Review of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation:

Hello everyone! Today it’s a makeup day review, because we are going to talk about a great new foundation: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation.
 

Who is it for?

This foundation is perfect for every skin type, although it is best for normal to combination skin. If your skin is very oily you will need to prep your face very well with a mattifying primer before applying this foundation. Same if you have dry skin, I would recommend using a good unifying and moisturizing primer to make sure that your face is adequately hydrated. 

What’s good about it?

I have been using NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for weeks now and in various weather conditions (warm sunny days with high humidity; cold windy evenings; cold and rainy days) and it worked perfectly every time.

I love that this fragrance free foundation is very lightweight, but also highly pigmented… and that means a little product goes a long way, plus a full coverage will never results in a cakey appearance. In fact the fluid texture of this foundation is really easy to blend, resulting in an attractive satin-matte finish that doesn’t highlight imperfections, and wears well throughout your normal work day, without fading or creasing.

Moreover, this liquid foundation comes in a glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, which is a brilliant way to distribute it, as you can easily adjust how much product you want/need, drop by drop, from a lovely sheer to a great full coverage and everything in between.

The extent of the shade selection of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is very impressive; the perfect shade for my skin tone is the 05 Light, but there are several options from fair to deep skin tones. With so many options it can be hard to find which bottle to buy, you will really need to choose carefully which one of the two dozen shades is going to be perfect for your skin tone. So, I would recommend a visit to your nearest store to try in person this foundation; with a single drop on your neck or hand you will quickly find out the perfect shade for your skin tone.

A word of advice: the consistency of this foundation is, at first, a little bit on the watery side, so I would recommend putting the number of drops you want to use directly on your skin, with your fingers or the dispenser, and only after you can blend it on your face with a flat kabuki foundation brush. Otherwise, putting 4 or more drops right away on the brush will result in the unpleasant event that the tool will absorb the product entirely, leaving nothing on your skin.

The glass bottle contains ml.13 of product, but is really enough since you will need only 3/4 drops of it to achieve a lovely medium coverage. So, like I said, I little bit goes a long way. 

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really! This is a good and not so pricey foundation that I will certainly recommend to give it a chance. But like I said before, you need to try it in store to find the perfect shade for your skin tone. Also, the best way to apply it is to put a couple of drops first directly on your skin, then blend it with your favorite foundation blush. 

Final thoughts!

What I love most about NYX Total Control Drop is that it’s considered a drugstore product, but at the end of the day it has the performance of some famous brand foundation. In fact it’s remarkably buildable, blends smoothly across the skin and leaves your face with a lovely satin matte finish.

So, if you have the chance to have a shop nearby, go and give it a chance, I think you will not be disappointed! 

Or, if you already knew your shade, you can shop it here.

I would love to know what you think of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? Have you already tried it and loved it, or not? As always, if you want, let me know in the comment below.

 The packaging:


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The result:


 

My New Years Eve Makeup Ideas:

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all having a nice and relaxing Winter break.
Today we are going to talk about my favorite lips and eye makeup combo for these festive nights and, especially, for NYE.

I like that this makeup is shiny but light, and also not too dark or glitter-ish. So, if you fancy an easy look that will shimmer and glimmer under the 1000 lights of your NYE party, I think you will love this idea.

The three products that I would recommend are all from NYX Cosmetics (I really loved using them for a special holiday night out makeup).

• NYX Lingerie Eye Tint in 10 “ Fame & Fortune” and in 07 “Whimsy”.

Whether you’re having a low-key and relaxing dinner with your dearest friends or spending hours dancing, laughing and having fun at the coolest party in town, you surely want to look amazing for this particular night. They say that you have to wear something red on NYE for good luck, so, aside from your lingerie, why not to be bold and use a red-ish metallic eye shadow? NYX Lingerie Eye Tint in n.07Whimsy” is perfect. This metallic and shiny shade will make your eyes truly pop!

You can also add a little hint of sparkle with this other beautiful shade, number 10 “Fame & Fortune”. It’s a cool metallic silver with a delicate pearl finish.

A weightless creamy eye shadow formula, NYX Lingerie Eye Tint provides a wonderful shade to your eyes, also this is a great highly pigmented, long lasting and easy to blend product. The real “must have” for NYX!

You can use them together to build a gorgeous eyes makeup, or you can blend them easily on a traditional powder eye shadow for an additional sparkling touch; your choice!

• You can find them in every NYX Cosmetics store or here.

The NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in 02 “ Embellishment”.

So, now that you have done your eyes with bold and shiny colors, you have to be light on your lips. I would recommend using a nude lipstick, such as NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in 02Embellishment”. This is a weightless liquid lipstick with a matte finish and a great long lasting formula (it lasts for several hours even if you’ll eat a slice of Panettone or drink a glass of sparkling Prosecco – as we do here in Italy to celebrate New Year at midnight).

This shade has a nude tone with a cool pink undertone, beautiful and easy to wear with every skin tone.

The texture of this product is a little bit drying, so when or if you will have to refresh your makeup throughout the night, I would suggest to use a good lip balm underneath, otherwise this lipstick will dry your lips.

• You can find this liquid lipstick in every NYX Cosmetics store or here.

 

-The liquid lipstick:

-The eye shadows:

-My usual makeup with these products:


That’s all for this year, thank you so much for reading my blog ’til the end of 2016! I hope you will follow me and my posts even during 2017. Have a wonderful, safe and fun NYE everyone.

Autumn/Fall Favorites: Beautiful Trendy Lipsticks:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a makeup day review because we are going to talk about my top lipsticks for this A/W season! 🙂 
For this season the trend is to wear dark shades, but also shine/metallic lipsticks to start a gorgeous and positive week.

So, in this post I will talk about five lipsticks that I’m going to wear the most this A/W season: 

1- Nyx Liquid Suede in Stone Fox:

It seems that for this Fall/Winter season every shade of grey will be the new black. So, very trendy!

Now you can openly summon your inner Goth queen and go for one of the boldest shade around: dark grey. My favorite is Nyx Liquid Suede in Stone Fox, a beautiful dark gray with blue undertones. This is the lipstick that I wore for the opening of the NYX shop at the mall in my city; it is a great, highly pigmented, long lasting and matte finish liquid lipstick, plus it is a true beauty bargain! I have tested it and I can honestly say that it lasts for about 4/5 hours without fading – it remained perfect from my morning university classes to the evening, if you don’t eat or drink. This liquid lipstick has a creamy texture at first, but then the finish is really matte, and so comfortable to wear that once it’s dried down you forget it’s even there.

What’s not good about it: Yes, it has long lasting properties, but when it fades it’s not pretty. The formula settle into lip lines, making them very apparent, and, sadly, the color flakes with pieces of lipstick coming off in chunks, particularly towards the corners of your mouth. So, when the product starts to fade, I would recommend taking it off your lips ASAP and apply a brand new coat .

Moreover, this is a bold, unusual shade, so I would recommend to follow the good old advice; try it before buying it… meaning, try it and see if this unique shade looks great on you and really compliments your skin tone, or not at all!

I really love the color range of this NYX collection, plus they aren’t pricey and have a fantastic velvet-matte finish.

You can find it here 

2- Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Whipped Blush:

I absolutely love this product but, to be honest, I have a love/hate feeling about the color. The shade is a gorgeous bright pink, but too much shimmery for my taste. The texture slicks on easily, leaving a juicy color and a glossy shine finish.

Word of advice; once the creamy-liquid texture sets for good, in less than an hour, the formula starts to feel too dry, so for comfortable wear use a good lip balm underneath it.

The color quality is strong, so it stays on all day without smudging, plus it’s a bargain!

According to the Internet, this A/F season will see the return of the liquid lipstick/gloss with a light shine finish, so I think this is the perfect shade to master this trend. Also, you will be as radiant as the pink clouds kissed by the sun before a beautiful winter sunset 😉


You can find it here

3- Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Rosepout

A quick swipe of a nude, warm lipstick never goes out of style, so it’s the perfect choice for an everyday classy look this Fall season.

I love this lipstick because, at least for me, it’s the perfect shade of nude (a lovely subtle dusty rose), and it has a strong color quality. Also, its satin finish texture feels lightweight throughout is wear time, and its creamy formula is easy to apply.

For this one you don’t need to apply a lip balm underneath, thanks to the good moisturizing ingredients that Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick contains.

If you are on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick to wear this Fall/Winter season, you have to try this; I adore it and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! It is a little pricey, but the color and the quality are amazing, so totally worth your money.


You can find it here

4- YSL Rouge Volupte Aqua Shine Effect in Violet Incognito:

A dark purple shade is perfect for a season that it is warm but also cool. And I love this bold color!

This lipstick is amazing; it has the highly pigmented color of a lipstick, with the comfortable, lightweight and hydrating feeling of a lip balm.

The formula is packed with moisturizing emollients, such as Pomegranate extracts, Candellila resins and Hyaluronic Acid Spheres, all great ingredients to protect and nourish your lips. If you want the color to really pop-up, I would recommend using a good lip pencil in a similar color of the lipstick. A good lip liner can also help to prevent the movement of the color into the fine lines around your mouth.

The rich color of YSL Rouge Volupte Aqua Shine Effect in Violet Incognito wears well and fades evenly, leaving a bit of a stain behind. But, like I said before, if you want to maintain the bold color through all the night/day you will need to use a lip pencil and reapply the product after 3/4 hours.

The sad part is that this is a luxury product, so it is on the pricey side, but if you’re going to splurge on a designer lip color, I can assure you that this won’t disappoint you or your wallet! 😉 


You can find it here

5- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting in Empowered:

I absolutely love this lipstick! Red lips are always a classic great choice, particularly during the Fall/Winter season. And there is nothing like a red lipstick to power up your look! Moreover, this shade of red is gorgeous: it has a medium pigmentation with a beautiful and subtle crystalline shine. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting glides smoothly across your lips due to its creamy texture and fades to an attractive satin finish after about five hours. It also feels comfortable and lightweight during its entire wear time. You don’t need to use a good lip balm underneath it because the formula is really hydrating, but if you want to obtain the perfect all day makeup look you can pair it with a good lip pencil.

I have the travel size of this lipstick because it was a gift; I love that it is small and you can put it literally in every confined spot of your clutch/bag/pocket… etc. I have to be honest, this is a luxury product, so it’s pricey, but I can assure you that this amazing lipstick is worth your money (and if I you will be able to find the travel size, lucky you, go for it without thinking too much).


You can find it here

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