Where I post things I make and things I like and probably things I don't like, too, but hopefully mostly things I do like instead.


As you guys might remember, I came into a ludicrous amount of Nyx products last night.  I decided that today, instead of just swatching, I would show you the shadows on.  I also decided to try out the mascara today.  Overall, much less impressed with this group than with the shadows I tried last night, but still pretty impressed.

Matte cream
If you don’t see a swatch of this one, it’s because I absolutely could not photograph it, and therein lies my problem: it looks like my skin.  It is just way, way too close to my skin tone.  ”But Wil,” you might say, “Isn’t that supposed to be a highlight color?”  Yes.  Yes it is.  I am really, really pale.  This color just is not for me.  I will say, though, the texture is incredible.  The shadow felt really creamy and buttery even though it’s just a typical powder.  This might work on someone who is not as embarrassingly pale as I am, but I don’t think it’s a great fit for me.

Pearlescent golden peach
This shadow I adore.  The color is wonderful for a basic neutral shade with something a little more special added to it.  I used it all over the base of my eyelids.  The texture is great and it was easy to apply, with zero fallout.  While this tone might not be incredibly versatile—I can’t imagine using it anywhere other than the base of my eyelids, and probably only for a moderately neutral look—I think it would be a really great staple to have on hand.

Metallic bronze-red
While this one’s swatch might look pretty similar to last night’s Flustered, this one actually appears much darker and smokier.  I was really excited to try it.  When I put it on, though, most of it just fell right off my brush.  I only got a fraction of the color I wanted.  I would up having to smudge it into my crease with my pinky finger, which gave a lot less precision than I would have wanted.  I really wanted to love this color, but the transfer to my eyes was just really disappointing.
Also don’t call an eyeshadow addiction guys c’mon

This is another product I was really excited to try.  My everyday mascara is Nyx’s Doll Eyes, so I was really looking forward to trying another one of their mascaras, especially since this one has such a weird applicator.  Unfortunately, I found myself really, really underwhelmed.  The formula for the mascara was really sticky and wet, and it was just a complete mess.  In all fairness, though, that might be because of my ineptitude.  The applicator’s end ball thingy didn’t seem to help, either.  I wound up with much clumpier lashes than I would have liked.  This formula might be good for people who want their lashes to look thicker, but I prefer mine looking longer instead.