I recently attended the Professional Beauty London show. (You can read about it here!) and I manage to pick up some goodies from the NYX stall. I've shown you guys a few FOTD featuring the 2x Matte Lipsticks I picked up, but here's the full haul!
NYX had a trade show offer for up to 20% off everything! The stall was incredibly busy and I found it quite difficult to get close to the products. If it were quieter, I think I would've ended up with buying much more! There were quite a few things that I would have liked to have bought from NYX when i found their concession stand at Next in Westfields Stratford, but the stand was in bad shape and many of the lipsticks were contaminated and I couldn't work out what had been used and what hadn't.
Luckily for me, I had no such problems at Pro Beauty!
So let's look at what I got, shall we?
I have a thing for a nice matte finish, and i've heard very good things about these setting sprays. I find that powder often looks cakey on my skin, and if I can set my face without using powder, that would be pretty cool. I'm looking forward to trying this out.
I couldn't get one, without the other... so I picked up the Dewy finish setting spray. I really hope it doesn't make me look sweaty! I've no idea what to think of this, and I'll post up a review of it after i've tried it.
I love the colour of this 'Sweet Pink' lipstick. Love it. I'm a sucker for a nice matte pink lipstick. It's vibrant and has just the right amount of girliness. I'm going to save this one for one of those days where I feel like adding a nice kick of colour to brighten up a look.
It glides on really easily and doesn't seem to tug. The pigmentation is strong with this one! Cannot wait to try it out!
The second matte lipstick I picked up 'Tea Rose' is one i'd consider a day to day lipstick. it reminds me of my Mac Pink Plaid, and i'll be interested to see a swatch of them side to side.
I've swatched the two Matte lipsticks side by side so you can see the difference in colour.
This NYX Black Label Lipstick is an unusual choice for me. I have a love/hate relationship with shimmery makeup. Maybe because I wore too much of it in the 90's/00's as a young girl, but there's something I just don't like about sparkly lips.
However, this was in the bargain bin for £1 and I sure as hell wasn't going to leave it there for that price.
Back to Matte, and I couldn't buy NYX lip products with buying one of their highly praised soft matte lip creams. I've heard so many good things about these! But I admit it, I played safe and went for a dusty pink shade.
This stuff glides on like a dream. It's my first step into the world of lip creams and I'm really liking how it feels so far. (Swatch in the background is the Tea Rose lipstick from above)
And finally, an NYX sharpener. My Milk Jumbo eye Pencil is in a desperate need of a good sharpen, I picked this up for the bargain price of £3.50 at the trade show and it's a definite must have for Jumbo Eye Pencil fans!
That's it for this haul. I'd love to hear what you think of the lip products and setting sprays! Which are your favourites?