Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Glazed Over

There's been a lot of buzz about NYX rolling into Target stores around Australia so when I found myself in the city after an exam I paid the stand a visit. The NYX Australia Facebook page has enough information about which branches and this blog post helpfully includes photographs of the stand, which products are available and how much they cost. I've only tried their Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp so this kerfuffle is exciting indeed.

After swatching every blush at the stand and being tempted by Terra Cotta and its gorgeous rose-gold goodness, I decided that I didn't need any more blushers, lipsticks or eye pencils but couldn't walk away empty-handed so I chose a Butter Gloss in Tiramisu.



I hadn't heard as much about the Butter Glosses as the Mega Shine lip glosses or Rouge Cream blushes but I think they're starting to gain ground online. Tiramisu is a rosy brown-based nude that I chose instead of the brighter shades that I was unlikely to wear and the paler shades that usually wash me out. It's a semi-opaque gloss that sheers out on the lips. Granted, I chose a natural my-lips-but-better shade but there were some notable brights that would show up more visibly. I'm not sure what the hype was about, because it doesn't smell spectacular and it doesn't taste of anything. It stays put for about 2 hours before it needs reapplying and feels lightweight and balmy. It sinks into the lips without settling into lip lines and moisturises the lips like a gloss does. I would go as far as to liken it to the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter, but with a wider range of shades to choose from. The formula is stickier than the Clarins, but it's no worse than Napoleon Perdis glosses. I'm not ecstatic about this find because I was expecting a completely non-sticky gloss with a delicious scent. I find this artificial candy scent isn't as nice or as strong as the vanilla-scented Soft Matte Lip Creams but it's not bad nonetheless. The doe foot applicator is easy to use and the packaging is simple and uncomplicated.

I'm super excited about NYX installing themselves where Bourjois used to be at decently affordable prices. They're charging almost double the US price but I think we've all grown weary of complaining about the inflated cost of living in Australia. This costs $9.95 and although I wouldn't buy another one, I'll definitely be trying out other products from NYX.

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  1. I'm so excited that they arrived here! I haven't been able to go to the city at all lately, but hopefully they'll be at Indro soon. I'm not sure where they would put the stand though, cos everything's filled up? I have the butter gloss in Peaches and Cream and yeah I was expecting a stronger smell, but I really like the pigmentation and that it's not horrendously sticky.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I don't know if they'll be at Indro Target because the one in the city is where Bourjois used to be and the cavity where Bourjois used to be in Indro is now filled with Revlon tools. I should have gotten the Terra Cotta blush. :/ But it's so exciting!

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    2. Yeah, I hope they get rid of the Revlon tools :S I hate having to go to the city to get stuff! I've got my eye on the terracotta blush, but my blush drawer is overflowing so...maybe I should take that as a sign.

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  2. Good colour choice - very rational there haha! :) I haven't stumbled across a NYX stand yet, though I haven't visited a Target recently either. I think I saw this in Apple Strudel a few months ago on Thrift Thick's blog and I really liked the look of it. $10 is certainly more expensive than the US but it's doable ... certainly better than the extortionate prices of Revlon or L'Oreal here :p

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    1. Apple Strudel was sold out! It's still relatively affordable- in the vein of FOA and Australis. I wish I didn't have so many blushes- the NYX ones are really nice. We only get 5 shades though, and Taupe isn't one of them. 3 of them look too similar to be justified.

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  3. Such a pretty everyday color! I didn't realize how much more expensive things are in Australia. You are just going to have to stock up on beauty products if you ever come to the states, haha.

    Charming Silence

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    1. MAC charges more than double the US price. :/ And yes! Will do, when I make my way over haha.

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