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Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial
Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

 

If you haven’t yet heard me preaching the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, now is the time! I absolutely love this stuff because due to the fact that it’s a duochrome, you can use this one shadow by itself and have a really complete eye look! Just pack it on to your lid, blow it out in the crease and ta-da! A multi-dimensional and complete eyeshadow look with very minimal effort.

Even though this shade is awesome on its own, we’re going to step it up a notch for this eyeshadow tutorial!

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

You know the drill! As always, I’m going to start by applying my favorite eyeshadow primer, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. If you’re prone to oily lids, I’d also recommend using an oil blotting sheet on your lids prior to the primer to absorb any excess oil.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

To get started, I’m going to use my finger to pat on a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black onto my lid. By starting with a black base on your lid, we’re going to make the duochrome shadow that we’re about to use look even more multi-tonal.

If you don’t have NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black, don’t worry! You can use a black eyeliner for this step instead. You wanna make sure that this is an eyeliner that you are able to smudge out though, so I personally would opt for a pencil as gels can be quick drying.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

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NYX Taupe – New Formula HD Blush vs. Old Formula Powder Blush

Ahh, NYX Taupe blush. It’s a bit of a cult favorite and I’m in on this one! I discovered NYX’s Powder Blush in Taupe probably two years ago and since then, it’s been a real favorite of mine. And not just a favorite blush or favorite contouring product, oh no. This product is one of my all time favorite makeup products and I consider it a necessity. It’s a fantastic, affordable contouring product for fair skin! Due to it being a taupey-greyish color, it doesn’t look orange on pale skin as many other products do so it’s basically a pale girl’s dream come true.

As you may have imagined, I didn’t take the news super well when I realized this blush was being discontinued. Why would NYX do something so cruel to all of Taupe’s adoring fans?!

I was glad to hear it was being reformulated but still was a little upset that one of my favorite products had been changed at all. But I bought the new HD version of Taupe anyway to give it a try and to compare the two products!

Here we see the two NYX Taupe blushes side by side! The new NYX HD Blush in Taupe is on the left side of the screen while a very well loved and busted up, old NYX Powder Blush in Taupe is on the right side.

New NYX Taupe HD Blush vs. old NYX Taupe Powder Blush
New NYX Taupe HD Blush vs. old NYX Taupe Powder Blush

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Mini NYX Haul!

Ahh, few things in life make me happier than an awesome deal on awesome makeup. I decided to give my boring doctor’s visit the other day a happy ending by swinging by ULTA to snag some sweet NYX deals!

NYX was buy one, get one half off at Ulta when I went (this happens often so keep an eye out!), plus I had their weekly coupon for $3.50 off $10 (don’t ever go to ULTA and not use this!) and I had $3.00 off with ULTA rewards so I managed to pick up these 4 NYX products for a whopping $13 total! Whoohoo!

Mini NYX Haul

Eye and brow details for this look are down below but I’m also wearing NYX Black Berry liner, MUFE HD Foundation in 120, NYX Taupe Blush, Sigma Heavenly Blush, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15, Anastasia Contour Kit, MAC Lustre Drops & Coty Airspun Powder.

NYX Color Mascara in Perfect Pear and Slim Lip Pencil in Black Berry

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New NYX Products! NYX Prismatic Shadow, NYX Tame & Frame and NYX Eyeshadow Base in Black!

I posted not too long ago sharing some of the new NYX Lip products with you guys including the Intense Butter Glosses, High Voltage Lipsticks and Vamped Up Top Coat and now I’m back with some more new NYX products to review for you! NYX is hands down my favorite drugstore brand and they’ve got me all kinds of giddy with their new product releases. 😛

NYX Prismatic Shadow in Mermaid and NYX Tame & Frame in Brunette

In this photo I’m wearing the NYX Prismatic Shadow in Mermaid on the lower portion of my eyes, as well as in the inner corner, and I’ve smudged some black into my lash line and waterline. The top portion of my eyeshadow is Makeup Geek’s Mirage, Peach Smoothie, Frappe and Sweet Dreams. I’m also wearing the NYX Tame & Frame in Brunette on my brows. My lips are MAC liner in Soar, MAC Please Me lipstick and NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu.

NYX Prismatic Shadows

While NYX has tons of products that I completely adore, I hadn’t heard many good things about their previous eyeshadows so I just always chose to avoid them and therefore avoid disappointment but when I saw that they had launched this new line of Prismatic Shadows ($6), I decided it couldn’t hurt to give them a try and chose to order one, a gorgeous mint green shade called Mermaid.

NYX Prismatic Shadow in Mermaid

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New video! January Favorites!

So it’s the time again! I skipped out on December because I was taking a vacation for basically that whole month but I’m back with a new video featuring my favorite products of January!

I apologize for my partially cut off head but new set ups are hard. I’ll be sure to make sure my full head is included in future videos! =P

Many of my favorite products of January have, not surprisingly, already been featured on my blog because I love to blog about products that I really like. The items featured in my January Favorites video are:

NYX Matte Lipstick – Two posts!

For a review of the formula and swatches of Sweet Pink, Indie Flick, Euro Trash, Butter & Hippic Chic – http://sultrysuburbia.com/nyx-matte-lipstick-swatches-review/

For swatches of Forbidden, Nude, Summer Breeze & Alabama – http://sultrysuburbia.com/nyx-matte-lipstick-swatches/

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack – http://sultrysuburbia.com/melt-cosmetics-dark-matter-review/

MAC Stone Lip Liner – http://sultrysuburbia.com/mac-lip-liners-soar-stone-nightmoth/

My Makeup Eraser was sent to me by – http://instagram.com/ahodge.makeuperaser/

So in addition to this video just going up, I also have an eyeshadow tutorial filmed that I need to edit and it should be up within a few days! The more videos I film, the more I really like it so I’m definitely going to keep this up. I have lots of suggestions from you guys written down for future videos but I am, of course, always open to more.

My video set up is such a pain though! It’s cramped, there is stuff everywhere and it takes a long time to get it all set up and ready to film. It kind of deters me from filming as much as I’d like to but very, very soon I’m going to reevaluate my makeup room and see what I can do to make a more easily usable set up happen so I can keep these videos flowing!

Let me know what you think of this video as well as your thoughts on the products! <3

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New NYX Lip Products! High Voltage Lipstick, Intense Butter Gloss & Vamped Up Lip Top Coat!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, NYX Cosmetics has released a whole bunch of new products from new lip products, eyeshadows, brow products, a contour kit and many more things! The moment I realized this, I had to place an Ulta order to try out several of these new items. I mean, it’s for the blog, you know? How could I not? 😛

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel

By the way, for this look I’m using Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows in Vanilla Bean, Frappe, Peach Smoothie & Cocoa Bear + Urban Decay’s X. My lashes are Red Cherry #83 and I absolutely ADORE them! This my first time wearing Red Cherry lashes and I’ve got a blog post planned on them for you guys!

NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipsticks

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks in Mirage and Dirty Talk

NYX has released 22 new shades of lipstick and I pretty much want them all! I only ordered two to start with but I already see myself picking up at least a few more of these. They had so many beautiful shades and while it was virtually impossible to choose, I ended up with Mirage and Dirty Talk.

NYX High Voltage Lipstick Swatch in Mirage and Dirty Talk

The High Voltage lipsticks come in a new slim tube design which makes it easier to get a precise application straight from the tube than with larger lipstick bullets. These retail for about $6 and contain 2.5g of product. The NYX Matte lipsticks also retail for about $6 but contain 4.5g of product. I can’t say I love paying the same price for much less product but then again, I’ve never actually finished a tube of lipstick so I suppose I can’t complain much.

The formula of the NYX High Voltage lipsticks is really nice! They’re well pigmented, very comfortable to wear with a creamy finish and last really well. The staying power of the High Voltage lipsticks isn’t quite as good as their Matte lipstick formula, but good nonetheless. After a few hours of wear, a cup of coffee and some food, I only had some minimal fading near the corners and center of my lips.

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Recent Face of the Days 1/24/2015

Hey guys! Sorry that I haven’t been posting lately but life has kept me soo busy! We’re considering moving so I’ve been on this mad dash trying to find a good apartment in time and I haven’t had much time to dedicate to my blog recently but I’ve got big plans for the future and all of this craziness should be over very soon! 😉

I know that not all of you follow me on Instagram so I figured I’d make a quick post showing you some of my recent looks as well as the details for them.

For the natural part of this eyeshadow look, I used Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie, Beaches and Cream, Taupe Notch, Purely Naked and Sweet Dreams & the green is from my Coastal Scents 252 Palette. This white liner is Stila’s Stay All Day in Snow. It looks super cool but I wouldn’t really recommend it. It’s hard to get opaque. I really need to break and order a good white liner! I’m also wearing Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense in #50 on my lips.

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This eyeshadow look was done with the Sephora Facets of Marsala Palette which I ADORE! The color choices in this palette are just blowing my mind since I’m a total sucker for reds and warm shades in general. Overall, I really love the Facets of Marsala Palette but certain shades have some serious fallout issues so you’ll probably want to do your eyes first with this! It appears to be sold out online but your local store might still have a few around! 😉

I’m wearing NYX Cosmetics Euro Trash on my lips and House of Lashes Temptress Wispy lashes.

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