My penchant for Chanel blushes and big expensive eyeshadow palettes needs to ease up sometimes, and so in an attempt to 'get real' I grabbed some of my nicer drugstore products to give them a whirl. What eventuated was a nice and easy makeup look with my new NYX Matte Lipstick in Sweet Pink being the star of the show!I wasn't thinking of a particular brand focus with this look, but Maybelline and NYX just naturally dominates for me (especially since they are the most affordable, particularly when Maybelline goes half off at Chemist Warehouse!) I've been using the Matte Maker powder* for a while now and I don't love it like I did the old Dream Matte, but it is a pretty decent powder (despite this funny incident)
I am a fan of liner lately, I was once too lazy to put any effort into that aspect of my makeup but now I realise how much fun it can be to play around with liquid options, different pencil shades and the placement on the eye, too. I'm completely enamoured by the NYX eyeliner in Silky Cashmere which I've been running along the length of my lower lash-line for some subtle and pretty definition. For this look I just smudged a bit into my outer third so it didn't compete with the Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner*.I'll be honest and say that I had hoped the NYX matte lipstick in Sweet Pink was going to actually be matte, but it is more of a satin finish to me and doesn't hold a candle to my Bourjois Pink Pong or my Nars Carthage (which I still can't find and plan on repurchasing in America) I find brighter pinks like this much easier to wear than pastel shades or red lipsticks, so the purchase was still a good one for me (especially since it was 30% off as seen in my August haul)
I'm currently obsessed with scouring the Sephora website looking for nice things to swatch when I first visit in November - any tips on skincare, eyeliners and blushes I should try?