I know. I only just spent somewhat more than perhaps I should be spending at MAC but I maintain I ordered this lot before I saw how gorgeous the In The Groove collection was so it doesn’t count. Plus I took advantage of the 20% off code that was available a couple of weeks ago and my haul came in just under the benchmark for import fees making this probably the best value for money haul I’ve ever done. And I really wanted to try NYX. And... and... enough justification, here is what I got!
Holy NYX fest! All that for $35 plus shipping? Yup! (Shipping to the UK was about $27 if anyone is interested). I can’t wait to play with this lot!
I got three jumbo eye pencils; 603 Pots and Pans (silver), 601 Black Bean (black) and the oh so famous 604 milk (white). I’ve only swatched these so I don’ know how they are going to work for me yet as eyeshadow bases but I can report that they are the creamiest eye pencils I have ever known.
The ever popular round lipsticks also needed trying (according to moi) so I picked up B52, Frosted Beige and Jupiter. Now online swatches are rarely accurate and the ones on Cherry Culture, at least for the lippies, are no different. I would seriously recommend searching for real swatches online before ordering. That said I do love the colours I ended up with even if they aren’t quite what I was expecting.
Three Ultra Pearl Mania loose shadows also ‘fell’ into my basket in the colours Penny, Rust and Nude. Highlight and Herb powder shadows also jumped in for the ride. All three look gorgeous! I also picked up a blush in Peach which is sooo silky smooth. Oh and two glosses in Real Nude and Mauve.
The only disappointment so far is the 10 colour eyeshadow palette in Catwalk. Observe;
Meh. Oh if only I’d picked something brighter! Maybe I was thinking wearable nudes? I’ll try it and get back to you.
Swatches from In The Groove with start going up tomorrow if you’re interested and these will follow shortly. Also upcoming is an explanation as to why there haven’t been any NOTD posts lately and my master plan to rectify the situation (read: grow actually nails). Enjoy! xx