Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NYC Midnight Beauty Collection!

Hey guys!

Press Sample

Today's post is a little bit different but something I'm excited about! I have some makeup to review today! New NYC makeup, to be exact! Whoo!

Now, if you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I've become more and more into makeup recently. I've always loved the pretty packaging and colors but am finally getting more acquainted with wearing it! Great concept, right? Use the products you buy! So hopefully I will be reviewing makeup on the blog here and there. I will probably schedule those posts as weekend or Tuesday or Thursday posts and keep the nail posts MWF. Cool? Sweet!

Expert Last Lip Color ($1.99). I've never used NYC lipsticks before and THEY SMELL LIKE CHERRIES!!! WHY didn't anyone tell me this?! MMMMMMMM, so good!

Red or Alive, 1, 2, and 3 swipes (from right to left and yes, I know that's super backwards!)

Immortal Vixen - 1, 2, and 3 swipes, again right to left. This color terrified me a bit in the tube because it looks really dark but I was glad it was a little more sheer. It could definitely be built up to a more opaque color but it's nice to have the option to wear it a little more sheer, for those of us who want the beautiful color but maybe don't want to wear super vampy lips all of the time.

I wore this color one day and it was a little bit drying as it dries to a semi matte finish.

Individual Eyes Custom Compact in Hate The Night ($4.99)
These shadows are pretty basic colors, but staples that most women will want to own. I used the primer all over my eyes, let it set for about 30 seconds and then started applying shadows. I used the
All Over Lid, and lighter crease color on my eyes and the matte black crease color as an eyeliner and then the highlighter on my brow bone. They seemed quite pigmented to apply and there was almost zero fallout, which is awesome because eww fallout.

The shadows wore well throughout the day and didn't fade or blend away. I did notice some creasing by the end of the day. I have a hard time finding any eyeshadow primer that stays put as well as my Milani Eyeshadow Primer!

I do like that the plastic cover for this can be removed but also has notches in the plastic so you can easily replace it in the shadow pan when you are done using the eyeshadows. There's also a little groove for the sponge.

One swipe of each eyeshadow over the primer included in the palette.

Liquid Eyeliner ($2.99)
The applicator on this eyeliner was a brush and as someone who is not even remotely a liquid eyeliner professional, it was a little bit difficult to achieve a straight line. And the line was thicker than I would have liked.

The first line is the thinnest I could make it without wiping product off of the brush, the middle line is how it applied the most easily and the third line is after wiping product off of the brush. I did leave a swipe of this on my hand for about 5 minutes and it still smudged when I tried to wipe it off.

Okay, liquid eyeliner and I want to be friends. We do. But we're sort of frenemies right now. It's mainly my fault, I am not very patient.

You can purchase NYC Products basically everywhere... Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens. They are very affordable and a great quality for the price! I'll be checking out some more lipsticks, for sure!

Talk to you soon!