I remember being so excited whilst stood at the NYX Professional Makeup stand at The Clothes Show live almost two years ago. Having a browse at all the different products on offer and hailing the start of my Soft Matte Lip Cream addiction (oops). Back then, NYX were quite hard to get hold of in the UK and now, they’re so easily accessible. In fact, they just launched at Debenhams earlier this week and I was kindly sent some of their best selling products to try including a new and exclusive palette!
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest* |
I thought I’d begin with one of my favourite products from the brand. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know how much I adore these! I was super excited to receive a shade I probably would have never of bought myself. Budapest is the perfect shade for the upcoming winter months, it’s best described as a deep mauve with red undertones.
The Soft Mattes are a gorgeous matte lip product that never feel dry and uncomfortable and last a long time on the lips! I’m obsessed with them and you should be too.
Lip Lingerie in Exotic* |
I’ve been meaning to try the Lip Lingeries for some time and again, Exotic looks like another gorgeous shade for Autumn/Winter. I tend to steer clear of darker lip shades like this due to fear of looking washed out but this Autumn, I’ve decided to be brave and try out some darker reds and berries and Exotic looks like the perfect shade to get me out of my comfort zone – a stunning warm, mahogany red!
The Lip Lingeries are similar to the Soft Mattes in that they are both a creamy liquid lipstick with a gorgeous matte finish. I can’t wait to see how they compare!
Liquid Suede in Downtown Beauty* |
I could not wait to try this! I have never owned such a dark shade of lipstick before and I had to see whether it suited me. I’m still not 100% sure but I quite like it. The only downside to the Liquid Suede is that I found it quite difficult to apply evenly and it transferred onto my teeth. Not a good look! But the formula feels super comfy on the lips and apparently, these are waterproof too. Definitely need to test that out! Downtown Beauty is best described as a walnut brown.
Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait* |
I can’t say I’m a big lover of lip gloss. I hate that tacky, sticky feeling most have but the Butter Glosses are completely different. I already own one Butter Gloss, Sugar Cookie. That and Strawberry Parfait are very similar shades, both being fuchsias. The Butter Glosses are really lovely lip glosses for when you’re looking to apply something effortless on the lips.
Pore Filler* and Shine Killer* |
These are two products I probably won’t get any use out of as I don’t have oily skin or large pores. If you do though, these are two products that seem well worth a try! Shine Killer is essentially a primer that eliminates oil and shine so your face stays looking matte. Pore Filler is a Vitamin E infused formula that minimises pores and preps the skin for smooth makeup application.
Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette* |
Would you look at this beauty!? Being the highlighter addict that I am (look out for my Highlighter Edit post coming soon 🙊) when I first set eyes on this palette, I knew that it would quickly become a favourite. If you watched my Insta stories the other day, you would have seen swatches from this beautiful palette. It contains 7 stunning, ridiculously pigmented velvety smooth powder highlighters.
Ultimate Shadow Palette in Cool Neutrals* |
I’ve been looking for a new eyeshadow palette for some time (not that I need one, to be honest!) and when this arrived, I was over the moon! It contains sixteen mattes and shimmers, I particularly love the top two rows as they are my kind of shades but honestly, all the shades in this palette are beautiful. I can’t wait to have a play around with this and I’ve now got my eye on the Warm Neutrals palette too!
Contour Intuitive Eye and Face Sculpting Palette in Jewel Queen* |
Last but not least, we’ve got the Debenhams exclusive palette which contains six eyeshadows, two highlighters and a blush. I’m already obsessed with the white highlight in this palette, it makes the cheekbones look seriously glowy. I’ve not yet tried the blush but I think it might be a little too dark for my skin and probably best suited as a bronzer. As for the six eyeshadows, I can’t get over the blue and purple shades, they aren’t something I’d usually go for but I can’t get over how beautiful, unique and pigmented they are.
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