


Sunday, September 11, 2016

NYKAA MATTE NAILPAINTS


Hi Girls so its been a while i posted as i was busy with unavoidable circumstances but never the less i am back and happy to share this with you lovelies :)

Hope you are all well..the weather is acting very crazy and people are falling ill as a lot of diseases are in the air so take care as slowly the festivies are about to kick in and so will fall and winters ..I am already excited for it :)
For those who follow me on my social media like my FB page , Insta etc know that i love shopping from NYKAA and why not when they have good offers and they have their own line of bath& body & amazing Nailpaints..I have a hugeee collection in their Nailpaints and have even reviewed and swatched for you all ..You can check it here-


So when i got to know that Nykaa launched its MATTE Nailpaints..how could i not get them? :)

Its a new Trend in India.. i had never even seen any line launching matte nailpaints besides high-end Brands like INGLOT.
But i had only seen the Top coat with them.

When i got to know that Nykaa launched not just 1-2 but a whole range of 12 Matte nailpaints so i ordered two of the Nailpaints to try :)

Nykaa has got these Nailpaints for the Fashion forward divas like us who like to give their nails a sophisticated touch with a Stunning MATTE Finish. It is to embrace the Chic or the daring side in you.

Firstly lets take a moment to appreciate the Beautiful packaging with this frosted bottle to give it a Matte look..which was so attractive and Thumbs up :) This looks glossy when you apply it and sets matte in a minute or so which was so exciting to learn..



Now lets get to the colors.
They have a color for every mood and occassion. 
Matte Pastels like Lavender panna, Pink meringue, cool blue granita or the classy blacks n whites or the edgy colors like bottle green Matcha Tiramisu or the subtle S'mores milkshake and blueberry frosting. 
Every color is sooo unique and amazing.
If you like experimenting like me then try the Bold colors but if you like soft subtle pastels then you can go for that too :)
All of their shades are-
  • White chocolate ganache
  • Black cherry pie
  • Black Sesame pudding
  • Almond Crumble
  • Squid Ink Mousse
  • Lavender Panna Cota
  • Bluberry Frosting
  • Cool Blue Granita
  • Blueberry Macaron
  • Matcha Tiramisu
  • Pink Meringue
  • S'mores Milkshake

    I got two colors to try-
    Lavendar panna cota and Pink Meringue


Lets Begin with the swatches & review for them



1. PINK MERINGUE


Let me take a deep breath before i describe this color. I mean this picture cannot do justice to the pretty pastel pink.
I do not think this color of pink is easily spotted in Indian Markets easily..

Its a beautiful Vintage pale pink
Nykaa describes it like -
"Immerse your vintage soul in the endless romance of the gorgeous pale pink hue." 

I mean whats not to love in that <3 :)
Let me show you nail swatch & you'll know..




I don't think the pictures can do justice to this color.
Its a must have for all those who love pastel pinks and its perfect for an everyday wear.
It retails for RS 199 for 9 ml which is a bit pricey than their previous nailpaints but its worth it as you never get Matte nailpaints easily with such beautiful shades.

2. LAVENDER PANNA COTA


All the shades retail for the Same price.
If you girls love lavender color just like me then its a must have..
I related lavender with something ever so calming and soothing and this color is just that.


when you wana play with colors yet want to keep them classy and subtle you choose colors like these.
This is an all season color whether is it Summer or winters, it can add a bit of sass to any outfit plus it uplifts your mood when you wear it.

Nykaa describes it as
"Let your romance bloom like a lavender in the summer with this Stunning shade"
& i couldn't agree more :)

If i see the Pros and Cons-

Pros:
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Innovative
  • Beautiful colors
  • Long lasting
  • matte finish
  • Beautiful combo offers on some paints
Cons-
  • They should launch more colors for us to experiment more in this range like neons.
I don't really see many cons..its a must have product for me and i will be ordering more like mayb from the bold or the nude :)

RATING- 4.5/5

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Priya