Cherry Lips & Peachy Cheeks by NYX

8/06/2014



Whoa! Putting my face at the front of a post certainly was not on my 'favorite things to do list'. Having in mind my timid nature (I am a Cancerian, after all), I looked upon plastering my blog in close-ups a bit narcissistic, to be honest with you. However, I have read in the comments section of one blog that a reader found reviews without showing products on yer face pretty useless. After some thought, I decided to throw any caution to the wind and man up! And I really hope that slapping everything on my face and showing it will be useful for someone out there. A new camera is also due so you can expect more of these photos (my old Nikon really was not exceptionally good in this area). For today I've chosen two lovely beauty bits from NYX to show you and I really fell in love with both. NYX Baked Blush (+ Illuminator + Bronzer) in Foreplay and NYX Butter Lipstick in Big Cherry. I personally settled for these shades and you do have to appreciate their cheeky names. A mishap happened with the Butter lipstick - I smashed the tip of the lipstick into its cap whilst I was trying to open it but - forgot that the lid was on! I don't know what was I thinking (clearly, I wasn't) and I felt soo bad for ruining a perfect lipstick such as this one. I have come up with a fun way to cover its sensitive part - hopefully you'll get in on the joke and not mind the absence of a beautiful, sharp tip.

Objavljivati fotke vlastitog lica na blogu mi nije bila privlacna ideja iz mnogo razloga, kako licnih tako i poslovnih - na objavljivanje fotki sebe sam gledala kao na nesto sa pomalo narcisoidnim podtonom. No, misljenje mi se promijenilo kada sam u komentarima ispod posta na jednom blogu procitala kako pratiteljica smatra da su recenzije bez prezentacije istih na licu beskorisne. Nakon razmatranja sam odlucila da pokusam pruziti nesto korisnije na blogu posto i sama cijenim vidjeti kako odredjeni proizvod djeluje na licu. Zaista se nadam da ce ovakav vid prezentiranja kozmetike nekome biti od koristi u smislu da olaksa odabir pri kupovini. Takodjer ce uskoro novi foto aparat biti u stalnoj upotrebi tako da mozete ocekivati vise fotografija ovog tipa (moj stari Nikon na ovom polju i nije bas briljirao). Za danas sam odabrala dvije prekrasne NYX kozmeticke poslastice i istinski sam se zaljubila u obje. NYX peceno rumenilo (+ iluminator + bronzer) u nijansi Foreplay i NYX Butter ruz za usne u nijansi Big Cherry. Licno sam odabrala nijanse i stvarno ne mogu da se ne smjeskam zbog simpaticnih (i pomalo bezobraznih) naziva. Desila se mala nezgoda sa ruzem za usne - slucajno sam zgnjecila vrh ruza tako sto sam ga pokusala odvrnuti a cep je bio na njemu...Iskreno, ne znam na sta sam mislila (ocigledno nisam) i bas sam se ruzno osjecala zbog toga. Smislila sam zabavan nacin da prekrijem osjetljivi dio ovog ljepotana - nadam se da ce vam se dopasti sala i da nece mnogo smetati sto nema onog krasnog oblika kakav imaju novi ruzevi.



As for the NYX Baked Blush (+ Illuminator + Bronzer) in Foreplay - I must say that my abstinence from any baked make-up item was in full swing up until recently. NYX has wowed me with their regular blush in Taupe (which I use for contouring) so I was willing to give the baked blush a try. Let us all take a moment to appreciate the fabulously cute packaging, shall we? I love the see-through lid box shape and I'm especially fond of the bow at the top. Spot on! NYX Baked Blush launched for Spring 2014. in twelve shades for $7 each. Foreplay seemed like the most versatile out of the bunch to me, something I could wear with a stronger lip. These are called a blush, illuminator, and bronzer all in one. I would partially agree as these certainly act as blush and illuminator - I am unsure how bronzer comes into the game. Maybe hues like Chiffon, Sugar Mama and Ignite could have that quality as well. Texture of Foreplay is slightly gritty but it does soften and even up after a few uses - same thing with the glowing overspray which fades away quickly. Finish is satin-like and I am really glad Foreplay doesn't have obvious shimmer. It's finely milled and incorporated with the peachy-pinky pigment. Longevity is solid with 6h of perfect, untouched wear after which the blush does start to fade. It's a lovely, universal blush I'd use for every day wear and as a part of various make-up looks. I have a hunch it would look lovely on most skin tones. Perhaps I will purchase one more shade (probably Chiffon!).

Sto se tice NYX Baked Blush/ pecenog rumenila u nijansi Foreplay - moram reci kako je ovo rumenilo prekinulo apstinenciju od pecenih proizvoda kojima i nisam bas bila impresionirana. NYX me osvojio svojim klasicnim rumenilom u nijansi Taupe (koju koristim za konturiranje), tako da sam vrlo rado isprobala njihovo peceno rumenilo. Odvojimo tren za ovo preslatko pakovanje. Jako mi se svidja kutijica sa prozirnim gornjim dijelom a posebno mi je divan detalj mala masnica kod kopce. Bas krasno izgleda! NYX pecena rumenila su predstavljena u proljece 2014. u dvanaest nijansi po cijeni od 15KM. Citateljice iz BiH upucujem na narucivanje preko Facebook stranice NYX Cosmetics Online prodaja - provjereni su i profesionalni. Od svih nijansi, Foreplay mi se ucinila univerzalnom, kao rumenilo koje bih mogla nositi uz jarko nasminkane usne. Ova rumenila bi u sustini trebala posluziti kao rumenilo, iluminator i bronzer - sve u jednom. Djelimicno cu da se slozim sa ovom tvrdnjom jer su izvrsna kao rumenila i zaista se mogu koristiti i kao iluminatori - no nisam sigurna koliko su uspjesna kao bronzeri. Pretpostavljam da sve ovisi od nijanse do nijanse i Chiffon, Sugar Mama te Ignite bi sigurno uspjesnije zamijenile bronzer od nijanse koju ja koristim. Tekstura pecenog rumenila je na dodir blago hrapava ali se ujednaci i postane gladja tokom koristenja. Slicno se desava sa sjajnim slojem na povrsini koji izblijedi nakon par upotreba. Finis rumenila je satenski i bas sam zadovoljna sto Foreplay ne sadrzi krupne sljokice. Sitni sjaj je savrseno uklopljen u breskvasto-ruzicasti pigment a trajnost je cca 6h tokom kojih rumenilo djeluje svjeze a nakon tog vremena pocinje da gubi na intenzitetu. Ovo je krasno, univerzalno rumenilo za svaki dan a vjerujem da bi pristajalo vecini tonova koze. Mislim da cu nabaviti jos jednu nijansu (najvjerovatnije Chiffon!).




NYX Butter Lipstick in Big Cherry - wow! This lipstick blew me away as it falls into a very unique category. Usually, tinted lip balms lack in the pigmentation department whilst most lipsticks lack in the nourishment department. Butter Lipsticks have best of both worlds - it has the pigment of a lipstick and the texture of a beautiful butter balm. Texture is superb as it melts into lips and it keeps them hydrated. It does not dry out my lips nor does it bleed or gathers into fine lines. Pigmentation is fab! Nowhere near sheer as you get intense, opaque and even application upon only one swipe. These have no taste or smell. Big Cherry is ideal for red lip lovers. It looks like a true red but on my lips it does have that slightly pinkish undertone - it actually reminds me of ripe cherries. Again, I feel so bad for flattening and chopping off the top of my Big Cherry as I have tried to mask the top with funny faces. Hopefully that will cheer him up. I will purchase at least one more shade (Sweet Tart, I am looking at you) or maybe even more. I have nothing to complain about these lipsticks as they are absolutely perfect for dry and flaky lips such as mine. For my look, I have applied my facve foundation - YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat (B50), some NYX Powder Blush in Taupe under my cheekbones, NYX Baked Blush in Foreplay, Revelique Eyebrow Pencil in Brown, Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Golden Bronze, Revelique Baked Eyeshadow in Volcano and NYX Butter Lipstick in Big Cherry is on my lips.

NYX Butter ruz za usne u nijansi Big Cherry - je vau! Prilicno sam ostala bez teksta na ovaj ruz jer mislim da spada u jedinstvenu kategoriju. Obicno balzamima u boji nedostaje pigmentacija a klasicnim ruzevima nedostaje intenzivnija njega usana. Butter ruzevi su dobili najbolje od oba svijeta - imaju odlicnu pigmentaciju ruza dok imaju teksturu fantasticno puterastog balzama. Tekstura je stvarno fenomenalna i topi se na usnama te ih odrzava njegovanim i mekim. Ne isusuje usne, ne nakuplja se na suhim dijelovima i ne prelazi u borice usana. Pigmentacija je san snova! Nesto na drugom kraju spektra u odnosu na sheer/poluprozirne ruzeve. Samo jednim premazom se dobije cista, bogata i ravnomjerna boja. Ovi ruzevi nemaju izrazen miris ni ukus. Big Cherry je savrsena nijansa za sve ljubiteljice crvenih ruzeva. Djeluje kao klasicna crvena no na usnama poprimi neki blago ruzicasti podton, tj. rijec je o onoj famoznoj 'karmin' crvenoj, ako se neko sjeca kako su je zvale nase mame? Jos uvijek mi je krivo sto sam 'skratila' ovaj lijepi ruz svojom nepaznjom. Vrh sam mu zamaskirala simpaticnim licima - mozda ga to oraspolozi. Sigurno cu kupiti minimalno jos jednu nijansu (Sweet Tart, dolazim po tebe) a mozda i vise. Za look sa fotografija sam koristila YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat podlogu (B50), NYX Powder rumenilo u nijansi Taupe ispod jagodica, NYX Baked rumenilo u nijansi Foreplay, Revelique olovka za obrve Brown, Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume maskaru, Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint u nijansi Golden Bronze, Revelique Baked sjenu za oci u nijansi Volcano i NYX Butter ruz za usne u nijansi Big Cherry je na usnama.


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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