Playing with bright, bold makeup is such a meditative experience for me. I feel like my mind goes blank, I simply focus on the moment – blending, combining, exploring, creating. It’s therapeutic. On Thursday¬†afternoon, instead of worrying about heading back to work on Friday morning, I sat down with a bunch of makeup, without a plan and just went for it. The final result was this bright pink and gold look – and I love the final look!

 

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The dropper and bottle for the NYX Total Control Foundation

This buildable foundation formula has intrigued me since it was released nearing the end of 2016. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation claims to be your ideal coverage – just use as many drops as you want to create your custom coverage! It’s totally customizable – create a sheer or full coverage base with it’s dropper system that lets you control exactly how much you want to use! For just $16 CAD, it’s claims sounded pretty remarkable. Last week, I decided to make a trip to the NYX store at Yorkdale Mall to get colour matched and have been wearing this foundation every day since.

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Well it is no secret that I am obsessed with the formula of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. Nope, it is not a secret at all. I have written about them here many times, posted about them on my instagram and even mentioned them in my current faves video a few weeks ago!
About 2 weeks ago I found myself wandering through a new Shopper’s Drug Mart and noticed that they actually carried a larger selection of shades than the Shopper’s I frequent (yes, I go there a lot) which were a bolder and more diverse than the shades I have seen most often, so I picked up 2 new additions and I still want more, let’s be honest!
Left to right: Moscow, Ibiza, Stockholm, Milan, San Paulo
The formula is so creamy, rich and easy to work with. These lip colours set and last a long time and are very easy to reapply and layer. I seriously cannot get enough of this formula, as it’s so comfortable, yet long lasting and truly matte. The colour applies evenly (only the deep shade Moscow requires 2 layers to get full opacity) and the shades are so gorgeous. There is some serious magic in these tubes, I’m telling you! I own 5 different shades at the moment, and have my eyes on a few more which will be mine in time.
Have you tried this formula? What are your thoughts?